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Creating a Smarthome With Your Holiday Tech Gadgets

Merry Christmas to You

We’ve got questions!

  • How many tech gadgets do you expect to get for Christmas?
  • Will Santa be good to you?
  • Will you get exactly what you want?

This holiday season more than any before, tech gadgets are on top of the list for many!

Whether your desired gadgets are designed to make your life easier, your home smarter or your business run better, I bet you are going to love them.

If you are asking for or hoping you get even just one tech gadget for Christmas this year, you want to keep on reading.

Tech Gadgets Should Make Your Life Easier, Not Harder

While tech gadgets should take recurring tasks and take over for you, often tech gadgets create additional stress.

This is because the receiver of the gift might not understand how it works, or even how to set it up, or how to get the most out of it.

Unless they specifically ask for this specific gadget, well-meaning relatives often forget what happens after the gift is opened.

This hilarious SNL skit shows us just how confused some people might be when receiving tech gadgets as holiday gifts they don’t know how to use.

A Smarthome for Everyone!

If you’re hoping for a new speaker, new cameras, or any other tech gadget this holiday season that you want to use in your home or business, let’s talk URC.

No matter how old your home is, it can be turned into a smarthome.

No matter how tech-challenged you find yourself, your home can be turned into a smarthome.

No matter how many systems, devices and brands you have, your home can be turned into a smarthome.

All you need is URC.

What is URC?

URC stands for Universal Remote Control.

URC links all your systems together so that you can control all your gadgets, all your devices, all your systems with ONE central remote.

How easy is that?

The best part about URC and Strand Security; we help you by setting it up for you!

No more struggling to read instructions.

No more getting systems battling each other.

No more getting wires crossed.

The Strand Security crew is YOUR SMARTHOME crew! They have experience setting up URC and other smarthome systems.

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What Can Your Smarthome Do For You?

We often get asked this question; what can my home do once it’s turned into a smarthome?

“Anything” and everything is the right answer!

Smarthomes can

  • play music
  • turn on the tv
  • record your DVR
  • lock your door
  • survey the room
  • draw the shades
  • turn lights on and off
  • adjust the thermostat
  • order groceries
  • and so, so so much more!

We hope you will enjoy the rest of your holiday season and remember to call us if you need help linking all your gadgets!

Remember; URC and Strand Security are like PB & J.

 

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

 

 

 

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Professional URC Total Control (Smart Home) Installation!

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What Is Currently Powering Your SmartHome?

Many of us love technology! Some of us hate it.

Those who love it get the latest and greatest gadgets when they are released and want an upgrade after upgrade after upgrade.

(if you are THAT iPhone user who gets the next phone the day it’s released, raise your virtual hand )

Each year millions, upon millions of electronics are sold.

You can buy a system to

  •  alarm your home
  • monitor your cameras
  • light your rooms
  • stream shows and films
  • draw your shades
  • pump music through your home
  • lock your doors

and so much more.

How Many Remotes Do You Own?

One way to find out how many systems you have is to count your remotes!

That is if you aren’t already using a universal remote.

So how many different systems do you own in your home, in your business?

Wouldn’t it be cool if they all could talk to each other?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you only had one point of contact for all those systems?
Wouldn’t it save your time, hassle and headache if you could control your WHOLE HOME form one point of contact?

Look no more, the future is here!

URC Smarthome Premium Whole-House Automation and Control

What is URC? Not sure what URC can do for your home?

Start here.

(Make sure to watch the videos in that article!)

The best part about URC  – we believe – is total integration with 1000s of other brands!

  • Do you already have a SONOS surround-sound system? Yes, URC works with SONOS.
  • Have you recently had a Home Theater installed? URC can integrate with your current system.
  • Are you hiring in-home help and want to add cameras to your alarm system to keep an eye on what’s going on at home? URC will integrate and you can watch the cameras on the same device.

In essence, just about any system on the planet will integrate with URC – and take a look at the premium control devices. Slick right?!

