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SOS Smart Home Blog

Back-to-School Essential Keeps Delivering all Year

Posted On: August 20, 2018

Time flies when you’re a parent. Is it already a year since your last back-to-school shopping time? At least some parenting purchases have more staying power than a new backpack. Take smart home security powered by Alarm.com, a back-to-school essential for many working families with older children. With an array of after-school safeguards for your kids, it […]

Why Smart Home Security is the Best Vacation House-Sitter

Posted On: March 26, 2018

When you go on vacation, it’s extra-relaxing to have a friend or family member keeping an eye on things at home. This year, though, you could give your regular house-sitter a break—and give yourself a new level of peace of mind. When it comes to protecting, securing, and keeping an eye on your home, new […]

What Do Homeowners Really Want From the Smart Home?

Posted On: February 22, 2018

Our partner Alarm.com recently conducted a survey to better understand consumer preferences and perspectives on the smart home.  The survey focused on homeowners and families: what they want and need, how they prefer to get it, and how they expect the smart home to work for them. We found that the smart home has gone mainstream.  […]

Meet the SOS Smart Thermostat!

Posted On: February 8, 2018

Saving energy at home should be simple. With SOS’s new Smart Thermostat, it is. The new thermostat lets you save energy simply, with no guesswork, complexity or inconvenience necessary. In fact, you’ll barely notice… except when it comes to your power bill. Fully integrated into your Smart Home Security system, it can do more than […]

How Home Security Is Taking Charge of the Smart Home

Posted On: January 13, 2018

Security systems used to have one job. Today, they’re one of the most versatile and useful technologies in the modern home. How Did That Happen? Starting in 2001, our partner Alarm.com has been applying cutting-edge connected technology to home security. A modern security system now comes with cloud intelligence, machine learning, app-controlled automation and an array of […]

Three Smart Ways to Defend Your Home from Burst Pipes

Posted On: January 3, 2018

As this year’s winter freeze hits, many thousands of unlucky homeowners will suffer the costly effects of burst water pipes. Burst pipes can happen year-round but they’re a particular problem in winter. It happens when the water in a pipes freezes and expands, causing the pipe to crack, split, and—when the ice melts—to flood the space beneath […]

Smart Home FAQ : Ask the Experts

Posted On: November 17, 2017

Q: What are the advantages of investing in a home security system? A: Studies have shown that homes without security systems are three times more likely to be burglarized than those with home security systems. That’s why most insurance companies will give big discounts to policyholders who have a home security system. Q: Is it worth it to upgrade my […]

How to Prevent Package Theft & Porch Pirates

Posted On: November 14, 2017

It’s a problem that occurs in seconds but makes you mad for days. It can be simply inconvenient, or it can cost you hundreds of dollars. And to add insult to injury, it happens right on your doorstep. Package theft — the snatching of boxes and parcels from porches and doorsteps—now affects millions of homeowners […]

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