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Articles in Category: Security and Surveillance, Michigan

How often should you replace your smoke detectors?

What you may not know about smoke alarms

How often should you replace your smoke detectors?

You made a wise decision years ago to install smoke detectors throughout your West Michigan home or business, keeping your family and property safe in the event of a fire. As the seasons passed, you’ve changed the batteries as recommended, but did you know that those trusted detectors actually have a shelf life? 

TAGS: fire prevention | fire safety | home security | smoke alarms | Smoke detectors

Put Your Smart Home to Work

How your technology systems can keep your home safe this season

Put Your Smart Home to Work

Throughout the year we strive to keep you abreast of the latest in technologies and trends. 2017 has seen the adoption of integrated voice control, amazing advances in LEDs, incredible strides in virtual reality and so much more! Our smart homes are getting smarter and smarter, but how can we use their features to make our homes safer? Here are some simple ways to put your home automation system to work, ensuring you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. 

TAGS: Holiday safety | Home Automation | Home Security | safety tips

Smart Home Basics: Locks 101

What better place to start with smart home tech than securing your home?

Smart Home Basics: Locks 101

Unless you’re one of the few people who use their front door instead of their garage as your preferred entrance, or if you somehow never forget to lock the door behind you on the way out – smart locks or a smart garage might just be the perfect place for you to begin implementing smart technology into your home.

TAGS: automated door locks | Control4 Home Security | Home Automation | Leviton | mobile security app | security camera system | security monitoring | Smart Home Security | smart locks | smarthome

Outsmarting Cyber Crimes Against Smart Technologies

Adoption of new technologies is on the rise, and so are cybersecurity threats. Gartner reports that in five years our typical households could contain several hundred smart devices. While it’s important to be cognizant of cybersecurity issues, rest assured that Automation Design + Entertainment is staying ahead of the bad guys to keep you and your family safe. Let’s explore the potential vulnerabilities of smart devices and measures taken to make them secure.

TAGS: Smart Home | Smart Home Automation