Top 7 Tips to Stop a Home Burglary

Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. Any police officer or crime expert will tell you as much when it comes to protecting your home from a burglary. Know how thiefs behave. A burglary happens every 18.2 seconds, according to 2014 FBI crime statistics. Why so frequently? Because in under 10 minutes, a burglar nets an average of $2200 worth of goods from a residence. Make sure you're not one o…

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Honeywell TotalConnect Launches SkyBell HD

We are excited to announce that the SkyBell HD is now fully integrated with the Honeywell Total Connect home security platform. With this new release, Total Connect users can now enjoy all the benefits of a SkyBell HD with a single app experience in the Total Connect app. Users also benefit from having a SkyBell HD connected to Honeywell's full security solution - allowing users to connect…

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Icontrol certifies SkyBell HD for release

We are thrilled to announce that SkyBell HD has completed the certification process for Icontrol Networks - a leading Smart Home platforms in the industry. By joining the Icontrol cloud platform, SkyBell HD can work seamlessly with locks, lights, sensors and control panels. As a result, SkyBell HD is now compatible with any Icontrol-powered solution. We've got the front door covered As of…

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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…

5 star review from Examiner

The SkyBell HD continues to receive outstanding reviews and accolades. This morning, the Examiner posted a review of SkyBell HD - giving us 5 stars and touting the security benefits of having a video doorbell.     Just as the article highlights, SkyBell HD is helping make homes and neighborhoods safer by acting as either a deterrent or as a tool to actually stop break-in…

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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…

Monitronics Adds SkyBell HD as Part of Aggressive Smart-Home Strategy

We are excited to announce that the SkyBell HD video doorbell will be available through Monitronics’ authorized network of more than 600 dealers. SkyBell has partnered with some of the largest home security providers in the world, and we proud to partner with Monitronics as well. “SkyBell HD has become the most desired video doorbell for the leading home security platform providers,” said A…

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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…