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Home Security 101 – Can I Control the System From the Second Floor?


TS1 Touch Screen

The Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system gets even better with

the introduction of our new touch screen remote control panel.

If you would like the convenience of a control panel located somewhere other than near the main door – say for example in a second floor bedroom or in your study, this is the device for you.

  • Arm/Disarm the system
  • Control Z-Wave devices
  • See and hear system status and chimes
  • Bright 4.3′ full color LCD touch screen
  • One-touch home and emergency navigation
  • Add up to 4 wireless touchscreens to a system
  • Same easy to use interface as the Go!Control panel
  • Add up to four TS1 Keypads per system
  • See and hear system status chimes and alert
  • Operates on 9-14VDC Power
  • Screen and buttons can be configured to darken completely and lighten back up with one touch

These can be added to your existing Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system and there is NO change in your monthly fee.

For more information on this exciting product call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride. Finally you might want to follow our blog at http://www.burnsandmcbrideblog.com. Just as Smartphones are adding applications and changing every day so to with the technology behind our Smart, Safe home system. Our blog explains some of the constantly changing things that are happening in the industry and we hope that you find it informative.

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What is the Smart, Safe Home Package?


We have smart phones and smart cars, but smart homes have seemed out of the reach of the average person. But now new technology coupled with our 62 years of experience in home services has brought affordable, home management to the public.

Burns & McBride is pleased to introduce the most technologically advanced security and yet affordable home automation solution available today.

Taking advantage of the experience we’ve gained in home comfort since 1949, our Smart, Safe Home System protects your family from life safety emergencies such as fire or burglary, controls your heating and cooling system to help to reduce your energy bills with “Smart” thermostats and lets you manage your home remotely. Our state-of-the-art system offers you the versatility and peace of mind you need to secure your home and protect your budget with the touch of a button – even from your mobile phone.

Simply More than Security

As a Burns & McBride home security customer you’ll enjoy all of these valuable benefits:

  • Simple, affordable technology saves money on your energy bills and provides 24/7 security monitoring
  • Home automation – You can remotely control your thermostats, lights and other appliances to minimize your energy use, so that the energy savings can pay for the system!
  • Around-the-clock 24/7 monitoring by one of the country’s leading central stations with a 60 second response time for emergencies like fire, burglary or carbon monoxide
  • Remote Security – You can control your system and receive real time notifications about activity in your home from almost anywhere, even your mobile phone
  • Savings of up to 10% on your homeowner’s insurance premiums
  • Text messages for things like doors opening or closing (know when the kids got home from school)
  • Monitored Heating and Cooling Sensors – Your system automatically notifies us of heating or air conditioning problems, even if you aren’t home. As a home security customer, you move to the top of the list, and the next available qualified technician will be sent to remedy the problem.
  • No long term contract required

We Install It –  Unlike some Do It Yourself security systems who send you the pieces in a box, your equipment new system will be installed by a trained Burns & McBride technician. These systems are very simple to operate but they are sophisticated – particularly when it comes to tying them into your heating and cooling equipment.

We Support It with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the equipment during the first year, we will remove the equipment and return all of your money.

For more information on this exciting product call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride. Finally you might want to follow our blog at http://www.burnsandmcbrideblog.com. Just as Smartphones are adding applications and changing every day so to with the technology behind our Smart, Safe home system. Our blog explains some of the constantly changing things that are happening in the industry and we hope that you find it informative.

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Make Your Home a Burns and McBride “Smart, Safe Home” Today


We at Burns & McBride are delighted to be offering our new Smart/Safe Home program. Using the state of the art Burns & McBride Go!Control panel with Z-wave technology the system opens endless possibilities for home management with amazing affordability.

What is Z-Wave

Z-Wave is a next-generation wireless system that lets all your home electronics talk to each other, and to you, through your Burns & McBride Go!Control smart home control panel.  It uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and cabinets. Z-Wave control can be added to almost any electronic device in your house, even devices that you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “intelligent,” such as appliances, window shades, thermostats and home lighting.

How it Works

Z-Wave ties all of your home electronics into an integrated wireless network, with no complicated programming and no new cables to run. Any Z-Wave enabled device can be effortlessly added to this network, and many non-Z-Wave devices can be made compatible by simply plugging them into a Z-Wave accessory module. Connect any device to the network in seconds and you can communicate wirelessly with other Z-Wave modules and your Burns & Mcbride Go!Control Smart Home Control Panel.

