August 9, 2017
Do’s and Don’ts to Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation

“We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen.” - Buzz McCallister, Home Alone   Over the course of this summer, half of the American population are setting their emails to “out-of-office,” packi...
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July 31, 2017
Sit Back and Unwind This Summer with American Modern’s Pool Safety Guide

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s likely you and your family are spending a lot of time cooling off by the pool. American Modern® knows it’s important to create poolside memories with your family and friends, and that’s why we’ve created this essential summer guide to keeping your bac...
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June 28, 2017
Tiny Homes Thrive with Innovative Smarts

When American Modern finished our very own LivingWise smart home, we set out to discover if and how smart technologies could fit into an even smaller footprint, say between 100-400 square feet. The tiny home movement is now more mainstream than Elvis, who coincidentally was born in a tiny two-roo...
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April 20, 2017
The Secret to Safeguarding Your Gadgets? Be Your Own Hero.

We are increasingly living in the age of gadgets-as-gifts, where sentiment and technology go together like marshmallows and hot chocolate. Let’s face it: most of us are either too giddy or paralyzed in food comas during the holidays to stop and think about safeguarding all of our new tech gifts...
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March 9, 2017
How I Keep My Teenagers Safe by Minimally Annoying Them within our Smart Home

  Having two teenage daughters is simultaneously a father’s proudest achievement and worst nightmare. A double-edged sword that is a blessing and a curse all packed into one shining symbol of authority and protection. On one end, a hope to shape young women to be kind, smart, and independe...
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February 25, 2016
Shannon Lewandowski |
Smart Thermostat: A Wise Option For Your Home

Hello, my studies. Spring is just around the corner and, in many areas of the country, the temperature this time of year can vary widely one day to the next. That can make indoor temperature control difficult for homeowners, who have to turn down the heat today, only to turn it up again tomorrow. ...
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October 7, 2015
Shannon Lewandowski |
Preventing damage with water sensors

Water from leaking or frozen pipes can cause a lot of damage. Experts from Hartford Steam Boiler explain how water sensors equipped with smart technology can help eliminate many of the risks associated with water damage in your home....
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September 17, 2015
Shannon Lewandowski |
What’s New in Smart Security?

In this episode of American Modern’s LivingWise, we take security to the next level and explore some really smart options. You’ll hear about the security measures our expert partners at Hartford Steam Boiler have installed and how they’ll make our home even safer....
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September 10, 2015
LivingWise Guru |
Explore all the possibilities for a connected home

Author: Hartford Steam Boiler LivingWise is all about knowing your options and making smart, informed decisions for your home. Have a look at some of the innovative new ways you can get connected for more comfort, security, convenience and energy savings. ...
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August 26, 2015
Shannon Lewandowski |
Getting to Know the Connected Home

It’s time to start networking our home to be both smart and connected. So we called in our expert partners from Hartford Steam Boiler. They handled the installation of some really innovative home technologies. In this video segment of American Modern’s LivingWise, they answer some commonly asked...
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