The Year to Go Pro with Home Security

There’s nothing inherently wrong with DIY home security. After all, some home security is better than none. But if a DIY system was your “starter” home security experience, that doesn’t mean it should be the only home security you ever use. 

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Fighting Winter Weather Intelligently

We’re in the thick of the winter season; it’s a time to get serious about maximizing your energy efficiency so the house stays warm, the bills stay low and the costly risks of winter weather stay far away. Alarmingly Affordable can help, with intelligent home automation products that help you control the temperature indoors and protect your home against these hazards of winter weather. 

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Protecting Your Home at the Holidays

There’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction at the end of a successful holiday season. To improve your chances of achieving one this year, follow these tips to keep your home protected from burglary and other crimes. 

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Fine Tuning Your Home Security Habits

In some neighborhoods, homeowners have very few worries about crime. If that’s the case on your street, it’s nice to roll out the welcome mat for your neighbors — but proceed with caution, because small oversights can lead to big consequences. Here are some tips for fine tuning your home security habits. 

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The Broad Appeal of Smart Locks

Smart locks are getting more popular every year — popular with 4 million homeowners, to be exact. That alone shows that today’s homeowners understand the value of keyless entry into the home. Unlike a traditional lock that requires a house key, a smart lock gives you access to your house with your smartphone or a numeric code you punch in. 

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Smart Lighting, Smarter Home

A smart home security system lets you manage your alarm and locks from anywhere conveniently with a mobile app. But if you don’t have smart lighting included, there’s something (actually, many things) missing from your system. Here’s what they are. 

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Programs to Help You Save on Utilities this Summer

Smart Thermostat

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about ways to stay cool indoors without spending too much money. If you have a smart thermostat, you’re already saving money, because the Z-Wave® enabled thermostats can be programmed to automatically adjust every time you arm or disarm your security system. This means that in the hot summer months, your HVAC system can cool the house down while you’re home — but when you leave for the day, the thermostat intelligently sets back the moment you arm your system. 

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