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Elliot Lake Ontario

Vivint’s award-winning home security monitoring keeps the people you care about most safe. When smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, and intruders threaten your home every second counts. Vivint’s one-touch emergency notification puts you in direct contact with monitoring teams and first responders in seconds.

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Home Security From Your Phone

 

The majority of home break-ins occur when nobody's home. The Vivint Smart Home app keeps you connected to your home security when you're away. Get alerts whenever a smart door locks, an alarm sounds, or an intruder is detected. Access your security cameras and keep a real-time eye on your home from anywhere. We service the greater Elliot Lake Ontario area.

 

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Home Alarm Systems

 

Always know if your home is secure. Door, motion, and window sensors alert Vivint Sky when triggered and notify you. Forced entries are picked up by wireless sensors that send instant alerts. Monitoring teams work 24/7 and are always ready to respond to an emergency even when you can’t.

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Did You Know

Most residential crimes result from victims leaving their home or vehicle unsecured. People who have never been a victim of crime take for granted the necessity of securing their home and property. Thieves are aware of this and actively search for easy unsecured access points. They often access homes and garages through doors and windows that have been left unlocked. The effort is minimal, and it makes their presence more difficult to detect. Once inside, the average thief takes only three to five minutes before getting what they want and leaving. We service the greater Elliot Lake Ontario area.

Home Security Tips:

Install motion detectors on your driveway and link them to your cell phone. This way whenever someone comes on your property, you get a text message letting you know that someone is there. These work great with video monitoring as well. Then you can see who is at your home when you are not there.

Wireless Security Cameras

Keep track of guests, children, elders, and pets when you're away with Vivint Ping Cameras. The security cameras feature one-way video, two-way talk, and one-touch callout to give you total control and peace of mind wherever you are. Other home security cameras only let you observe; Ping gives you a direct video-chat hotline between you and your home.

Get 24/7 security outside your home with Vivint Outdoor Cameras. The cameras combine high resolution, smart motion detection, and night vision. Smart clip capabilities record whatever is happening outside your home for evidence, while the live video allows you to keep an eye on your property from your phone when you’re away.

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Did You Know

60% of burglars said the presence of security cameras is a significant deterrent. Neighborhoods with large amounts of security cameras have fewer reported residential break-ins than neighborhoods with little or no cameras. There is no need to lay cable when installing wireless security cameras, making them easy to install. The ease of installation, burglar deterrent factor, and ability to remotely monitor have made demand for wireless security cameras higher than ever before.

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A survey taken by police officials reveals that 85 percent of them believe a home is more protected when equipped with a security system. Also, 60 percent of attempted burglaries are unsuccessful when the targeted home has a security system. For this reason, home insurance companies give a discount if the home has a security system.

Home Automation

 

The Vivint Sky Control Panel gives you communication and control in one place. The panel is a hub that moderates communications between you and all of your home automation products. The intuitive touch-screen dashboard allows you to manage everything from one place. A two-way talk feature links directly to the Vivint Smart Home security monitoring teams.

With the addition of the Vivint Smart Home app, your home automation becomes mobile. The easy to navigate screen makes it a breeze to adjust lighting, climate controls, door locks, monitor security cameras, arm your security systems, and interact with visitors at your door. Take total control of your home from anywhere.

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Did you know,

In the late '90s, smart homes, also known as home automation, began to increase in popularity. As a result, a new market for home automation technology emerged. With growing demand and more buying options, smart homes started to become a more affordable option.

The smart homes of today are designed for comfort, security, and living with more energy efficiency. Today’s smart homes are the most sustainable and safe home in human history. What’s changed most is the degree of connectivity and interactivity today’s smart homes offer homeowners. Remote mobile control, automated lights, automated thermostat adjustment, scheduling appliances, emergency support, and remote video surveillance have transformed the home automation experience.

Home Security Tips:

If you are planning to be away, and you have someone picking up your mail, ask them to also double-check your door for fliers. Thieves sometimes place fliers on front doors and then wait to see if anyone removes them. If the flier is not removed, they will know you are not home.

Fire Alarm Systems

 

An undetected fire can destroy a modern home in minutes. Vivint Smart Home includes advanced smoke detectors equipped with photoelectric sensors to sound the alarm when increased heat or smoke are detected. With Vivint Smart Home smoke detection, you know about fire danger before you smell the smoke.

