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.

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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Best Pool Alarms: Stay Alert To Swim Emergencies

Pool alarm floating in pool (caption: Best Pool Alarms)

Pools are a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous if you have children or pets. One way to prevent an emergency is to equip your pool with an alarm that alerts you when someone is in a potentially life-threatening situation. Which alarm is the safest choice for your family? We’ll help you decide…  

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What Is A Duress Alarm And Do I Need One?

Panic button (caption: Guide to Duress Alarms)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you knew you were in imminent danger? Many of us rely on security systems to help keep us safe and alert the authorities when we need help. But in some situations, activating your alarm can present a challenge. If someone is in your home or workplace and you need to activate the alarm, do you know how to summon the police discreetly? That’s when a duress alarm can be a lifesaver…

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Best Outdoor Smart Bulbs: Control & Color Your Home’s Lighting

Outside of home with lights & control from phone (caption: Best Outdoor Smart Bulbs)

Outdoor lighting can highlight your home’s features while also increasing your home security. When you add smart technology to that, you can make your outdoor lighting easier to use and control it from anywhere. Outdoor smart bulbs are a simple way to upgrade to smart lighting. Wouldn’t it be nice to control your outdoor lighting remotely?

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Are Security Cameras An Invasion Of Privacy?

Creep's eye (caption: Are Security Cameras An Invasion Of Privacy?)

Security cameras are an integral part of security systems, but there’s a fine line between monitoring your home or business for safety and invading someone’s privacy. In fact, there have been many situations where these lines got blurred, and personal privacy suffered. If you have cameras, you need to make sure you’re not violating others and protecting yourself from privacy invasion…

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Protect Yourself From Social Media Identity Theft

Person on computer and iPhone with social media (caption: Social Media Identity Theft)

Social media allows us to interact with friends and family around the globe. It provides us with an intimate connection with others but also makes us vulnerable. Criminals see social media as an opportunity to steal a user’s identity for personal gain. They don’t only go after private information but also aim to acquire pictures and friend lists to take it one step further. You have to know how to protect yourself and your social media accounts…

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AI Security Cameras: The Future Of Home Security?

Cat being detected by AI camera (caption: Artificial intelligence Security Cameras)

Artificial intelligence, or AI, isn’t just a futuristic technology you hear about in movies. More and more, it’s becoming a tool that we use to simplify our lives and make our homes and businesses more intelligent. As the desire for smart homes grows, so does the technology that makes it more user-friendly. The combination of AI and surveillance can add a lot of value to this process. Specifically, AI cameras are starting to change the game…

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