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3 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Summer

by Amy June 10, 2019

You have been getting ready for summer throughout the year, but how ready is your house? This warm season is perfect for making memories, relaxing, and spending time with loved ones. Unfortunately, the summer season also attracts hot home messes, bug invasions, and a slew of other unpredictable mishaps. Therefore, for you to make sure everything goes according to plan this summer, here are some of the must do’s.

Increase Security

If you and your family are planning to go on a vacation during the summer, you must prepare your home before you leave. One of the ways you can do this is by installing alarm systems. Criminals tend to look out for houses that seem empty; this makes having a security system important. With home automation from My Alarm Center, you can even set your lights on a schedule to make your house seem occupied while you’re away. Security system installation with My Alarm Center is quick and easy, leaving you assured that your home is safe no matter where you’re going.

Weatherproof Your House

Summer is usually the season for severe rainstorms, tornadoes, floods, heat, and hurricanes. To keep your family safe, it is essential to prepare your home for all types of weather. Depending on the region you live in, make sure your home is weatherproofed for any weather event that is likely to occur. For example, if you live in a place with extreme heat during the summer, you can keep your house cool by checking the doors and windows for air leaks.

Critter Control And Prevention

The extreme heat you experience during the summer creates an excellent breeding ground for ants, cockroaches, bees, and other pests. To ensure that you protect your house against these invasive bugs, make sure you check your windows, doors, and house foundation for cracks that act as an entry point for the bugs. You can also consider hiring pest control to help inspect your house.

Overall, make sure you enjoy the summer while protecting your home. With home security and home automation, you can easily keep your family safe and make sure you don’t miss a single moment of this beautiful season.

5 Home Security Gadgets for Dad

by Cassie June 3, 2019

From home security gadgets to pet safety tools, investing in an extra layer of protection for your home is crucial. Smart devices keep your family safe, providing better visualization, automation, and all-in-one capabilities that put you in charge of your domain. Make sure you give Dad the technology he needs this Father’s Day! Here are five home security gadgets for Dad (and man’s best friend):

Smart Locks

Smart locks keep your home secure through a keypad, wireless remote, or mobile app. Eliminate the danger of lost keys or forgetting to lock the door, as these fully-connected locks will alert you as needed.

In a survey by CNET and Coldwell Banker, researchers found that 57 percent of Americans with smart home items save nearly 30 minutes per day.

Photo courtesy of Yale

Doorbell Camera

Whether Dad is in the backyard or at work, he’ll be able to see who is ringing the doorbell in real time. Doorbell cameras use Wi-Fi to show a live feed on a mobile app, including two-way voice, locking control, and motion detection. Doorbell cameras also integrate with other home security devices like smart lights and alarms, giving you all-in-one oversight from anywhere.

Photo Courtesy of Skybell

Smart Thermostat

Like other “smart” gadgets, smart thermostats offer full control through the device and through a mobile app. Smart thermostats allow the user to control the temperature, set timers, and create automatic presets that accommodate your daily routine. Give Dad total climate control that saves energy and keeps him happy.

Photo Courtesy of Alarm.com

The Glance Clock

The Glance clock connects to third-party apps and home security devices to display calendar events, reminders, forecasts, and alerts. With this smart addition to the home, Dad will be notified right away if something is out of the ordinary.

Photo Courtesy of Glance

Microchips and GPS Pet Trackers

For National Pet Preparedness Month, take precautions and review your pet’s safety before the unexpected strikes. Having a new pet microchipped is standard—but microchips do not provide GPS tracking. However, gadgets like the Whistle 3 Pet GPS Tracker offers location information, notifications, and even health monitoring.

The detection of a microchip by an animal shelter yielded a 74.1% rate of return to owners (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association). 

Photo Courtesy of Whistle

Make sure Dad is prepared and protected against home emergencies before they happen. The right security gadgets will give him the peace of mind he needs to enjoy every day like it’s Father’s Day.

Learn more about our securty services and secure your home today! If you’d like to speak with us directly, call 855-334-6562.