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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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What Is Home Control For Your Security System?

By Gina Post-Franco | April 9, 2019

Maybe you’ve heard about the idea of incorporating home control into your security system and wondered whether you really needed to make the upgrade or not. Here are some home control benefits you may not be aware of.

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Low Tech vs. High Tech Ways To Deter Crime

By Gina Post-Franco | April 5, 2019

As crime rates rise, you may feel like you are powerless to do anything. The following suggestions come from Post Alarm Systems. While there are no 100% guarantees, these simple precautions could prevent a crime from occurring at your house.

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Smart Security Cameras for Home Security Newbies

By Gina Post-Franco | March 27, 2019

For those who do have smart security cameras as part of the home security system, finding out what’s going on at home is as simple as taking out their phone, opening their home security app, and getting a prompt view of whatever the camera is recording.

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Making a Scene in Your Smart Home App

By Gina Post-Franco | March 12, 2019

While “making a scene” is normally frowned upon, your smart home system turns a scene into a good thing. With the home security app you use to manage your system, you can use the scenes function to control your entire network of smart home devices.

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3 Reasons Why Wireless Home Security Keypads are Better

By Gina Post-Franco | March 7, 2019

Wireless is the name of the game in all kinds of communication systems these days, and that definitely includes home security. Why are wireless home security keypads better than those that are hardwired into the home’s infrastructure? Let’s look at the three main reasons.  

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