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Best Family Tracking Apps: Know Your Kids Are Safe

The weather was terrible this morning when your child left to drive to school. You have this “policy” for them to text you when they make it to school safely, but today you didn’t receive that text. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Sometimes your kid forgets and remembers to text you over lunch. Is there a way you could know that they arrived safely without them having to text you?…

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Best Cell Phone Insurance: Upsie vs SquareTrade vs AppleCare vs Asurion vs Geek Squad vs Assurant & More

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Cell phones aren’t a cheap purchase, and for many of us, they’re an invaluable part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, they’re also easily damaged. Drop your smartphone on a sidewalk, and you pray for no cracks. Drop it in water, and it’s often toast. Mobile phone insurance and extended protection plans can help ease that financial blow — especially if you have carefree kids with pricey smartphones. After all, a cracked screen alone can run you $200+ to repair without insurance…

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Best Home Safe: First Alert vs SentrySafe vs Honeywell vs Barska vs Stack-On & More

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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 Smart Firewall: Bitdefender Box vs Cujo vs Dojo vs RATtrap vs Bitdefender vs Norton & More

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Are you arming your home with smart gadgets but worried about hackers infiltrating your high-tech lifestyle? Would anyone really try to hack your smart washer or dryer? The unfortunate answer is yes. Any device connected to your home’s network can be vulnerable to an attack, and once hackers find a way in, your entire home network is up for grabs…

Fortunately, there’s a line of security devices is available to protect your home from intruders. We’ll give you our recommendations for the best smart home security devices to keep your information safe from prying eyes…

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Best Parental Control Apps & Software: Norton Family Premier vs Net Nanny vs Qustodio & More

Are you worried about your child being exposed to profanity, pornography or potential predators while using their smartphone? Whether your child is eight or sixteen, she could have access to all kinds of inappropriate images, language and people without your knowledge. Fortunately, you have some tech help on your side. Welcome to parental control apps. These apps and software give you remote supervision over your child’s mobile activity, so you can make sure she is safe and making smart choices with her mobile use…

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Can Home Security Cameras Be Hacked?

Person hacking into security camera on laptop (Can Home Security Cameras Be Hacked?)

Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you? In our technology-driven world, we use security cameras in our homes and businesses to help us maintain a proper level of security and keep an eye on what’s happening around the clock. At home, these cameras don’t just play an integral role in security; they also keep us connected to our family members and pets when we’re away. While security cameras make us feel connected and safe, what happens when we’re not the ones watching? What happens if a hacker gets into your system? It’s essential to understand how hackers can breach your cameras and how to protect yourself…

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Central Monitoring Stations: Why They Matter

Illustration of hand disarming alarm (caption: Guide To Central Monitoring Stations)

Did you know that the security company you buy your system from is most likely different from the company that monitors the system? That’s why it’s important to purchase a security system from a company with quality equipment as well as a responsive monitoring company…

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