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Home Security Help for Senior Citizens

By Gina Post-Franco | June 2, 2019

With a growing number of baby boomers reaching senior citizen status, now is the perfect time to talk about the home security needs of our beloved parents and grandparents. Often, it’s the next generation that is tasked with making sure security and safety needs are met in the homes of elderly loved ones; that means choosing a home security system, as well as a medical alert system if needed.

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What’s On A Burglar’s Wish List?

By Gina Post-Franco | May 22, 2019

Burglars aren’t the type to break into your house, watch some of your Netflix, and eat your snacks—they’re focused on getting in and out, fast, before someone notices. Since their primary concerns are speed and efficiency, the typical burglar will ignore your TV in favor of small and portable items—or worse, your identity.

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Why Home Security Should Be At The Top Of Your Moving Checklist

By Gina Post-Franco | May 15, 2019

There’s a small window in the month of May where the weather is not too cold and not too hot. No wonder May is now regarded as National Moving Month. One of the first items on that checklist should be taking care of home security. Here’s why it needs to be a high priority.

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How Video Verification Helps False Alarm Reduction

By Gina Post-Franco | May 15, 2019

With commercial video monitoring & verification, the monitoring station sends real-time video to your business so that an event captured on surveillance can be verified as a suspicious activity or emergency before police are called to the site. Here’s how it works.

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Moving In Socal? Add Home Security to the Checklist

By Gina Post-Franco | May 9, 2019

If you have a move planned in the next month, now is a great time to make your checklist. One of the first items on that checklist should be taking care of home security. Here’s why it needs to be a high priority.

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Integrating Alexa & Google Home with Home Security

By Gina Post-Franco | April 26, 2019

If you have a virtual assistant device at home – an Alexa, Google Home or Amazon Echo, specifically — you can have even more control over your home’s functions. When your virtual assistant device works together with your home control system, your household can run like clockwork. Here are some examples.

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How Smart Homeowners Can Use their Tax Refund

By Gina Post-Franco | April 16, 2019

If your household is expecting a windfall from Uncle Sam this year at tax time, then a home improvement project may be on the horizon. After all, the average tax refund is over $3,000; for many homeowners, this makes April home improvement season.

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Pets and the Burglar Alarm: A Perfect Combination

By Gina Post-Franco | April 12, 2019

Burglar alarms are designed to help protect every member of your family, and that includes the four-legged members. That’s right, we’re talking about your pets; here are some ways you can integrate your burglar alarm and other home security tools with your beloved family dog.  

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