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Introducing the Honeywell Smart Home Security System!

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Amazon Alexa™ and Honeywell Have Teamed Up!

This could very well be one of the most in-demand holiday gifts for 2018! You heard it here, alright? 😉

Honeywell and Amazon Alexa™ have teamed up to give you the best of home security and technology; introducing one smart system called the Honeywell Smart Home Security System!

This is great for any homeowner, on the Grand Strand, or elsewhere!

Is The Honeywell Smart Home Security System Right For You?

To find out if the Honeywell Smart Home (Security) System is right for you, watch this video.

We find it super exciting to see an amazing brand we love, use and recommend to our customers here at Strand Security aka Honeywell, move forward with a partnership of this magnitude, with Amazon Alexa™,  and serve their customers even better!

The Honeywell Smart Home Security System is an all-in-one home security system that is expandable to fit your life and home, now and in the future. Easy to set up, use and featuring Amazon Alexa™ built in it sends smart alerts to your mobile device.

How is this different from Honeywell Total Connect?

“Security just got smarter”

The all-in-one system with facial recognition and Amazon Alexa™ built-in sends smart alerts to your mobile device. Easy to set up and use, it grows with your needs thanks to a range of sensors and services.

Making Your Home a Honeywell Smart Home!

Whether your home is large, medium or you live in an apartment; your home can be a Smart Home too!

Honeywell Smart Home Security

The same protection and security features, now linked with Amazon Alexa™ to make your home smart and interactive!

Exciting Honeywell Smart Home Security Features!

The new Honeywell Smart Home Security System starts with the purchase and installation of a camera base station.

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Additional accessories to enhance the system include

  • indoor motion viewer
  • outdoor motion viewer
  • motion sensor
  • access sensor
  • key fob

The best part about this new system?

You can control it all with the Honeywell Home app!

Get it for your Apple Devices here.

Get is for your Android Devices here.

One place, one app.

Everyone in your family has access and full control over your safety and security, in real time.

Strand Security and Honeywell Smart Home Security

We understand that some of our customers will be able to set up and install the Honeywell  Smart Home System on their own.

However, we wanted to make sure that you know that we offer installation of the Honeywell Smart Home System and help with integrating it with your current home alarm system.

Why struggle with the set up if we can do it effortlessly, right?

For those who choose to ask for help with set up and installation, we will make sure you receive a demo and understand how your Honeywell Smart Home works before we leave.

We want to make sure you understand your system and know how to operate it!

Give us a call to purchase a system, or to ask for installation and set up if you already have a system but need help.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

Learn More About Wireless Security

Learn more about wireless security

What is Wireless Security?

Wireless security is exactly what it may sound like to you.

It’s a way to connect your security system in such a way that’s it is… wireless.

In a few simple words, a basic home wireless network means connecting an internet access point, such as a cable from your internet service provider, to a (wireless) router in order to allow multiple devices to connect to the network very quickly.

Now whether you live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina or elsewhere, we are certain you have access to WiFi.

Using a wireless system, you can turn your home into a Smarthome!

Let’s explore why a wireless security system might be the best next step for your home or business.

Is Wireless Security Better Than Wired Security?

This is a loaded question, for sure!

Hardwired alarm systems may have an edge on reliability, while wireless systems provide a more streamlined installation and can be used in places where wired systems can’t.

“Wireless vs. wired security” refers to two different parts of the security system.

The network of sensors, plus the control panel, make up a self-contained system that may be wired or wireless. Then there’s also the way that this security system connects to the outside world; like sending alerts to a remote monitoring center or receiving commands from your cell phone.

If your home does not have a security system pre-installed, wireless systems can solve several problems. You won’t have to worry about drilling holes or other modifications, making wireless an more attractive option for renters, historic homes, or buildings with significant interior brick, stone or marble construction. Renters or homeowners who change residence will also be able to take advantage of the portability of most wireless systems-simply disconnect and reconnect at your new address.

Is A Wireless Security System Right for Me?

Let’s look at when a wireless security system might be what makes the most sense for you, making it the best choice for your home and business.

  • Renters or homeowners who change residence will be able to take advantage of the portability of most wireless systems-simply disconnect and reconnect at your new address.
  • Homes without a wired pre-installed security system; wireless systems can solve several problems including drilling holes and wiring issues.
  • Older homes and those with significant interior brick, stone or marble construction.

When Does a Wired Security System Make More Sense?

There are several situations when it makes more sense to have a wired system.

  • When absolute reliability is a must
  • Purchasing a home which is pre-wired for a security system makes installing a wired system extremely easy and often more economical

Your Local Security Company Can Best Advice You!

