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Dissecting The Cost Of Monitored Home Security Systems

The mechanics of purchasing a monitored home security system generally fall into one of two payment options: First payment option is to pay out of pocket the full cost of the system’s equipment, installation, and other administrative fees. Depending on the size of security system you select, the cost will range between several hundred to […]

How to Enable Z-Wave On The 2GIG Go Control Panel

For home control, the Control Panel’s built-in Z-Wave radio module allows controlling and monitoring various home automation devices such as lighting, locks, heating, and air conditioning. The Z-Wave radio module can also activate Z-Wave remote alarm sirens. Setup and control of Z-Wave devices is accessed by pressing the SERVICES button and using the Manage Z-Wave […]

Technology Driven Home Security Systems

Today’s home security systems have seen an explosion of technology driven features that are now included at the same price some of the big names in residential security charge for older technology and old phone line monitoring. The best security platforms start with using a cellular connection to provide 24/7 monitoring protection. Cellular provides the […]

How to add User Codes To Your 2GIG Alarm System

Home Security Thermostat Features and Benefits

Motion Detector Alarm Systems Features and Benefits

The 2GIG-PIR1-345 Passive Infrared Motion Detector is a wall-mounted unit with wide angle motion protection. When set to High Sensitivity Mode, the PIR has a maximum range of 30 ft. deep x 50 ft. wide. The PIR is pet immune up to 55 lbs.

Shopping for a Home Security System

All of us are familiar with the controversy of what happens to small businesses when a new Walmart opens up in a town or city. Does it put the small businesses out of business? Sometimes…. Is it good for the local consumers with lower prices and potential new employees? Some say it’s good for that […]

How Secure is Your Home

Another informative infographic from Angie’s List explaining how burglars can tell if you’re home or not, the most common ways they break in and options for protecting your home and family.

How to prevent Burglary

Here is a very informative infographic from Ameriprise showing useful information regarding how to prevent burglary and avoid break-ins:

Telephone Line Alarm Monitoring Versus Cellular Alarm Monitoring

Telephone Line Alarm Monitoring Telephone line alarm monitoring basically means connecting your security system’s communicator to your existing telephone line and the alarm signals are sent to the central monitoring station using that phone line. Your telephone service could be the old standard telephone service (PSTN or POTS) or the newer VOIP or digital service […]

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