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Indianapolis Winter Business Security Tips

12/19/2016
Get your Indianapolis business ready for the holidays and winter weather with these tips from Guardhouse Security.
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Home Automation Makes Indy Homes Cozier This Winter

12/13/2016
Simplify and connect your heating system and other home utilities with smart home automation this winter.
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Prepping For Your Security System Installation

12/05/2016
Each security system installation is different for Indianapolis homes. Learn what goes into a basic installation day.
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How Access Control Helps Indianapolis Businesses

11/30/2016
Commercial Access Control (CAC) systems have come a long way. Find out how one can help your Indianapolis business protect your assets, employees, and your customers.
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How A Security System Increases Indianapolis Home Value

11/18/2016
Security systems not only offer physical security, but they can also add to your financial security as well. See how Indianapolis home values can increase with the addition of a security system.
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Indianapolis Businesses - Protect Your Customers' Information

11/05/2016
Physical security & information security are both vital to Indianapolis businesses. See what you can do to protect customer information with best security practices.
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Are Business Security Cameras an Invasion of Privacy?

10/25/2016
A common question regarding Indiana business security is if security cameras are an invasion of privacy. Guardhouse of Indianapolis breaks it down so you’re in the clear.
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Home Security & Family Safety Tips for Halloween in Indianapolis

10/17/2016
Halloween in Indianapolis is an exciting time, but it’s also a time to think about safety for your family and home. Find the best ways to do so with help from Guardhouse.
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Why We Trust Honeywell For Our Indianapolis Security Customers’ Needs

10/06/2016
No other security hardware company offers the reliability and intuitiveness to Indianapolis homeowners as Honeywell. See why Guardhouse recommends them above all others.
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Security Tips for Multi-Level Indianapolis Homes

09/23/2016
Indianapolis homes with more than one floor require extra care in home security. Learn the basics to keeping your home and your family safe.
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Overlooked Security Risks for Your Indianapolis Business

09/16/2016
All too often Indianapolis business owners and security professionals can overlook certain vulnerabilities. Know how to plug those gaps with help from Guardhouse.
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How To Keep Kids Safe When They Come Home From School

08/29/2016
It's back to school time, which means more kids in Indianapolis may be home alone for a few hours. Use these tips to keep your children safe.
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Fire Safety Tips for Indianapolis Businesses

08/25/2016
Fires can cause irreparable damage to Indianapolis businesses. Keep your livelihood secure with these fire prevention and safety tips.
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What’s the Right Security Camera For Your Indianapolis Business?

08/16/2016
Video surveillance is essential to the security of your Indianapolis business. Find out which security cameras are right for you.
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The Basics of Testing Your Indianapolis Security System

08/11/2016
Your Indianapolis security system needs regular checkups to ensure it functions properly. Learn the basics of testing your system with these guidelines.
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Know When Your Children Are Home

08/09/2016
Security Real-time Alerts from Guardhouse make it easy to monitor children - at home or while driving – with custom notifications sent to your device of choice.
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Securely Track Your Indianapolis Commercial Vehicles

08/03/2016
You put a lot at risk by not tracking your commercial vehicles. Learn how to keep your Indianapolis business secure with these frequently asked questions.
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5 Reasons Why Business Security Cameras Are A Smart Idea

07/28/2016
For Indianapolis businesses and beyond, business security cameras, security monitoring and video surveillance is a smart idea. Here are 5 reasons why.
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Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?

07/26/2016
Guardhouse Commercial Access Control security monitoring gives business owners added peace of mind about employee activity – before, during & after work hours.
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Keep Cool In Indy With HVAC Automation

07/22/2016
Is summer heat making your wallet sweat? Automate your Indianapolis home HVAC and ceiling fan for an energy efficient way to save some cold, hard cash.
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Are Home Security Signs Effective At Preventing Theft In Indy?

03/03/2016
Are fake home security signs a good idea? Find out if they’re effective at deterring crime in Indy - and if they can catch thieves in action.
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How To Amp Up Your Music Experience With Sonos

02/28/2016
When you want an amplifier that can handle premium sound, Sonos CONNECT:AMP is the way to go. Learn more about the best amplifier in Indy.
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3 Ways to Increase Construction Site Security In Indianapolis

02/22/2016
Construction sites in Indy are prime targets for thieves. Here are three ways to increase your Indianapolis construction site’s security!
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Social Media Safety Tips For Indy Residents

02/09/2016
When you post a public update to social media, you’re giving away more information than you think. Stay safe with these social media tips for Indy residents!
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Share The Love With Home Security System Reviews, Indianapolis!

