Spring has long been the season of house cleaning and home improvements. We all want to recover from the winter blues by working on our homes in the spring, giving us more time during the summer months to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Knowing this, we consider spring the ‘smart home’ season here at Uxari. As long as you are planning home improvement projects to be completed over the next couple of months or so, you might just as well include DIY home automation in your plans.
It only takes a split second to find yourself in the midst of a home invasion robbery. With one stiff kick, a thief could be in your home, forcing you to collect your valuables under the threat of violence. Fortunately, home invasion robberies are not the norm where property crimes are concerned, but they are always a risk in this day and age.
Recently, Bucks County, Pennsylvania took the plunge and integrated the new Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) throughout its 911 call center system. They are just the latest among dozens of others that have integrated the system in the hope of improving 911 call response times. From our perspective, ASAP is a good thing. Furthermore, it will aid DIY home alarm system owners and the industry as a whole.
Uxari has been an early proponent of the smart video doorbell ever since it first came to market. We know the value of video doorbells for protecting homes and their owners. Now it turns out that the technology could have a broader use in relation to law enforcement. Rumors are circulating that suggest the video doorbell might change the way local police respond to residential burglar alarms.
The holiday season is over, the kids are back in school, and you have returned to work. Now you are settling into a routine that will keep you going until the flowers begin to bloom and spring make an appearance. Hopefully, you will not spend the next several months merely enduring the winter. Instead, you will get out and enjoy everything the last stretch the winter season has to offer.