Tag: FAQ

What Do I Do If I’m Locked Out of My House?

What Do I Do If I’m Locked Out of My House?

If you find that you’re stuck outside because you’ve forgotten the most crucial part of your keys-phone-wallet check, don’t panic. Chances are, you’ll be able to get inside before the next episode of your favorite show autoplays on Netflix.

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What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

When I first got my Google Home, I was so excited that I could control my home with simple voice commands a la Tony Stark. It was like stepping into the future. But then I realized I couldn’t control my lights, change my thermostat settings, or take advantage of the other home automation conveniences that Google Home provides without first getting some smart home gadgets to connect it to. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the best smart products that work with Google Home so you can take control of your home…

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Signs of a Stalker: Are You Being Followed?

Signs of a Stalker: Are You Being Followed?

The idea of “stalking” someone in this age of 24/7 information access has become somewhat of an inside joke among many of us. We’ve all heard someone say, “I Facebook stalked him!” or “I didn’t mean to stalk you but I saw your post about your trip to Vegas…” But the truth is, true stalkers can make your life a living hell; stalking is scary, it’s dangerous and in many cases, illegal…

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Home Security System Cancellation Policies

Home Security System Cancellation Policies

No one goes into a security contract expecting to cancel, but life happens and cancellation is sometimes necessary. And a lot of home security companies aren’t known for making their cancellation policies easy to find (after all, they don’t really want you to cancel). That’s why we’ve dug in and researched the cancellation policies of some of the top home security companies in the nation…

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Burglary vs Robbery Definition: What’s the Difference?

Burglary vs Robbery Definition: What’s the Difference?

Burglary vs Robbery definitions: while both are theft, the key difference between the two terms is this: in a robbery, a victim must be present and robbed of something valuable by way of intimidation, force, or threat. Burglaries, however, are often done without the victim present, like a home break-in during the day when nobody is home.

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Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

If you have an Alexa voice assistant device in your home, you have a lot of smart home potential at your fingertips. From smart lights to thermostats, door locks to security cameras, we want to help you kit out your home with the best Alexa-compatible smart devices on the market. Want to make the gadgets throughout your home smarter, safer, and easier to control? Follow our guide below.

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How to Change a Door Lock in 5 Steps

How to Change a Door Lock in 5 Steps

In most cases you can replace your door locks on your own without much trouble. Standard deadbolts come with the lock, which fits together from either side of the door, and the latch, which houses the actual deadbolt that extends to the door frame when you lock the door.

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How Do I Find a Good Security System Installer?

How Do I Find a Good Security System Installer?

Know the dos and don’ts of what to look for when it comes to finding a dependable home security system installer near you.

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What Is IFTTT?

What Is IFTTT?

IFTTT—If This, Then That—is a free web-based service that helps your apps and smart devices communicate with each other. IFTTT uses applets to define triggers (if this) to execute an action (then that). For example, if your phone senses you’re back in your home, then your Nest Cam will stop recording.

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Wireless vs. Cellular: Which Alarm Monitoring Solution Is Best?

Wireless vs. Cellular: Which Alarm Monitoring Solution Is Best?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get concerns the use of wireless vs cellular monitoring. Understanding the difference between the two is very important, because it makes a huge difference as to the security of your home alarm system…

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