Julie Fritz

Julie has been writing professionally since 2012. She is an active volunteer for a local arm of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. Everytown does comprehensive research on gun violence and makes recommendations on how we can all make our communities safer. Her involvement with this organization has given her invaluable information about how to keep our kids safe.

She enjoys writing not only about gun safety, but from family-related content to informative articles about technology, events and healthcare. In her free time, you might find her hiking, trail running, biking or swimming. You might also find her in the kitchen where she loves to cook and bake.

Signal App Review: The Best Option For Encrypted Messaging?

Signal app on phones (caption: Signal App Review)

Signal App is an encrypted messaging app that’s considered the gold standard in private messaging. Recently, thanks in part to a promotional tweet from Elon Musk, the Signal App became a top contender in the encrypted messaging game. This app can help you communicate privately on your phone or desktop without fear of your messages getting to anyone but the intended receiver. Our experts give you the lowdown on this app, its features, and how private it is.

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The New Ring Car Cam: Car Security On Your Dashboard

Man holding iPhone with Ring Car Cam app (caption: Ring Car Cam)

Ring Security For Cars is the latest technology announced by Ring in September 2020. One of the highlights of this security line is the Ring Car Cam. This security camera can help you protect your vehicle and keep a remote eye on it. Our experts have insight into what this product can do and give you specs before it hits the market.

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The New Ring Car Alarm: The Future Of Car Security?

Man driving car (caption: Ring Car Alarm)

In September of 2020, Ring announced a new line of security products: Ring Security For Cars. One of the most anticipated developments in the announcement is the Ring Car Alarm. Ring describes this new product as “a new way to guard your car.” Our experts keep a close eye on what this product offers and give you all the details available before its release…

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Credit Card Fraud: How To Prevent And Report It

Hacker using stolen credit card at desk (caption: Credit Card Fraud)

Credit card fraud is the most common form of identity theft, and the incidences of this type of fraud have been steadily increasing. Between 2018 and 2019, reports of credit card fraud went up 72.4%. Anyone who has a credit card should be aware of the fraud that can occur and how to handle it when it happens…

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Security System Battery Backup: Will My System Really Stay Online?

Battery backup on desk (caption: Security System Battery Backup)

Home security systems help keep our families safe and feeling secure. But what happens when you lose power? Does your system keep working? It’s important not to leave yourself in a vulnerable situation. You may need a battery backup to ensure your security system stays active when your family needs it most. Do you know if your security system has a battery backup?

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False Alarm Prevention And Causes

Home front door open with keys in lock (caption: False Alarm Prevention and Causes)

A false alarm occurs when your security system alarm goes off without a proper reason. These alarms can also happen with security cameras and motion sensors that send alerts through an app or email. Anytime you receive a warning and there’s no valid reason for it, it’s a false alarm. Unfortunately, if you can’t stop a false alarm, your security system may send emergency responders to your home. That situation can be a waste of time for the responders and costly and embarrassing for you…

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