The Paramedic Way
Picture the following scenario: You are at work and you receive a phone call from a 1-800 number. Naturally, you assume it is a telemarketer of some sort and you hit ignore. The caller persists calling again and again. After the third attempt, you finally pick up. You realize that it is your home security provider calling to inform you that your alarm has gone off and there is potentially a break in at your home. Your heart is racing and you quickly do a mental tally of where your spouse and your children are. Sweat beads are now forming on your forehead as you frantically call around to make sure everyone is okay.
Okay. Admittedly, that is slightly dramatized depiction, but not out of the realm of possibility. I don’t know about you, but I’d do almost anything to avoid this type of nightmare situation.
3 Home Safety Tips for Winter
The holiday season has come and gone. Your home is full of wonderful new toys and gadgets that your loved ones bought for you or that you treated yourself to. It is very natural for us to be careful with packages and to be cautious of burglars around the the holidays, but this may be a prime time for break ins while your guard is down.
Announcing the All-New LiveView Camera
Last week we rolled out an updated version of our LiveView camera to make top-notch security accessible to everyone.
Share the Love This Valentines Week
LiveWatch was founded to help you protect the people you love. Whether you live alone, with a significant other, or with a large family, we’ve made our mission to help you find a solution that meets your safety needs.
Five Things You Should Be Doing to Ensure a Safe Holiday Season
There’s nothing like spending time with family during the holidays. It’s one of the few times we get each year to truly unwind and appreciate the presence of the ones we love. However, burglars have also found this time of year excellent for taking advantage of homeowners who aren’t expecting disaster during such a happy time. Following these five tips will help you ensure the holidays are secure for your family:
The History of Home Automation
The smart house—a fully automated home with both a personality and an incredible capacity for completing domestic tasks—has been a trope in science fiction for more than half a century. Authors like Ray Bradbury offered fantastic fictional accounts of homes that could clean themselves and cook for their occupants all while acting as a high-tech security guard.
Five Tips to Make Halloween Fun and Safe for Everyone
There’s no holiday quite like Halloween. With the creative dressing up, the abundance of candy, and the opportunity to spend time out and about the neighborhood in beautiful fall weather, there’s plenty of fun to be had for parents and children alike. That being said, there are certainly some safety precautions to take when celebrating this spooky holiday. Here are five simple tips you can follow to keep the fun safe for family, neighbors, and fellow trick-or-treaters:
Three Ways Home Automation Complements Your Security System to Keep You Safe
Home automation gives homeowners the ability to use remote controls to access appliances, locks, and utilities on their property. The technology used to be unaffordable to most, but the rise of mobile devices and computing has made home automation much more attainable. It’s often used to increase the energy efficiency of homes, but more recently has been used to bolster home security.
Proudly Supporting Fire Prevention Week
This week marks the 91st annual national Fire Prevention Week, organized by the National Fire Protection Association. Running from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.”
This is why you should consider turning your home into a smart home.
Fifty years ago, home automation—what many know as the smart house—was merely a technological fantasy conjured by clever science-fiction writers. Fast forward through the development of affordable and powerful microprocessors and Wi-Fi technology, and the fantasy has become real.
Six Tips for Keeping your Children Safe when They’re Home Alone
Whether you have a demanding job or too many errands to take care of, leaving your kids unsupervised is nerve racking, but sometimes necessary. Obviously, hiring a babysitter is an easy solution, but it can be costly. You might have a child who is old enough to take care of their self to some degree or a child who is capable of watching over the younger ones, but you still don’t want to leave the kids alone for too long. What can you do to make sure your kids stay safe while you’re out of the house? Following these tips will help make your children’s’ time alone danger free:
The Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe at All Times
At LiveWatch we’re passionate about helping families live safer and more comfortable lives. A major aspect of family safety we haven’t discussed recently is child safety. Today we took an informal survey of the parents in our office to learn about their favorite child safety tips. We compiled the top 10 tips into a list you can follow to help keep your child safe at all times. Here they are:
Six Easy Things You Can Do Now to Secure Your New Home
Though the word burglar can bring to mind the image of a menacing villain, in reality most burglars are nothing more than common thieves, easily deterred by basic security precautions. Because most burglars are amateurs, there are many simple actions you can take to keep burglars out of your home. If you just bought or moved into a new home, you can put some basic safety measures into place immediately. We’ve narrowed these measures down to the essentials. Here are six tips to get you started protecting your new property:
Four Common Mistakes All New Homeowners Should Avoid
Everybody wants to keep his or her home safe – the closer to Fort Knox the better. Family members and personal possessions are at stake. But sometimes people miss a crucial security step, ultimately putting their homes at risk. And this can be especially true for new home owners. Here are the most common home security mistakes and how to avoid them:
These Security Camera Stats Will Make You Feel Safe
Modern security cameras are physically tiny, but they sure can pack a punch when it comes to protecting you and your loved ones from thieves and burglars. Read on to learn more about the statistically-proven benefits of security cameras and monitoring.
This Alarm System is the World’s Fastest, and It Can Be Yours
When you choose a home alarm system, you’re investing in more than just a machine that lets you know when your property is at risk. You’re choosing the automated line of communication between your home and the emergency services that can assist you before serious damage is done. You want this line of communication to be quick and unrestricted. The faster police can arrive on the site of a burglary, the less of a chance the burglar has to get away. Likewise, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that firefighters reach the site of a fire within six minutes of the blaze having started. An alarm system with a fast response time makes this more likely to happen.
This Is Why You Need to Monitor Your Alarm System
There’s a myth that professional alarm monitoring is overpriced and redundant. The idea goes like this: if window sensors, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors are plenty capable of triggering alarms that shriek loud enough to let you and your neighbors know there’s something going on, why pay a company to be clued in on the obvious?
Here Are Three of Today's Best Mobile Safety Tools
The advancement of mobile technology has substantially increased the convenience of numerous aspects of our daily lives, and Personal safety is no exception. Whether you’re looking for an extra security measure for yourself as you travel alone or an app your children can use to check in when they’re out and about, there’s most likely a service that fits your needs. Today we combed through the dozens of mobile options out there for protecting yourself and your property, and boiled them down to three great tools you can use to boost your security: