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Best Smart Firewall: Bitdefender Box vs Cujo vs Dojo vs RATtrap vs Bitdefender vs Norton & More

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Are you arming your home with smart gadgets but worried about hackers infiltrating your high-tech lifestyle? Would anyone really try to hack your smart washer or dryer? The unfortunate answer is yes. Any device connected to your home’s network can be vulnerable to an attack, and once hackers find a way in, your entire home network is up for grabs…

Fortunately, there’s a line of security devices is available to protect your home from intruders. We’ll give you our recommendations for the best smart home security devices to keep your information safe from prying eyes…

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Best WiFi Security Cameras: Arlo vs Blink vs Wyze vs Nest Cam vs Ring Stick Up Cam vs Canary Flex & More

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Plug-and-play cameras are versatile for many uses including home security, pet cams and more. These versatile WiFi security cameras are easy to relocate, and many have two-way voice so you can communicate with those at home while you are away. Find out which wireless security cameras make our top three and determine which is the best smartcam for your needs…

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Best Baby Monitors: Infant Optics DXR 8 vs Nest Cam vs Philips Avent vs Peteme & More

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Nervous when you don’t have your eyes and ears on your baby at all times? Baby monitors are an excellent way to ease your fears when your bundle of joy is in the nursery and (slightly) out of your reach. But there are so many choices on the market. How do you know which ones are reliable and within your budget? Here we break down the best baby camera monitor by categories to help you make the right choice…

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Zacks Investment Research Review

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Zacks Investment Research gives investors a quantitative analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with a strong emphasis on gaining a trading advantage. While there’s a lot of free content on their website, their Premium and other paid memberships give you access to all of their expert advice. But is it worth the cost? And what can you find on Zacks that you can’t get elsewhere? We’ll help you decide if Zacks is a good fit for your investing needs…

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Best Smart Garage Door Openers: Genie Aladdin Connect vs Chamberlain MyQ & More

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Are you always worried that you or someone in your family has forgotten to close your garage door? If so, you may want to consider getting a smart garage door opener to keep tabs on your door from anywhere using a simple smartphone app. How do they work? And which ones are the most reliable? We’ll give you the lowdown on these affordable and easy-to-install devices…

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What Is A Duress Alarm And Do I Need One?

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you knew you were in imminent danger? Many of us rely on security systems to help keep us safe and alert the authorities when we need help. But in some situations, activating your alarm can present a challenge. If someone is in your home or workplace and you need to activate the alarm, do you know how to summon the police discreetly? That’s when a duress alarm can be a lifesaver…

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How Much Does A Home Security System Cost? Compare Providers And Equipment

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A dependable security system doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. But the initial offer you receive may look sweeter than it is, and may not contain all of what you’ll end up paying out of pocket. In addition to your equipment price or monthly monitoring fee, there are often installation, upgrade, add-on, and other hidden costs you’ll encounter after you sign up. Our experts compare the top providers and sift through the hidden fees so your wallet won’t be surprised later…

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Seeking Alpha Review: Is It Worth The Membership Fee?

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Are you looking for expert investment advice but don’t want to fork over a fortune for a financial advisor? You may want to consider an online investment advice and research website. One of the big names in this industry is Seeking Alpha, a unique crowdsourced research content platform targeted toward intermediate and advanced investors. While Seeking Alpha contains some free content, most of its in-depth articles and investment tools require a paid subscription. Is it worth the membership fee? And what exactly does Seeking Alpha provide investors?

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