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Picking Up the Pieces After a Break-In

Walking in to your home after a long day at work, the last thing you want to find is your personal belongings thrown across the room and a sense of fear that your personal space has been invaded. Experiencing a break-in can be very frightening, and hard to keep your emotions level when worrying about a lack of home security, especially in a smart home. MAXIMUS hopes this is something our readers never face, but... read more

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Keep Your Home Secure During a Remodel

In the past we’ve mentioned that unoccupied and empty homes can be a target for vandalism and break-ins. We often overlook homes that are under renovation, however, this is a time when your home can be even more susceptible to break-ins. Keep your stress level down by following the necessary precautions for optimized home security throughout the renovation process: Keep it Clean Major renovation projects can get messy. Debris, tools, and an unkempt lawn show... read more

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6 Tips to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Like clockwork, every month we get the electric bill and with one eye shut, we hesitantly check the price. It doesn’t always have to be this way – there are some minor changes you can implement that will make a major difference at the end of each month. Here are some tips to help lower your electricity bill: Turn off lights and unplug unused electronics Use natural lighting as often as possible. When you’re unable... read more

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From Smartphone to Smart Home

Think back to the early days of smartphones, when they were new and different and people were scared to take that leap. It wasn’t long before the world jumped on board. Now, almost ten years later, smartphones are dominating the mobile world. This rapid growth is similar to what is expected to happen within the smart home industry. Parks Associates estimates that by 2020, 50 percent of households in North America will have smart home... read more