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Smartphones for Smarter Homes: Honeywell Total Connect

To say that smartphones are becoming pervasive in today’s world would be an understatement. According to the Informate Mobile Intelligence, Americans spend a daily average of 4.7 hours on their smartphones, indicating a huge dependence on these nifty gadgets. It is not hard to see why. After all, smartphones offer almost everyone utmost convenience and mobility to satisfy every need — from communication to entertainment to home security and home automation.

With this, use your smartphone for a smarter home with smartphone apps for your DIY security system. Get more mileage from your Honeywell alarm system by using the Honeywell Total Connect so you can monitor your home security through your smartphone.


Stay on top of your home security and home automation with the Total Connect app on your smartphone.  Photo Courtesy of Phil Campbell via Flickr, Creative Commons

What are the benefits of pairing my Honeywell Security with my mobile device?
Taking your home security with you on your mobile device will allow you to take charge of your home anytime, anywhere. Protect your loved ones and secure your property. Stay connected. Run an energy-efficient home and save on costs. Do these and more with just a few taps on your phone.  (more…)


9 Reasons Why Homeowners Must Own Honeywell Tuxedo

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2013 report, residential break-ins comprise 74% of burglaries, with an average loss of $2,322. On top of that, burglaries rob victims of a sense of security in the very place where families are supposed to feel safe. If you are shopping around for a new home security system, look no further as the topnotch Tuxedo Touch™ from Honeywell Security is out to get you the most value for your hard-earned money. With its effortless combination of function and convenience, this no-nonsense and easy to use alarm system will please even the least technically-inclined people.

For more mileage out of this excellent alarm system, it is highly recommended that you use a top-quality Tuxedo touch keypad. One such keypad is the Honeywell Tuxedo 6280i Talking Touch Screen Keypad, which works great with the Vista series. This Honeywell Tuxedo review will show you why this home security system, especially when coupled with the 6280i Touch Screen Keypad, is a great investment that every homeowner should definitely have.

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Be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use the highly-functional Honeywell Tuxedo Touch. Photo Courtesy of Philippe Put via Flickr, Creative Commons



Achieve A Sustainable Home with Smart Home Security

In this age when going green is increasingly becoming more than just a trend, efficient and eco-friendly technologies play a crucial role towards home sustainability. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report this year, energy efficiency has significantly decreased energy consumption in homes that it offsets more than 70% of the growth in both the number of households and the size of dwellings since 1980. This paints a picture of sustainable homes made possible by integrating efficient technology into people’s everyday living.

One of the latest — and best — such technologies to hit the market is home automation as it marries utmost sustainability and convenience in any home. Make the best out of your Honeywell security alarm and enjoy the comfort of Honeywell home automation. You will be reaping the benefits of sustainability with an efficient and smart home security system.

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Make the most out of your smart home automation for a sustainable home. Photo Courtesy of woodleywonderworks via Flickr, Creative Common



Quick Guide for First Time DSC Alexor Alarm Homeowners

A standout from today’s wireless alarm systems, the DSC Alexor Wireless Alarm System is the only one in the DSC lineup with a control panel separated wirelessly from the keypads and sirens. This innovative separation of components, along with the system’s two-way communication signals and other powerful features, provide greater convenience, reliability, and protection, making it a cutting-edge technology in the alarm security industry.

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DSC Alexor’s separate wireless components won’t have your entire alarm system vulnerable. Photo Courtesy of mjtmail (tiggy) via Flickr, Creative Commons

Get started on the fast facts and instructions that you need to know on how to use the DSC Alexor alarm. Here is a quick DSC Alexor review and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide so you can make the most out of this smart investment. (more…)


How to Solve the Common Problems in Beeping DSC Alarms

Picture this: You are about to call it a day and get your much-needed shut-eye, but you suddenly hear your DSC alarm beeping about every ten seconds. With each sound getting more and more unbearable, you get up and go to your alarm, but now you are confounded on what exactly to do to make it stop.

DSC alarms provide top notch protection for you and your family. However, beeping is how your alarm communicates the trouble conditions or problems that you need to fix to ensure that your security system is in its tiptop shape. No problem. With this quick and easy troubleshooting and programming guide, you can work on the common DSC alarm system problems fast so you can go back to sleep or whatever it is that you are doing.

