Does Home Automation Improve Home Security?

You might wonder, what home automation and home security have in common and why so many alarm companies sell ‘smart home’ features alongside traditional home security systems. For starters, your security systems knows you best. It knows your habits and when you are home or away. This makes your security system a great hub for connecting automation devices. Automation decisions and scenes can integrate seamlessly with your life.

All this makes for a safe, smart, connected home.

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Traditional vs DIY vs Bundled Home Security

Homeowners have more options than ever when it comes to home security protection. From DIY to  smart home packages offered by cable companies to professionally installed security systems. Customers of all budgets, housing situations, and now even renters can find a security system that fits their needs and helps keep their family safer. It ultimately comes down to how much value you put on making sure your family is safe and secure. No two situations are exactly alike, that is why we at the...

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Important Emergency Numbers for Virginia Beach

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. To contact the United States Coast Guard in a maritime emergency, use VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz). A good rule of thumb for knowing when to call 9-1-1 or the Coast Guard is to consider if someone’s life is in danger. If the answer is yes or you aren’t entirely sure, let the 9-1-1 operator decide what to do next. They may tell you to hang up and call a non-emergency number, which is better than risking the alternative.

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Minimizing False Alarms in Hampton Roads Virginia

False alarms can be a major hassle for homeowners, business owners, and emergency responders. Any number of things may cause a false alarm, but the important thing is that you take corrective measures to remedy the issue if it happens. Most municipalities forgive your first false alarm call, but don’t be surprised if you get charged increasing fines for subsequent calls. In this article, we’ll evaluate how municipalities in the Tidewater Region of Virginia deal with false alarms, summarize...

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Important Emergency Numbers for Lynchburg

If a life is in danger call 911. You hear someone breaking into your home, call 911. Someone is having a heart attack, call 911. Uncontrolled bleeding, call 911. If a fire breaks out that you aren’t able to control or put out, call 911. If you aren’t sure if the situation is life-threatening, be on the safe side and call 911. Emergency responders will tell you what to do next and dispatch emergency responders if necessary.

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Is Portsmouth Virginia A Safe Place To Live?

Just like most cities of this size, Portsmouth, Virginia has a mixture of safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhoods. Many that live in this area argue that this Portsmouth has a tightknit community, but to the rest of Virginia, Portsmouth has a long-standing reputation for high crime.

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14 Secrets for Saving on Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Did you know that homeowners insurance is like auto insurance in the sense that little things you do - or don't do - can alter your monthly premiums?

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Virginia Beach Is One of the Safest Cities in the U.S.

We love Virginia Beach, Virginia! It’s one of the most fun, unique, and now safest places to live in the United States. People are always amazed to learn crime in Virginia Beach is the lowest it’s been since 1963! A bad reputation is not always easy to kick, and many still remember that at one point the City of Virginia Beach wasn’t a very safe place. With a lot of hard work and reforms, Virginia Beach has turned full circle and become an incredible place to live, work, and play.

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Lynchburg Is One of the Safest Cities in the U.S.

We love Lynchburg, Virginia! Low unemployment, reasonably priced real estate, a low cost of living, a vibrant downtown, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a rich historical past, and great public schools are just a few of the reasons Lynchburg is leading the region in population growth. On top of this outstanding track record, Lynchburg also boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for a city of this size.

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13 Safety Apps that Parents Need to Know About

You probably spend more time away from your kids than you want. This doesn’t mean that you cannot monitor whatever they do at school or at home while you are away.

Child psychologists opine that while it is advisable to let your kids especially teens to explore their interests on the own, you should properly monitor their online and offline activities.

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