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Everything you need to know about securing your home and business.

Keep your Condo Safe

Keep your Condo Safe

A condo, also known as a condominium is a building or a group of building with separate units that are each owned by individual residents. Each resident owns the interior of his or her unit but not the exterior or the land that it sits on. The exterior and the land that your condominium sits on is taken care of…

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How to Come out on top of the Closure of Iris by Lowes

How to Come out on top of the Closure of Iris by Lowes

Do you own an Iris smart home system that you bought from Lowes? If you have your Iris registered through your email account you should have already received an email notification from Lowes leading you to this website telling you what you can do. Lowes will no longer be servicing the Iris platform, which means that if you have one…

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Transition to Key Cards and Wireless Systems with these Three Products

Transition to Key Cards and Wireless Systems with these Three Products

The safety and security of your office is one of the biggest worries most employers have. Everything from keys going missing to disgruntled ex-employees coming into the office unannounced, old lock and key systems can be unreliable. Luckily, there is a better way to provide safety and security to your employees and your business. Electronic locks operated with key cards…

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Why You Should Go Keyless With Your AirBNB Property

Why You Should Go Keyless With Your AirBNB Property

If you own an Airbnb property or manage multiple, you know the trials and tribulations that can come along with traditional lock and key style properties. From traditional homes to multiunit properties, transitioning to keyless locks can save you a ton of time headaches with all of your rental and Airbnb properties. Not only does going keyless give your renters…

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Puppy gets locked out, so he rings the doorbell

  You can't always have a smart puppy like this little guy, but you can definitely have a smart home. Just like in the video, smart home systems like August and Nest allow you to see who's at your door. The August system takes home security a step further by bringing full color video feeds and detection alerts right to…

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TP-LINK, and how it can help with adding a connected lock to a z-wave ecosystem

TP-LINK, and how it can help with adding a connected lock to a z-wave ecosystem

Z-wave technology causes some struggles at times. The idea of a home automation system that thinks for you and gives you control at your fingertips is appealing. But how do you overcome the hurdles to set it up? Will it work in my environment? These are some of the concerns our customers encounter and in this post we will help…

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Turn Off Christmas Lights from Your Phone

Turn Off Christmas Lights from Your Phone

Brrrr... baby it's cold outside... and getting colder.  Do you really want to freeze your derriere off to unplug your outside lights?  We're from the Midwest and we sure don't!  Unless you're lucky enough to live in tropical latitudes this Christmas season we suggest making your outdoor lights controllable from your phone.  You won't have to stare out the window…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Kevo Convert Smart Locks

5 Things You Need to Know about Kevo Convert Smart Locks

The advent of smart home technology has brought us all kinds of nifty gadgets that can make life a little bit easier. While smart locks are among the most popular devices in this regard, many people are bothered by the idea that they will have to change out their existing lock for the sake of a smart lock that might…

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3 Reasons Sororities and Fraternities Should Go Keyless

Anyone familiar with "Greek life" will tell you that sorority and fraternity houses seem to abide in a state of organized chaos. Students, friends and sometimes strangers are coming in and going out all hours of the day and night, and along with the frequent parties and other social events, occasional outbreaks of study time have been known to happen…

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3 Reasons for Places of Worship to Consider Keyless Locks

3 Reasons for Places of Worship to Consider Keyless Locks

Only a few decades ago, it was a common practice for churches and other places of worship to leave their doors unlocked practically 24/7. A general understanding seemed to exist that held these locations as sacred, and in most people's minds, places of worship were viewed as areas of refuge where you could pray, meditate, reflect, or seek spiritual counsel…

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5 Unique Uses for Sensors

Home automation has afforded us all kinds of cool conveniences and creature comforts, many of which rely upon sensors to operate. While most of us are familiar with using sensors for home security and protection purposes (e.g., a motion sensor is triggered when a window is opened, etc.), there are a variety of creative ways in which these handy little…

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Would you give a key to Amazon? Share a key with people you trust.

Serious Question Would you share a key to your home with Amazon if they would deliver your packages inside your home? Or how about sharing one with Walmart if they would deliver the groceries into your refrigerator? These Ideas Are A Reality Keyless locks, smart home technology, and smart phone access give you the control. You can now share access…

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