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Time Warner Cable? Yes... Time Warner Security System? Maybe Not.

by Mary Jezioro

Aug 27, 2014 4:39:00 PM

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When it comes to switiching phone service, the decision to switch is NOT so clear cut.

One of the most commons questions we face is about phone lines. Customers attempting to save a little money by bundling their phone, cable and internet always call with this question: Will my security system still work if I switch my phone line to VoIP (Time Warner)?  

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Topics: Phone Lines / VoIP / Cellular, Using Your System, Mobile Access

How Mobile Security Apps Make Life Easier

by Mary Jezioro

Aug 20, 2014 2:00:00 PM

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Your Cell Phone Takes Mobile Home Security Systems To A Whole New Level

Has This Ever Happened To You: Have you ever left your house, driven about 10 minutes then wondered if your garage door was closed? How about the lights… did you remember to turn them off? Have you ever arrived at the airport and wondered if you armed your security system?

Advancements in mobile security apps and smart home technology have made it easy to find out this and a whole lot more. If, in fact, you did forget to shut the garage door, turn off the lights or arm your security system, you can now do all that and more with your cell phone, tablet or computer. Home security systems have gone way beyond just basic alarm systems. Here are four cool ways that mobile security apps make your life easier.

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Securing Your Home, Video Surveillance, Mobile Access

ADT Pulse vs Honeywell's Total Connect

by Mary Jezioro

Aug 1, 2014 3:05:00 PM

The Secret Is Out: ADT Pulse Uses Honeywell Technology

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If you're shopping for home security, you've undoubtedly considered the "Goliath" of the industry, ADT. A company with an impressive marketing department, the ADT Pulse brand name is certainly top of mind.... and it should be! - The brilliant technology behind ADT Pulse lies with z-wave technology from Honeywell. Honeywell, a respected staple in the home security industry, markets a product called "Total Connect TM."  ADT private labels the Total Connect technology as Pulse.

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Topics: Mobile Access

Mobile Apps For Home Alarm Systems

by Ken Jezioro

Jan 20, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Mobile Security Has Never Been Easier

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I saw it today, the first sign of fall...Halloween decorations are out. The only thing worse would be advertisements to shop early for Christmas...

Good thing I paid attention last February when the Consumer Electronics Show debuted some really cool home electronics (including their highlight of mobile apps for home alarm systems). I'm ahead of the game this year. And you will be too after reading this post. 

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Securing Your Home, Mobile Access

How Wireless Home Security Systems Provide Better Protection

by Mary Jezioro

Jan 10, 2014 7:00:00 AM

How Dependable Is Your Security System Phone Line?

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Home security systems have a proven record as a crime deterrent, but they’re only as good as their ability to communicate with the monitoring service. Land line telephone service has been the traditional way to send alarm signals, but today’s wireless home security systems insure another layer of protection and do so much more.

What If Phone Lines Are Cut?

Land lines, Internet monitoring, or VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) can be interrupted by cutting the cable that delivers the service to homes. VoIP is inherently undependable, especially when the network is busy, when packet losses occur. The term, packet losses, refers to data that are lost during transmission. VoIP telephone service is an affordable solution for second or third phone lines in homes, but when families have a security system they rely on for safety 24/7, using a VoIP system to relay the signal is not a viable solution.

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Securing Your Home, Phone Lines / VoIP / Cellular, Mobile Access

How Smart Phones Are Changing Home Security

by Mary Jezioro

Mar 30, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Residential Security Goes High Tech

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Home security has always been a major concern for homeowners. Whether you are going on a vacation or business trip, spending time away from home or ensuring that kids and pets are safe at home, residential security should be paramount. Thankfully technology has advanced and smart security has become the norm which can be used in so many different ways. In fact, new apps for cell phones and tablets are changing the way homeowners use their security system.

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Securing Your Home, Using Your System, Personal Safety, Mobile Access