Security Systems

Home security has changed quite a bit since the old days of landline systems where burglars could cut the wire to sever communications between your home and a monitoring station. We’ve entered the era of smart technology, and home security is catching up to the times.

Along with a plethora of DIY offerings (think easy self-install at your own convenience vs having a professional hardwire equipment on a scheduled installation day and time), home security has expanded from the typical motion and door/window sensors to smart home technology that integrates everything from your door locks and light switches to your thermostats. The technology and terminology can be overwhelming, so we put together a guide on home security systems to help.

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ADT Home Security Apps Review: Control Vs Pulse

ADT has two apps that allow you to control and monitor your ADT security and automation system from anywhere. Depending on the system you have installed, you’ll be using either ADT Pulse or ADT Control as your app. Our experts show you everything you can do with the ADT app and home security system.

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SimpliSafe Reviews (2022): Camera, Doorbell, Smart Lock, Smoke Detector, Customer Reviews, And More

You’ve seen the SimpliSafe commercials — low cost, no commitment, etc. — too good to be true? There’s no long-term contract, and you can easily relocate the system if you move homes. While the equipment itself costs more than competitors, you’ll save on monthly monitoring fees, which are some of the most competitive in the industry. We’ll help you decide if SimpliSafe can help keep your family and property safe from break-ins.

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How To Find The Best Home Alarm System

A sucker is born every day: don’t be one! There’s so much phony Internet marketing around security systems going on that it’s easy to get suckered into paying too much for something you don’t really need, or ending up with an alarm company that spends all its dollars on marketing instead of customer service.

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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 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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How To Cancel Vivint: Cancellation Policy, Fee, Contract, Monitoring, Form, And More

Vivint has established itself as a leader in home security, building out its portfolio of smart technologies before competitors. Unfortunately, as some frustrated consumers discover, that doesn’t mean they’re the best (or most affordable) option for everyone. If you’re fed up with Vivint and want to cancel, here’s how you do it.

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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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Home Security System Guide: Best Overall, Camera System, Wireless, Outdoor, DIY, Installation, Discounts, And More

Home security has changed quite a bit since the old days of landline systems where burglars could cut the wire to sever communications between your home and a monitoring station. We’ve entered the era of smart technology, and home security is catching up to the times. Along with a plethora of DIY offerings (think easy self-install at your own convenience vs having a professional hardwire equipment on a scheduled installation day and time), home security has expanded from the typical motion and door/window sensors to smart home technology that integrates everything from your door locks and light switches to your thermostats. The technology and terminology can be overwhelming, so we put together a guide on home security systems to help.

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