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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide by Jasco

Posted November 25, 2015 at 04:18 PM

Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, now it’s time to start on your shopping! Not sure where, or how, to begin? Whether you're looking for gifts for a DIY-er, TV lover or the techie in your life, let us help you with some gift inspiration. We’ve designed a simple, easy-to-use Holiday Gift Guide that will help you find the perfect present for everyone on your list.

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Topics: Smart Home, LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security, Mobility, News, Power

Products for a fall home project

Posted November 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM

While the kids are back in the classroom, parents should utilize the time to start and finish one fall home improvement project before the craziness of the holidays officially takes over. You don't have to hire contractors for a large scale project, such as building an addition. Instead, you may find it beneficial to install some projects to boost up your home's comfort and relaxation levels. Take advantage of the weather before it gets too cold, especially if you've been wanting to make some upgrades to your outdoor patio.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Prepare for darker, longer nights with a connected home

Posted October 20, 2015 at 01:00 PM

As we enter into autumn and winter, we face shorter days, longer nights and the end of daylight saving time. Coming home from work or dinner with friends, we're often dealing with decreased visibility and a greater risk of accidents. This could make for a minor inconvenience like knocking over your favorite lamp or a greater danger, such as failing to notice an intruder.

Automating household lighting adds security and comfort in the darker months and can keep you, your family and your favorite items safer. Here's a few simple ways to prepare your home for fall.

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Topics: Smart Home, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Home security tips for Halloween

Posted October 20, 2015 at 09:27 AM

Halloween is a night known for treats but also tricks. While the holiday is associated with costumes, scary movies, jack-o'-lanterns and sweet treats, it's also a night known for mischief ranging from vandalism to robbery. 

While fright is a part of the Halloween tradition, fear of crime doesn't need to be. Taking smart precautions and installing home electrical security features can help protect you and your family from Halloween mayhem.

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Topics: Safety & Security

How to light your house for Halloween with smart lighting controls

Posted October 16, 2015 at 08:30 AM

Boo! It's time for terrifying thrills and monstrous scares as Halloween night approaches. Soon you'll be carving pumpkins, perfecting costumes and chowing down on entirely too much candy. As you prepare for a frightful Halloween night, don't forget to think about your home lighting.

From sinister shadows and flickering lights to fun-filled designs for the kids, smart lighting is a great way to enhance Halloween fun. It's also a crucial step for maintaining a secure environment for trick-or-treaters. Here are some tips to turn your home into an exciting and safe Halloween haunt using smart lighting controls:

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Topics: Smart Home, LED Lighting, How To, Safety & Security

Jasco Donates GE Alarms to Help Schools Keep Students with Autism Safe

Posted September 18, 2015 at 04:19 PM

Jasco recently partnered with the National Autism Association (NAA) to help launch a new school safety program for educators. The Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit® is a free-of-charge safety kit designed to help schools keep students with autism safe and prevent wandering incidents from classrooms. 

The NAA is the leading voice on issues related to autism safety and crisis prevention. As a proud supporter, Jasco has donated 1,000 4-packs of GE branded Window/Door Alarm Kits to the NAA’s Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit.

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Topics: Safety & Security, News

5 forgotten dorm essentials you actually need

Posted August 21, 2015 at 03:54 PM

Your college checklist might seem like a never-ending list of things you'll need before you leave for school this fall, and that may be somewhat true. Many of these basic items like twin XL bedding, a shower caddy and storage bins are no-brainers when it comes to college stuff you know you'll need. Here is a list of 5 forgotten dorm essentials you actually need but probably didn't think about. Many students won’t discover they need these items until they’re in a pinch, like the night before a presentation or when a small paper cut becomes infected and the closest antibacterial ointment is miles away at a CVS store instead of in your dorm room (see #5 below). 

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Topics: Safety & Security, Mobility, News, Power

5 trends to look for in home surveillance

Posted June 23, 2015 at 01:24 PM

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Topics: Smart Home, Safety & Security

Improving your home safety to fit a senior's needs

Posted June 3, 2015 at 01:13 PM

While retirement and elderly care facilities have their benefits when it comes to safety, some people simply don't want to leave the comfort of their own home. However, if you are housing a parent or grandparent, or are an elder wanting to continue to live at home, you may have to "seniorize" your house.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security

10 tips to help you enjoy vacation and not worry about your home

Posted May 4, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Some people simply cannot relax and enjoy themselves while on vacation because they're too worried about the security of their home. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because you should always ensure your home is completely secure when you leave for a vacation. However, once you finally make it to your destination, that's the time to leave your worries behind and enjoy yourself!

Whether your trip is set to last just a weekend or an entire month, you need to take additional precautions to make sure your home will be safe while you're away.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security