And Z-Wave lets you control these devices in a way that gives you complete command even when you’re not at home. You can control your Z-Wave household remotely from a PC and any mobile device with internet access from around the world.

Enjoying your smart home

Using your Burns & McBride Go!Control panel you can program your lights to shut off when you’re at work, and turn back on to welcome you when you return home, saving energy and money. When you leave, the system automatically turns the thermostat bask – saving you money. Just add Z-Wave modules to your garage door, your home locks, and your home security system. When you arrive from work, push a button and all your Burns & McBride Smart Home devices will work in concert — the garage door will open, your entryways will light up, your security system will recognize you, and your front door will unlock. How’s that for remote control?

You can have all this with one button. Your new system is inexpensive and easy to install. No new wiring required. Burns & McBride’s  system gives you simple, affordable, personalized control solutions to meet your needs and your lifestyle.

For more information on this exciting product call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride. Finally you might want to follow our blog at http://www.burnsandmcbrideblog.com. Just as Smartphones are adding applications and changing every day so to with the technology behind our Smart, Safe home system. Our blog explains some of the constantly changing things that are happening in the industry and we hope that you find it informative.

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Home Management 101 – What does a Smoke Detector do?


It’s true that most homes have smoke detectors, but people forget that they’re generally not monitored: what happens when that smoke detector starts to wail, and you’re not there to hear it? That’s why homeowners are increasingly turning to monitored fire protection.

It’s not always the things we think about that cause a fire. Here’s a story from a homeowner in Greenwich CT:

A failing power strip caused the fire that damaged a second-floor room at a Widgeon Way home Monday night, fire officials said Tuesday.

The fire was first reported at 8:57 p.m., according to Deputy Fire Marshall McDonald.. Responding fire crews were able to quickly get the blaze under control, he said.

“The firefighting crew did a wonderful job, as always, containing the fire to the room,” he said. “The investigation showed that it looked like it was caused by a power strip that was feeding a fish tank.”

There were no injuries in the blaze, said McDonald, who added that he didn’t know how many people lived in the house.

Along with fire damage in the second-floor room, there was also some water damage on the first floor, he said.

McDonald pointed out that the house is outfitted with an automatic smoke detection alarm, which quickly sent an alert to a monitoring station that alerted the Fire Department.

“It did contribute to the speed of response from the department,” he said. “The smoke detection worked.”

Chances are these homeowners were already receiving the additional discount on their insurance  and  with Burns & McBride there’s no extra monthly charge for adding fire monitoring.  Our Smart, Safe Home system can detect a lot more than intrusion: fire, carbon monoxide, water, low temperature, and other conditions may all be transmitted to the monitoring center ( over a cellular link), and today’s systems can also alert you of these events: you’re only a text or an email away. At Burns & McBride Home Comfort, we want you to be safe – and in the know.

Specifications

The Burns & McBride smoke alarm detects drastic increases in heat, as well as smoke. So even if your home experiences a wall fire, the alarm will trigger. Once the alarm has been tripped, it will alert the central monitoring station who will contact the correct personnel in as few as 17 seconds.

Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5.6″
  • Height: 2.4″
Part numbers
  • 2GIG-SMKE1-345
Features
  • Photoelectric detector
  • Built-in 85 dBa sounder
  • Five-year lithium battery
  • Tamper-protected
Benefits
  • Photoelectric detector: Detects both smoke and drastic increases in heat
  • Tamper–proof: Know when someone is trying to tamper with your alarm
  • Fully monitored: Get connected to the Burns & McBride central monitoring station in as few as 17 seconds
Radio
  • Wireless signal range
  • 500 ft., open air, with Burns & McBride Go!Control Panel
  • Transmitter Frequency
  • 345.000 MHz (crystal controlled)
  • Transmitter Frequency Tolerance
  • ± 15 kHz
Housing
  • Operating temperature
  • 40° to 100°F (4° to 37°C)
  • Supervisory Interval
  • 70 minutes
Included equipment and accessories
  • Battery (installed)
  • Two (2) 3V lithium CR123A

For more information on this exciting product call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride. Finally you might want to follow our blog at http://www.burnsandmcbrideblog.com. Just as Smartphones are adding applications and changing every day so to with the technology behind our Smart, Safe home system. Our blog explains some of the constantly changing things that are happening in the industry and we hope that you find it informative.

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