May we suggest you talk to your local security company and ask them to come out to speak with you regarding your security system options. Whether you decide on a hardwired system, or you are set on a wireless system, know that Strand Security of Murrells Inlet will stand with your decision and offer the best installation pricing and the best customer service at all times.

When you are ready, give us a call!

Call Chuck at Strand Security with all your Security questions in Myrtle Beach! 843-318-6392

Meet Honeywell Total Connect™ and Fall in Love Forever!

Get Honeywell Total Connect™

What is Honeywell Total Connect™?

Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services lets you stay in the know wherever you go! How neat is that?

Whether you are running an errand in Myrtle Beach, at work along the Grand Strand, or on summer vacation in the upstate of South Carolina or elsewhere, you will have full access to your home and/or business through our app. You will love being able to check in from anywhere, at any time! Once you have Honeywell Total Connect™, you will fall in love forever.

With the tap of a finger, our app lets you control your security system, receive push notifications, text messages and email alerts, control thermostats, lighting and locks, locate vehicles or assets — even view live video and see, hear and speak to visitors at the front door anytime, anywhere on compatible smart devices, including iPhone, Android and iPad.

Honeywell Total Connect™ is packed with features that help you receive a great user experience!

Who Can Use Honeywell Total Connect™?

Honeywell Total Connect™ can be used both for residential as well as commercial use, so homeowners, as well as business owners, get great value from our system!

Kids, teenagers, elderly parents, nannies, neighbors, employees; anyone you trust and who needs access to your home or business can get access while you are away!

What Can Honeywell Total Connect™ Do?

Let us check out what Honeywell Total Connect™ has to offer, shall we?

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To get the full scoop, check out this brochure!

 

How Easy Is Honeywell Total Connect™ To Use?

Oh, it’s super easy!

In fact, our app is so easy to use once it is set up, that kids, teenagers, as well as the elderly, should have no problem using our app. Of course, if you use Strand Security as your service provider, we will make sure that everyone who needs access to your system will have full access.

Are you ready for a Smarthome?

How Can I Get The Honeywell Total Connect™ System and App?

All you need to do is connect with us at Strand Security. We can answer any question you may have.

You can also stop by our offices for a demo to see how a Honeywell Total Connect™ system works and play around with it!

Did you know you can install vehicle tracker in your (commercial) vehicles, too, and monitor with Honeywell Total Connect™? Great for teenage drivers and employees.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

How To Give Your Home a Voice

How to give your home a voice - smart home technology Myrtle Beach

If Only The Walls Could Talk…

Is that what we are referencing when we say “Give your home a voice?”
Not at all!

We don’t want anyone to know your secrets. Security means home security, cyber security as well as home safety. We don’t want anyone to get to you, your assets or your family.

Whether you live in a large metropolitan area or on the Grand Strand in the Myrtle Beach area like we do, we’ve got something else in mind when we talk about ‘giving your home a voice’!

If only the walls could talk - voice activated smart home technology Myrtle Beach

Introducing Hands Free Voice Control!

How convenient would it be to be able to ‘talk’ to your home and for things to ‘magically’ happen?

“Turn on the lights”

“Close the blinds”

“Turn on the TV”

“Lock the garage door”

“Arm the security system”

Better yet, you can create sequences that will do it all – with one simple command.

For example;

‘Wake up’  ➡️ your system might raise the shades, adjust your thermostat and turn off lights! or

‘Bed time’ ➡️ your system might lock your doors, arm your system, adjust your thermostat and turn on outside lights.

How can you get in on this awesomeness?!

Tuxedo Touch™ by Honeywell

The tuxedo touch is

is intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use whether you’re controlling your security and home control functions, viewing and recording video, or using voice commands.

 

Need a bit more convincing?
⬇️ Watch this ⬇️

Isn’t this great?

Strand Security and Honeywell

We at Strand Security use, sell and install Honeywell products on a daily basis. We have been doing so for nearly seven years in the local Myrtle Beach market. We have the experience and the expertise to get the job done.

We also have a lovely showroom in Murrells Inlet where we can show you how the Tuxedo Touch™ as well as any other Honeywell product works. Stop by and come see us – we are always up for a demo.


Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

How To Convert an Old Home Into a Smart Home

How to convert an old home into a smart home

Do You Live In An Older Home?

If you do live in an older home right here on the Grand Strand, you might be missing out on new technology to make your life easier. If you are lucky enough to live in a new home, built in the last 5 years of so, you might already have a smart home.

So what if you do live in that older home; are you out of luck? No! We are talking about converting your old(er) home in to a smart home!

It’s easy. Really, it is. Keep reading.

