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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide To The Pandemic

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COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus (think everything from the common cold to H1N1) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It affects the respiratory system, similar to SARS. The number of deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed those from the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Scientists believe the virus originated in a market in Wuhan China in Hubei province. The combination of COVID-19’s deadliness and infectiousness makes it one of the largest challenges our generation has faced. COVID-19 is a pandemic that looks likely to affect a majority percentage of the global population and have severe economic repercussions that last years…

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Best Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fees Or Contracts

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If you want a home security system that truly has no contracts or monthly fees, your options are limited to a DIY system with self-monitoring. This means the home security company won’t install the system and won’t monitor it for you (professional monitoring always has a monthly fee). So of all the DIY home security solutions on the market, which ones have no monthly fees? Many DIY self-monitored companies find ways to introduce monthly fees, whether it’s to use the app, access cloud storage or to monitor the system yourself. But which ones really provide full home security functionality without a contract or monthly fee?…

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Best Home Security Systems For The Elderly

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A home security system tailored to a senior should be easy to use, reliable, and provide help when you need it most, whether it’s the threat of an intruder or because of a medical emergency. But can you get all of this from one company without draining your savings? Let’s find out…

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What’s The Best Security System For Renters?

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Home security is important whether you rent or own your home. As a renter, you most likely need a wireless security system that won’t damage the structure of the home but can also go with you when you move. The security systems we review in this article can work with various rentals and budgets to fit what you need. So whether you want the basics or something more extravagant with cameras and home automation equipment, you can learn more about your options here…

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Best Home Security Systems Compatible With Amazon Alexa

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Alexa is Amazon’s answer to a virtual assistant. You can use Alexa through any of Amazon’s Echo speakers, and it can help you automate your home. It’s also possible to integrate some home security systems with Alexa, so you use voice commands to control your system. Amazon Alexa is an excellent tool to help you make your home security more accessible and convenient to use…

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Ring App Review: Personal Experience, Pros, Cons, Features & More

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You use the same Ring app whether you have a Ring Doorbell or Ring Alarm security system. The app lets you answer your doorbell, arm/disarm your system, adjust device settings and more. You’ll receive notifications when sensors trigger, so you can be kept in the loop. How does the Ring app perform for users, and is it better than the competition? Find out below…

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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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How To Secure Your WiFi And Keep Out Prying Eyes

Person in coffee shop on computer: Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Do you often get online at your local coffee house, a hotel when traveling, or other public places (called WiFi hotspots)? If you’re not already aware — public WiFi access has the potential to severely compromise your online security. And hackers can get into your computer in no time (as in, 2 seconds!). So, what steps can you take to protect your online presence and your identity if hackers come calling? Keep reading to find the best ways to keep your private online self as secure as possible…

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