Great Links to
Planning and upgrading your home is one of the finer pursuits of life.
When the improvements safeguard your family and irreplaceable keepsakes,
it's time doubly well-spent.
When the changes dramatically enhance entertainment value, like a great home theater and music room, family and friends will applaud your SMART move!
The Internet has a ton of great resources to increase your expertise.
Here are some of our favorite sites below:
Home Security Tips
Home Burglary Prevention from US Insurance Net
"After a recent scare with a student's home, I wanted to bring up the issue of home security with my kids. We talked about how even though their parents hold the majority of the responsibility for the safety of their home, they can help as well. Your page (this page you are reading) was a great resource and we thank you. Another page also stood out to us, and I wanted to pass it along to you: (click on link above to view)
Expert Burglary Protection Tips
"Knowing the common motives and goals of burglars will help you devise a home security plan that keeps you and your family safe."
Fire, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection options (PDF download)
Discusses the advantages of monitored protection versus store-bought detectors and older 120v systems.
Energy Saving Tips
PDF format Guide
A comprehensive guide titled "Putting Energy into Profits: Energy Star Guide for Small Business" (recommended!)
Manufacturers' Web Sites (alphabetical order)
Kwikset Home Connect
Partner Links & Memberships (alphabetical order)
Bend Chamber of Commerce
Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
Central Oregon Builders Association
Kids Center (Atlas Smart Homes donation)
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