Siri Shortcuts

It’s been almost a decade since Siri started making our lives easier by becoming part of our Apple products. Now, there’s another technology that can be integrated with Siri; it’s called Siri Shortcuts, a new voice control integration that lets you activate the Scenes feature on your smart home security system just by talking to Siri. In the same way you could already integrate your system with Google Home or Amazon Echo, you can now integrate it with the Siri function on your Apple products using Siri Shortcuts.

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Remember the old days, when we thought the future meant most of us would have flying cars and live in homes emblematic of the atomic age? As it turned out, that’s not what the future held for us – but it did have some pretty amazing technological advancements to offer instead. 

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3 steps to a safer summer

For many families, the summer is the high point of the year: great weather, more free time, carefree vacations…but what about summer safety? There are hazards unique to the summer season — but by following some simple steps, your family can make 2020 the safest summer yet. 

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Every summer, homeowners take some time to improve things around the house and make adjustments to plans that get neglected the rest of the year. Hopefully, you’ll include home security in that effort. Here are some ways you can adjust your home security this summer so that the rest of the year goes as smoothly as possible.

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Security Monitoring

Some homeowners believe they’re capable of handling an emergency on their own: making split-second decisions, getting everyone to safety and calling for help if its needed. For some people, maybe that’s true – but why would you take a chance with something as critical as the well-being of your home and loved ones?

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Camera Lens

Quick, clear images are all the rage these days; the most popular social media sites are powered by “instas” and “snaps,” and Polaroids are making a comeback. Now, even your home security system can send an instant photo to you by text or email. That’s right; this newly upgraded feature, called an image sensor, is offered exclusively by the maker of our home security systems.

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are fake security cameras effective

From childhood stories on mythological home intruders, to the more mature myths passed around by adults, urban legends about security seem to get new life with every generation. One example of a home security urban myth passed around by adults: “You don’t need real cameras; fake security cameras do the same thing.”

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