Your wireless router makes it easy for you to connect to the internet whether you’re in your office or you’re curled up in bed trying to stream your favorite TV show on a tablet. That same router also ensure that your smartphone gets Wi-Fi access as you move around the house. Read more »
Burglary is a common crime. In fact, it’s so common that one burglary occurs around every 15 seconds in the United States. The more you understand about home burglaries, the easier it is for you to effectively guard against them. Read more »
50 years ago, the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Its computer guidance system had 1,300 times less computing power than the iPhone 5s. While our modern computing devices are extremely powerful and useful, if left defenseless, they can become highly vulnerable. Things like malware or spyware are looming threats that can leave your sensitive data exposed. That’s where antivirus software comes in.
The home security industry has dramatically evolved over the past 40 years. Yesterday’s systems relied on sometimes expensive analog equipment that often provided grainy video and not much in the way of audio quality, either. Today’s systems feature high-definition cameras, greatly-improved audio capabilities and multiple options for professional monitoring. But most importantly, today’s home security systems come in a variety of price points that make them affordable to a wider range of customers. The problem is that not everyone is taking advantage of this. In fact, according to research from the U.S. Department of Justice, only 17 percent of homes in the United States have a home security system installed. But that is all expected to change in 2019 with these three up and coming trends!
The time for holiday cheer is here! With this joyful time of year often comes family from out of town, or distant friends arriving to catch up with those they have missed all year round. Those fortunate enough to have family staying with them throughout the holidays may be in search of ways to make their guests’ trips that much more comfortable.
Holiday guests often have more than one branch of family they wish to visit while they are in town. It can be a hassle to give over spare keys to your home, then remember to collect them again when guests leave. Or perhaps you need to have neighbors bring in your mail and water your plants while you have your own seasonal adventures away from home. Keep track of who is coming and going while maintaining good home security with a SafeTouch security system and the mySafeTouch mobile app!
There is little more satisfying than a project you complete yourself. Riding high on a sense of accomplishment can brighten anyone’s day, and the bragging rights for finishing a do-it-yourself task taste sweeter than holiday pie. The long hours of hard work can really pay off, both in terms of home improvement and in morale.
And yet, there is little more frustrating or demoralizing than a DIY project gone wrong. You are forced to either stare at the unassembled pieces long after exhaustion with the task has set in, or to perpetually be frustrated by issues with an incorrectly installed product. Whether the task seems impossible, or simply takes far longer than you anticipated, it leaves you wondering if you could have better spent your time elsewhere.
October is National Crime Prevention Month, helping law enforcement and private residents put the spotlight on staying safe at home and in public spaces. While preventing crime is important all year long, special programs and initiatives help keep the public aware of dangers and concerns that could be a problem for them.
Among the top programs, you’ll find initiatives at community-focused safety, smart gun ownership and more. Keep reading to learn more about National Crime Prevention Month and how you can keep your home and family safe.
With the upcoming winter break and imminent holiday travels, it’s a good time for everyone who owns or even rents a home to consider what their ideal security system might look like. Gone are the days of ugly number pads and dashing from the door to the clunky panel for a frantic disarm before the alarm sounds. Today, you have a much more sleek and sophisticated option for maintaining a secure home. Read more »
Many homeowners don’t know the value of adding a Smart Thermostat to their home’s heating and cooling system. Modern thermostats are capable of so much more than previous programmable models and make manual thermostats look archaic in comparison. Consider these top five ways you could be using your SafeTouch Smart Thermostat when combined with your SafeTouch security system.
The phone rings, you pick it up, and the person on the other end of the line says they’re from a trusted company that you actually do business with. In a lot of cases, you’d have no reason to assume that the person on the other end of the line was trying to scam you out of personal information or your hard-earned money.
Speaking with JEA on the phone is possible, but unfortunately, scammers are out their using the name to try and take advantage of consumers. Learning more about JEA phone call scams can help you avoid being a victim of fraudulent phone calls.