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img_safetouch_featuresThe 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!

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Using the IQ2 Panel is simple.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.

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bigstock--211301527October 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.

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Using the IQ2 Panel is simple.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 »

img_thermastat_doorbell-1-300x257Many 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.

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Hacker Woman Hidden Face Using Mobile Cell PhoneThe 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.

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Home security_home monitoring_lock doorsWith all the new, advanced technology appearing on the market right now, home security might seem complicated to those consumers who just want to keep their property secure. You want your home to be as safe as you can make it, yet you don’t want to fuss with a convoluted security system. The more steps you need to take to lock your house down, the more you are likely to forget one and leave a vulnerability to exploit.

It doesn’t need to be that way. It’s easy to distill your home security routines down to the simplest steps, no matter what security system you have. Especially with cutting-edge technology like the IQ Panel 2, securing your home is as easy as ABC.

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Portrait Of Age-diverse Children, Smiling Boy And Girl With Back

The bell signaling back to school will be ringing before you know it! With this revelation may come a sense of relief as the pressure to entertain and monitor kids while on break melts away, but that relief may quickly be replaced by worry as parents realize that their children could be at risk.

Unfortunately, not all parents are afforded the luxury of being home when their kids leave for or return home from school, leaving them concerned about the whereabouts of their children. That’s where a home security system comes in: With a SafeTouch security system featuring the IQ Panel 2 and the mySafeTouch mobile app, you can be notified immediately when your alarm system is disarmed and you will be able to see exactly who is disarming it, helping you know the precise moment that your kids get home safely.

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Security during power outageBeing home or even away from home during a power outage can be a little unsettling. Burglars that would normally pass up homes with security systems see a power outage as an opportunity to break into homes that would otherwise be defended. With hurricane season now in full swing, you might be wondering what happens to your security system if the power were to be knocked out by a storm. Whether your system will continue to work depends on the type of equipment you have in your home.

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Home Security PanelModern technological advances have improved our lives with products we could never have anticipated in years past. They offer us unprecedented convenience, innovative services, and greatly increased security for our homes. We can lead our best lives with the assurance that we will remain safe as we do so. Read more »