If you want a home security system that truly has no contracts or monthly fees, your options are limited to a DIY system with self-monitoring. This means the home security company won’t install the system and won’t monitor it for you (professional monitoring always has a monthly fee). So of all the DIY home security solutions on the market, which ones have no monthly fees? Many DIY self-monitored companies find ways to introduce monthly fees, whether it’s to use the app, access cloud storage or to monitor the system yourself. But which ones really provide full home security functionality without a contract or monthly fee?
Frontpoint and Ring Alarm offer no-contract professionally monitored home security systems. You can install both systems yourself, and they even use the same monitoring service. But can one protect your home better than the other?
See who is at your door no matter where you are so you can stop thieves or just check in on the kids when they get off the school bus. All three Ring doorbells offer two-way talk, on-demand video, infrared night vision and motion-activated alerts. But is it worth the extra cost to upgrade to the Ring 4 or Ring Pro?
March is Poison Prevention Month. If you are concerned that someone has been poisoned, you can call the poison emergency number at 1-800-222-1222. Poisoning in humans can cause serious injury and even death. The moment you think someone has suffered from poisoning, you should call for help. Many substances can be responsible for the poisoning, and getting assistance from a professional is the best way you can help save a life.
You already know if you live in an area that experiences extreme winters. But sometimes, it doesn’t have to be an extreme storm for you to wish you were more prepared. Snow and ice storms can sneak up on you, which is why you must prepare in advance. These tips can be used at home, work or while traveling.
The Altec Lansing Voice Activated Smart Security System includes a camera and a speaker with built-in Google Assistant. It brands itself as a security system, but we’d like to point out that it’s a camera and speaker only; there are no door/window sensors, environmental sensors, etc. You can control your Altec camera, play music, ask questions and more through the voice-activated speaker. It is WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled and delivers an immersive stereo sound. Can Altec compete with other WiFi cameras to secure your home from intruders while you’re away? Find out how affordable this system is and what its features are.
The ADT Doorbell Camera can be integrated into your already installed ADT system. It’s pretty affordable and easy to install. Depending on your current monitoring plan, you may need to upgrade to a plan that offers video functionality. But is it dependable and does it perform as well as other security doorbell cameras?
A pack ‘n play is on most baby registries, but do you have any idea which one you need? First, think about what you want out of your pack ‘n play. Do you want it to include a newborn bassinet and changing station? Should it be travel-friendly? Will it primarily used for play? We’ve chosen the best pack ‘n plays based on your needs.
If you’re in the market for a home security system, by now you may have come across Alarm.com. But what do they do exactly? Do they provide a home security system, or just service, or possibly just equipment? We don’t blame you, as the company has evolved its worn many hats, which unfortunately have caused confusion for the average consumer. We’re here to clear all that up for you. Alarm.com is a smart home security and automation provider that helps integrate homes and businesses. Their products and services are only available through your home security provider – i.e., you cannot receive service from Alarm.com directly. What Alarm.com strives to offer via its licensing arrangement with your home security provider is a one-stop shop to control everything from one place. Instead of using one app for your home’s security, another app for your smart speakers and another app for your home automation, you can use Alarm.com for all three. Read on to find out more and how to locate a provider that offers their services.
ADT offers two outdoor cameras for your home security needs. Depending on your home’s specs and your preferences, you may opt for one model over the other. The key deciding factor is the strength of your WiFi signal or whether you prefer hardwired cameras. We’ll help you decide between the two and learn more about their features and how they’re installed.