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Best Smart Blinds: Automate Your Window Coverings

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Smart blinds provide options to increase privacy and security, decrease energy costs by blocking heat from the sun and control natural lighting. They do all of this while adding to your home’s smart capabilities. Opening and closing your window coverings with the push of a button or even a simple voice command help simplify your life…

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Blue By ADT Review: Previously Known As LifeShield

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ADT has finally embraced a DIY home security system. After being in business for almost 150 years, ADT acquired LifeShield in 2019 to offer a DIY system for those who don’t want to hassle with professional installation. Forget the installation fees, missing work to be home for the professional to arrive and welcoming a stranger into your home. The day your Blue by ADT system arrives at your doorstep is the same day you can set it up yourself. But is it as good as other DIY home security systems? And with the fairly new acquisition, is it still working out some of those hiccups that are to be expected during a big transition?…

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Zacks vs Morningstar: Which Is Better For Investment Advice?

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Are you looking for investment advice from reputable experts? Some top online research and advice sites can save you a ton of money rather than going with a financial advisor. You may have heard of two of the most popular, Morningstar and Zacks Investment Research. What does each service offer and how are they different? We’ll give you the lowdown to help you decide if one of these reputable sites is a good fit for your investing needs…

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Frontpoint Security App Review: Features & Functionality

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The Frontpoint app allows you to control and monitor your Frontpoint security system from anywhere, and it’s included at no additional cost. What can you do with it? Just about everything – from arming and disarming remotely to scheduling lights, watching video camera feeds and more. If a sensor triggers, you and your network of contacts will receive an instant alert. But is the Frontpoint app as dependable as the hype suggests? And is it up to date with the latest industry features and technology? Find out in our comprehensive review…

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Vivint Smart Home App Review: Is It Reliable?

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The Vivint Smart Home app lets you connect all of your Vivint smart home and security devices directly to your smartphone or tablet so you can remotely monitor and manage your entire system. This is Vivint’s latest app and works with the SkyControl Panel and their latest panel model, the Smart Hub Panel. The original app, Vivint Classic, is still available for users who have the Go!Control Panel….

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Protect America App: What Can I Do With It?

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Protect America users can monitor their security system through the SMART Connect app while away from home. You can arm/disarm your system, adjust device settings and more. If a sensor triggers, you’ll receive an alert with the details. How does the Protect America app perform in real tests and what do we think of it compared to the competition? Find out in our review…

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Zacks vs The Motley Fool: Which Is Better For Investment Advice?

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Two of the most popular and long-standing investment advice websites are Zacks Investment Research and The Motley Fool. While both offer free content that’s worth checking out, their premium subscription services give you much deeper analysis and recommendations. What are the differences between the two and how do they compare? Ultimately, which one is better for your needs?…

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Summer Safety Tips For Stress-Free Fun In The Sun

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Summer is typically synonymous with fun in the sun, backyard grilling and travel. But the warmer months are prime time for hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfire and other deadly natural disasters. Combine that with potentially dangerous outdoor activities, and an increase of road traffic and drunk drivers means added opportunities for accidents. Luckily, our summer guide to safety is here to help you ensure you have a happy, healthy season for the whole family…

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