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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.
The Smartest Way to Own Smart Home Technology

Feb 23, 2018

Have you heard of the modern malaise of "smart home frustration"? Avoid encountering it in your home by working with a smart home service provider.
How to Prevent a Winter Washout with Smart Home Security

Jan 17, 2018

Midwinter is prime time for burst water pipes and big cleanup costs. Protect yourself from this home repair emergency with's smarter security technology.
Do You Know What's Going On Out There?

Jun 23, 2017

You're almost asleep when you hear it: a distant crash from your front porch. A raccoon? Or some other prowler? Get to the truth with smart home security.
Why Is a Move-In Essential

May 19, 2017

A modern security system doesn't just give you peace of mind. It also takes care of many everyday problems around your home, making an instant impact on your new home's to-do list.
How to Be a Smarter Homeowner with Your Tax Refund

Apr 10, 2017

The average tax refund is $3,000, which makes April home improvement time for many. But don't sign for that granite countertop until you've considered a smart home upgrade first.
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.
Seven Reasons Smart Homeowners Love

Jan 11, 2017

Considering a new security system this year? Join these seven users - and millions of others - who protect their homes and families with smart home security.
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.
How Smart Can a Front Door Be?

Sep 16, 2016

With smart locks, connected lights and new video doorbell technology, smarter home security powered by makes your home's main entrance more convenient and secure.
Why Don't People Want to Go It Alone on a Smart Home?

Aug 19, 2016

Are you keen to upgrade your house to a smart home, but daunted by the idea of tackling it all without any professional help? Most homeowners are. Here's what you should do.
Four Discreet But Effective Front Yard Security Features

Jul 19, 2016

For most homeowners, the front yard is a challenging area to keep secure. How do you keep intruders out, but also maintain your curb appeal? Here are four ways to improve security without spoiling your home's most public area.
Do You Want Energy Savings, Or Comfort? Or… Both?

Jul 15, 2016

Do you think a smart thermostat should just save you energy? Or, do you think it should give you enhanced comfort as well? If you're in the ‘both' camp, you're not alone.
Research: What Do Homeowners Really Want From the Smart Home?

Jul 12, 2016

Our new survey of 1000+ homeowners indicates that ‘going it alone' with standalone devices is out, simplicity, security, comfort and a professionally-supported experience are in as the smart home goes mainstream.
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.
Stay Cool, Dads: A Video Message From

Jun 14, 2016

Hey dads: do you get heated about your AC bill when your kids leave the door open? We feel your anguish - and we built you a smart solution.
Four Smart, Effortless Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Jun 07, 2016

Concerned about those high summer AC bills?'s smart home technology helps you reduce energy use automatically and stay comfortable throughout.
Smart Homeowners News Roundup: May

May 31, 2016

Stay safer, cooler and more comfortable this summer with May's smartest homeowners' tips, courtesy of's service provider network and other experts from around the Web.
The Smart Homeowner's Roundup: April

Apr 29, 2016

Enjoy April's smartest home security and safety tips, courtesy of our dealer network and other experts from around the Web.
The Smart Homeowner's Roundup: March

Mar 31, 2016

Do you like new ways to make your home safer, smarter and more efficient? You'll enjoy this monthly roundup of the smartest articles from the web's smartest home security experts.
Smart Home Security Should Be Your First Home Improvement

Mar 18, 2016

Buying your first home this year? Already have some home improvement ideas competing for your budget? We'd like to add one to the top of the list.
Where's Your Cold Room?

Dec 03, 2015

Does your home have a room that's always cooler than the others? Put the blankets and space heaters away: we have a smarter solution.
Infographic: The Cost of Water Damage in the Home

Oct 01, 2015

Did you know that the average clean-up bill for a split washing-machine hose is $5,300? It's no surprise that water damage costs homeowners and insurers billions of dollars every year.
Video: vs. Water Damage

Sep 30, 2015

When a water pipe leaks or bursts in your home, every minute counts. Here's how detects, alerts and proactively responds in the event of a leak, keeping damage to a minimum.
Water Damage Is Expensive. Here's the Smart Solution.

Sep 29, 2015

Burst pipes and water leaks don't need long to damage your home and possessions. Smart Home Security now has a fast-acting solution that minimizes water damage if it happens to you.
How to Save (Even More) Energy With

Aug 13, 2015

While a smart thermostat puts a sizable dent in the 'heating and cooling' portion of your energy bill, a fully-integrated Smart Home powered by will save you even more.
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.
How a Smart Home Makes Your Whole Family Happier

Jul 13, 2015

The Smart Home has recently become family-friendly. It's easy to operate, affordable and professionally installed, with benefits that every member of your family will love. Let's take a look.
You Should Smarten Up Your Yard This Year

Jul 01, 2015

Thinking about your next big yard project? Give the landscaping a rest and add some Smart Home technology instead. It could be your yard's most remarkable feature.
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.
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.
Neighborhood, You'll Have To Cool Yourself

May 20, 2015

Are you wasting energy by running your AC with a door open? Not with, you're not. Our new smart thermostat puts an end to this age-old source of wasted energy.
Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Garage

May 12, 2015

From protecting your car and guarding your tools, to securing a common but easily overlooked entry point to your home, a Smart Home Security system powered by has you covered.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Why Do Users Love Their Smart Homes?

Feb 12, 2015

With more than two million homes choosing to stay protected and connected, there are many reasons to love our technology. For Valentine's Day, we asked users via Facebook and Google+ to tell us why they love their Smart Homes. Here's what they said…
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.
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.
Saving Energy in the Connected Home

Oct 22, 2014's connected home offers a variety of ways for you to save energy. We make thermostats a lot smarter and enable you to connect any power hungry appliance to our intelligent solution to run it more efficiently. We even use weather and location information to save automatically without sacrificing comfort.