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Meet the Total Connect iPhone® App

Honeywell Total Connect iPhone® App for Remote Access!

ON THE GO AND IN THE KNOW!

Stay in the know wherever you go with Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services. Real-time alerts, GPS vehicle and asset tracking, video viewing and mobile control put peace of mind in the palm of your hand – helping you stay connected to your family and home 24/7. Honeywell Total Connect is all you need to turn your smartphone into a smart home!

Here is how the iPhone® app works!

With this app you can

✓ Remotely arm, disarm or check the status of your security system
✓ Check where your vehicles and assets are (real-time GPS location)

✓ Check where your vehicles and assets have been 24/7
✓ Receive e-mails, text messages or video alerts of important events in real-time – such as a child arriving home from school and recent system or sensor activity.

✓ View live video on up to six cameras at a time

✓ Control your Z-Wave® enabled lights, thermostats and locks whether you’re across town or across the world.

 

Download your iPhone app from the iTunes store by clicking here.

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Sell Homes Faster When You Do This

Sell Homes Faster When You Do This: Pre-wire for a security system, a home theater and add a central vacuum!

Three Things To Add To Your List When Building A House

When building new houses from the foundation up, there are many things to take into consideration. Things such as cabinets, paint colors, lighting, and flooring to name just a few. However, there are other items that are not so cosmetic that are also part of the process and very important. Electrical wiring and plumbing are two of these examples.  We all know that both electrical and plumbing systems have to be installed during the building process. May we suggest three things to add to your list that may help sell your house faster if they are pre-installed?

Wiring and cables for things such as home theaters, Central Vacuums, and security systems are much easier to install before the drywall goes up.  It is far cheaper and easier to install these during the building process rather than later. Can you imagine the cost of having a central vac added after the walls go up and everything is completed?

“It is a competitive Real Estate market; having extra features can help sell your homes much faster.”

Here are a few great reasons to consider having your new spec homes wired for a home theater, security system and having a central vac installed.

Sell homes faster when you do this

Home Security System

Why pre-install a Security System?

Both homeowners and builders should consider the statistics when it comes to protecting their families, and clients. Statistics paint an interesting picture as to how home security systems and alarm monitoring can affect crime rates and home burglaries. According to the FBI, there were an estimated 8,277,829 property crimes in the United States during 2014. A major deterrent to home burglaries is a home security system. With crime rates increasing in metro cities especially, now is the time to pre-install a security system.

According to a study done by University of North Carolina, when interviewing burglars, a security system is a deterrent.

  • “Within a broad set of potential target hardening deterrents, alarms and outdoor cameras and other surveillance equipment were considered by a majority of burglars.”
  • “About 60% of the burglars indicated that the presence of an alarm would cause them to seek an alternative target altogether. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars that were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary.”
  • “Most burglars would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary. Among those that determined that an alarm was present after initiating a burglary, about half would discontinue the attempt.”

Pre-wiring and installation by professionals during the building process assures that the security system will be in place the moment you move in. That means you can feel safe immediately upon moving in. For decades, home security systems have kept houses and their occupants safe and secure. 

 

Central Vacuum

Why have a central vacuum pre-installed?

Central Vacuums are very convenient! Are you sick of dragging a heavy and awkward canister vacuum around the house and even up the stairs?  Give your back a break and install a Central Vacuum. Another added bonus, the Central Vac canister only needs emptied about 2 to 3 times a year! They are also economical to install and will add value to the home.

“EPA estimates that indoor air may be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.”

Pollen, dander, fur, dust and more remain in the canister vacuums and will escape back into the air. A central vacuum removes them all to the outside of the house, while only taking approximately 30 minutes.

Central Vacuum Cleaners are the best solution for healthier air!

 

Home Theater

Why pre-install a home theater?

If you greatly enjoy watching movies then it will likely be worth the investment for you. Experience being at a movie theater in the comfort of your own home! The surround sound alone will put you in the drivers seat of your favorite movie.  

You can upgrade your home with more than just granite countertops; a state of the art home theater system. By pre-wiring the whole house, you allow a new home owner to choose whether to add a home theater immediately or later, without having to reconstruct anything.

Investing in a security system, Central Vacuum, and home theater takes a great deal of research, knowledge, and confidence. That is why it is convenient to go ahead and get your systems pre-installed when your home is being built. Strand Security of Myrtle Beach can do all of your installations for you!

Remember that pre-installation is cost effective and will save a lot of work in the long run and it may just be the ticket to selling your homes faster!

To learn more  about how we can help you, give us a call today!

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How To Choose the Right Home Theater Design

Watching movies on a big screen in your own home!

How to Choose the Right Home  Theater Myrtle Beach

If you read this, you are most probably curious about home theaters. Maybe it’s a dream, maybe it’s a possibility in your near future, maybe you have the money for this project set aside and you are ready to get started. That fact that you found this article and you are now reading it indicates that you are interested.

We are a security company based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with a division in Maryland. We do many things for home owners and business owners to keep their home and business assets protected. Beside offering the best customer service, the most competitive rates and the best companies to work with (Honeywell, Bosch, C.O.P.S, Klipsch, GeoVision, Pelco, Nuvico) we also offer services that improve your lifestyle. Those include central vacuums and yes, home theater design and installation!
(all the wiring we do pays off; we know our stuff!)

How do you get started if you are interested in a home theater for your home?

How to choose the right home theater design

Start by doing research!

Here are some ‘ideas on getting home theater ideas’

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  • Check on Pinterest – search ‘home theater’, ‘home improvement’, ‘home theater ideas’ and more.
  • Go to Houzz.com and search for home theater – 46,644 ideas popped out at us when we checked!
  • Ask your real estate agent. They have seen many home theater and might know some do’s and don’ts.
  • Ask a friend who owns a home theater to see theirs and ask about how they got started.
  • Come check out options with us; select your audio, video, and projection equipment from our product catalog.

 

Above all, knowing what you like and don’t like in home theater design, what you need and what you think you can live without before contacting a professional will speed up the process!

Next, you’ll need someone local to build your home theater!

Are you ready to hire an experienced professional for your home theater?

This is where Strand Security comes in!

Strand Security in Myrtle Beach & Southern Maryland will professionally customizes a home theater solution that fits your Myrtle Beach area home, room and desires. We offer our 25 years of experience for you to bring your favorite movies and films to life in the comfort of your own home. We provide complete pre-wiring for new homes or a blueprint plan and wiring for your existing room. Then we custom install your sound and viewing equipment putting you in control of your state of the art home theater.

We will customize a plan to meet your needs. Let us guide you in this process!

Call Chuck today to set an appointment; he’d love to hear from you.

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