For a full list of integration partners, click here.

URC Installation; The Easiest Way to Gain a Smarthome!

URC installation is as easy as 1-2-3!

All you need to get this in your home…

1.

URC installation

and this…

2.

URC installation

is THIS; the Strand Security TEAM!

3.

Strand Security and URC

What’s not to love about that!

Myrtle Beach’s Favorite Smarthome Installation Team!

Strand Security prides itself on staying ahead of the competition by offering its customers the latest and best technology for their home and business.

In this industry, things change often, fast and furious!

Brands change, technology changes, products are updated and new features are added. We proudly stand by every product we offer and every system we install.

Let our team help you enter the year 2020 with a Smarthome that will hard work for you every single day.

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

 

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Three Tech Gadget Gift Ideas for Dad

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The 2019 Holiday Season is Here!

Whether you are ready or not, the 2019 holiday season is here.

  • Christmas music is playing.
  • Holiday parties are happening.
  • Black Friday deals are being offered.

and people are shopping!

Some of us prefer to shop in-person, others do all their holiday shopping online.

Some of us like to support local businesses, others buy from Amazon all day long.

Some of us shop early, others are last-minute shoppers who complete their last purchase on Christmas eve.

Some of us have a list, will check it twice and then are done. Others have it a lot harder.

Holiday Shopping for Those Hard to Buy For Relatives

No matter what type of shopper you are, most of us have a ‘problem shopper’ to buy for.

That one family member who either ‘has it all’ or ‘likes nothing we give’.

Male or female, old or young, there is always someone you dread buying for, right?!

We KNOW many of us turn to good-old Google to find gift ideas for those we don’t know what to buy for. We get it! We have done the same thing.

Today we’d like to share with you this cool Gift idea list for Dads!

Three Tech Gadget Holiday Gift Ideas for Dad

1. Universal Remote

What is a universal remote? Check this out!

Never look for another remote in your home again. Dad will love it. You will love it. The whole family will love it.

And if you purchase your Universal Remote from Strand Security, we will give you the best deal ever on programming your new remote!

2. SONOS Speakers

Does dad shush the rest of the family when the big game is on?

Do you love big parties?

Does dad love to watch sports so much he needs to watch it everywhere in the house?

SONOS Speaker makes a great holiday gift

SONOS speakers will bring the game to him no matter where he is, including outside, in the attic or in the home theater! SONES speakers will assure you and your guests will have music anywhere in your home.

3. URC Smarthome Technology

URC smarthome technology lets every single gadget currently in your home, along with any new gadget dad collects going forwards communicate and be controlled from ONE premium control device of your choice!

Say what?

Yes!

URC is PERFECT for the dad who has everything, loves gadgets and technology and wants the latest and greatest, the best of the best technology has to offer. Basically, if the dad in your life wants to brag to his buddies about all the gadgets he has and how they talk to each other, he needs URC.

URC is seriously mind-blowing, the latest in smarthome technology and the best on the market!

You Give The Gift, We Do The Install

The worst part of giving dad technology gifts is the time it takes him to set up the systems.

The best part of giving technology gifts purchased form Strand Security is that we take care of all that for you – and dad!

Stop by our office to demo our products, purchase speakers, a remote or learn more about URC! We are a locally owned and operated, small business; we are here to support our customers.

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Want a Smart Home? Check Out URC for Integration Options!

A Smart Home To Take You Into 2020!

As 2020 draws near, we at Strand Security are excited to introduce you to the next generation of Smart Homes!

Before we do, let’s talk a bit more about Smart Homes and what they can do.

Any home can be a Smart Home, whether it’s a studio, a condo, a townhome,  or a mansion. It’s the powerful connections that make it smart!

The powerful connections being internal connections within the home to automate daily tasks like

  • locking and unlocking doors
  • setting alarms
  • turning music on and off
  • turning lights on and off
  • drawing shades
  • setting the thermostat
  • and so much more!

