Posts Tagged ‘Portland’


‘Tis The Season

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Happy Holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of year where families come together and make memories. People do their holiday shopping and get items shipped to their homes. Unfortunately, porch pirates are aware of the influx of deliveries surrounding this time as well. For them, it is also the most wonderful time of year– at your expense.

However, if you have a security system, your home will be safer. If a porch pirate still happens to steal from you, your security system will capture a video feed of the culprit in action, allowing the police to have the evidence they need. In addition, if you have Total Connect you’ll be able to unlock your doors while your away allowing the delivery person to set your package in your home, watch them while they are inside with the 24/7 video feed, and re-lock your door when they leave. Protect your home and your presents this holiday with a security system. If you don’t have one, give us a call and we can help you find a security system that fulfills your needs without surpassing your budget.

Additional Benefits of a Security System

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Getting a security system installed in your home protects your house from potential burglaries and puts you in a much better place to find the burglar if your home still happens to be robbed. But, what else can a security system do for you? Nowadays, security systems have grown and developed to help make your life easier in many ways. Here are just a few:

 

  1. Protect your home from fires.

Did you know that every 20 seconds a home fire is reported? Fires are just as prevalent and dangerous as home break-ins. Many security systems, such as Honeywell’s Vista 128FBP, are able to monitor your home for fires as well.

  1. Make your home more efficient.

Security systems, like the Lynx Touch 7000, integrate almost every function of your house such as lighting, locks, thermostats, and even water valves to your security system. You’ll be able to access your home’s features while you are away to change the temperature while your away to save on heating/cooling costs, turn off a light you forgot you left on, or lock the door that you missed as you rushed out the door for work. Convenience is at your fingertips.

  1. Lower home insurance premiums.

When you own a home, you’ll want home insurance. The cost of home insurance will vary based on location, coverage, insurance company, type of home, etc., but most insurance companies will give a large discount to homeowners with a security system installed.

  1. Protect you from carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases.

Equip your security system with a carbon monoxide detector which will alert your family of dangerous levels and allow you to leave the house and get medical help, if needed, before it’s too late.

  1. Keep watch of your home while away.

Whether you are at work, away on vacation, or just wanting to check on your kids and the babysitter, you can! Your security system and cameras can be accessed from an app on your device that will allow you to see what is happening at home while you’re away.

  1. Automate your home.

Since your home’s features and functions (lights, garage door, locks, etc.) can be integrated into your system, automate your home with a schedule. You can set the air conditioning to cool down before you get home, your garage door to open as you come down the street, and many other functions that will make your life easier.

  1. Achieve peace of mind.

One of the greatest things a security system can do for you is put your fears to rest and allow you peace of mind. With 24/7 monitoring and many other useful features, your security system will help you know that your home and family are safe. And being confident that your home is safe and not needing to worry anymore, is priceless.

How a Security System Helps The Police 

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Did you know that 9 out of 10 burglaries go unsolved? That is a staggering number considering a burglary takes place in the United States every 18 seconds. This means in just one hour there will be 200 burglaries and only 20 of those burglaries will be solved. Why do so many go unsolved? Protect America says “Many burglaries remain open cases because there is simple a lack of evidence to draw from.” So how does a security system help the police do their jobs?

 

  1. Caught in the Act

Security systems have improved over the years and there are many security systems that you can access from your phone. Many security systems will also alert you if there is movement around you house and you can notify the police if you do not recognize the person. This new technology allows policemen the chance to catch criminals in the act and will make solving the case exponentially easier.

  1. Clues and Evidence

Even if the police are not able to arrive to the scene while the burglar is still there, the security camera footage gives policemen an advantage. Many burglaries go unsolved because of lack of evidence. However, with a recorded video feed police will have a better idea of who they are looking for. Even if the criminal’s face is concealed, they can narrow down suspects by knowing the gender, height, weight, general build etc., which can help them find the burglar.

  1. News Travels Fast

News travels fast and in this case, it’s a good thing. If criminals are aware that a house has a security system and they are more likely to be caught, they won’t risk it. 83% of criminals look to see if there is a security system and if there is, they won’t break into the home. Having security systems on multiple houses will deter a burglar  and they will move onto a neighborhood that is easier to target where they are less likely to be caught.

Environmental Sensors Can Detect Disasters Before They Happen

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

With all the rain and flooding happening this weekend in the Portland area we thought it was a good time to remind our Total Connect users of some of its features that you may not know about.

ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS

Total Connects environmental sensors can help detect disasters before they happen.

Perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements, these detectors can notify you when they sense floods, leaks and extreme temperatures—helping to minimize the risk of dangerous conditions and damages to your home and valuables.

So now you can rest easy knowing that your Total Connect system can notify you of leaks, or flooding even if you are not home by using your app. For more of the awesome features your Total Connect system has to offer, check out the Honeywell website.