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.

What Are The Best Wired Home Security Cameras For A Reliable Connection?

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Security cameras can help you stay aware of your home and its surroundings while keeping your family safe. Do wired security cameras provide a more reliable connection than their wireless counterparts? We dive into these questions and more as we explain the ins and outs of wired cameras in easy to understand language. Additionally, our experts have reviewed and ranked the best wired cameras in several categories, and provide features, pricing, pros, cons, and user feedback…

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Best Wireless Security Cameras: Reolink Argus 2 vs Blink XT2 vs Ring Stick Up Cam vs Arlo Ultra vs Canary Flex & More

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A wireless security camera gives you the ease and flexibility to place your camera in the best spot without the hassle of hardwiring or having to find a plug. This feature can be essential when you’re thinking about using your camera indoors to monitor your child, pet or home security. Wireless cameras vary widely in quality and functionality so we’ll help you narrow down your best options…

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DIY Home Security: 6 Ways To Secure Your Home Without An Alarm

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No one wants to be a victim of a burglar or intruder, but there’s more than one way to protect your home. If you don’t have a home security system, that doesn’t mean you can’t secure your home. You can piece together some simple equipment, hardware and homemade security ideas to increase your home security, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg…

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Best Smart Blinds: Automate Your Window Coverings

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Smart blinds provide options to increase privacy and security, decrease energy costs by blocking heat from the sun and control natural lighting. They do all of this while adding to your home’s smart capabilities. Opening and closing your window coverings with the push of a button or even a simple voice command help simplify your life…

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Best Home Security Systems Compatible With Amazon Alexa

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Alexa is Amazon’s answer to a virtual assistant. You can use Alexa through any of Amazon’s Echo speakers, and it can help you automate your home. It’s also possible to integrate some home security systems with Alexa, so you use voice commands to control your system. Amazon Alexa is an excellent tool to help you make your home security more accessible and convenient to use…

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Best Home Security Systems That Work With Google Home

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Google Home is an excellent tool for automating your home. When you combine that with a compatible home security system, you take that automation to the next level. Google Home compatible home security systems integrate with Google Home to activate voice commands to increase the ease of use…

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