How Smart is Your House?

Do you remember the 1999 Disney Channel original movie Smart House? A teen computer whiz programs his house to respond to his every command.

Home automation

Guess what? In less than two decades, we’ve made home automation possible in ways Disney only dreamed of back in 1999. (But we promise your house won’t become a sentient being and turn against you.)

Here are 8 real-life home automation tools we use at Custom Alarm: Continue reading “How Smart is Your House?”

6 Ways to Childproof Your Home

New baby in the house? Toddler starting to get into cupboards she shouldn’t? These simple security devices will help keep your little ones safe.

1. Outlet Protectors

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, nearly 7 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each day for electrical shock or burn injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. Let’s keep those little fingers safe! Invest in simple outlet protectors to protect your child. Continue reading “6 Ways to Childproof Your Home”

5 Summer Staycation Destinations

Who doesn’t enjoy family vacations? Vacationing doesn’t always have to be time consuming.  No need to take extra time off of work or even leave the comfort of your own home. Here are a few ideas to save you money and time but still enjoy quality family time!

  1.  Camping

Find a local campground and pitch a tent for the weekend. Most campgrounds include outdoor activities providing ample entertainment for the duration of your stay including beaches, fishing docks, hiking trails, nature programs, etc… If you aren’t that adventurous or have limited time available, pitching a tent in the backyard or living room will suffice! Microwave s’mores still taste delicious! Continue reading “5 Summer Staycation Destinations”

How to Plan the Perfect National Night Out Celebration

What is National Night Out?

This year marks the 33rd annual National Night Out sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and local law enforcement.
National Night Out is a crime prevention event. Over 38.3 million people in more than 16,728 communities including Rochester, Olmsted County and SE Minnesota are expected to join forces on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 to promote police-community partnerships, crime and drug prevention awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.

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