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Altec Lansing Voice Activated Smart Security System Review: App, PC, Camera, Setup, & More

Altec Lansing Voice Activated Smart Security System on shelf (caption: Altec Lansing Voice Activated Smart Security System Review)

The Altec Lansing Voice Activated Smart Security System includes a camera and a speaker with built-in Google Assistant. It brands itself as a security system, but we’d like to point out that it’s a camera and speaker only; there are no door/window sensors, environmental sensors, etc. You can control your Altec camera, play music, ask questions and more through the voice-activated speaker. It is WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled and delivers an immersive stereo sound. Can Altec compete with other WiFi cameras to secure your home from intruders while you’re away? Find out how affordable this system is and what its features are.

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How To Install Security Cameras: Cost, Wiring, Wireless, Outdoor, Indoor, Self Install, And More

Security camera catching a mailmail in action

When we purchased our home a few years back, we knew security cameras were a must. We wanted to have a way to monitor the porch to protect our packages from being stolen since we are frequent online shoppers. Fortunately, we’ve never had a break-in or a box taken from our doorstep since moving in (in part thanks to our cameras which have hopefully deterred thieves).

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Nest Cam Indoor Review: vs Outdoor, Wireless, Mounting, Setup, And More

Nest Cam on table: Nest Cam Review

Want to keep tabs on a mischievous pet when you’re away? Or add more muscle to your existing home or business security system? Or maybe you are just looking for a way to visually see when your teens walk through the door after school and talk to them about their day. The Wi-Fi-enabled Nest Cam (formerly Dropcam) can do all that and more. It’s a popular choice among the growing number of consumers installing Internet Protocol (IP) cameras in their homes. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly about this high tech security camera option.

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Ring Indoor Camera And Stick Up Cam Reviews: Wireless, Lights, Mounts, Installation & More

Ring stick up camera on table (caption: Ring Indoor Camera Review)

Ring Alarm is a popular home security solution for many households, and it has many cameras to choose from. The Ring cameras can integrate with the security system, or you can use them independently. Ring has two indoor camera models, Indoor Cam and Stick Up Cam. Our review covers both devices’ details, so you can decide which is best for your home.

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Recent Data Breaches List (2021 – 2013): T-Mobile, Equifax, Facebook, Google, Target, Yahoo, And More

Person's hand with credit card: The Latest Data Breach News

Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches.

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Ring Always Home Reviews: Camera, App, Drone, Cost, Installation, Privacy, And More

Ring Always Home Cam (caption: Ring Always Home Cam)

Although not slated to hit the market until later this year, Ring’s newest innovation in home security equipment could rock the competition if their Always Home Cam proves worthy. A camera-equipped, smart-home drone that flies inside your house to keep tabs on your home for security. Concerned about privacy? Always a valid concern with smart home technologies. The Always Home cam won’t be buzzing inside your home 24/7, but still begs to question just how much control you’ll have over it. Our experts dig in.

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Best Solar-Powered Security Camera: Wireless, Outdoor, Systems, WiFi, Motion Lights, Long Range, Cellular, & More

Arlo Ultra camera with solar panel (Caption: Best Solar Powered Security Cameras)

Solar-powered security cameras are a great way to save yourself the hassle of wiring and having to constantly recharge your outdoor camera’s batteries. They’re also environmentally friendly and can help you save on electric bills. See which cameras we’ve chosen as your best options to give you a seamless outdoor security system.

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