Posts in the ‘Connected Home’ Category

The Role of the Pro in the Smart Home Era

George Janelis by George Janelis | 11.10.2017

Smart home technology is becoming synonymous with security and convenience, and Pros have an important role to play in this thriving new industry. Smart home integration Smart home devices abound.  But to start getting real value of a smart home, all of those devices need to work together. Many consumers don’t have the appetite to […]

New Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 Android App Available Now

Mathew Stastny by Mathew Stastny | 11.02.2017

As a member of the Honeywell Total Connect team, I am excited to inform you that our new Total Connect Android App is now available for download on Google Play.  The team has been working hard since January on the development of our new Android app, releasing a new feature each month. Our open beta program […]

5 Home Safety Tips for Fall

Jeff Tepper by Jeff Tepper | 10.30.2017

Fall is here.  And with fall comes shorter days, colder weather, and the holiday season.  Here are five home safety tips to make life easier this fall. 1 – Defend against package theft with a video doorbell With the holiday season approaching, you may be planning to do a lot of online shopping.    At one time […]

How the Cloud is Transforming Commercial and Residential Security

Jacqi Levy by Jacqi Levy | 10.18.2017

Perhaps you’ve heard of this nebulous software “thing” called the cloud.  You use it to backup and store your photos, access new music, or stream your favorite movies. But what is it really?  And what is it doing for the security industry?  Well, that’s a little bit different depending on who you are. What is […]

Five reasons why it’s time to swap your battery operated smoke detector for a monitored smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

Jacqi Levy by Jacqi Levy | 10.09.2017

Smoke detectors have come a long way.  Battery operated smoke detectors are most common in residential settings, but today’s monitored smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are smart and provide a level of protection that a traditional battery operated smoke detector can’t. Here are five reasons why you should consider a monitored system: 1 – Someone […]