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Even the most watchful person and family is at risk of someone violating their sense of safety. After all, security is not just about preventing burglary, it’s also about giving yourself more peace of mind. While you can’t prevent others from breaking into your life,  you can take preventive measures to make sure your valuables are secure. Learn simple and effective security precautions before it’s too late.

Nest Protect Review (Expensive, But Is It Worth It?)

Nest Protect on ceiling

The Nest Protect 2nd Generation is one of the best smart smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on the market. Nest Protect is WiFi enabled, so you can receive notifications to your phone.

It includes photoelectric and ionization sensors (called the split-spectrum sensor), which detects both fast-burning and smoldering fires. It’s a bit expensive, but with its dual sensor, carbon monoxide detection and smart technology, is it worth the steep price?

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Social Security Number Stolen: What Should You Do?

Social security card in wallet

Social Security identity theft is a serious crime. Unfortunately, it’s hard to do anything these days without having someone ask for your Social Security number. Applying for any type of insurance (health, life, home, car, etc.), going to the doctor, purchasing a vehicle, etc. all ask for your Social Security number (SSN), which means that’s one more place that a thief could steal your SSN. Find out what to do if you lose your Social Security card or have it stolen…

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Best Smoke Detector: Nest vs Kidde vs First Alert vs BRK

Nest protect with smoke

Are your home’s smoke detectors up to snuff? Are you aware that you should replace your smoke detectors at least every ten years? Nearly 62% of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). If your home doesn’t have smoke alarms — or you haven’t properly maintained your home’s smoke detector system — you’re putting your family in grave danger. Our smoke alarm reviews give you all the information you need to choose the best smoke detector for your home and our recommendations…

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Best Carbon Monoxide Detector: Kidde vs First Alert vs Nest

Nest carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide (CO) is considered a silent killer because it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas. There’s one way to protect your family from carbon monoxide and that’s getting detectors installed in your home. Installation is simple, and the price is relatively inexpensive considering it could save your family’s lives. Read our carbon monoxide detectors reviews to protect your loved ones today…

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Holiday Safety Tips For You & Your Home

Fireplace with stockings

The holidays can be particularly stressful with last minute shopping, hosting family from out of town and traveling. So there’s nothing you need more than peace of mind at home while celebrating peace on earth. Whether you’re entertaining friends or out and about attending holiday parties, households are more vulnerable to break-ins in the winter months. That’s why it’s important to set yourself up for success by following these holiday season safety tips to keep your home protected…

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Best Stun Guns and Taser Flashlights: Zap Your Attacker

Woman in parking garage with taser gun

You may have taken a self-defense class or two, but are you considering kicking up your self-defense game while you’re out on your own at night or alone in sketchy areas? If so, you should consider getting a stun gun or Taser for added safety measures. We’ll help you decide which device is best for you: Taser vs stun gun and give you our reviews of the best stun guns and taser flashlights on the market…

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Best Smart Lock: Schlage vs Kwikset Kevo vs August vs Danalock

Smart lock on door: Best Smart Lock: Schlage vs Kwikset Kevo vs August

Did you know you can use your smartphone to lock and unlock your front door? (Just when you thought you knew everything your smartphone can do!) Now you no longer have to worry about those duplicate keys you gave to your sitter or house cleaner. And you can say goodbye to leaving a key under the mat for guests. Smart locks are growing in popularity, thanks to the convenience and added security they give you. Read our best smart lock reviews to learn more about how these devices work, as well as which one might be the best fit for your home…

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Security Camera System Reviews: Capturing Criminals and Embarrassing Moments

Outdoor camera: Security Camera System Reviews

Have there been a lot of burglaries in your neighborhood? Or maybe you just had a new baby and you are looking for ways to protect your growing family? Protecting your property is important, but you also want to keep your family safe so a camera may be the perfect solution for your needs. Take a look at our home security camera system reviews to find the best security camera system for your home or business…

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iSmartAlarm Reviews: A Smart Purchase for Your Home Security Needs?

iSmartAlarm on wall with art: iSmartAlarm Reviews

iSmartAlarm has created some buzz about self-monitored security systems (systems that you monitor yourself via notifications sent to you and using your network of contacts – no need to pay a monthly fee for a central monitoring station or enter into a multi-year contract). Not only does iSmartAlarm include multiple camera options, but it also has stellar customer service — two things often overlooked by companies providing home security. We’ve tested iSmartAlarm ourselves and take you through our installation experience. Read on to learn more about this DIY home security system…

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