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5 Reasons to Install Home Security Cameras

One of the most significant impacts we’ve experienced as a result of COVID-19  is more time spent at home, and as a result of this, more money spent ON our homes.  During the COVID months of March, April, and May, a study showed that 57% of homeowners invested in one or more home improvement projects.…
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5 Must Have Smart Home Features Wayzata MN

5 Must-Have Smart Home Features

Smart home enthusiasts have been gushing over home automation for decades but not until recently has it become mainstream.  In 2018, a study found that more than half of U.S. households own at least 1 smart home gadget, and of that group, over a third own two or more.  With so much momentum in the…
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3 Important Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home Security System

We all want to feel safe in our home yet finding the right home security system can be intimidating.  With so many options and features, it’s difficult to know where to begin or even what you should be looking for. Here are 3 important factors to consider when learning the in’s and out’s of different…
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What is an User Code?

How many people should have a key to your house? There’s you and your partner. Your kids may need their keys after school. Then there’s your neighbor. He walks your dog when you’re away, although you used a pet-sitter last vacation because he was out of town. Should you babysitter have a key? Maybe. If…
Read More Smart Signal – 2019 Security Product of the Year

When an emergency strikes at home and every second counts, fast, reliable communication is essential. It’s why every security system includes professional security monitoring and a dedicated cellular connection. Now, has released Smart Signal, a new type of emergency protection. Smart Signal gives you a direct connection to your home’s monitoring station from…
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Get Smarter Video Alerts with Video Analytics Service

Smart video monitoring is a modern security essential. With video alerts, live camera feeds and 24-hour recording options, video makes it easy to stay in the know about important activity at your home or business. With’s newly launched video analytics service, it can be even more valuable. Video analytics is a highly intelligent security…
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Preparing for Spring with Home Automation

Spring cleaning is about more than just clearing out the garage or dusting the nooks and crannies you’ve neglected for the past several months. It’s about starting anew and re-organizing your home in a way that reflects a fresh outlook on life. This impending season is your opportunity to take everything in your home and…
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What does “Powered by” mean?

When you shop for home security, you’ll see the term “Powered by” a lot. What does it mean—and why should you insist on it? In a technical sense, it means the ‘brain’ of a particular security system is the platform. This cloud technology processes billions of data points from millions of homes and turns…
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temperature sensors

What is an Temperature Sensor?

The average home thermostat is getting smarter. More than one in eight broadband households now has a smart thermostat connected to the Internet, controlled with an app and able to adjust itself automatically. However, most smart thermostats still have a big drawback: they only know the temperature of the room they’re in. Typically, that room is a…
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