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Ring Doorbell Review: The Best Way To Monitor Your Front Door?

Ring Doorbell camera: Ring Doorbell Reviews

“Who can it be knocking at my door?” Surely, when the popular 80’s band Men at Work wrote these lyrics, they couldn’t have imagined today’s high-tech doorbells. Now you can see who’s at your front door, even when you’re not at home. Ring, an all-in-one front door camera and doorbell that syncs with your Smartphone via WiFi, is the best-selling video doorbell on the market. What makes Ring so popular? And is it really the best or do you have better options? Read our review to find out…

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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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Frontpoint Review: Are They The Ones To Beat?

Family on sofa with security camera and eqiupment on table (caption: Frontpoint Review)

Frontpoint has security and automation equipment to help protect your home. The service and equipment are top-notch, and the DIY setup is a breeze. And now, it offers month to month agreements which makes it convenient for both homeowners and renters. But the home security space is crowded, there are tons of options. Are you really getting the best value with Frontpoint?…

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SimpliSafe Camera Review: Pros, Cons, Installation & More

Simplisafe camera on table with app in front on phone in hand (caption: SimpliSafe Camera Review)

SimpliSafe is known for its affordable, user-friendly DIY security systems, but they also offer some security equipment you can purchase with or without the system. Their WiFi camera is a popular option, and we wanted to see if it stands up to their other equipment — and other WiFi cameras on the market. Is the SimpliSafe camera reliable and does it have all the features you want?

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Ooma Home Security Review: Low Cost, But Is It Dependable?

Ooma security system (caption: Ooma Home Security Review)

Ooma, a well-established VoIP company, also offers a competitively priced entry-level home security system with easy DIY installation, no contracts, and both professional and self-monitoring options. However, the system has only been around since 2018 and faces some exceptionally stiff competition in the DIY home security market. Does Ooma have all the features you want to keep your home safe and secure? And is it dependable?

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False Alarm Prevention And Causes

Home front door open with keys in lock (caption: False Alarm Prevention and Causes)

A false alarm occurs when your security system alarm goes off without a proper reason. These alarms can also happen with security cameras and motion sensors that send alerts through an app or email. Anytime you receive a warning and there’s no valid reason for it, it’s a false alarm. Unfortunately, if you can’t stop a false alarm, your security system may send emergency responders to your home. That situation can be a waste of time for the responders and costly and embarrassing for you…

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Old Republic Home Warranty Review

Woman in the window sill with morning light: Old Republic Home Warranty Reviews

Is a home warranty worth the added annual cost? If your home and most of its appliances aren’t brand spanking new, a home warranty can save you a ton of money on high-cost repairs and even replacements in some cases. But which home warranty company is right for you? We’ll give you the lowdown on Old Republic Home Protection (ORHP; and no, I don’t believe Jedi’s need home warranties 😉 to see how they stack up against their competition…

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