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How to Prepare Your Security System for the 3G Cellular Upgrade

The 3G sunset marks the end of the manufacturing of devices that specifically use 3G networks. Now is the time to start upgrading your security system to 4G and 5G networks. There’s not much time left before carriers and manufacturers start phasing out these products.
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Ex-Burglar Confessions: What Burglars Hate to See

Sometimes, reformed burglars are asked to give tips on preventing break-ins, including information on what they used as opportunities vs. what they were deterred by. In this case, our tips are based on what dissuades burglars – those things they hate to see when they attempt to break in. Those things include:
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The Ultimate Crime Fighting Duo: Home Alarm Systems & Your Dog

Smart home security should work for every member of the family, and that includes your pets. Here are some ways your system and your pets can go hand-in-hand to make home smarter and safer.

Why Update Your Access Control System?

A lot has changed in commercial security over the years. One of those is the advent of technology that controls building entry; with electronic access control, the key business security is now actually keyless. But early access control models are quickly becoming outmoded, with new, cloud-based technology replacing it that offers a variety of advantages. Those advantages include:
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Critical Smart Home Security Features You Can’t Live Without

You can make 2019 the safest year yet, with a home that’s secure and a family that feels protected. Investing in a smart home security system is a great start toward making this happen. Here are some of the items you should look for in this new, upgraded system. 

A New Standard for Smoke Detectors

A new standard has been established for smoke detection: UL 268. Issued by UL, the company that maintains global safety certifications, this is a regulation that sets a higher standard for smoke detector manufacturers. Here's what you need to know.
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Smart Cameras vs. Retail Cameras for Home Security: What’s the Difference?

When there’s no integration between the cameras and the home security system, the homeowner misses out on a variety of benefits. These benefits include....
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Stopping Package Theft With Smart Home Security

Seattle sits at the number two spot on a list of the top 50 cities where the phrase "Amazon package stolen" is entered as a Google search. (Source: Shorr.com) Luckily, you can use your security system to stop package theft before it happens to you, especially if your system includes smart home upgrades. Here’s how to accomplish that.
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Seasonal Worries That A Home Security System Can Solve

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – but that doesn’t mean it’s without its fair share of worries. Fortunately, your security system can help you beat these concerns and keep them at bay long after the holidays are over. Here are four good examples.
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4 Tips For Enjoying Thanksgiving Safely

Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means the holidays are officially on. It’s time to talk about ways to keep your home safe for the holidays, and the ways you can work alongside your security system to accomplish that goal.

3 Ways The Video Doorbell Brings Peace of Mind That Your Home Is Secure Whether You’re There or Not

Video doorbells stream live video to your computer, tablet, or smartphone, allowing you to see what’s going on at home no matter where you are. There are hundreds of stories of thefts and break-ins that the video doorbell has thwarted. Here are just a few of this doorbell’s best features.
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Fire Watch Requirements

You asked for it, and we have more information about the SFD fire watch requirements for impaired systems. SFD just released SFD Memo #5991 clarifying fire watch requirements.

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