02/08/2016
It’s easy to feel and share the love for home security. And we want to hear from you. Share the love with an Indianapolis home security system review today!
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How To Prevent Car Theft From Your Own Driveway In Indianapolis

02/01/2016
Do you leave the car idling in the driveway in the morning to warm up? Prevent car theft in Indianapolis this winter with these security tips!
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The Best App For Security Control Systems In Indianapolis

12/21/2015
Protect your home with a security control system in Indianapolis and security cameras. Learn about the Total Connect Security app!
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How Many Smoke Detectors Does Your Indy Home Need?

12/04/2015
Is one smoke detector in your Indianapolis house enough? What type of detector should it be? Find out how many smoke detectors your indy home needs.
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The Best Gift For Music Lovers In Indy: Sonos Speakers

12/04/2015
Looking for the perfect gift for the audiophile in your life? Find out what makes Sonos speakers one of the best gifts for music lovers in Indy.
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How To Secure Your Indy Home This Holiday Season In 3 Ways

12/04/2015
Looking for security tips for the holidays? Whether you’re visiting family or staying in town, here are 3 way to secure your Indy home this season.
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Vehicle Tracking Device In Indianapolis Helps Hoosiers Find Their Cars

12/02/2015
Forgot where you parked your car in Indy? Honeywell’s Vehicle Tracking Device answers your “dude, where’s my car” question. Learn more.
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How To Secure Your Indy Home Like A Pro While At Oktoberfest

10/09/2015
While you’re out celebrating at Oktoberfest in Indy, is your home secure from break ins? Here’s how to protect your home against burglars.
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What Indy Homeowners Need To Know About Total Connect's Touch ID

10/08/2015
When Honeywell updated their Total Connect app, they added Touch ID. Find out what Indy homeowners need to know about Touch ID for Honeywell’s security app.
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Should I Use A Fake Security Camera For My Indy Home?

09/17/2015
Fake security cameras might deter petty criminals from breaking into your home, but are they the right choice for your Indy home?
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Your Back To School Home Security Checklist

09/09/2015
It’s that time again, Indy, when the kids are back to school. And it’s a perfect time to go over your home’s security checklist.
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3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Sonos Speakers

09/02/2015
Watching TV? Want different music in each room? The best listening experience is here. Here are the 3 ways to get the most out of your Sonos speakers.
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5 Things To Do Before Heading Out To A Baseball Game

07/21/2015
Protect your home from fires and break-ins while you’re out enjoying a baseball game in Indy. Do these 5 things before you head out.
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Introducing SONOS: The Ultimate Wireless Home Audio System

07/13/2015
Indy homeowners have long been asking us to install AV systems. Now, we can sell & install the best wireless home audio system available. Discover Sonos.
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Why You Should NOT Light Up Fireworks This Summer

06/30/2015
It’s easy to forget the fire hazard fireworks can be during the independence day light show. Consider these 4 reasons not to light up fireworks this summer in Indy.
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3 Things Indy Dads Do To Keep Their Homes Safe

06/16/2015
What 3 things do Indy dads do to keep their families safe? They set up environmental sensors, use home automation, & install geo fencing trackers.
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3 Ways Eating Pizza Impacts Your Home Security In Indianapolis

06/09/2015
Pizza lovers in Indianapolis might not realize how eating their favorite food impacts their home security. Here are three ways eating pizza does that.
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No. 1 Reason To Update Your Total Connect Remote Services App

06/02/2015
You already have Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote Services App on your phone so you can control your Indy home’s devices & security. It’s time to update it!
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Indoor Or Outdoor Motion Detectors: Which Does Your Indy House Need?

