Entries by Lauren Beck


Six Things to Do After Buying a New Home

Congratulations! It finally happened. You survived the housing market and have purchased your first home. You probably don’t need us to tell you that there are many things to do after buying a new home. Since there’s so much to do and keep track of, it can be easy to overlook things. To make it […]

Three Unique Uses for Smart Lights

Do you want to get more out of your smart lights? You’re enjoying the energy-savings. Perhaps you already have automation set up to turn them on and off at certain times. Maybe you have schedules making it so that the lights are different tones and levels of brightness at different times of the day. There […]

You Need a Smart Garage Door Controller

As you’ve been looking into smart home features you could add to your home, you’ve probably read about many of the standard products like smart lights and smart thermostats. There are numerous lesser-known smart devices you may find useful as well. For example, did you know you can make your garage smart? With a smart […]

Houseplants Even You Can’t Kill

Perhaps while updating your home or your home office to be more eco-friendly, you thought about bringing nature indoors and getting some house plants. That’s turned out to be a better idea in theory than in practice, though. You’ve discovered you’re the exact opposite of Isabela Madrigal. No matter what you try to grow, whether […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Selecting Your Alarm PIN

Whether your alarm is wired, wireless, cellular, app-controlled, or manual only, your alarm PIN is likely your last line of defense. Maybe a hacker manages to get into the home security app with your account. Perhaps a burglar is in your house prepared to attempt shutting off the alarm with however many attempts your system […]

Travel Security Tips for Protecting Your Luggage

Say you’re planning a trip to New York. You determine your travel itinerary, book a flight, make hotel arrangements, and plan for how to keep your home safe while you’re away. As the departure day gets closer, it’s time to pack. You might start by making a list of everything you need to bring with […]

Three Unique Uses for Security Cameras You Haven’t Thought of

We typically think of security cameras as a means of preventing crime and identifying criminals. However, they can have many other uses. You’ve probably heard about using indoor cameras to keep an eye on kids, babysitters, and elderly parents. You might have heard of using indoor cameras with audio capabilities as an intercom system. But […]

How to Change to a Different Alarm Monitoring Company

What do you do if things aren’t going as well with your current alarm monitoring company as you’d hoped? You’ve explored options and possible solutions to make things work, but you’re starting to think it’s time to change to a different alarm monitoring company. You’re in a contract, though. Where do you go from here? […]

Smart Devices for Cats That Owners Will Love

Cat owners love making their fur babies happy. They give them toys, scratching posts, beds, the best boxes that come in the mail, and whatever else they deem prudent for giving their cat a good home. In the rapid advancement of technology, people have found ways of using smart devices to keep cats safe, entertained, […]