Ooma Home Security Blog

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Shelter in Place helps DIY home security evolve from protection to awareness. - blog post image

Shelter in Place helps DIY home security evolve from protection to awareness.

By Thad White|September 24, 2020
Taking care of our homes and the people inside them has never been more important than during this strange new era of Covid-19. We’re all spending more time at home and that’s changing our priorities for do-it-yourself (DIY) smart home security systems.

What’s the cost of water damage in the home? - blog post image

What’s the cost of water damage in the home?

By Thad White|November 13, 2019
The impact of water damage can be surprising. For example, a small pipe leak can accumulate over time into damage to your drywall and subfloor, and may even require mold remediation. Or, leaks from a failing dishwasher could mean you’ll have to repair both

10 real-life scenarios for using smart home sensors. - blog post image

10 real-life scenarios for using smart home sensors.

By Anthony Hizon|September 13, 2019
When you’re installing a home security system, you’re preparing for the worst-case scenario: a burglary, house fire, or other tragedy. However, the right security solution helps you simultaneously

5 ways inactivity alerts are a game-changer for home security. - blog post image

5 ways inactivity alerts are a game-changer for home security.

By Thad White|September 5, 2019
Many smart home security systems will alert you when there’s unexpected activity, such as an intruder or a package thief. However, sometimes the lack of activity is cause for alarm. Ooma’s Inactivity Alerts, a feature of Ooma Smart Security

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Home security tips for rural homes.

By Husain Sumra|August 21, 2019
It’s easy to think that property crime is rampant in urban and suburban areas while rural areas are mostly safer thanks to larger properties in less populated areas. But that isn’t the case, here’s how to protect your rural home.