Truth: Smart homes aren’t just a new fads, they are here to stay – so we say; why not convert your home today?

But, what exactly does that mean; convert your home?

  • Will it cost a lot of money?
  • Will you know how to use this smart home technology?
  • Will your children or aging parents mess up the technology?
  • How long does it take to install?
  • What if you have trouble with the new system once it’s installed?

First, let’s see how smart a smart home really is.

Can Your Old Home Do This?

Here are some of the functions a smart home can take over for you.

  • Arm your alarm system from afar
  • Monitor your alarm system from afar
  • Monitor your security cameras from afar
  • Open and lock doors remotely
  • Open and close blinds
  • Turn lights on and off
  • Adjust your thermostat
  • Shut off gas
  • Shut off water
  • Control your media
  • Connect with Alexa
  • Wake up your home upon your arrival

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not!

Zwave and strand security will make your old home into a smart home

How Can I Convert My Older Home Into A Smart Home?

We at Strand Security would love to give you a demo on how these features work – stop in to demo Z-WAVE devices at Strand Security’s showroom in Murrells Inlet.

• Thermostat

• Lighting

• Locks and more!

See it. Love it. Use it. Get it!

Do you need a smart home? Absolutely not, but as someone who has had one for years, I don’t know what I would do without it. It makes my home safer, my life easier, and frankly, it’s really cool!

 

Are You Ready For Your Home to Be Smart? Come See Us!

Demos!
⬇️ Directions below ⬇️

5 Reasons To Never Install A Security System

5 reasons to never install a security system in Myrtle Beach

Are You Wondering (and Researching) Whether You Need a Security System for Your Home or Business?

Stop. Wonder no more! Research no more!

You’ve found it! The answer to many of your questions and the place to ask more questions. We are right here in the Myrtle Beach area. We are local and we have the answers to your security questions!

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of 5 reasons you might have never thought of! These are 5 reasons you do NOT need a security system! How cool is that?

We know that many (new) home owners struggle with this issue – to install or not to install and we decided to make this easy on you. Just check off any of the reasons and if even just one applies, don’t get an alarm system for you home or business.


1) You Don’t Care About Your Stuff

Everything you own can be replaced, including your antiques and heirlooms. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve worked for it, or how much money you spent on it, or who gave it to you – you are perfectly willing to part with any and all items in your home. Whether you lose them because of a home invasion, a burglary or a fire, you are good!

2) You Love Working With Your Home Owners Insurance On Claims

You don’t mind dealing with your home owners insurance to try to replace stolen valuables and broken windows, locks and doors. You don’t mind having to pay your deductible out-of-pocket and you honestly don’t mind spending hours arguing with your insurance over claims.

3) You Carry A Weapon On You Everywhere, Including in Your Home

You have a concealed weapon’s permit and you carry your weapon on you at all times, wherever you go, even in your home. You carry it on you and even when you sleep it’s on your person. You have it loaded – ready to use even in the dark of night. You don’t need a security alarm to sound if an intruder where to enter your home. You sleep on one ear for the very reason!

4) You Trust Everyone Who Works for You

You trust every single employee you hire right from day one; you trust them with merchandise, your customers and your money. Without training your staff, you just know they will do right by you and your company. You also know they would never (unintentionally) leave a door or window unlocked when they lock up for the night because you know they care as much about your business as you do!

5) You Never Ever Go on Vacation or a Weekend Trip

You are home every night of every week of every year and you just never leave your home unattended at night. Why would you ever leave? You work from home so your home is never unattended. How cool is that? Grocery trips and shopping trips to the mall are short and sweet because you know, your home needs you!


5 reason to never install an alarm system

All craziness set aside…

You need a security system if you value your home, your business and your family!

Security systems do more than ‘alert you’ when your system is breached!

Monitored Security Systems

✓ Call for emergency services when you are incapacitated

✓ Call for emergency services in case of a fire
✓ Call for emergency services in case of carbon monoxide poisoning

✓ Alert the home owner when not home

✓ Alert the business owner when not at work

✓ Allow you to monitor your property via your smartphone

✓ Can turn your home into a Smart Home


  • Do you have questions?
  • Are you ready to get started?

Give Chuck a call today!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

Smart Home. Safe Home. Secure Home.

Smarthome. Safe Home. Secure Home

How Smart Is Your Home?

What do you think; are you smarter than your home?

Guess what?
You do not have to be!

Technology is so advanced and has come so far that your home can do many things you might forget, don’t want tot take care of or just don’t even know how to do!

Imagine that…

We offer several products that can make your home smart!

Z-Wave

Z-wave is the wave of the future.

