Home Automation Interview
Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Ontario
Counterfeit certified cheques being used to pay for on-line items Peel Police are looking for a cheque scammer in Mississauga who is buying on-line items with fraudulent cheques.
Homeowners dropping cable and satellite services Homeowners are looking at other options for TV service providers.
Why professional monitoring makes sense Life Safety, Medical Emergency, Reduced Loss, and Economic Value add up to make monitoring sense.
Smarter Home & Business Monitoring with Automation Customize the security and automation to fit your home and business needs.
Interactive Security Touchscreen in designer colours! User-friendly touchscreen for your Paradox alarm system allows you to upload photos and label your own zones.  Can be used on the EVO192, SP6000, and MG5050 Paradox control panels.
Holiday Fire Safety The most common household fires are caused by fireplaces, space heaters, candles, and stoves.  Learn how to prepare, plan, and prevent to make your home safe for the holidays.
Things to consider when building an in-law or nanny suite Tips to make multi-generation living work for everyone.
Protect yourself from fire

An alarm system is your first step in securing your home or business.  There are other items to consider when personalizing your alarm for your unique needs.  New technology allows easier access to information but you may want notification by exception rather than every time the alarm is armed or disarmed:

  •       Every user should have a unique, private user code to arm and disarm your system.  The event listing on your alarm panel provides information on who and when accessed your system. 

  •       How often do you want to be notified that your system has been disarmed?  Each time the system is disarmed, only when it’s outside of “normal” times, or when it isn't disarmed within “normal” times.

  •       How do you ensure your alarm is armed?  Do you want to check with real-time access or be informed when it hasn't been armed within “normal” times, or do you want your system to automatically arm at a certain time?

  •       In addition to monitoring intrusion detection, consider adding environmental protection monitoring to include water sensors, heat and smoke detectors, temperature sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors.

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |

MySmarterHome.ca | Login | Register