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.

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 File A Police Report For Identity Theft

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

Person holding smart phone next to smart lock (Caption: How Do Smart Locks Work)

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

Girl holding sign that says: Frontpoint Security Promotions And Coupons next to Frontpoint secuirty sign

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

Simplisafe smart lock inside of door in home (caption: SimpliSafe Smart Lock Installation)

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

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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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