With over 1700 certified Z-Wave products on the market, it’s no surprise the leading US security companies look to Z-Wave to help families stay connected to their homes and to one another. Z-Wave provides a new level of connected security and peace of mind knowing your investment and your loved ones are safe. If you already have a smart device in your home, it may already have Z-Wave inside. Other smart devices can be added to a Z-Wave network by using a smart hub with Z-Wave inside. If you have questions, just ask us at Strand Security as we are here to help you build the smart home of your dreams.

Universal Remotes

If you are forgetful, or easily aggravated with the total number of remote controls in your home, may we suggest you are ready for a universal remote?

A universal remote is a remote control that can be programmed to operate various brands of one or more types of consumer electronics devices.

Check it out! You can ditch the remotes for your

  • TVs
  • DVR
  • Cable Box
  • Stereo System
  • Blueray Player
  • Fans
  • Lights

and get ONE REMOTE that does it all!

Best deal? We will PROGRAM your UNIVERSAL REMOTE for you!

Yes. We will.

Hassle free!

SONOS

What is SONOS?

Sonos is a speaker system that streams your music to any room, or all of the rooms in your house. Small or big, Sonos has a speaker that will compliment each room. The speakers are wireless and deliver a smooth and crystal clear HiFi sound that will help produce magic. This speaker system can stream music from your personal music library or from your favorite music services. Sonos have a versatile design and can easily fit anywhere in your house that you want music. Control the music with the Sonos app on your tablet, PC or smartphone.

Check out these three articles on the Strand Security Blog about SONOS!

Home Surround Sound(s) Better With Sonos Speakers

Apple Music on Sonos Speakers

6 Awesome Sonos Tips for Sports Fans Everywhere

How Smart, Safe and Secure is your home? Let's make it better, Myrtle Beach!

How Safe is Your Home?

Do you know if your home is safe for your family and pets?

Let’s look at the ways we at Strand Security can help you have the safest home for your loved one.

Fire Safety

If your fire alarms are NOT wired into your home security system, you run the risk of being caught unaware when your batteries die and thus being caught without a fire alarm. With a wired alarm attached to your security system, you have the peace of mind to know that authorities will be called in case of a fire, even if you aren’t home, or if you are caught in the fire yourself.

Read “Keeping your family safe from fires – Fire Safety 101” to learn more.

Fire Place Safety

Fire places can provide heat and comfort in those long winter months. They are also a potential hazard if not cared for properly.

The byproduct of enjoying a crackling flame is creosote buildup (the major cause of chimney fires) and soot, which can restrict air flow and damage the fireplace chimney. Even a gas fireplace chimney can become blocked by a bird’s nest or other debris. Prevent problems with an annual chimney inspection.

Read about Chimney Inspections here.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Last but not least, carbon monoxide is a truly silent killer. You home isn’t really safe without a carbon monoxide detector/alarm, again hardwired into your security system!

Do you want to know why that’s important? Do you want to know how to prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Read THIS.

You can't buy happiness but you can buy a security system and that's kind of the same thing.

How Secure is Your Home?

Last but not least…

Answer this question for us: How Secure is your home?

Can someone break in?

Can someone steal something?

Can someone easily burglarize your home?

If you aren’t sure, come talk to us at Strand Security!

We can evaluate and give you a few ideas, tips and security system recommendations to secure all that you love!

Even if you live in a so-called safe neighborhood, crime happens and we want to make sure you are “Smart, Safe and Secure” in your home!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

How To Program Your Universal Remote The Easy Way!

How to Program your universal remote the easy way, Myrtle Beach!

Do You Have An Array of Remotes In Your Home?

Do you have multiple remotes for your Myrtle Beach home, including remotes for your

  • TVs
  • DVR
  • Cable Box
  • Stereo System
  • Blueray Player
  • Fans
  • Lights

If you are anything like our family (kids, pets, technology, Smart-home) you might REALLY be frustrated with all of these remotes. Instead of loving your Smart-home, dealing with a large number of remotes might leave you frustrated and feeling oh, maybe not so smart after all!

Owning multiple remotes and using them is tricky for even a smart person to figure out. Add in some small kids, an elderly (visiting) parent, an occasional babysitter, a house sitter and you’ve got a recipe for remote frustration and confusion for everyone in your home.

We know because at our house we used to have issues!

How To Program a universal remote | Myrtle Beach Security

Multiple Remote Issues

This is what happened to our many remotes that we used to own…

  • Remotes got lost in the house.
  • Remotes for different technology got mixed up.
  • Remotes took a lot of batteries. (and those are expensive!)
  • Remotes ran out of batteries at the most inopportune time.
  • Remotes broke (or let’s be honest; kids broke them).
  • Remotes got left on the floor for the dog to chew.