At Strand Security, we strive to always offer the latest technology, the most sought-after brands, and the best value! In our search for the best we can offer our customers, we landed on URC.

Who or What Is URC?

URC stands for Universal remote Control.

URC is the ultimate smart automation & control system for you to experience premium control & automation for your home or business

URC Total Control 2.0 smart automation & control system features unprecedented ease of use with high-quality control devices, amazing custom GUIs, powerful system processors, and rock-solid performance.
URC comes with premium control devices, making integration easy, even those who are technology challenged.

How Smart Can Your Home Get?

It’s amazing how smart your home can get with URC.

We have been amazed by the integration possibilities!

Take a look at this list of partners!

Do you already own products by

  • SONOS
  • Vizio
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home
  • ONKYO
  • Honeywell
  • BOSE
  • Dish
  • Panasonic
  • Sharp
  • Zwave

just to name SOME of the integration possibilities!

Imagine it…

URC in action! Smart Home Demo Videos

Peace of mind for parents!

For those who like to be in control of everything!

For those with nosy neighbors!

For those who own a business!

Making Your Home a Smart Home With Strand Security and URC

If you are as excited about the possibilities as we are, give us a call!

We’d love to hear

  • what brands you love
  • products you currently have in your home or business
  • what you want to automate

and together with URC technology, we will make a plan of action to take you into 2020!

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

 

 

 

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Why Zwave is the Best Home Automation your Money Can Buy

Zwave is the best home automation

What Exactly is Zwave Home Automation?

Zwave home automation is a way to transform any home into a smarthome!

You can use Zwave for your home, but don’t forget, Zwave can also work for your business!

Zwave can take over reoccurring daily tasks like

  • turning lights on and off
  • locking and unlocking doors
  • drawing window shades
  • adjusting thermostats

Zwave is world-standard wireless technology that lets all your electronics devices talk to each other and to you via remote control!

How Smart Can Your Home Get with Zwave Home Automation?

How smart is Zwave?

Pretty darn smart, even if we say so ourselves!

Zwave control can be added to just about anything electronic in your home, even devices that you would not think of as intelligent.

By utilizing Zwave, you unify all your home electronics into an integrated wireless network without any complicated programming and no new cables. Any Zwave enabled device can be added to your existing network and many non-Zwave devices can be made compatible simply by plugging it into a Zwave accessory module.

Zwave Home Automation is Easy To Set Up!

Zwave control is easily added to almost any device.

As stated before, simply plug your device of choice into a Zwave module and ‘join’ it to your Zwave network.

You can add as many devices as you need.

Zwave can be added to one device, a whole room, a floor or an entire home!

Zwave Home Automation is Easy To Use!

Unlike whole-home control systems, no special wiring is needed to utilize Zwave. If you are handy and have tackled DIY projects before, installing Zwave should be an easy task. Of course, we at Strand Security understand that even if you can do it, sometimes you don’t have the time to do it.

No worries.

Our crew can set up your Zwave systems for you, saving you time and possibly a bit of frustration and some stress.

Zwave does ‘the thinking’ for you!

It understands the present status of any enabled device and gives you confirmation that your devices have received the automatic or manual commands you want!

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Zwave Home Automation is Affordable

Because there is no special wiring needed and Zwave can be installed by a do-it-yourselfer, Zwave remains affordable.

Last but not least, Zwave is brand-agnostic.

What that means is that you, the consumer, are not stuck having to buy from just one manufacturer or supplier.

Ready to Move Forward with Zwave? Request a Demo!

We have Zwave in our showroom, feel free to stop by to see us in Murrells Inlet anytime you are in the area.

While you are visiting, ask about other demos including

✔️ Sonos

✔️ BEAM Central Vacuum

✔️ Honeywell

and more!

We are located at 11810 Frontage Rd. Unit 10 in Murrells Inlet!

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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.

honeywell smart home security

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

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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

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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

 

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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.


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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 ⬇️

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