Posts Categorized: Home Automation

Why Dogs Can’t Replace a Smart Home Alarm System

Many homeowners believe that their beloved dogs will keep their home and family safe from burglars. When a burglar has a choice between a home with a dog and a home without a dog, the dog-free house will typically end up as the target but as you can see in this video, that is not always… Read more »

Be Smart with Your Tax Refund

Does tax time typically mean a windfall from Uncle Sam for you? The average tax refund is over $3,000, which, for many homeowners, makes April home improvement time. But don’t sign the paperwork for that granite countertop just yet. There’s a new type of home improvement in town. It’s something you can use every day,… Read more »

Three Ways a Smart Home Alarm System Can Protect Your Household Budget

As you look for ways to get more value from the money you spend, we suggest adding smart home security as a new line item. If you’re thinking that new technology sounds more like a holiday splurge than a budgeting measure, think again. In terms of value, we think this technology investment makes sound sense…. Read more »

Smart Home Security Tips for Spring Break

Vacation is a time to relax. But when you start wondering if everything is OK at your house, intrusive thoughts can creep in and stand in the way of your good time. Is the pet sitter actually showing up as promised? I wonder if that thunderstorm damaged the deck? Did I remember to lock the… Read more »

What is a Smart Home Alarm System?

When most people think of a home alarm system, they remember of their parents’ old-school system that was a nuisance due to its inconvenient controls and limited benefits. Those days are officially gone thanks to smart home alarm systems. Today’s smart home alarm systems make your life easier and more secure by turning your home… Read more »

Kids Full of Surprises? Sting Alarm Has You Covered!

When you’re a parent, life is full of surprises. Some of them more welcome than others. Kids made you breakfast in bed? That’s cute. Kids got into the garage and painted the floor purple? That’s not cute at all. To protect you and your kids from bad ideas that seemed good at the time, Sting… Read more »

How to choose a Security System

When you think about home security you might imagine a security system with a outdated keypad that was already in the house when you moved in. Those traditional systems only worked when you remembered to arm then and someone tried to break in, which wasn’t very often. They also had significant vulnerabilities like the system… Read more »

Tips to Protect Your Home on Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and whether you will be handing out candy from your front door, trick-or-treating with your family, or away on business, it can be a worrisome time for homeowners who don’t want to become victims of teenage antics or break-ins by costume-clad thieves. Below are a few of our favorite Halloween safety tips to keep… Read more »

Home Automation – Lighting

“Alexa – please turn off the lights.” Lighting is one of our favorite components of home automation. Imagine being able to adjust your lights with a couple taps of your smart-phone or by simply speaking to your Smart Speaker. Lighting in home automation helps simplify your life in ways you used to see only in… Read more »