Want to stop a burglar? Think like one!

To stop a break-in to your home, you need to think like a burglar. Knowing when and where burglaries occur is a good place to start. First, most burglaries (74%) are of a residential home. And, most happen during the day (when people are away at work). According to the FBI, in 2014 only 28% of the almost 1.9 million residential burglaries in the U.S. are known to have occurred at night. In mos…

Summertime Tips for Smarter Home Security

The summer vacation is, arguably, our most enjoyable pastime. There's nothing better than getting away from it all -- as long as what you get away from is still there when you return. The summer months routinely see a 10% increase in crime (per the FBI). The heat, out-of-school teenagers, and more empty homes all likely contribute to the predictable summer crime wave. If you're going on vac…

Working with the Global Leaders in Home Security

We had a very memorable week at the ISC West security conference in Las Vegas. It was one of those weeks that makes all the hard work worth it. It validates why we exist and why we work so hard. Partnering with the Best in Home Security Last week, we announced a few very big partnerships that will help more users achieve the home security that works best for them. We took another huge step f…

Honeywell to Add SkyBell HD to Total Connect® 2.0

SkyBell’s mission is to make homes and neighborhoods safer – starting with the front door. We are proud to announce that SkyBell will further that mission by integrating the SkyBell HD* video doorbell with the Honeywell Total Connect® 2.0 Remote Services platform -- allowing access to SkyBell HD activity directly on the Total Connect 2.0 app on an iOS iPhone or iPad device. Honeywell Total…

Home Security Gets Smarter, More Affordable in a Connected World

In an age when mobile computing promises almost endless possibilities, the idea of the wired home security system is simply outdated. Wireless technologies have unlocked a lot more than just the mobility of phones and computer connectivity. With the sophistication now built into devices, you can connect them on your wireless network and control them with your smart phone. The Wi-Fi network and sma…