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GET AFTER SCHOOL PEACE OF MIND WITH SMARTHOME TECHNOLOGY


Smart home security is a back-to-school essential for many working families with older children. 

With an array of after-school safeguards for your kids, it delivers peace of mind throughout the school year and for years to come. Your kids can even grow into it as they become more independent.

Fewer keys means fewer worries 


As soon as your kids are old enough to arrive home on their own, Alarm.com starts making things easier with keyless smart locks and user codes for easy access. 

Unlike keys, user codes can't be dropped, lost on the bus, or left in the door. If forgotten, its owner can ring the doorbell camera and you can unlock the door from work. Like a set of keys, however, your child's first user code can still confer a sense of responsibility that they'll love. 

Find out more: Four Ways to Use a Smart Lock 

Technology makes check-ins less challenging 


With every school year, your kids grow a little more independent. Meanwhile, you worry just as much as you ever did, and you need to know they're okay after school. 

Your Alarm.com app is here to help, offering peace of mind via quick, visual check-ins. You can see a quick snapshot from any Image Sensor, view a live feed from your indoor or outdoor cameras, and even get front-door video clips of your kids arriving home. 

If you prefer a hands-off approach, Alarm.com also offers a range of custom alerts for specific activity and events, such as the kids not arriving home on time, or even the video game cabinet being open for too long. 

Find out more: Four Essential Alarm.com Back-to-School Alerts 

Smart reminders ensure that your house stays secure 


As kids get older, they have more going on, which means they forget things. Unfortunately, this often includes securing the house when they're last to leave. 

Alarm.com can help with actionable smartphone reminders. Once your teens have their own Alarm.com app, your house can remind them directly if a door isn't locked, or the garage is open, or the security system isn't armed when it should be. They'll be able to fix things quickly with a remote command. 

Read more: Alarm.com Versus Unlawful Entry 

As kids grow, Alarm.com keeps up
 

Alarm.com keeps up with your family as you grow. When it's time to add a new device like a doorbell camera or smart lock, Reed Security is on hand to help. We also deliver new features and updates digitally through the cloud, keeping your Alarm.com-powered home at the cutting edge of smart home technology

To add smart home security to your parenting toolkit this year, Click here to contact Reed Security or a Reed Security Authorized Dealer. 

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Source: Alarm.com





DOOR TO DOOR ALARM GUY REVEALS HIS TRICKS



Hi, I'm Alex. I'm your friendly neighborhood (well not really) summer student that works for a door to door home security company. During the school year I work pretty hard studying Business and from May to September I work hard knocking on a lot of doors - and by a lot I mean I've been to thousands of homes with my crew. I work with a crew of 20 or more reps, so it's a lot of fun!

The door to door home security company that I work for provided me with training. I'm proud to say that I have one whole week of product training. We spent most of the time on high pressure sales training and how to overcome objections. I'm pretty confident that no matter how many times you say "no thanks" or demand that I leave - I've always got a comeback. Take a look at some of my door to door sales training classes:

HOW TO NAME DROP AND MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THE NEIGHBORS REFERRED YOU (WHEN THEY DIDN'T)

HOW TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE OUR "FREE" SECURITY SYSTEM IS WORTH $2,000

HOW TO GET PEOPLE TO SIGN 5 YEAR CONTRACTS AT $50 TO $80 A MONTH

HOW TO CREATE URGENCY BY HAVING NO LOCAL OFFICE "WE'RE ONLY HERE TODAY"

HOW TO OVERCOME BUYERS REMORSE WITH A QUICK, SAME DAY INSTALLATION

HOW TO TRICK THE MOST VULNERABLE - SENIOR CITIZENS

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY "NO"

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY "NO" REPEATEDLY AND ASK YOU TO LEAVE

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SWEAR AT YOU AND THREATEN TO CALL THE POLICE

WHEN GOING BACK 3 TIMES ISN'T ENOUGH

HOW TO USE DECEPTION - WHITE LIES ARE JUST BENDING THE RULES



Pretty awesome stuff right? I'm going to make a ton of dough this summer! I don't get a base salary, but I do make $400 to $500 every time I get you to sign up. So, I have a lot of motivation to keep bugging and pressuring you. We don't have a local office and the door to door home security company rents us a house or pays for our hotels, so I don't have a lot of living expenses. Sweet!

Sometimes I pretend that I work for your current security company and I offer you a free upgrade. "I'm Alex with (Your Existing Security Company". People can be so gullible when they think they're getting something for free. I'm actually going to trick you into signing up with my door to door alarm company and you will be left paying two bills. Doesn't matter to me though - I'm only working with my door to door security company for the summer and you will never see me again.

My all time favorite approach is to make it sound like you are doing me a favor. "I'm Alex with (Door to Door Alarm Company). We're in town for a few days and we're doing a blitz and I would like your help. If you're willing to put a warning sign in a visible location it will create more awareness and help us generate more business. In exchange I can give you a free state-of-the-art security system worth $2000. All you have to do is take care of the small monthly fee of $49.95 a month." People love to help and they love free. I can't believe how many people get sucked in.

Sometimes I offer a two week free trial. This is legit, but most people don't know there is a CONSUMER PROTECTION law that allows any consumer signing a contract the right to cancel within 10 or 14 days. It's called a Buyers Right to Cancel and it's on every one of our contracts. The darn government forces us to do this! 

