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Alarm.com Review: What Is It & How Does It Work?

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If you’re in the market for a home security system, by now you may have come across Alarm.com. But what do they do exactly? Do they provide a home security system, or just service, or possibly just equipment? We don’t blame you, as the company has evolved its worn many hats, which unfortunately have caused confusion for the average consumer. We’re here to clear all that up for you. Alarm.com is a smart home security and automation provider that helps integrate homes and businesses. Their products and services are only available through your home security provider – i.e., you cannot receive service from Alarm.com directly. What Alarm.com strives to offer via its licensing arrangement with your home security provider is a one-stop shop to control everything from one place. Instead of using one app for your home’s security, another app for your smart speakers and another app for your home automation, you can use Alarm.com for all three. Read on to find out more and how to locate a provider that offers their services…

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Fitbit Review: Does It Actually Help Make You More Active?

Thinking of joining the Fitbit community but unsure which band you should get? Our Fitbit Review discusses the different types of devices Fitbit has on the market as well as some of the items they excel at and some things they could improve. Fitbit has been a leader in the activity tracker world since their first device came out and they continue to create newer and better products for you to track your fitness…

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What Is The Best Home Robot? Zenbo vs Jibo vs Buddy vs Pepper vs Lynx vs Kuri vs Hub & More

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Are you a smart-home tech junkie just waiting for your next fix? Can’t wait to kick up your Alexa-enabled home a notch? Well, this could be a jackpot year, when the promise of home robots finally hits the market. We’re not there just yet, but the market’s closing in quickly. Read our take on the best home robot products, some of which will be consumer-ready any day now…

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Guardzilla Review: Reliable Low-Cost Cameras?

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Guardzilla’s lineup of stand-alone WiFi security cameras includes 3 indoor and 3 outdoor/indoor cameras, each offering a wide variety of features. There’s a lot to choose from to fit your home or business needs. But how do Guardzilla’s cameras stand up against other trustworthy security products?…

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16 Smart Home Statistics & Predictions

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From appliances to lighting to speakers, everything is connecting to the internet, and there’s no stopping it. Smart home equipment is becoming more affordable and less avoidable on the market. Everything from our dishwasher to our cars will be “on the grid”, ie. connected to the internet (and many devices and appliances already are!). Read some astonishing statistics about home automation as well as where the market is headed…

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ADT Outdoor Cameras Review: What Are Your Options?

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ADT offers two outdoor cameras for your home security needs. Depending on your home’s specs and your preferences, you may opt for one model over the other. The key deciding factor is the strength of your WiFi signal or whether you prefer hardwired cameras. We’ll help you decide between the two and learn more about their features and how they’re installed…

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