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Best Smoke Detector: Nest vs Kidde vs First Alert vs BRK & More

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Are your home’s smoke detectors up to snuff? Are you aware that you should replace your smoke detectors at least every ten years? Nearly 62% of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). If your home doesn’t have smoke alarms — or you haven’t properly maintained your home’s smoke detector system — you’re putting your family in grave danger. Our smoke alarm reviews give you all the information you need to choose the best smoke detector for your home and our recommendations…

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The New Ring Car Alarm: The Future Of Car Security?

Man driving car (caption: Ring Car Alarm)

In September of 2020, Ring announced a new line of security products: Ring Security For Cars. One of the most anticipated developments in the announcement is the Ring Car Alarm. Ring describes this new product as “a new way to guard your car.” Our experts keep a close eye on what this product offers and give you all the details available before its release…

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Ring Always Home Cam – Features, Tech Specs, Privacy Implications, & More

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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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Credit Card Fraud: How To Prevent And Report It

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Credit card fraud is the most common form of identity theft, and the incidences of this type of fraud have been steadily increasing. Between 2018 and 2019, reports of credit card fraud went up 72.4%. Anyone who has a credit card should be aware of the fraud that can occur and how to handle it when it happens…

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SimpliSafe Review: The Smarter Home Security Choice?

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You’ve seen the SimpliSafe commercials — low cost, no commitment, etc. — too good to be true? There’s no long-term contract, and you can easily relocate the system if you move homes. However, the equipment costs more than competitors, and it’s missing an outdoor security camera. We’ll help you decide if SimpliSafe can help keep your family and property safe from break-ins…

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Ring Alarm Review: Simple To Use & Affordable, But How Does It Compare?

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Ring is known for its video doorbells, and now it offers a self-monitored security system that you can install yourself. You can even sync the system with a doorbell or one of its security cameras. One app accesses everything, and all of the equipment has a modern look, unlike some of its competitors. You can opt for professional monitoring for a small monthly fee, but does it have the reputation you want from a monitoring company?

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