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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.
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…
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…
Controlling your home with voice commands is an exciting part of home automation, and the Apple HomePod allows Apple users to do just that. The Apple HomePod is a powerful speaker that provides an immersive sound experience, regardless of where it’s placed in your home. It integrates seamlessly with your Apple HomeKit system and because it is Siri-enabled, you can ask Siri to play music, turn on lights, lock the door, and more—provided you have the smart devices to respond to those commands…
Imagine finding out that you have several credit cards in your name that you never applied for. Or, that you have a checking account under your name that you never opened. How could this happen? Who is responsible? These questions immediately pop to mind and then you learn that you are a victim of identity theft. The thief could even be somebody you know! Most people automatically assume that a stranger somehow got access to all of their information and messed up their credit. However, half the time, sadly, the thief is not a stranger. Millions of identity theft victims know their thief. Dealing with identity theft can be a nightmare and if the thief is someone you know, it can be especially emotional…
Wondering what equipment is available with ADT monitoring? Below we outline what you can get from our preferred authorized ADT dealer—Protect Your Home. We’ll also dive into what third-party equipment is compatible with ADT security services.
Vivint leads the industry when it comes to equipment—it offers a wider selection of cameras and home automation gear than many competitors. Plus, Vivint systems are compatible with lots of third-party smart home devices. Find out more about Vivint’s equipment selection and compatibility below.
Curious what equipment does and doesn’t work with SimpliSafe? View our comprehensive list to ensure you have all the right components for your system.
Imagine going to the grocery store and having your card declined. You call the bank only to find out that there have been thousands of dollars in transactions made to your account and now you have no money. Now imagine this has happened to your parent or grandparent. Financial scams are crimes that often go […]
Curious about how home automation makes it possible to control your lights, doors, and heating from your phone? Learn about the many benefits of home automation.
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