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PROFESSIONALLY MONITORED ALARM SYSTEM

PROFESSIONALLY MONITORED ALARM SYSTEMS

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A PROFESSIONALLY MONITORED ALARM SYSTEM? Home security is very important to you because you want to keep your family safe and secure.  Installing a security system is one of the best ways to deter intruders but with so many types of systems available, it can be difficult to choose which […]


VOICE-ACTIVATE YOUR ALARM SYSTEM

VOICE-ACTIVATE YOUR ALARM SYSTEM

NOW, VOICE-ACTIVATE YOUR ALARM SYSTEM WITH AMAZON ECHO New this year, for our Alarm.com customers, the integrated cloud-based connected-home platform has added support for the Amazon Echo and its voice-activated digital assistant Alexa for a voice controlled, connected home. “With Amazon Echo and its cloud-based voice service named Alexa,” says the company, “a simple spoken command […]


Christmas safety tips

Christmas Safety Tips for a Happy Holiday

As you decorate for the holidays this year, think about safety. While it is easy to get distracted and cause an accident or fire, following these Christmas Safety tips can ensure a safe and healthy holiday season. CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.  Water live trees daily. […]


Independent Alarm

Home Security System – A Wise Investment

WHY SHOULD I GET A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM? Home burglaries occur more often than you think…about one every 15 seconds.  That equates to more than 2 million per year in the United States.  According to a STUDY put out by Rutgers University in New Jersey, it was scientifically determined that a residential home security system DOES decrease the chances […]


Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety, Independent Alarm

KITCHEN SAFETY for THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING KITCHEN SAFETY  With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to observe some fire safety rules for staying safe in the kitchen.  More fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the house and on Thanksgiving there are three times more house fires than any other day of the year, according to the […]


Fire alarm

SMOKE ALARM SAFETY TIPS

DON’T WAIT, CHECK THE DATE ON YOUR SMOKE ALARM  The National Fire Prevention Association recommends that you replace your fire alarms every 10 years.  To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm.  To help you follow property smoke alarm safety, the following are recommendations […]


2G Sunset

2G WIRELESS NETWORK SUNSET – ARE YOU READY?

2G Sunset   Many modern alarm systems communicate to central station using cellular networks.  Some of these alarm systems were installed using a cellular communicator that operates on the older 2G network and are not compatible with the newer 3G/4G network.  The FCC has approved legislation that allows cellular providers to completely discontinue their 2G […]