05/18/2015
What’s the difference between an indoor motion detector and an outdoor one? And, which does your Indy house need? Find out with these security tips.
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Product In Focus: 5853 Wireless Glass Break Detector

05/11/2015
What’s so special about Honeywell’s 5853 Wireless Glass Break Detector? All the details in this Guardhouse post.
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5 Ways Indy Moms Keep Their Homes Safe & Secure

05/04/2015
Indy moms like you want to keep your home safe and secure for the entire family. Protect your loved ones in these 5 ways.
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3 Ways Home Automation Helps The Environment

04/28/2015
How can you help the environment while saving money? Here are 3 ways your home automation security system can save energy.
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5 Ways To Improve Home Safety While Spring Cleaning

04/15/2015
Spring cleaning your Indianapolis house this weekend? Make sure you do these five things while you’re at it.
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Security Tips For Hosting A Garage Sale In Indianapolis

04/10/2015
Hosting A Garage Sale In Indianapolis? Sell Your Stuff Worry Free With These Security Tips.
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How To Set Up Your Security System To Notify You When Your Child Doesn’t Come Home From School

04/01/2015
Can your security system alert you when your kid isn’t home by 5pm? Honeywell’s Total Connect can. Find out how.
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How Outdoor Sensors & Cameras Keep Your Yard, Shed, & Garage Safe

03/24/2015
Most Indianapolis homeowners forget about securing the outside of their home. Here’s how outdoor sensors & cameras keep your yard, shed, & garage safe.
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How NOT To Let Your Big Screen TV Get Stolen During March Madness

03/17/2015
While you’re cheering on your favorite NCAA basketball, don’t worry about your big screen TV being stolen this March madness with these security tips.
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The Guide to Creating A Video Triggered Event Notification In Total Connect

03/10/2015
Get notified if a camera detects motion when the security system is armed. Create a video triggered event notification using Total Connect.
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See Your Loved Ones While You’re Away

03/03/2015
With Honeywell Total Connect video solutions, you can look-in on your loved ones through video clips on any web-enabled device while you’re away at your Indianapolis office.
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4 Fire Prevention Safety Tips

02/24/2015
Whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or bundling up from the cool winter weather, these four fire prevention tips will keep you and your family safe.
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Where To Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

02/17/2015
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas than can quickly build up in your house. Protect yourself & your family by placing a carbon monoxide detector in the right place.
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How To Remotely Track Your Vehicle And Assets In Real-Time

02/10/2015
Did you know? You can remotely track your car & other valuable assets in real-time using your home security system. Here’s how.
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5 Signs Your Security System Needs An Upgrade

02/04/2015
Your security system is functioning well enough. But, is it sufficient to protect you & your family? Here are 5 signs your security system needs an upgrade.
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8 Ways To Make Your House Energy Efficient This Winter

01/27/2015
You can easily make your Indianapolis house energy efficient - and warmer - this winter. Find out how with these 8 ways.
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How To Add Users To Your Total Connect App In Less Than 5 Minutes

01/20/2015
Add users to your Honeywell Total Connect app with these easy to follow steps - for accessing either your home security system or the office one.
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3 Ways Snow Affects Home Security

01/12/2015
With the cold weather resulting in snow in Indianapolis, it’s time to consider the ways it impacts your home safety. Here are 3 ways snow affects home security.
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How To Keep Your Home Safe & Warm This Winter

01/02/2015
From freezing pipes to space heaters catching fire to power outages, here’s how to keep your home safe & warm this winter.
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How To Keep Santa In And Burglars Out Of Your House This Holiday Season

12/22/2014
With these tips from Guardhouse Security, you can make your family, your home, & your car less of a target for burglars this holiday season.
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Traveling For The Holidays? Don't Leave The House Before Doing These 7 Things

12/16/2014
You’re all packed & ready to travel across the Midwest & beyond to see family for the Christmas holiday. Do these 7 things before you leave your Indy house!
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Why Homeowners Love Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services

12/09/2014
Considering Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services for your home? Here are 4 reasons why homeowners love it.
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How To Test Your Smoke Detector

12/04/2014
A functioning alarm could be the difference between a burned meal & a burned house. For your safety & your children’s, find out how to test your smoke detector.
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Keep An Eye On Your Business While You're Away

11/26/2014
As a business owner or the office manager, find out how you can keep an eye on your employees and your retail store, office space, or restaurant while you’re away.
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Safety Tips For Surviving This Thanksgiving Holiday

11/20/2014
You’re ready to gobble up the delicious goodness that is Thanksgiving. But, before you start cooking, read these safety tips for surviving the holiday.
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The Pet Security Camera Is Here (& How It Can Save You Hours Of Stress)

11/04/2014
With the pet security camera, you can keep an eye on your furry friends while you’re not home. Here’s how you can save yourself from stressing over Tom and Jerry.
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Product In Focus: 5834 Wireless Key Remotes

