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Make Life Easier with's Geo-Services

Sep 14, 2018

Geo-Services is a smart, easy feature that does helpful things around your house when you're leaving home or on your way back. Here's how it works and what it can do.
This Back-to-School Essential Keeps Delivering all Year

Aug 07, 2018

With an array of smart, after-school safeguards for your kids, our smart home security technology gives you peace of mind throughout the school year, and for years to come.
Seven Questions for Choosing the Best Home Security System

May 31, 2018

Picking the right home security system can be confusing. To simplify things, use these seven essential questions to arrive at the smartest choice.
What Is a Smart Lock?

Apr 26, 2018

For thousands of years, people have used - and lost - their door keys. Now, thanks to keyless lock hardware and smart home security technology, we're on the cusp of ditching them for good. Here's how.
Three Smart Ways to Spook a Burglar

Oct 27, 2017

Forget zombies, black cats and creepy fog. The thing that scares burglars and thieves the most is getting caught...
Do Fake Security Cameras Work?

Oct 19, 2017

A dummy security camera might give a novice burglar pause for thought. When this cheap trick fails, though, what's left to protect your home?
How Many Contact Sensors Does Your Security System Need?

Oct 13, 2017

The more contact sensors you have connected to your system, the more safe and secure your home will be. And they're not just for catching burglars.
Five Home Security Urban Legends… and the Truths Behind Them

Oct 06, 2017

Do most burglaries really happen at night? Is a locked door the best deterrent, or is it a dog? Let's take the mystery out of a few home security urban legends.
What is Professional Security Monitoring?

Sep 28, 2017

If smartphone alerts are all that's protecting your home, what happens when you're busy, or asleep? Professionally monitored smart home security is the better way to go.
How Protects Your Family When You're Not There

Jun 15, 2017

Being a dad means that when you're away from home, you worry. Stay more connected and keep things secure with a smart home security system.
Why a Smart Security System is Better

Mar 17, 2017

A smart home security system doesn't just give you better protection. It also comes with new features and abilities that old systems can't offer.
Three Burglary Prevention Insights for Smart Homeowners

Oct 26, 2016

The USA's burglary rate dropped by 7.8 percent last year. To play your own part in this welcome trend, protect your home and your neighborhood with smart security technology.
Five Ways Smart Home Security Fights Crime

Oct 05, 2016

Becoming a crimefighter has never been easier. You don't need a mask, a Batmobile or even a grappling hook—just a smartphone and an security system.
Five Reasons to Choose Smarter Home Security

Jun 20, 2016

From smart proactive safeguards to voice-controlled convenience, here are five differences that make an security system the smarter choice for homeowners.
How Smart Home Security Protects You From Rain and Storms

Apr 21, 2016

Spring thunderstorms can bring flooding, downed trees and even tornadoes to your neighborhood with little warning. helps your home stay protected and connected.
Smarter Home Security Starts at the Front Door

Apr 05, 2016

This spring, gives you complete awareness and control of front door activity with the Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera, Skybell HD Edition.
Four Things You Can Safely Forget With

Mar 08, 2016

When it comes to protecting your home, you rarely forget anything important. But when it happens, has you covered.
Five Ways Proactively Protects Your Home

Jan 27, 2016

When something's wrong at home, your security system should do more than alert you. Smarter home security systems powered by keep you one step ahead of the problem.
Infographic: Why Go Wireless With

Jan 20, 2016

No wires, no worries. Untether your home from old security technology with, the smarter way to stay protected.
What Is a Contact Sensor?

Nov 12, 2015

Originally designed to catch an intruder opening a door or window, this small smart home device can now trigger smartphone alerts, turn your lights on, and even control your smart thermostat.
Three Ways a Smart Home Security System Protects Your Community

Oct 20, 2015

Your smart home security system is bound to impress your neighbors - especially when they learn that it makes their homes safer too.
Four Features to Expect from a Modern Security System

Oct 13, 2015

Home security systems have made huge advances in recent years. With better technology, mobile apps and the ability to power a complete smart home, they're more secure, reliable and useful than ever.
READ MORE Review: I'm Surprised How Much Less I Worry

Sep 15, 2015

"When you're a renter you don't think about home security," says David, an user in Washington, DC. "But when you become a homeowner, everything changes."
A Back-to-School Checklist for Smart Home Parents

Aug 19, 2015

Back-to-school time comes with big changes to schedules and new concerns for parents. With Smart Home Security from, your child coming home safely is less likely to be one of them.
Three Ways A Smart Home Makes Life Better

Aug 17, 2015

The world is waking up to the benefits of the Smart Home. A new report says that users enjoy more money, more time and less worries – and that nine out of ten would recommend it to others.
What Makes A True Security Camera?

Aug 06, 2015

Connected video cameras have become smaller and more powerful. They let you check in on your home, anytime, from anywhere. Are they really security cameras, though?
Bought a New Home? Now's the Time to Get Smart

Jul 23, 2015

If you're a newly-minted homeowner considering which improvements to make first, the benefits of Smart Home technology make it a strong contender for your budget.
Dads, Here Are Five Ways A Smart Home Helps You Relax

Jun 16, 2015

Being constantly vigilant around the home is a big part of being a dad. Now, we have Smart Home Security technology on our side. Here's how helps dads relax more and worry less.
READ MORE Review: The Unexpected Value of Video Monitoring

Jun 12, 2015

By pinpointing the cause of a destructive fire at his house,'s video monitoring provided exactly what Boris needed to begin the process of rebuilding. Here's his story.
What Is An Image Sensor?

