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Review Of ADT Cameras: Prices, Installation, Pros, Cons & More

ADT Camera on table inside (caption: ADT Camera Review)

After you have your ADT security system installed, you may be interested in adding another camera or two to your system setup. Don’t worry, this doesn’t require a visit from a professional installer. We’ve got instructions on how to install the camera yourself as well as other detailed information regarding the specs of this device…

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Scout Alarm Review: Basic Equipment Options With Low Monthly Fees

Scout motion sensor: Scout Alarm Reviews

On the hunt for a security system that doesn’t look like it’s from the 1960s? Scout home security systems have aesthetically pleasing equipment and perform well. You have the option of white, black or walnut colored equipment, which is pretty cool since most security companies don’t offer color options. However, there are some things that Scout could improve on…

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Stay Connected On The Go: Best WiFi Hotspot Devices

Person holding AT&T hotspot: Best Wifi Hotspot Device

Using your phone as a hotspot is draining your battery. So, you either choose to use unsecured public WiFi or have no phone battery the rest of the day. It’s a lose – lose situation. It doesn’t have to be this way. Having access to high-speed internet is easier than you think. There are plenty of 3G and 4G WiFi options that won’t cost a fortune and are small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take them with you on the go! But, which is the best WiFi hotspot device for your needs and money?…

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Protect America Review: Is It The Best Home Security System?

Protect America equipment (caption: Protect America Review)

Protect America is a DIY-installation home security system that requires a 3-year contract for professional monitoring, but their equipment and monthly pricing blows many similar services out of the water. And it’s one of the few security companies to let you choose between landline, broadband and cellular monitoring for any package you want. While affordability is a major plus, is Protect America able to deliver dependable security at such a surprisingly reasonable cost? Our experts find out…

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Best Smart Home Hub: Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WeMo & More

Wink smart hub: Best Smart Home Hub

You wake up to start your day and the lights automatically dim on, the window blinds open, the coffee pot starts brewing and the thermostat is adjusted — all before getting out of bed. Is this heaven? No, it’s just a smart home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have certain aspects of your life automated? Thanks to smart home hubs you can do so affordably and easily. What is a hub exactly? Read on to learn more about how they can be the brains of your home and work with a growing list of products within each room…

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Best Survival Kits: Getting The Most Out Of Your Go Bag

Pills and meds: Best Emergency Preparedness Kit

Natural disasters often happen suddenly and without warning. And man-made emergencies can be terrifying. Quickly gathering up your family and getting to a safe place should be your #1 priority, not searching for emergency preparedness supplies. That’s why we think these emergency kits can be life savers. We suggest having one at home, work and in each vehicle. Checkout some of the best emergency kits that we’ve reviewed in this article…

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