Yes, August is the new September.
Depending on where you live in the country, August has usurped September as the real back to school month. Parents prepare for the upcoming school year, and students get ready for the next level in their education.
Particularly in states where the climate is hotter, elementary and high schools have already celebrated their first day of the new school year. College students are packing up and heading off too. For others around the country, there are only a few last days of summer time left to enjoy before fall weather kicks in.
As you adjust to your new routines with a final vacation or last minute personal day, do not forget to keep your home safe and secure with LifeShield Home Security! We make it easy and affordable to fully secure your whole home.
In this month’s newsletter, we offer tips on securing the family room, understanding new home automation features, college safety, plus helpful holiday and back to school ideas. Enjoy!
The Den, the Family Room, the Great Room – whatever you happen to call it, it is the room in your home that brings people together for TV watching, gaming, reading, homework, movie nights, and lounging.
So how can you secure the most active room in your house? Our LifeShield door/window sensors, motion and glass break sensors, indoor camera and fire safety sensors will keep your most-used room in the home fully safe and secure.
Following are some helpful hints on how to use the LifeShield Home Security system in your family room to maximize security and keep an eye on things when you are not there:
If you are looking for a more connected home experience, LifeShield offers new home automation features designed to make life easier by allowing you to control many of the features in your home remotely through your mobile phone. Through the app, you can turn your lights on and off, control your thermostat, and even unlock your doors from wherever you are.
With LifeShield Home Security, home automation allows you to control door and window sensors, arm and disarm your system, check cameras, monitor alerts, and allow people access to your home when you are not there – whether you are a few miles away or across the world. As long as you have our app and an internet connection, you can stay on top of everything happening at home.
Automated Security Systems for Better Home Protection
Automated home security systems are great for monitoring your home from far away. When connected to a security system, you can check up on family members, children home alone, pets, and elderly parents and grandparents. You can also use it to ensure that the babysitter is paying attention and not on his or her phone, the package you ordered is still on your stoop, and that your neighbors are not helping themselves to a dip in your pool.
In addition to the mobile monitoring that we offer, we also have desktop and tablet monitoring that you can look at throughout the day – especially important for those that have pets. Since LifeShield allows you to build your own plan, you will be able to design everything in your system.
The best part? LifeShield is always on. That means even if your power goes out or the lines are cut, LifeShield’s system continues to work thanks to our four layers of backup protection.
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SET IT AND FORGET IT
Home automation is fairly easy to set up, especially if you’ve set up other components before – like phones, smart thermostats, or even baby monitors. “Set It and Forget It” means you can set up your automation to happen on a regular basis – such as disarming when you know your children get home from school or arming every morning once you leave for work. This allows you to “set it and forget it” and know that everything will run like clockwork.
A pre-set system also allows you to control it when you want to – which is great for those who have family members that like to stop by without notice or packages delivered on a regular basis.
College and post-college home security is available.
Many families will be taking children off to a college dorm for the first time, while others will be setting up students in their first off-campus apartment housing or post-college living situation. Consider giving your newly independent child a LifeShield Home Security system to keep them safe, and allow you a better peace of mind.
Because you can take it with you when you move at the end of the academic year, and you can set it up yourself in less than an hour, LifeShield is the perfect home security system for young people living on their own for the first time.
When it is time to move, you can re-setup the LifeShield system in a new residence simply and easily. Add sensors as they progress from a dorm to an apartment or shared home.
Young adults will be glad to know they can control their system from their mobile phone and set up custom codes for each resident in the dorm, apartment, townhouse or single family home. Putting sensors on drawers and doors within the living space can also keep computers, Firesticks, Rokus, and other electronics from being stolen.
Installing a fire safety sensor will alert the fire department if a toaster oven or other device catches fire, when everyone is asleep or not at home.
LifeShield tips for college safety
August back-to-school checklist
End of Summer celebration
Labor Day is September 3rd! This federal holiday honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of our great country.
Labor Day Weekend is also the unofficial mark of the end of summer in the United States during which we celebrate with flags, parades, BBQs, friends and family gatherings, and fireworks.
Whatever you are planning and wherever you will be, stay safe and enjoy yourself!