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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 Home Safe: First Alert vs SentrySafe vs Honeywell vs Barska vs Stack-On & More!

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Do you worry about home intruders or in-home workers stealing your most precious possessions? Even if you have a home security system, a home safe can provide an added layer of security against burglars, as well as protecting your valuables from repairmen, housekeepers or other visitors. Whether you just want a simple money safe or more space for important documents, jewelry and other valuables, we have you covered to make a smart choice. Our best home safe reviews give you our top picks for all kinds of safes, including security features, pros and cons, pricing and much more…

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Alarm.com Review: What Is It & How Does It Work?

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If you’re in the market for a home security system, by now you may have come across Alarm.com. But what do they do exactly? Do they provide a home security system, or just service, or possibly just equipment? We don’t blame you, as the company has evolved its worn many hats, which unfortunately have caused confusion for the average consumer. We’re here to clear all that up for you. Alarm.com is a smart home security and automation provider that helps integrate homes and businesses. Their products and services are only available through your home security provider – i.e., you cannot receive service from Alarm.com directly. What Alarm.com strives to offer via its licensing arrangement with your home security provider is a one-stop shop to control everything from one place. Instead of using one app for your home’s security, another app for your smart speakers and another app for your home automation, you can use Alarm.com for all three. Read on to find out more and how to locate a provider that offers their services…

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AT&T Digital Life Review: A La Carte Plans For Individual Needs

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AT&T Digital Life offers security and home automation equipment to help secure your home. There are more equipment options than most competitors offer in their lineup. However, this system doesn’t integrate with as many devices as its competitors do, which can increase the cost of the system. If you’re starting from scratch with home security and automation, this may be a good option for you. But if you’re looking to integrate some existing equipment in your home with AT&T Digital Life, you may be out of luck. Find out if this is the system for you…

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Fitbit Review: Does It Actually Help Make You More Active?

Thinking of joining the Fitbit community but unsure which band you should get? Our Fitbit Review discusses the different types of devices Fitbit has on the market as well as some of the items they excel at and some things they could improve. Fitbit has been a leader in the activity tracker world since their first device came out and they continue to create newer and better products for you to track your fitness…

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