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Is your home safe from burglars, fires and CO2? Don’t risk losing your home and all your prized possessions. Home security systems are easier to install than ever before and can be controlled and watched right from your smartphone. You can monitor your own home to keep an eye on things while away.

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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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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Best DIY Security System: Canary vs Piper vs iSmartAlarm vs Novi vs Ring

Piper camera on shelf

There are two types of home security systems prevalent on today’s market: those with professional monitoring (by a central monitoring station), and those that are self-monitored (by you and your network of contacts). The former typically includes a fairly steep ($30-$75) monthly fee to cover the cost of the monitoring station, while with the latter you typically only pay for the equipment. Don’t want this added expense of monthly monitoring? Worried about false alarms and getting fined by your city? We hear ya! These are a few of the reasons that self-monitored security systems have become so intriguing. They put you in control of your system, and you have access to cutting edge “smart” technology that you can control from your smartphone. With these DIY (do it yourself) security systems you’re in charge of when the authorities are called to your home and how you secure your home…

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Best Doorbell Cameras Reviews: SkyBell vs Ring vs Zmodo vs August & More!

Ring doorbell: Best Doorbell Cameras Reviews

Want to know who’s on your front porch when you’re out of the house or even while you’re at home? Whether you live in a high-traffic neighborhood or a remote location, it’s important to keep your home safe from intruders. One of the current high-tech ways to monitor your home is through wireless doorbell cameras. Read more to learn about our top picks for best doorbell cameras…

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Best WiFi Security Camera: Amcrest vs Foscam vs Nest Cam vs Dropcam vs Vuezone vs Arlo vs Piper & More!

Man setting up Arlo outside

Plug-and-play cameras are versatile for many uses including home security, baby monitors and pet cams. These versatile WiFi security cameras are easy to relocate, and many have two-way voice so you can communicate with those at home while you are away. Find out which wireless security cameras make our top 3 and determine which is the best smartcam for your needs…

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10 Tips to Maximize Home Security While on Vacation

Flip flops on the beach

I spend a lot of time with folks, helping them find the perfect home and property that suits their needs, so I can say without a doubt that you value your home and the memories and possessions you keep there. When it’s time to step away from the everyday comforts and into an adventure of vacationing, you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’ve done all you could to protect your home while you are away. Today, I’d like to share a few tips on preparing house for extended vacation to help ensure the safety and security of your home when you go away on vacation. Employ these tips so you can enjoy your time on vacation…

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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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Nest Cam Outdoor Review: Protection Rain or Shine?

Nest Cam Outdoor on side of house

Nest has been a big player in the home security and automation field for some time now. After a lot of demand from its consumers, the company released the outdoor Nest camera for homeowners to protect the exterior of their property. With the addition of the Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest helps you video monitor the inside and outside of your home as well as control the temperature and alert you of smoke and carbon monoxide (that is, if you choose to purchase each of Nest’s products). In this Nest outdoor camera review, we’re going to discuss the key features, pros, cons, pricing and more to help you make a more informed purchase decision…

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