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Frontpoint Security App Review: Features & Functionality

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The Frontpoint app allows you to control and monitor your Frontpoint security system from anywhere, and it’s included at no additional cost. What can you do with it? Just about everything – from arming and disarming remotely to scheduling lights, watching video camera feeds and more. If a sensor triggers, you and your network of contacts will receive an instant alert. But is the Frontpoint app as dependable as the hype suggests? And is it up to date with the latest industry features and technology? Find out in our comprehensive review…

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Protect America App: What Can I Do With It?

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Protect America users can monitor their security system through the SMART Connect app while away from home. You can arm/disarm your system, adjust device settings and more. If a sensor triggers, you’ll receive an alert with the details. How does the Protect America app perform in real tests and what do we think of it compared to the competition? Find out in our review…

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Zacks vs The Motley Fool: Which Is Better For Investment Advice?

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Two of the most popular and long-standing investment advice websites are Zacks Investment Research and The Motley Fool. While both offer free content that’s worth checking out, their premium subscription services give you much deeper analysis and recommendations. What are the differences between the two and how do they compare? Ultimately, which one is better for your needs?…

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Summer Safety Tips For Stress-Free Fun In The Sun

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Summer is typically synonymous with fun in the sun, backyard grilling and travel. But the warmer months are prime time for hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfire and other deadly natural disasters. Combine that with potentially dangerous outdoor activities, and an increase of road traffic and drunk drivers means added opportunities for accidents. Luckily, our summer guide to safety is here to help you ensure you have a happy, healthy season for the whole family…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide To The Pandemic

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COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus (think everything from the common cold to H1N1) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It affects the respiratory system, similar to SARS. The number of deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed those from the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Scientists believe the virus originated in a market in Wuhan China in Hubei province. The combination of COVID-19’s deadliness and infectiousness makes it one of the largest challenges our generation has faced. COVID-19 is a pandemic that looks likely to affect a majority percentage of the global population and have severe economic repercussions that last years…

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Best Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fees Or Contracts

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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?…

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Best Home Security Systems For The Elderly

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A home security system tailored to a senior should be easy to use, reliable, and provide help when you need it most, whether it’s the threat of an intruder or because of a medical emergency. But can you get all of this from one company without draining your savings? Let’s find out…

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What’s The Best Security System For Renters?

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Home security is important whether you rent or own your home. As a renter, you most likely need a wireless security system that won’t damage the structure of the home but can also go with you when you move. The security systems we review in this article can work with various rentals and budgets to fit what you need. So whether you want the basics or something more extravagant with cameras and home automation equipment, you can learn more about your options here…

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Best Home Security Systems Compatible With Amazon Alexa

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Alexa is Amazon’s answer to a virtual assistant. You can use Alexa through any of Amazon’s Echo speakers, and it can help you automate your home. It’s also possible to integrate some home security systems with Alexa, so you use voice commands to control your system. Amazon Alexa is an excellent tool to help you make your home security more accessible and convenient to use…

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