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Home Security 101: Sensors, Cameras, Smart Home Integration & More

Cartoon of a burglar about to break into a home (caption: Home Security 101: Getting Started)

There are many other elements to home security that you should consider besides installing a security system. Have you considered how to protect your family from items like carbon monoxide and fires? What about securing your home when you leave for vacation? Or how about how you can deter a burglar from targeting your home? These (and more) are all important aspects of securing your home that we can help you with. Our home security experts have spent countless hours researching, calling companies, and personally testing gear to bring you the latest accurate information and data on home security products and services…

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Home Security Systems: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know (And Some Things You Didn’t)

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Home security has changed quite a bit since the old days of landline systems where burglars could cut the wire to sever communications between your home and a monitoring station. We’ve entered the era of smart technology, and home security is catching up to the times. Along with a plethora of DIY offerings (think easy self-install at your own convenience vs having a professional hardwire equipment on a scheduled installation day and time), home security has expanded from the typical motion and door/window sensors to smart home technology that integrates everything from your door locks and light switches to your thermostats. The technology and terminology can be overwhelming, so we put together a guide on home security systems to help…

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Home Security Systems Reviews For 2020: Nest Secure vs Abode vs Scout Alarm vs AT&T Digital Life & More

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Do you need help finding a home security system but are overwhelmed with your options? Our team of experts has over 65 years of combined experience researching, testing, and using home security systems. We’ve reviewed 14 professionally monitored security companies. Our strict review protocol ensures our research is unbiased. We take into account customer service, equipment, technology, ease of use, and value to come up with a score for each company…

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Best WiFi Security Cameras: Arlo vs Blink vs Nest Cam vs Ring Stick Up Cam vs Canary Flex & More

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Plug-and-play cameras are versatile for many uses including home security, pet cams and more. 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 three and determine which is the best smartcam for your needs…

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The Motley Fool vs Seeking Alpha: Which Is Best For Investment Advice?

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The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha are two popular websites offering a wealth of investment research and advice. While both have some solid free content and tools, serious investors likely will want to pay for a membership to get the most out of all the expert articles and robust features. But before you fork over your money, it helps to know which site best suits your investment goals and needs. We’ll tell you about the key differences between the two and which one we think comes out on top (in the event you decide not to get both, which is not a bad option considering the different features they cover)…

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Everything You Need To Know About Security Cameras

Man looking into security camera: Home Surveillance Cameras 101

Home surveillance systems have come a long way. They started with a licensed installer coming to your home with bulky equipment and endless strings of cords. High monthly bills and lousy image quality followed. Today, we have access to DIY solutions that you can install yourself and monitor from your phone. If you want to purchase your own home surveillance cameras but aren’t sure where to begin your search, you’ve come to the right place…

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Best Wireless Security Cameras: Reolink Argus 2 vs Blink XT2 vs Ring Stick Up Cam vs Arlo Ultra vs Canary Flex & More

Arlo camera at night (caption: Best Wireless Security Cameras)

A wireless security camera gives you the ease and flexibility to place your camera in the best spot without the hassle of hardwiring or having to find a plug. This feature can be essential when you’re thinking about using your camera indoors to monitor your child, pet or home security. Wireless cameras vary widely in quality and functionality so we’ll help you narrow down your best options…

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