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Personal Safety

Lifesaver and fire alarm, caption: Your Guide To Your Personal Safety

Here at Safe Smart Living, it’s not just about protecting your home and belongings. An even more precious commodity is yourself and your loved ones. Our in-depth content on personal safety covers everything from situational awareness training and self-defense to emergency preparedness, internet safety, and even babies!…

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What Is The Best Hoverboard? Powerboard vs Razor Hovertrax vs EPIKGO

Man in sneakers on hoverboard: What is the Best Hoverboard?

Are your kids begging you for the latest “it” toy — a hoverboard? Today’s hoverboards aren’t the levitating skateboards you’ve seen Marty McFly ride in the film, Back to the Future II, but they’re still all the rage. The latest hoverboards resemble Segway foot pads and wheels, but you steer them from the body weight you place on the foot pads — and they don’t actually levitate off the ground.

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Best VPN Service: Torguard vs PIA vs ExpressVPN vs IPVanish vs PureVPN vs NordVPN vs CyberGhost & More!

Keyboard: Best VPN Service

Who’s really watching you when you’re online? These days, it’s virtually impossible to know. Advertisers, marketers, cyber stalkers, potential employers, even your own neighbors could be tracking your online behavior. And until our lawmakers pass more specific cybersecurity legislation, we’re all at risk. What can you do to protect your privacy and identity? Consider installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service on your computer and mobile devices, especially when you are traveling. For a low monthly fee and easy installation you can protect yourself from Big Brother…

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Interview With Amit Bareket CEO & Founder Of SaferVPN

Amit Bareket headshot

Amit Bareket, Co-Founder and CEO of personal VPN brand, SaferVPN, and business VPN brand, Perimeter 81 shares his professional journey to how got started in the VPN industry and what it’s like working for SaferVPN (one of our picks for VPN services). Get to know what sets them apart from other VPN products, how he stays up to date on the latest security news and what’s next for the company (and industry) in our interview with Amit…

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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, we’ve got some tips for you…

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Best Media Streaming Device: Apple TV vs Google TV vs Boxee vs Roku vs Chromecast vs Amazon Fire vs WD TV vs PlayOn vs TVersity

Watching TV: Best streaming media players

Tired of watching Netflix and Hulu on your tiny computer screen or tablet? Streaming media players connect to your television so you don’t have to squint your eyes at a small screen.

We take a look at the top streaming media players and pick our winners for best receiver including our top 3 picks for best streaming media player. For each, we share the pros and cons, so that you can decide which one might fit your budget and entertainment needs best…

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Arlo Camera Review: A Dependable Security Camera System?

Arlo Camera on wall

I get a notification on my phone that someone is at my front door. So, I open my Arlo app to see it’s the USPS woman delivering my latest Amazon splurge. With my Arlo camera and app, I can monitor my package the rest of the day and keep tabs on my front door in case anyone tries to snatch my delivery…

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Best Driveway Alarm (Catch ‘Em If You Can)

Driveway alarms can be used to monitor motion on your porch, in your mailbox, around your home, in your driveway and more. Have a “heads up” when the school bus arrives or a delivery person is almost to your doorstep. Know when someone is on your property who shouldn’t be by protecting your home, office or another area with a driveway alarm…

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5 Smart Home Gadgets To Enhance Your Batcave

Person holding phone: Smart Home Gadgets

Have you always dreamed of living in the Batcave? Surrounded by all the latest remotely operated, custom gadgets. Well, it’s possible today thanks to the ever-evolving capabilities of home automation and smart home technology. But if you want to deck out your entire house, prepare yourself for sticker shock…

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