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Welcome to AT&T Digital Life: The New Smart Home Security Solution
When it comes to home security, we've certainly come a long, long way from hanging signs that caution "beware of dog"...
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Bob Vila Radio: Lights on Timers
You may think that putting a timer on your lights is a waste of time—what burglar worth his salt would be fooled by a...
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Bob Vila's Guide to Home Security
It wasn't so long ago that when an intruder broke into a house, the home security system would sound an alarm and, if...
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Home Security 101
It wasn’t so long ago that when an intruder broke into a home, the home security system would sound an alarm. If it w...
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Bob Vila Radio: Burglaries
Here’s something you probably don’t want to think about this summer: Most burglaries happen in warm weather, during b...
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Building a Redwood Deck and a Redwood-and-Cedar Fence
Bob helps carpenter Bob Ryley build a redwood deck. Carpenter Danny Ruffini installs a custom-made redwood-and-cedar fence on the perimeter.
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Touring a Neighborhood in Melrose
Bob meets with a local real estate broker and with homeowner Sarah Monzon, whose basement will be finished to create additional family space.
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Installation of a Home Security Lock System
Bob meets with representatives from both MacLock and Wizard Industries, both of whom demonstrate the installation of this special, high-strength lock system.
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Door Lock Installation
Bob Ryley is installing the new lockset from Baldwin Brass on the front door.
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Steel Bulkhead, Cedar Siding and Metal Flashing, and Standing Seam Steel Roof Installation
In a progress report, Ted Riley shows Bob the pre-primed red cedar siding , the heavy-duty metal Bilco bulkhead installation, and the Quechee home's standing seam...
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Home Technology Update
Bob meets up with Tim Woods (of the Internet Home Alliance) in the basement of the Quechee home to hear about the progress made integrating the connected home tec...
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Networking, Entertainment, and Security Wiring for the Home
Bob Ryley meets with Ken Frankel (from Lucent Technologies) to discuss the new HomeStar wiring system.
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Discussing the Northern White Cedar Picket Fence
A Northern White Cedar picket fence is discussed and installed.
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Wireless Home Security System Installed
Bob learns about the features of the newly-installed security system.
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Installing a Brick Walkway and Porch Lighting, and Milling the Railings and Balusters
Contractors put in the brick walkway. Forester Moulding and Lumber replicates the porch railings and balusters. Also, new security and sprinkler systems are insta...
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Landscaping, Front Column Installation, and Home Security System
Landscaping work continues, as the new security system is installed and the reproduction railing is going into place on the front porch.
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Installing a Fire Sprinkler System
A Grinnell sprinkler system goes into the garage building. Bob gets a brief history of the sprinkler concept and a few tips on installation.
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Discussing the Home Security System
Bob discusses the wireless alarm system being put in the garage. Because the building will often be unoccupied, this system won't just monitor the alarm. It will ...
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