Or this…

So that’s what happens to the remote.


What if we told you we can solve ALL of these headaches for you with one purchase, because we did it for ourselves?

Oh, you want to know what we did?

We bought and programmed one Universal Remote to solve it all!

A Universal Remote Will Solve Your Multiple Remote Problems!

We at Strand Security know that having one universal remote saves time and frustration.

And we don’t know about you, but for us this ‘formula’ holds true, always: time = money

Now there is one issue that comes up each and every time we mention using a universal remote.

People say “Well that’s great for you that you are using one of those universal remotes but my (husband, friend, father, wife) doesn’t know how to set one up and I tried and couldn’t do it either!”

Here’s the scoop, we don’t just sell universal remotes;

Strand Security Will Program Your Universal Remote For You!

You read that right!

We not only sell

  • Harmony (our most popular one)
  • Savant
  • URC (universal Remote Control)

brand universal remotes, we also come and program them for you!

We don’t know about you, but that’s would be huge relief for us if we didn’t know how to do it: to have a professional, trained technician from Strand Security come and program this remote for us.

Harmony Remote Available from Strand Security in Myrtle Beach

Yes, we give demos.

Yes, you can try to do this yourself.

But WHY would you want to if we can do it

  • faster
  • better
  • right the first time

So.

Do you want a universal remote for your home?

Contact Chuck at 843-318-6392 today – or stop by our showroom in Murrells Inlet for a demo and to find out more!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

6 Awesome Sonos Tips for Sports Fans Everywhere!

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Sonos speakers are so versatile!

We love having these Sonos speakers in our office and our home. We always have great quality sounds whenever and wherever we want it. These speakers are also great if you have an outdoor kitchen or a pool, a restaurant or entertainment venue. They are easy to set up, easy to use and come with a great app. Of course, being able to stream Apple  Music doesn’t hurt one bit!

Go ahead and have a dance party!

But there’s more to Sonos speakers than just music…!

Sports Fans Unite

Now Sonos gives you six more reasons to celebrate with these six awesome Sonos tips for sports fans everywhere!

Get a Running Start

Sonos tips for sports fans

Never be late to a game again! Set a game time alarm to fire up your Sonos right when the game starts! Even when you get busy, Sonos will have your covered…!

Make a Trade

Sonos tips for sports fans

If you haven’t done so yet, download the Sonos app! There are many advantages to having the app, here is just great tip for sports fans everywhere. With the Sonos app, use tune-in radio to do something super cool; you can replace (or trade in) those announcers you despise with your favorite local sportscast! How great is that? No more listening to annoying announcers you can’t stand.

Catch Every Call

6 awesome Sonos tips for sports fans everywhere

Sound is important to a good game! But when there’s a crowd watching the game, background noise can be, well, irritating! If you have the Sonos Playbar, turn on ‘speech enhancement’! This will boost the sound of the broadcasters’ voices and make it a much more enjoyable game for everyone!

Follow Your Team

Sonos tips for sports fans

How frustrated do you get when you can’t watch or listen to your favorite team play live? Say no more; we used to feel your pain. No more frustration with the MLB Gameday app when you listen live on Sonos! You can pick your team and follow every game; including all regular and post-season contests. We mean every single game, whether they play at home or away. And those annoying blackout dates…? We don’t have those!

Mets or Yankees?

Sonos tips for sports fans

Can we add to Mets or Yankees maybe Red Sox or Orioles? If you and your family can’t support the same team, no worries. Sonos will make sure neither of you has to suffer and watch the ‘wrong’ game. You can stream one game in one room and a completely different game in another with Sonos. Meet in neutral territory for snacks! May we suggest the kitchen, unless you’ve got a third uncle who has claimed that room!

Cover All Your Bases
Sonos tips for sports fans

If you are busy in your home (maybe you are chasing a toddler from room to room) here’s on last handy tip! Group all of your Sonos speakers together to play the same game on all of your speakers simultaneously. You will be guaranteed not to miss a single action-packed play ever again unless you leave your home! You can move from your living room to your kitchen to your bedroom to the kids playroom; wherever there’s a speaker is set up, you’ll be able to follow the game!


No die-hard sports fan should miss a game…

These Sonos speakers make great gifts for Dads, grandpas, teachers, neighbors and uncles… but wait! Moms, grandmas and aunts love Sonos speakers too!

If you need help selecting the best speakers for your home or office, please connect with us or stop by our showroom for a demo!

Contact Strand Security today

 

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