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It is always better to be safe than sorry. Fix the troubles now and spare yourself from burglaries. Photo Courtesy of Andrew Seaman via Flickr, Creative Commons

The first step is to stop the beeping so you can calmly trace and work on the trouble that caused the system to beep. Using any keypad, check if the alarm system is disarmed. If it is not, put in your disarm code. Press the pound (#) key.



DSC PowerSeries NEO: Hybrid Alarms for Smarter Homes

Raising the bar in alarm security innovations is the new DSC PowerSeries Neo, a cutting-edge, high performance security product that will definitely power up your security system, but in a whole lot smarter way. If you are looking for top notch DIY security upgrades that put premium on efficiency, then let this DSC PowerSeries Neo review walk you through.

Why Choose PowerSeries Neo?
Superior and efficient performance in a comprehensive hybrid package — that’s what essentially sets PowerSeries Neo apart from other security products in the market today.

Putting the power in PowerSeries Neo is the way it is especially designed and engineered to maximize the use of PowerG, the groundbreaking technology in efficient wireless intrusion detection. Also, this hybrid alarm combines the reliance of hardwired system with the flexibility of PowerG wireless devices, making it adaptable to a variety of security needs whether in a residential or commercial setting.

PowerSeries Neo also aims to reduce false alarms with its innovative alarm verification. Moreover, its easy installation and user friendly features are sure to delight. The following section will give you a more detailed outline of what this powerhouse can do for you.

DSC PowerSeries Neo HS2016NK Board and Cabinet

The DSC PowerSeries Neo HS2016NK Board and Cabinet, perfect for small homes, valued at $59.78



Upgrade Existing Honeywell Security with Wireless Sensors

Wired alarm systems are a great home security option, especially when you happen to have a house that is already pre-wired. Wired connections have an edge on resilience and reliability, thanks to their interference-resistant mode of transmission. However, since wired systems require physical connections to be set up, there may be locations in your home that cannot be wired but can be reached by wireless alarm systems.

Fix these dead spots and go for a total alarm system for homeowners with all the bases covered. This guide will tell you how to upgrade your existing wired Honeywell alarm system to be wireless by adding wireless sensors.

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Photo Courtesy of Harrihealey02 via Wikimedia Commons

Select A Wireless Receiver
Talk about versatility: all wired systems have pretty much the same technology and can be easily integrated with a variety of wireless components and sensors, making upgrading easy for any homeowner going the DIY route.



DIY Installation Guide To Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000

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Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 Kit 1, valued at $264.95

A quick search on the internet reveals a variety of home security devices promising a tough alarm system for homeowners. While it can be assumed that burglars will have to develop sophisticated means to get past such systems, Marc Weber Tobias, a security specialist, discovered that a popular wireless alarm system can be easily hacked with just a magnet and a Scotch tape. This should serve as a wake-up call for manufacturers to upgrade security systems.

To keep up with the increasing demand for high-quality, value-for-money security system is the Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000, an upgrade of the previous Lynx models. The new addition to the Lynx touch series and to our top notch selection of wireless alarm systems, the Honeywell L7000 packs a ton of features to go with its stylish 7-inch touchscreen interface and easy-to-navigate icons. (more…)


A Safe Home May Not Be Really Safe For Kids

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Are you really sure that your kids are safe at home, 24/7? Photo courtesy of Cia De Foto via Flickr, Creative Commons

So you’ve taken all precautionary measures already but you still feel that it’s not enough. If you could have the chance to provide the perfect and complete security protection as part of your home safety for children, would you do it? Of course, the most logical answer is a resounding “YES!”. With possible threats, robberies, and crimes lurking around the corner, there’s no point in wasting a single second for your family’s security—especially your kids. A single second not spent wisely may spell out disaster which you might regret in the future. There’s nothing to lose when it comes to investing in foolproof house alarms and security systems for your family’s security. As they say, it’s better to be safe than to be sorry. (more…)


Shop Online In Heartbleed-Free Ecommerce Sites

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Have you encountered this “Heartbeed”? Photo via Community News Commons

Heartbleed may be so 2014, but it is a testament that no one can assume impenetrable security measures, so being prepared is the best way to avoid inconveniences brought about by hackers lurking around the vast and fast world run by the internet.

While the inconvenience that Heartbleed brought to users and online shoppers has already been under control, one fact still remains: Even the most stringent protocols for security can be attacked anytime.  (more…)