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Planning Your Lightscape

Your lightscape is your complete outdoor home illumination. It’s pathway lights, spotlights, wall washes, deck lights, post cap lights, security lighting and decorative lighting. Lightscaping is simple, effortless and adds instant curb appeal. Depending on the size of your landscape and the scope of your project, laying out the pre-ground work will tremendously reduce the stress of your lightscape project. Here’s where you need to start. Purposeful. Intentional. Inspirational. Before you begin to design your lightscape, ask... read more

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Finding Your New Neighborhood

Finding a new home is an exciting time in most people’s lives, but it can also be very stressful. Unfortunately, finding a new home isn’t like buying a new pair of shoes. Signing a mortgage is a major commitment and you’ll want to find a home that truly meets all of your needs. Choosing the right home means not only falling in love with the house, but the neighborhood and city as well. This perfect... read more

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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

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Safety Tips to Follow While You’re Away from Your Home

Here at Maximus, we do everything we can to keep you and your loved ones safe while at home. We’re happy to provide great home security products that allow you to keep an eye on your home with the Maximus Smart Security Light, but we also want to provide general safety tips for when you’re out and about. Thefts or attacks can happen suddenly and unpredictably, so we want to help our readers and customers... read more

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Why Choose LED Lights?

The days of incandescent lighting are slowly dimming. This is because of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), a law that requires lights to be about 25 percent more efficient. Did you know that an average of 3.2 billion sockets still house incandescent light bulbs? What does that mean for consumers? Today, we are using more energy and spending more money because of those lights. Below are a few reasons why you should replace... read more

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Keep your Smart Home Safe and Secure this Winter

The winter months can be full of family, vacations or warm nights by the fire. Unfortunately, a vacation for us means a dark and often unwatched home to others. However you’d like to spend your days this winter, make sure they are safe. The following is a list of simple ways to keep your home secure and safe this winter.           Keep Your Chimney Clean It is important to get your chimney... read more

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MAXIMUS Announces New Smart Motion Security Light

MAXIMUS is excited to announce our newest smart security product, the Smart Motion Security Light! We are so excited to be unveiling this new smart security light this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Just like the MAXIMUS Smart Security Light, the new smart motion security light provides continuous outdoor surveillance by tapping into live power from the home to deliver convenient home video monitoring to consumers. Below are some of... read more