Why Some Smart Smoke Detectors Are Safer Than Others

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

As a new generation of connected fire and smoke detectors hits the market, it’s important to know that not every detector billed as “smart” delivers the maximum safety for your home and family. A detector that is part of a fully integrated Smart Home is always safer, smarter and more efficient  than a standalone fire/smoke detector, particularly when it comes to taking action in an emergency....

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How Switching to a VoIP Phone Line Affects Your Security System

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Here’s a question we get often, “Will switching to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone service affect my security system monitoring service with Asheville Security Systems?”   Short answer: YES!!! If we monitor your home through your landline, then yes! Since you no longer will have a working landline with VoIP, we can’t monitor your home to send help if the system’s alarm goes off.   It’s the equivalent of not updating your contact...

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Forgetting This 1 Thing Could Cause Your Security System to Be Worthless

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

If you’re like many Western North Carolina area homeowners, you’ve installed a monitored home security system to help you protect yourself, your family and your belongings.   After all, a burglary occurs every 14.5 seconds in the U.S. and a home fire is reported every 85 seconds.   But what if, for all the time, money and effort you’ve put into installing and maintaining your security system, it didn’t work when you needed it most? For many...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Home Security Cameras

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The Truth About Security Camera Options We get a lot of calls from people want to install home video camera systems. And for good reason – when used right, video cameras can help deter burglaries and prevent theft. But there’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding video cameras and their role in home security. And, many times, this leads to unrealistic expectations. So we want to set the record straight. If you’re looking for...

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How To Secure Your Windows Against Break-Ins

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

There are two commonly used ways to break into your home – doors and windows. In this article I’ll show you the best way to secure your windows from intruders without detracting from their appearance at all. Detect The Threat: Turn Your Window Screen Into a Security Alarm Sensor The way security alarm companies typically attempt to secure your windows is by putting a regular open/close magnetic contact on each window to detect when an intruder...

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