Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

A Multi-Layered Approach to Burglary Prevention

Source: Monitronics.com According to FBI crime statistics, American homes and businesses suffered 1.9 million burglaries in 2013. That’s down 71 percent from the 1994 peak of 6.4 million, but victims still suffered $4.5 billion in property losses – not to mention the emotional difficulties that come from a perceived loss of security. The reality is […]



New Orleans’ major crime took a major jump in 2014, NOPD reports

By Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on February 06, 2015 at 8:14 PM, updated February 07, 2015 at 12:54 PM Source: Nola.com   New Orleans last year saw double-digit percentage increases in reports of virtually every major crime category except murder, according to annual year-end statistics released by the NOPD late Friday. The biggest jumps […]

Why Some Smart Smoke Detectors Are Safer Than Others

January 27, 2015 Source: Alarm.com As a new generation of connected fire and smoke detectors hits the market, it’s important to know that not every detector billed as “smart” delivers the maximum safety for your home and family. A detector that is part of a fully integrated Smart Home is always safer, smarter and more […]


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Location Automation: A Deeper Look at Alarm.com’s Geo-Services

February 10, 2015 Source: Alarm.com Different connected home devices – while billed as “smart” devices – don’t all deliver the same level of intelligence. Many simply work on command: you open a mobile app and send a command; the device responds. Other devices are smarter, predicting what you need based on what they have learned […]