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22Nov

1

How to Enable Z-Wave On The 2GIG Go Control Panel

posted by jake in Home Automation

  For home control, the Control Panel’s built-in Z-Wave radio module allows controlling and monitoring various home automation devices such as lighting, locks, heating, and air conditioning. The Z-Wave radio module can also activate Z-Wave remote alarm sirens. Setup and control of Z-Wave devices is accessed by pressing the SERVICES button and using the Manage […]

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25Oct

5

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Technology Driven Home Security Systems

posted by Barbara Vonderheid in Alarm Equipment, Home Security Systems

Today’s home security systems have seen an explosion of technology driven features that are now included at the same price some of the big names in residential security charge for older technology and old phone line monitoring. The best security platforms start with using a cellular connection to provide 24/7 monitoring protection. Cellular provides the […]

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25Oct

0

How to add User Codes To Your 2GIG Alarm System

posted by jake in Home Security Systems

Only the person with the Master User Code can add or change the other User Codes. To setup the User Codes, use the following steps: On the Home Screen, press SECURITY. On the Security Screen, press MENU. On the Menu Screen, press TOOLBOX. Enter the Master User Code (the factory setting is 1111). On the Toolbox […]

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29Mar

5

Home Security Thermostat Features and Benefits

posted by jake in Alarm Equipment, Home Security Systems

Alarm.com makes managing your energy use simple. With Smart Schedules, mobile apps and a system that learns and optimizes, you will always be in control of your thermostats.  Using alarm.com emPower™, you can reduce your energy usage without sacrificing comfort when it comes to heating and cooling your home or business. It’s easy to customize settings for […]

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4Feb

5

Shopping for a Home Security System

posted by Barbara Vonderheid in Alarm Monitoring, Home Security Systems

All of us are familiar with the controversy of what happens to small businesses when a new Walmart opens up in a town or city. Does it put the small businesses out of business? Sometimes…. Is it good for the local consumers with lower prices and potential new employees? Some say it’s good for that […]

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26Jan

6

How Secure is Your Home

posted by jake in Home Safety Tips

Another informative infographic from Angie’s List explaining how burglars can tell if you’re home or not, the most common ways they break in and options for protecting your home and family. Source: angieslist.com via Reliable on Pinterest

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10Jan

2

How to prevent Burglary

posted by Barbara Vonderheid in Home Security Systems

Here is a very informative infographic from Ameriprise showing useful information regarding how to prevent burglary and avoid break-ins: Source: ameriprise.com via Reliable on Pinterest   Home Alarm Systems a Cost Effective Deterrent to Burglary A 5 year study by Rutgers University in 2009, one of the most comprehensive studies ever done on home safety, […]

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7Dec

3

Telephone Line Alarm Monitoring Versus Cellular Alarm Monitoring

posted by Barbara Vonderheid in Alarm Equipment, Alarm Monitoring, Home Security Systems

Telephone Line Alarm Monitoring Telephone line alarm monitoring basically means connecting your security system’s communicator to your existing telephone line and the alarm signals are sent to the central monitoring station using that phone line. Your telephone service could be the old standard telephone service (PSTN or POTS) or the newer VOIP or digital service […]

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7Dec

1

Home Security and The Need for Multiple Layers of Protection

posted by Barbara Vonderheid in Alarm Equipment, Home Safety Tips, Home Security Systems

Secure your home with multiple layers of protection Think of a home alarm system providing 3 lines of defense (home security). Outside your home Strategically place visible yard signs and decals on your doors and windows alerting would be criminals that your home has a monitored security system. This is your first line of defense. […]

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