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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide To The Pandemic

COVID-19 virus cell under electron microscope (caption: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide To The Pandemic)

COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus (think everything from the common cold to H1N1) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It affects the respiratory system, similar to SARS. The number of deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed those from the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Scientists believe the virus originated in a market in Wuhan China in Hubei province. The combination of COVID-19’s deadliness and infectiousness makes it one of the largest challenges our generation has faced. COVID-19 is a pandemic that looks likely to affect a majority percentage of the global population and have severe economic repercussions that last years…

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Stuck With Brinks Home Security And Want To Cancel?

Customer service rep on phone (caption: How To Cancel Brinks Home Security)

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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Do Frontpoint’s High-Tech Cameras Steal The Show?

Frontpoint security cameras (caption: Frontpoint Cameras Review)

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 2 indoor cameras, an outdoor camera and a doorbell camera. Our review brings you the juicy details on each…

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Estate Planning

Who will take care of your children if you and your spouse meet an unexpected demise? What will happen to your assets, like your home, savings, family heirlooms and investments? No one wants to think about end-of-life issues, but it’s up to you to protect your family the way you see fit; otherwise, you’re taking …

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Health Insurance Explained In Laymen’s Terms

Our experts dive deeper into the confusing world of health insurance. Our team includes an insurance agent licensed in all 50 states, who brings his expertise to this confusing and intimidating topic. Some of our featured articles: Best Dental Insurance: How Do You Find An Affordable Plan? Best Vision Insurance Plan: Get Covered With An …

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DIRECTV Promo Codes: How To Save The Maximum Amount

TV in living room: DIRECTV Promo Codes

With the battle over Internet TV raging, and cable network providers scrambling to stay abreast of the latest developments online, DIRECTV is steadily investing in its Internet and on demand business to remain in the game. As part of that effort, they’re offering quite the assortment of promotions. We bring you the best so you can start your viewing experience off with the maximum available discount….

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

Wireless router

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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