Alex Schenker

Alex holds BS degrees in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego, and Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is honored to share his nearly two decades of experience in home security and automation, cybersecurity and identity theft protection with our readers. He realized it was time for a home security system when his neighbor’s house got broken into. He has tried to stay ahead of the curve by proactively applying security technologies and software that protect not only his home and family but his personal identity, sensitive information and finances. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing tennis, going on hikes with his wife and dogs and surfing.

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Text Message Scams From AT&T, BOA, USPS, DMV, Amazon, Etc: How To Report & Stop Them

We’ve been receiving reports of a mass proliferation of group scam text messages that look like the following. Needless to say, do not click on the link. This looks to be a phishing type scam, the goal of which is ultimately to try and obtain sensitive information from you. The destination site may also contain malware, which tries to implant malicious software (think virus) on your phone or computer.

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How To Cancel ADT Home Security: Cancellation Policy, Fee, Contract, Monitoring, Form, And More

ADT is one of the most prominent names in home security. Unfortunately, as some frustrated consumers discover, that doesn’t always mean you’re the best. ADT uses an authorized reseller model to distribute and install its systems, so your experience in one city could vastly differ from another location. If you’re fed up with ADT and want to cancel, here’s how you do it.

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10 Best Investing Books For Beginners

Did you know that only three in 10 Americanshave worked out a long-term financial strategy that includes investment and savings goals? The same poll finds that people who make at least $75,000 annually are most likely to budget. When you consider that a 65-year-old can live–on average–another 19 to 21.5 years, you can grasp the importance of taking personal finance seriously. No one wants to run out of money. But poor planning can do that to you. Do you want to learn more about investing so that you can build a solid financial future? If so, check out our picks for the 10 best investing books below.

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How To Cancel Brinks Home Security: Cancellation Policy, Fee, Contract, Monitoring, Form, And More

Brinks, the armored car transportation service that is known to transport money from location to location in its armored trucks, has also entered the lucrative home security market. Unfortunately, just because they’re good at protecting your hard-earned dollars on their way to the bank, doesn’t mean they’re good at protecting your valuables at home. If you’re fed up with Brinks’ home security and want to cancel, here’s how you do it.

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Step-By-Step Guide To Setting Up And Troubleshooting Your Wireless Repeater

A wireless repeater can help extend the range of your wireless network. Typically, if you’re in a large house or office complex, you can use wireless repeaters to extend the reach of your wireless signal without buying expensive new routers. In this particular example, we will be using the Engenius ERB9250.

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Frontpoint Security Cameras Review: Outdoor, Wireless, Doorbell, Indoor, And More

Frontpoint is a top-tier home security company that we cover extensively on Safe Smart Living. They’ve typically been ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies, and cameras are no exception. They offer two indoor cameras, an outdoor camera and a doorbell camera. Our review brings you the juicy details on each.

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SimpliSafe Smart Lock Installation: Installation, Troubleshooting, Calibration, And More

SimpliSafe’s Smart Lock syncs with their home security system. But unlike most home security components that you can easily install via a peel-and-stick adhesive, the smart lock takes some extra work. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think! Our experts take you through the installation process step-by-step, with a video for our visual learners.

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Frontpoint Security Promo Codes In 2022: Coupons, Seasonal Discounts, & More

If you’ve found this page you know that Frontpoint is a top notch security system. Now I’m guessing you’re either looking to expand your system or are on the verge of signing up as a new customer. What’s also helpful, even if they’re not currently offering a discount, and what most of the “coupon” sites don’t necessarily share, is the history of promotions for a particular company. Sure you may have found a Frontpoint coupon, but how good is it compared to what they normally offer? Are there seasonal discounts, a Black Friday deal that might be better? We’re your source for the latest Frontpoint promotions, so keep this article handy!

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How To File A Police Report For Identity Theft

We all cringe at the ping of the phone when we are spending money. But there is no worse feeling than hearing that ping… while you are at home… not spending money! Or receiving a demand for payment on an item you have never purchased! Discovering that you have been a victim of identity theft is something we all dread. Not only is it the loss of our hard-earned income, but the hassle of replacing all our identification documents and alerting the relevant people. If you’re unsure how to file a police report for identity theft, keep reading and we’ll guide you in the right direction.

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How To Identify Fake Websites: Don’t Get Scammed This Holiday Season!

Looking forward to locking in savings for that special holiday gift, or simply because you’re finally pulling the trigger on that purse, video game, or set of jeans that’s been on your radar? Shopping online can be both convenient, as well as time and gas saving. Unfortunately, with comfort also comes risk.

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How Do Smart Locks Work, And Do They Really Make Your Home Safer?

Did you know that there are around 2.5 million burglaries each year? If you’re worried about making your home safer, it’s no wonder why; that’s a scary statistic. One option that you may want to consider adding to your security system is a smart lock. This is a technologically-advanced device that has the potential to make your home more secure than ever before. Keep reading below to learn more about what this product is and how it can help home security systems work better.

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