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SimpliSafe Review: The Smarter Home Security Choice?

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Are home invasions on the rise in your neighborhood? Want to keep your loved ones and property safe from break-ins without breaking your budget? Do-it-yourself home security is growing in popularity, thanks to technological advances that make it easy, convenient and affordable. Is the SimpliSafe alarm system a good DIY option if you’d rather not pay a small fortune for professional monitoring?…

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What Is The Best Home Security System For Pet Owners?

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Indoor motion sensors are the biggest concern for pet owners looking for a pet-friendly security system. If you don’t want to sacrifice this important home security feature, you still have some great options. We’ve spent a lot of time researching equipment offered by all the top companies and have narrowed down the best systems for pet owners…

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Protect America Review: Is It The Best Home Security System?

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Protect America is a DIY-installation home security system that requires a 3-year contract for professional monitoring, but their equipment and monthly pricing blows many similar services out of the water. And it’s one of the few security companies to let you choose between landline, broadband and cellular monitoring for any package you want. While affordability is a major plus, is Protect America able to deliver dependable security at such a surprisingly reasonable cost? Our experts find out…

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DIRECTV or DISH? Quick Guide To Providers, Equipment, Promotions, And More

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Satellite TV is still a major player, providing live TV access in geographic areas that aren’t reachable yet by cable (or internet) connections. Satellite TV companies have also upped their game and are offering more channels, packages, programming and perks to compete with the changing media landscape. Debating between DIRECTV vs Dish? We’ve got your back. In our satellite TV guide, we cover everything from providers to equipment, and feature the most current promotions for you to take advantage of…

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Best Burglar Deterrents: What Works And What Doesn’t?

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We all want to keep our homes safe, that is a given. But you need to be aware of what could happen in your home in order to protect it. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2016, there were over three million burglaries in the United States. That is a rate of 24.7 per 1,000 households. This and other burglary stats shows that break-ins happen. You need to think about how to keep thieves out of your home before it’s too late…

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