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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.

Best Night Vision Security Camera Review

Two robbers in night vision camera

Afraid of what could be lurking in or outside of your house at night? Most security cameras advertise a night vision feature these days, but don’t let that simple claim keep you in the dark. Not all night vision is created equal, so if viewing and recording in the dark are top priorities for your security needs, you’ve come to the right place. Our best night vision security camera review will shed light on the top cameras you’ll want to consider…

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Best Safes: First Alert vs SentrySafe vs Honeywell vs Barska vs Stack-On & More!

Safe open with valuables inside

Do you worry about home intruders or in-home workers stealing your most precious possessions? Even if you have a home security system, a home safe can provide an added layer of security against burglars, as well as protecting your valuables from repairmen, housekeepers or other visitors. Whether you just want a simple money safe or more space for important documents, jewelry and other valuables, we have you covered to make a smart choice. Our best home safe reviews give you our top picks for all kinds of safes, including security features, pros and cons, pricing and much more…

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Best WiFi Routers and Extenders: TP-Link vs Netgear vs Linksys vs D-Link

WiFi Router and Extender and phone

There’s nothing worse than losing your WiFi connection. Whether you’re in the middle of a project or streaming your favorite TV show, when the WiFi stalls, the claws come out. (And by claws we mean a frustrated household.) Time to upgrade your home network? Whole-home WiFi is a must for many families, and these solutions deliver fantastic performance and peace-of-mind to your entire home… 

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Piper Security Reviews: Can Self-Monitoring Pay Off?

Piper camera next to laptop: Piper Security Reviews

DIY home security systems are all the rage these days, but how do you know which one is the best fit for your home and lifestyle? Piper Home Security is one of the most popular self-monitored security brands, with no monthly fees and home automation features among its biggest selling points. And the newer model, Piper nv, leaves its Classic model in the dust when it comes to video quality and night vision. But how does Piper stand up against the competition? Read our Piper Security reviews for the need-to-know info…

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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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Survival 101: Best Emergency Food Kits

Cooking outdoors: Best Emergency Food Kits

Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, even the occasional snowpocalypse can leave you stranded in your home for days or even weeks. Are you prepared if a disaster hits? You’ll be glad you planned ahead, and it doesn’t get more basic than making sure you and your family have a sustainable food supply. We’ll give you the lowdown on how to prepare emergency food supplies and, if you’re too busy to DIY, we’ll give you some of our recommendations for the best emergency food kits on the market…

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Basic Cyber Security Tips and Tricks For Cyber Security Month

Keyboard with lock

With so many recent cyber security breaches (especially from reputable companies like Target and Equifax), it has become increasingly necessary to become secure online. With so many access points (via smart home devices, fitness trackers, etc.), it’s easier than ever to fall prey to a potential hack. Breaches can happen to the best of us, not just your vulnerable average Joe. Hackers have sophisticated ways of stealing your identity and could be accessing your accounts as we speak. Unlike a house break-in where there is often evidence of a crime, it is a lot easier for digital theft to go unnoticed. Are you leaving the front door wide open for these new-age criminals? Read on to learn some basic cyber security tips that could save you, before it’s too late…

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