Jun 11, 2015

The next generation of the traditional motion sensor,'s Image Sensor is small, streamlined, and enhanced with an onboard camera. It sends you intelligent alerts about motion-detected activity in your home, with a picture for visual confirmation.
Watch Your Whole Home from the Couch with our Amazon Fire TV app

Jun 03, 2015

Our latest app, created for Amazon Fire TV, brings your video monitoring to the most convenient screen in the house, with up to four simultaneous video streams from around your home.
Security, Safety and Savings: Now That's Smart

May 21, 2015

When you think of home security, saving energy isn't the first benefit that springs to mind. However, a security-powered smart thermostat can save energy in uniquely smart ways, thanks to what it knows.
READ MORE Review: A Severe Weather Alert Saved Our Lives

May 07, 2015

One year ago, a powerful tornado hit central Arkansas. Randy Norman lived directly in its path. He credits our Severe Weather Alerts service with helping save his and his family's lives.
The Smart Way to Manage Contractors In Your Home

Apr 29, 2015

If you've got a big home improvement project lined up this summer, you'll likely be working with a contractor for part of the job. A Smart Home Security system will help this part of your project run more smoothly.
Secure Your Home In One Touch With Actionable Alerts

Apr 22, 2015

The best reminders are ones that come with an instant solution. With, that's simple, thanks to our app's new actionable notifications.
Want a Smart Home? You Don't Have to Go It Alone

Apr 15, 2015

Installing a Smart Home on your own takes expertise. You'll need to select the right devices, install, wire and configure them, and troubleshoot any issues. There's good news, though: our Smart Home Service Providers do all of it for you.
The Advantages of a Wireless Security System

Apr 13, 2015

By untethering your home from old, wired security technology,'s wireless Smart Home Security solution makes life safer, smarter and more efficient. Here's why it's best to go wireless.
How A Smart Home Makes Business Travel Better

Apr 03, 2015

Business travel can be stressful but a Smart Home lightens the load. It keeps you connected to your home and family, makes it easy to check in, and keeps everything secure until you come home.
How Smart Home Security Makes Your Vacation More Relaxing

Mar 19, 2015

It's hard to relax on vacation if you're worried about your unoccupied house. Here's how helps you stay connected and protected for peace of mind when you're away.
READ MORE Review: The House Is Protected While I'm Away

Mar 17, 2015

"It's great peace of mind to know that your house is secure," says Keith, who owns a home in Florida but lives and works overseas. "I can check the status of my security system, get real time alerts and see what's been happening in my home from anywhere in the world."
READ MORE Review: "Peace of Mind Is Priceless"

Mar 06, 2015

When Chi Chi and Tembile experienced an attempted burglary two years ago, they began researching wireless security systems for their home. They found and never looked back. Here's their video review.
How Smart Home Security Keeps You Aware and Worry-Free

Mar 05, 2015

Your home has a lot to tell you. Now, thanks to Smart Home security, it also has a voice. From fire alarms to teen parties, keeps you aware of everything that matters, no matter where you are, through real-time text and video alerts.
Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

Mar 03, 2015

Home security systems have come a long way recently. Compared to traditional systems,'s Smart Home Security systems are more secure, more useful, and more convenient, offering better protection and new features that old systems simply couldn't provide.
Lose Your Keys… and Gain Total Access Control With

Feb 02, 2015

Security and convenience are both key benefits of the smart home – but can you have them both at the same time? The answer is a resounding ‘yes', thanks to a set of advanced Smart Home security features called access control.
Three Ways Protects Your Home In Winter Weather

Jan 21, 2015

Life inside of your home can be cozy and peaceful in the wintertime, but it also comes with some unique challenges. An Smart Home can keep you aware and in control of a whole range of cold weather situations. Here's how.
Five Automation Rules for a Great Holiday

Dec 23, 2014

The holidays may be all about your favorite traditions, but advanced smart home technology from can make your season safer and smarter. With these home automation tips, you'll get more from your system and more time to relax and enjoy your holidays too.
Eight Tips to Secure Your Home for Holiday Travel

Dec 19, 2014

Travelling for the holidays? You'll enjoy your break more with the peace of mind that your home is safe and secure, thanks to your security system powered by These tips will help get you started.
What to Look For in a Connected Video Camera

Dec 17, 2014

Connected video cameras are one of the best and most enjoyable ways to keep up with what's happening at home. Today's cameras are smaller, more powerful, less obtrusive and more affordable, making them a popular holiday gift and home purchase. So which is the right smart camera for you?
Know Your Three Types of Connected Lighting

Dec 10, 2014

This holiday season, connected lighting is a hot gift item. The term describes lighting solutions which can be controlled with a smartphone to create the perfect ambience anywhere in the home. It's a popular purchase and will be many people's first encounter with smart home technology.
Don't Want To Install A Smart Home? You Don't Have To.

Nov 11, 2014

Connected home systems can be incredibly powerful, but also complicated to set up. Installation can be one of the biggest barriers to getting started, with even individual "smart" devices requiring expertise to set up. When it comes to installing your smart home, we think "pro" is the way to go.
The Most Powerful App for Your Home

Sep 19, 2014

Whether you have an interactive security system or a range of home automation devices like thermostats, video cameras, garage doors, lights and locks, you can control and automate them all through our mobile app.