The Latest in Home Security

Protect what matters most with the latest in home security technology. Companies like Nest, SimpliSafe, Ring, ADT, Abode and Vivint are making home security much easier. Some of these above-and-beyond systems extend past your basic security needs, making even the simplest tasks, like dimming your lights, easier than ever before.


Nest Security

Nest Security prides itself on being “tough on intruders, but easy on you.” This home security system is basically invisible to those who are welcomed in your home aka Nest Tag holders. The Nest Tag has the same appearance of a keychain and allows for users to arm and disarm their alarm system without having to manually input their passcode. Protect your windows, doors and rooms with Nest Detact, a sleek and modern looking alarm sensor that is easily applied and removed and does not require a professional to install. Visit Nest’s website to customize your home system.



Outsmart intruders with SimpliSafe. This home security system comes with alarm monitoring, sirens and multiple sensors with the power to detect movement and other threats including flooding, fires and various other natural disasters. The best part: it’s simplicity! This hassle-free system is completely controllable by one device with a keypad. This easy to install system does not require professional home and will keep you sleeping soundly not having to worry about any threats!


Ring could not be easier to use and install. This alarm system comes complete with a hub, keypad, motion detector and contact sensor, which can be added as necessary and used to track movement. Ring’s doorbells allow you to see who is at your front door on your cell phone through the Ring app so you’ll always know what’s going on in your home no matter where you are.



Although ADT requires professional installation, it is still among the easiest to use and most secure home security options. ADT prides itself on its above-and-beyond customer service and accessibility. ADT systems answer your every need, including lighting, temperature, alarm and lock controls. All of ADT’s systems can be connected to Alexa, making the whole system voice control activated as well.



If you’re on a budget, then Abode is the answer to all your home security questions. The system is completely self-installable and has many customizable options, making it ideal for renters especially. All of Adobe’s packages are contract free so users can use Abode systems as necessary and aren’t tied down. The multiple package options include free options, making this system even more low stress.



Vivint Smart Home lets you control your home systems directly from your phone on the Vivint Sky App. Set the mood by adjusting the lights, turn up the temperature or lock your doors all with the touch of a button with Vivint. You can also schedule your alarm system through the easily-to-use phone app, making your life that much easier. In case of an emergency, don’t worry because your Vivant SkyControl panel comes complete with a two-way communication feature so a Vivint Rep can contact you if they suspect something is wrong.

Showroom Worthy Luxury Garages

Garages are often used for general storage, but make your garage showroom worthy with the latest technology to make sure you feel the luxury of your home in every corner.


With car lifts, you’ll sleep well at night knowing that all your toys are all protected in your garage. With the rise in popularity of electric cars, the latest luxury garages are equipped with electronic vehicle chargers. These chargers can be purchased at Home Depot for $650 and easily installed.


If space isn’t an issue, make yourself a “his and hers” garage. Pull her convertible in on one side of the garage and hang her yoga mat and free weights on the wall with customized storage. Park his sports car on the opposite side and hide away his tools and athletic gear in concealed storage. Keep an area in the middle to store tennis rackets and boating supplies that you enjoy with the whole family!

A Guide to Historic Coral Gables Homes

The City of Coral Gables is the life’s work of visionary George Merrick. Known today for establishing one of the first planned communities in the United States, George Merrick acted as the planner and builder of “The City Beautiful” beginning in the early 1920s. The majestic area was inspired by Mediterranean homes, traces of which are still seen today.


Merrick also created seven unique villages scattered across Coral Gables. Each village was inspired by a foreign country’s unique architectural style. Among these villages are the Pioneer Village, French Normandy Village, Chinese Village, Italian Village, French City Village, French Country Village and Dutch South African Village.


Among the pioneers in the architectural masterpiece also known as Coral Gables, was Richard Kiehnel, who designed El Jardin. Today the building is home to Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, the historic building boasts lavish ceilings, staircases and entertainment areas. This historic home, which was built in 1918 along Miami’s elevated limestone ridge, is registered on the US National Register of Historic Places.


Notable historic buildings in Coral Gables that can be toured include: Viscaya Museum & Gardens, Coral Gables Merrick House, Coral Gables City Hall, Coral Gables Art Cinema, The Biltmore Hotel and Coral Gables Congregational Church.