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Destination Nevada County

Premium visitors magazine for Nevada County produced by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

Investing in Your

Investing in Your Comfort & Security By Brian O’Brien Technology has changed much of the way we live today, home and business security is no exception. The industry advancements provide more consumer flexibility, enhanced detection and notification options with greater reliability. It’s not as complicated as it seems, and truthfully, it’s an easy way to invest in your secuity. Let’s start with the monitoring communication. Traditionally, a copper phone line was the only way your security system communicated an alarm to the central station. This is still a very viable option, but the telecommunication industry makes no secret of their intent to abandon copper phone lines. In their place we have been inundated with numerous VOIP (Voice-Over Internet Protocol) and other digital alternatives. Most are very dependable for their intended purpose, but not so much when it comes to the reliability needed for a security system due to loss of power disabling the internet system. For that reason GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) has become the standard for reliable and flexible security system communication. First of all, you are immune from someone cutting phone lines and secondly, GSM is backed up by your system back-up battery and will get a signal out during a power outage via the cellular network. In addition, GSM is a platform for controlling your system with an App from your SmartPhone or computer, anytime, from anywhere. Now you can have the flexibility of receiving text alerts, viewing the status and history of your system, arming and disarming at your convenience and even expand the security menu to control lights, T-Stats, door locks and cameras, all at your fingertips. Technology has never been easier and when presented correctly, it really is simpler than most assume. Beam Easy Living Center has been installing security systems in Northern California for 38 years. They can assist in choosing or updating a system that fits your lifestyle. 142 DESTINATION Nevada County

“Our devoted staff is committed to professional service and quality products, working with our customers and community, transforming tomorrow’s dreams into today’s solutions.” Security, Home Theater & Televisions, Structured Wiring, Speakers, Whole House Fans, Back-up Generators, Central Vacuums and Portable Vacuums, Outdoor Living, “Easy Living” Solutions Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street • Grass Valley, CA 95945 1-800-273-0966 • 530-273-5166 • fax 530-274-3612 Community Partner since 1979 DESTINATION Nevada County 143