The Home Automation Craze

The Home Automation Craze

The Home Automation Craze

With the recent CES Show in Las Vegas showcasing a plethora of new hardware and a recent announcement that Google had bought Nest, a maker of user-friendly programmable thermostats and a new smoke detector for $3.2 billion, it’s apparent that the speculation that Home Automation is going to be a rapidly growing market is coming true. However, while an individual gadget here or cool feature ther… read more

Home Security Tips for the Holidays

The Holidays are almost upon us and, as the song goes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Many of you will be traveling to spend time with family and friends, leaving your home a potential target for break-ins and robbery. While we all wish this type of “bah humbug” crime didn’t exist because of the heartbreak it causes, there are some simple tips to minimize your potential for… read more

How Burglars Use Social Media

Social Media has changed the way we all communicate. Unfortunately, it has also changed the way crime and burglars operate. Now, we check in at the airport on Foursquare, post vacation photos in Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook and tweet that we’re enjoying our time at the beach. Some can go so far as to have addresses showing on various platforms. This information overload has made it muc… read more

New Energy Saving features for Home and Business

New Energy Saving features for Home and Business

One of the advantages to our home and business security systems is automation features which help provide energy savings by managing your thermostat as well as other electric appliances and lighting. A brand new no-cost feature to these systems powered by Alarm.com with emPower®, are the Savings Estimator and Time to Temp Estimator. The Savings Estimator creates an energy efficiency model of t… read more

The Value of Security

The Value of Security

Security Systems and Understanding Value Purchasing a security system can be difficult decision because of the array of options, understanding what you’re actually purchasing (if you even are), what the true cost of ownership is and the value that comes with a comprehensive, integrated solution to protect your home or business. At Hyperion, we get asked a lot of questions that we encourage you to… read more

Energy Management and your Security System

Energy Management One of the key features available on your home or business security system from Hyperion and powered by Alarm.com is Energy Management.  By utilizing technologies, such as emPower, which help you set up schedules for heating and cooling, lighting and even small appliances based on schedules and/or activity patterns, as well as accessing these devices and controlling them from… read more

Hail-Damaged Roofs in Omaha, the BBB and You

Hail-Damaged Roofs in Omaha, the BBB and You

If you’re in Omaha, you’ve seen a lot of stories this spring on the news regarding the deluge of pop-up and out-of-state roofing contractors who have come into the area, going door-to-door, competing to redo your roof after the spring hailstorms. News stories have come out regarding some businesses falsely positioning themselves to appear as being approved by non-existent government agencies,… read more

National Safety Month

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month and while the kids are out of school, vacation is starting, everyone looking to enjoy the sunshine, here are a few summer home safety tips. Put a lid on it – bicycling is one of the biggest summer activities and regardless of distance, wear a helmet. Skateboarding, too! Keep safe in low speed crashes and impacts. When getting bikes out of the garage, make sure you… read more

Riding the Z-Wave

Riding the Z-Wave

No, the Z-Wave isn’t some mysterious surfing legend…but it allows you to surf through your home wirelessly, providing the technology that many home automation and security systems to be convenient, reliable and connected. Z-Wave allows you to remotely control applications such as lighting, home access control, entertainment systems, security systems and household appliances. Z-Wave Devices… read more

Summer Home Security Tips

Summer Home Security Tips

The Official Start of Summer is only a few weeks away, but the outdoor activities and vacation season have already started. When this happens, people are going in and out of the house more frequently, kids are getting their bikes out of the garage, lawn mowers are retrieved from the shed. When thinking about the safety of your home, family and security of your belongings, there are some sim… read more

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