Summer Updates to Your Home Security Strategy

Often, summer is the time when homeowners perform improvements and make updates around the house. If you weren’t planning on including home security updates, we encourage you to reconsider. Here are some ways you can enhance your home security this summer so that the rest of the year goes as smoothly as possible.

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Home Security to Help Dad Out

It’s that time of year when we honor the fathers, grandfathers and others who cared for us while we were young. As they age, how can we now care for them with the same attention to detail – especially during a time when many are separated from their loved ones for health reasons? Good news: There’s home security technology to help. It’s the Wellness suite, which is made up of products and services available to you right here at APB Security.

Home Alone: Keeping an Eye on the Kids While You’re at Work

For now, lots of parents are able to work from home. However, that won’t necessarily be the case forever. When it’s time to go back to the office, caring parents need a way to keep an eye on the kids from a distance. If you can relate, consider implementing home security technology that can help. Although there are many options to choose from, we recommend starting out with these two options.

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ALERT: Smash & Grab Intruder On the Prowl

Several days ago, one of our customers (also a friend) had his store burglarized by a “Smash & Grab” intruder. As customers of APB you already have an alarm system, so arm it more often and let the alarm and our Central Station do their job of helping to protect families & their possessions.

Why Security System Monitoring is Necessary

You’re an intelligent, capable homeowner. Maybe you think that’s everything you need to handle an at-home emergency all on your own. But the reality is, most people need active support, especially if the emergency is a break-in or a fire. When one of these events happens, your number one job is to get yourself and your loved ones out of the house safely. Dialing 911 on top of that is simply too much for one person. If you have a monitored home security system, there’s good news: Your system will do that part for you.

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How Scenes Make Home Life Simpler

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a button that did difficult tasks at home for you? There may not be one that cleans house or mows the lawn, but there is one that can perform your home automation tasks. It’s called Scenes, and it actually gives you a total of four buttons – one for each of your most important times of day. Here’s what those times of day are, and the button that can help you make each one simpler.

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Protecting Your Home in a Break-In, No Matter What

Your security system is there to protect your home from break-ins. But what happens if an intruder targets not only your home, but your security system itself? In this burglary tactic, known as “crash and smash,” the intruder breaks into the home, then smashes the home security panel to prevent the system from activating. The end game, of course, is for the intruder to get access to what they want without the system calling for help.