10/29/2014
What’s so special about Honeywell’s 5834 Wireless Key Remotes? All the details in this Guardhouse post.
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Why Crime Prevention Month Should Be Every Month (Not Just October)

10/22/2014
In October, we get the chance to raise awareness about safety issues and provide helpful tips on crime prevention. But, why not do that every month?
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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Honeywell’s Home Automation Solutions

10/14/2014
You might already be familiar with Honeywell’s Home Automation Solutions. But, I bet you wished you knew about these 3 features.
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Hancock County Homeowner Catches Burglars On Video (& Why You Should Upgrade Your Security System)

10/08/2014
Two burglars broke into a house in Hancock County. They were caught on video thanks to strategically placed security cameras and later arrested. Find out more about the story & why you should upgrade your security system, too.
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Product In Focus: 5808W3 Photoelectric Smoke/Heat Detector (With Built-In Wireless Transmitter)

09/23/2014
What’s so special about Honeywell’s 5808W3 Photoelectric Smoke/Heat Detector? All the details here.
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How To Set Up Simple Event Notifications With Honeywell Total Connect

09/17/2014
Ready to set up an event notification with your security system’s Honeywell Total Connect software? Here’s some simple steps to get you started.
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5 Reasons Why We’re On Angie’s List

09/10/2014
Guardhouse has been on the list since 2012 (received the super service award in 2013). We want to share with you why we continue to be on Angie’s List.
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How NOT To Explain Arming And Disarming Your Security System

08/26/2014
A tale of 2 ways to explain arming and disarming a security system. Find out how best to inform others in your workplace or home of your new alarm system.
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Catch A Thief Red Handed - With Video Cameras

08/12/2014
A fedex package thief was caught red handed in Indianapolis thanks to a home security camera. Find out how you can catch thieves in the act with security cameras.
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How Not To Fall Victim To Home Security Scams

07/29/2014
You may have heard of the unfortunate incident of home security scammers in the news lately. Here’s some tips on how not to fall victim to home security scams.
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5 Reasons My Smoke Alarm Is Beeping

07/22/2014
The smoke alarm has been beeping for a few minutes now, & you’re not sure why. Here’s 5 reasons your smoke alarm is beeping that will clear things up.
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Home Security Assessment: Why Does It Matter If My Garage Is Attached?

07/15/2014
Have you noticed the odd questions about attached and detached car garages on your home security assessment? Find out why security companies ask it.
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10 Must Do's For Your Home Fire Escape Plan

07/08/2014
You can never be too prepared for an emergency, especially when fire breaks out in your home. Here are 10 preparedness items to have in your fire escape plan.
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6 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe This Independence Day

07/01/2014
This Fourth of July, protect your home and loved ones by following these 6 quick tips. And, grill your heart out knowing you’re all safe & sound.
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No Phone Line, No Problem For Home Security

06/24/2014
Your land line isn’t an option for setting up or upgrading a security system? No problem. Here are a few technologies to connect your security system (and get some cool features like home automation).
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Using The Internet To Protect Your Home

06/17/2014
Upgrading your security system? Or looking to install one in your Indianapolis home? Find out what an Internet based system is all about and if it’s the solution for you.
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Product In Focus: 5828 Security Keypad

06/10/2014
What all can a wireless security keypad do? All the details on the Honeywell 5828 Wireless Security Keypad here.
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3 Reasons Why Hiring A Local Security Company Matters

06/03/2014
There’s many reasons to hire a local home security company. Here’s just 3 to get you thinking. You won’t need more to be convinced.
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Product In Focus: 5811 Thin Door/Window Contact Transmitter

05/29/2014
How thin can door and window sensors get? All the details on the Honeywell 5811 Thin Door/Window Contact Transmitter here.
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4 Simple Ways Your Security System Can Reduce Your Energy Bills Today

05/27/2014
With the home automation technology available, you can actively control your energy bill’s biggest culprits. Find out how with these 4 simple ways.
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Home Security Assessment: Why Does The Number Of Stairwells Matter?