Candles, kerosene heaters, and outdoor stoves are all big contributors to house fires. Because the Vivint SkyControl Panel has backup batteries installed your fire alarm keeps working even if there’s a power outage in your area. If a fire starts when you’re away from home, you’ll be notified through your mobile device at the same time the Vivint monitoring team gets the alert.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

 

Electro-chemical sensors alert you when toxic gasses reach hazardous levels in your home. Vivint provides you with smart tech carbon monoxide detectors to strategically place around danger zones within your home. Rest assured knowing a malfunctioning furnace will never turn into a life-threatening situation. Unlike other stand-alone detectors, all Vivint sensors connect to the Vivint Smart Home Cloud to give you full access monitoring and 24/7 support.

Smart Homes are Now for Everyone

Not that long ago, the thought of controlling your home with your phone was unthinkable. But with the rapid innovation of wireless technology, the smart home is here and adding a level of convenience and security to homeownership that has never been experienced. Whether you're at home, work, or across the globe on vacation, you can always know the status of your home. In the early days of smart home innovations, only people who could afford the new technology were benefiting from smart homes. Now, smart home tech is available at affordable prices for all homeowners.

Increased Safety

Not only are smart homes making homeowner’s lives much more comfortable, they’re dramatically increasing safety. A smart home starts taking action in an emergency situation before the homeowner even realizes there is an emergency. For example, in the event of a fire, the homeowner will be woken with a fire alarm, and at the same time, the doors will unlock, and the fire department will be notified.

Energy Efficient Homes

Smart homes are also more energy-efficient. Systems like Z-Wave and ZigBee can put themselves into “sleep” mode when not in use, and “wake up” when needed. Monthly electric bills are reduced when lights are automatically turned off when people leave a room, and room temperatures can be automatically adjusted based on who is in the room and pre-set times. You can track how much energy your home is using and program it to use less.

Helping the Elderly and Disabled

A smart home can be a tremendous help for an elderly or disabled person who lives alone. A smart home can notify the homeowner when it’s time to take medicine, alert the hospital if the resident falls, and even track how much they are eating. If the resident is forgetful, a smart home can perform tasks like shutting off water before a tub overflows or turning off the oven. Loved ones who can’t keep an eye on their loved one when they’re not able to be close by.

Make Your Smart Home Secure

 

Some homeowners are concerned about how secure a smart home really is. They wonder if the system can be vulnerable because it's based on technology and traditional things like steel deadbolts and window bars. This is a valid concern, and there are things you should do to maximize your smart home's security.

 

Consider your Wi-Fi router the “front-door” of your home's security. Like any front door, it should be solid and equipped with strong locks. Your Wi-Fi router connects all your devices and makes them work together. Getting the best Wi-Fi router you can find, then securing it is critical to making your smart home secure.

 

  • Give Your Router a Name – Make sure to change the name that is unique and doesn’t give away personal information. Don’t leave the name as is, because it identifies the make or model.

 

  • Use a Strong Encryption Method – In your router settings is a good idea to use WPA2 for security when you set it up. This will help keep your network and communications secure.

 

  • Set up A Guest Network – Keep your Wi-Fi account private, and set something up for visitors, friends, and relatives.

 

  • Change Default Usernames and Passwords – Cybercriminals may already know the default passwords that come with man IoT products. It makes it easy for them to access your devices and possibly information on them. Make sure to always change the manufacturer’s username and password.

 

  • Use a Strong and Unique Password – Don't use common words or passwords that are easy to guess, such as “password” or “123456.” Use unique passwords made up of letters, numbers, and symbols.

 

  • Check Your Device Settings – Many IoT devices come with default privacy and security settings. Consider changing them, because some default settings could benefit the manufacturer more than you.

 

  • Disable Features You Don’t Need – IoT devices come loaded with a variety of services like remote access that may be enabled by default. If you’re not using it, make sure to disable it.

 

Keep Your Software Up to Date – Don’t put off installing software updates on your devices. Often, it’s a patch for a discovered security flaw.

Home Security Tips:

Because so many people are numb to the sound of alarms, it is important that you have your home security system linked to the local police station. This is helpful in case you are home and can not call 911 yourself, or you are away from home during a break in.

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