I often tell people it's a month to month subscription, but in reality it's a 4 or 5 year contract. You're on the hook for nearly $3000 every time you sign up. However, most people trust me instead of reading through the contract. And for the people that question the 5 year term? Easy, I just tell them they can cancel anytime (even though they can't). The collections team at my head office will deal with it. Who's going to cancel if they're about to be sent to a collection agency? I won't be here anyways so not my problem.


HOW TO MAKE ME GO AWAY  
 

About the only thing that works is to put up your hand and firmly say "NO". I'm going to try to prevent you from closing the door, but if you just keep saying "NO" eventually I will take you off my hit list. Sometimes you have to threaten to call the POLICE. How ironic is that - calling the POLICE on a home security company.

It's also frustrating to me when people share their stories on FaceBook and other social media sites. I spent a lot of time figuring out ways to deceive people and I don't like it when I'm exposed or people advertise what area I'm working in. One lady took out her phone and started recording me - no thanks.  

#meetalex #JustSayNo #alarmscam #doortodoorsales


*Alex isn't a real person. If you know an Alex please be kind to him.


For more information do yourself a favor and do a Google Search of "door to door alarm scam" and always get 3 quotes. Please share.

ONE SINGLE APP KEEPS YOU CONNECTED AND IN CONTROL


Our top-rated Alarm.com apps make it easy to manage your smart home or monitor your business with everything connected into a single, intuitive interface. Trusted by millions, the Alarm.com app integrates your security system, connected devices and more into a reliable, easy and smart experience.

Control your whole home from a single screen. Whether you’re at work, on vacation or just relaxing in front of the TV, Alarm.com’s mobile app puts your home’s security, access and comfort at your fingertips. Secure your home, dim the lights, view alerts, watch live video and even answer the door with just a few clicks on your mobile device or tablet.



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"I DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE STORE. I CAN JUST KNOW" -RACHEL MULCAHY, IVY WILD

When you start your own business, there's plenty to keep you awake at night. 

Did we choose the best location? How can we reach more customers? How are things looking at the business right now—as in: right now, at 10:30 PM? 

When she opened beauty and skincare boutique Ivy Wild, Washington D.C. business owner Rachel Mulcahy worried about all of the above. After having a full suite of Alarm.com for Business security technology installed, however, Rachel found it easy to put security concerns to bed. 

"With Alarm.com, it takes maybe five seconds to check in," Rachel says.  "I don't have to wonder what's happening at the store. I can just know." 

Here's how Alarm.com helps Rachel protect and run her business.
 


Smart alerts and video feeds keep Rachel in the know
 

With smart security cameras inside and outside Ivy Wild, Rachel can have a 360° view of what's happening anytime—no matter where she is. Her Alarm.com for Business app lets her quickly view a live feed from any camera, or find a recorded video clip of something that happened earlier. 

"I feel like I can be at the store even when I'm not at the store," she says. "I can tap my app's video button and see the store indoors and out." 

Alarm.com also offers Rachel an array of notification options for keeping up with important activity. 

"I get a notification when the store is closed up and secure." she says. "I can get an alert if the store doesn't open on time. Alarm.com lets me know who arrived, and when. And if I get a notification that something is wrong, I can open my app and see exactly what's happening." 

Related: "Being in control means knowing what's happening. That's what Alarm.com gives me."  

Smart safeguards protect Ivy Wild's inventory 


Ivy Wild carries high-quality cosmetics and products that could make an attractive target for thieves. Rachel rests easier knowing that her security system is professionally monitored.  In the event of a break-in, local police will be alerted without Rachel needing to act.  Additionally, Alarm.com offers Ivy Wild a range of automated safeguards to protect different aspects of the store. 

"For example, I'm not always here at the end of the day to lock up," Rachel says. "So, I have an Alarm.com rule that locks our smart lock, automatically, every day at closing time. 

Even Ivy Wild's smart thermostat helps protect things. 

"It would be a problem if the store got too hot," Rachel says. "We don't want our cosmetics getting overheated; it could degrade the quality. Fortunately, I can see and control the temperature from anywhere with my Alarm.com app. If things get too warm, I'll get a temperature alert. It's amazing to have Alarm.com take care of these things.

Managing access for employees is easy—and more secure
 


Ivy Wild has four part-time employees, who all need to access the store at different times. With Alarm.com's smarter access control, that's easy. 

"I can quickly set up access for a new employee," says Rachel. "I go into my Alarm.com dashboard, set them up with a keycard, then specify the times and days on which they have access to the store. If anyone forgets their card—although it hasn't happened yet—I can unlock the door remotely with my app." 

Related: "With keyless access, Alarm.com for Business makes my life easier." 

As Ivy Wild grows, Rachel expects to rely on Alarm.com even more. 

"If we open another location, I'll want the same technology there," she says. "Being able to manage employee access for two stores, side by side, with each store's video feeds and activity alerts too, would be huge." 

"This is a security system but it does so much more," says Rachel. "I consider it an essential business tool—something every owner should have."  

Want Alarm.com for your business?  

Professionally delivered by Reed Security, Alarm.com for Business is the smartest way to upgrade your security, access control, video surveillance and energy management.
 

SOURCE: ALARM.COM

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