05/22/2014
Have you noticed the odd question about stairwells on your home security assessment? Find out why security companies ask it.
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Environmental Sensors: Your Security System’s Best Friends

05/20/2014
Explore how adding environmental sensors to your security system can alert you to dangerous conditions.
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10 Questions To Ask Your Business Security System Provider

04/29/2014
Choose the right security company for your business by asking them these 10 questions.
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10 Questions To Ask Your Home Alarm Company

04/22/2014
Choose the right security company for your home by asking them these 10 questions.
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When The Weather Gets Warm, Burglars Come Out To Play

04/15/2014
While you’re out enjoying the warm weather, burglars are in your house. Here’s all you need to know about weather related crime.
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Keep An Eye On Your Home With Security Cameras

04/08/2014
Looking for information about the different types of home security cameras? You’ve found it. Now, go even further with video on the go.
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5 Steps to Protecting a Vacant Property

04/01/2014
Unprotected vacant properties are susceptible to theft, vandalism & trespassing. With these security tips, your empty house is less likely to be at risk.
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Get Smart with Home Automation

03/25/2014
If your home could talk, what would it say? Home automation products help you get smart with remote security access.
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Monitored Smoke Alarms: Protection for Unattended Fire Breakouts

03/17/2014
Transform the same system that protects your home from intruders into one that also guards it against fire with a monitored smoke detector.
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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While on Spring Break

03/11/2014
Before you checkout for Spring Break, don't forget these tips to keep your Indianapolis home protected while you're away on vacation.
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Is A Home Security System Worth It?

01/29/2013
There is no denying that safety comes with a price. Some people may shy away from spending money on a preventative measure, but there are major advantages to making this invaluable investment in your family’s safety.
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Understanding The Security Needs Of Small Businesses

01/16/2013
According to a study conducted by National Retail Security, $35.4 billion was lost last year as a result of property crimes with shoplifting accounting for 36% or $12.3 billion of the losses. What’s worse, employees cost their employers $15.5 billion in shrinkage, accounting for 44% of losses.
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Not All Security System Monitoring Companies & Centers are Created Equal

01/07/2013
One of the key factors that led us to partner with Guardian was their world class monitoring facility because when it comes down to it, security system monitoring services are as important as the technology and equipment we professionally install.
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Home Automation & Security Combine To Satisfy Consumers

01/04/2013
According to a new survey of online consumers by the Consumer Electronics Association, security was the top driver of consumer interest in home automation. Of online consumers who are interested in learning more about home automation, the survey found that more than 62% cite security as their primary purchase motivation.
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Keeping our Seniors Safe With A Personal Emergency Response System

12/21/2012
There is a whole new segment of electronic monitoring devices and personal emergency response systems that have been developed to make it possible for seniors to remain independent and safe in their own homes.
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Home Smoke Detectors

12/11/2012
The U.S. Fire Administration reported more than 362,000 home fires and nearly 3,000 home fire deaths in 2010. You can protect your family and reduce the risk of a fire in your home by installing a monitored smoke alarm system.
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Preventing False Alarms & Potential Fines

12/07/2012
In the event of an emergency, your home alarm system will send a signal to your monitoring company and potentially the police, fire, or EMS department will be contacted to respond to the alarm. Unfortunately, there are far more accidental or non-emergency alarm signals that get sent to these departments than actual emergency signals.
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Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Danger

12/05/2012
One of your main concerns as a homeowner is keeping your family and home safe from harm. But what are you doing to protect your family from one of the biggest—and deadliest—dangers in your home? That danger is known as Carbon Monoxide (CO).
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Home Automation Systems and Remote Interactive Services

11/27/2012
Homeowners are increasingly asking Guardhouse about home automation systems and services that can be integrated with their security system. They want to have the ability to remotely check up on their home and adjust as many home settings as possible – lighting, heating & air conditioning, security (alarm system and locks), and video surveillance – regardless of their current location.
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Think Like a Criminal to Prevent Home Break-Ins

11/20/2012
Most home invasions are random acts of opportunity. You can help protect against a break-in by looking at your home from a criminal’s point of view. Below are several questions a potential intruder might ask when deciding which house to target.
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How Alarm Systems Work

11/15/2012
Home and business security alarm systems typically consist of three main parts that are designed to detect, determine and deter criminal activity or other life safety situations. An alarm system can detect an event such as a home invasion, fire, or other environmental change; determine if the event presents a danger; and then send a notification about the event to a central monitoring station.
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Alarm Monitoring Connections – What Communication Type is Best?

11/08/2012
Each day, more and more homeowners are opting to drop their traditional telephone lines for newer, more robust services offered through their cell phone carrier or Internet service provider. If you already own a home alarm system or are thinking about purchasing a cellular alarm system, an important question to ask is “do these newer communication technologies work with home alarm security systems?”
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