This week our Intelligent Home Security Blog turns one! To celebrate this special occasion, we’ve recapped the top 5 posts you’ve shared or “favorited” the most:

1. Avoid Freezing and Bursting Pipes this Winter

The “Polar Vortex” that hit many parts of the United States might have spurred you to read up on this important topic. In this post, we provide tips such as using pipe insulators and keeping your home at a minimum of 50 degrees to help prevent water pipe bursts. Low temperature monitors can alert you to potential hazards.

2. 5-Point Checklist to Pick Your Home Security Company

We think there are important things to consider when choosing a home security company and so do you. Here we list five fundamental things to consider when looking for a home security provider.

3. 10 Simple Home Security Tips

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the most difference. Like the simple actions you can take to protect your home. In this blog, we remind you that locking doors and windows, being mindful of landscaping and lighting, and installing a home security system and decrease your chances of becoming a victim of theft.

4. No Landline Required for Home Security Installation

If you’re like a third of all homes in the U.S., you don’t have a landline. That shouldn’t keep you from installing a security system. Wireless home security systems are possible – and even advantageous over wired systems. This blog highlights some of the reasons why.

5. Beware: This Slamming Could Happen to You

Here we advise consumers on some of the unethical sales practices in which some other security companies engage. Beware of sales reps that tell lies in order to get you to sign new contracts.