Is your New Year’s resolution already a bust, or are you totally rocking it? Either way, we propose inducing room for one more. It won’t cost you a penny; it’s totally doable; and it will make your life easier! Resolve to get more its utilization and more value from your smart home security system.
Ready to get started? Here are 10 suggestions to get you well on your route to “Security Guru” status. These tactics aren’t complicated, but they can make a big impact on your life. Some will be specific to smart home machines you are eligible or may not already have, but we promise, there’s something for everybody!
Whether you use MyGuardianHome.comor MyGuardianControl.com to control your smart home security, don’t forget to log in and pick your puts. Most of the day-to-day control of your system will be done from your Guardian app or at the panel itself. But initially, you’ll need to log in to get everything set up simply the style you like it.
2. Download the Guardian app.
Get our all-in-one mobile app to stay connected wherever you go!
This site is different from MyGuardianHome.comor MyGuardianControl.com, where you go to control your system. The Customer Care site is where you manage your Guardian account. Whether you need to pay your bill, sign up for autopay, test your security system, or petition a new yard sign, you can do it all from this one site.
You’ll also find videos, FAQs, manuals, and how-to educations to help you become a super-user.
4. Create a basic notification.
Is it only too much to get an alert every time the front entrance is opened? No problem. You’re in control!
5. Set an automation rule.
Automation rules are interesting thing that add major convenience to their own lives. They are like guidelines that tell your smart home and your security system what to do based on things like location, period, and events.
A few examples of rules 😛 TAGEND
Setting up rules is easy 😛 TAGEND
Log in to MyGuardianhome.com and go to Automation.Click on Rules, and then Add a Rule.Name your Rule.Choose what should trigger the automation.Select the machine you’d like to automate.Set the timeframe.Save Rule.
6. Set up arming reminders.
If you often forget to arm your system before leaving the house — or just find yourself emphasizing about whether or not you did — this one is for you. Based on your schedule or location, Arming Reminders let you know if you forgot and helps you secure your home remotely with one tap on your mobile machine.
Start setting one up by creating a new notification on MyGuardianHome.com.
The Guardian “Scenes” feature lets you adjust multiple Guardian security and smart home automation devices by touching one button. You can even start a Scene employing your Apple Watch or Siri, or your Amazon Alexa voice assistant! Movie night, you say? Lights, locks, temperature … and action.
8. Share a video clip with someone.
Did you know you can control your Guardian security system with your voice using Siri and Alexa? You can arm/ disarm your system, trigger a Scene, or even control a smart device like a lock or thermostat.
10. Sign up for autopay.
Autopay, or automatic bill payment, is a service provided by Guardian that offers a few key advantages 😛 TAGEND
First, it’s the greener selection. Save the resources and energy required to produce paper billing statements. The ground will thank you.
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12. Create a Geo-Fence.
Geo-fencing is a location-based service that lets you draw a virtual fence around a real space, like your property. It then uses a machine like your smartphone to determine when you are nearby and triggers the actions you have selected. For example, you might create a rule that arms your security system once your smartphone gets a certain distance away from your house.
You can find step-by-step instructions for setting up a Guardian Protection geo-fence here.
13. Refer a friend.
14. Create a unique customer code for someone you trust.
You can also customize user codes to give people different levels of access to your home. User codes for people outside of your immediate family, like bird-dog walkers or nannies, can have specific restrictions. For example, you might give a contractor a temporary code that expires when a occupation is complete, or dedicate a bird-dog walker a code that merely works on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
What would induce your world safer and easier? A thermostat you can adjust from anywhere? A video buzzer that can help monitor your front doorway? An additional motion sensor to keep adolescents out of the liquor cabinet?
There are countless ways to customize and grow with a Guardian Protection smart-alecky security system — it’s one of the many perks! If you started simple with just a security panel and a few cases professionally installed sensors, you have a lot of room to build as your needs change.