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Five tips to help burglarproof your doors

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One of the most common ways home invaders enter your home is by kicking down the door. Here are five tips to slow them down or completely deter their efforts. 1) Install a floor lock Floor locks are many times stronger than traditional deadbolt locks. The Haven Floor Lock combines the convenience of a Smart Lock (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) with ten times the strength of a deadbolt lock. Haven Lock – Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=UckfW5O483c Haven Lock – Kick Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=NLv0mAlHN7E Use the…

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The Smart Home Hybrid Network

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A Smart Home requires a technology infrastructure that uses a hybrid of wired (ethernet) and wireless networks (Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetooth, etc). The backbone of your Smart Home should be a wired network for optimum performance. Wired networks are more reliable and faster. The main disadvantages of wired networks are installation time and cost. Wireless networks can be setup quickly and are generally less costly. The main disadvantages of wireless networks are reliability and speed. Wired and wireless networks have…

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Essential Things for your Smart Home: The Structured Wiring Enclosure

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If you have not heard of a Structured Wiring Enclosure you are not alone. A Structured Wiring Enclosure is a hub that distributes data, audio, video, and phone signals to different rooms throughout your Smart Home. Smart Home owners use Structured Wiring Enclosures to organized their cabling and manage their network equipment. Consumers can choose from a wide variety of Structured Wiring Enclosures. For Example, Channel Vision manufactures 12″, 19″, 28″, 38″, and 50″ Structured Wiring Enclosures with designer hinged…

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Five tips on building your Smart Home

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Having a Smart Home will change the way you live, find out how with these Smart Home Tips. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of devices that communicate, sense, or interact with other IoT devices and you. Gartner Research predicts that by 2020 there will be approximately 25 billion Internet enabled devices. There are thousands of IoT devices available to the home owner today. These devices include smart thermostats, locks, lights, cameras, TVs, smoke/CO alarms, energy monitors, and…

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