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ADT App Review: Your Best Bet For Smarter Home Security?

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ADT Pulse combines the well-known company’s alarm system with home automation and monitored video surveillance. But what equipment and features does ADT Pulse have to offer? And is it worth the higher-than-average price tag? We answer these questions and more to help you determine if ADT Pulse is the best fit for your home security and automation needs…

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DIY Home Security: 6 Ways To Secure Your Home Without An Alarm

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No one wants to be a victim of a burglar or intruder, but there’s more than one way to protect your home. If you don’t have a home security system, that doesn’t mean you can’t secure your home. You can piece together some simple equipment, hardware and homemade security ideas to increase your home security, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg…

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Best Satellite Internet Providers: Viasat vs HughesNet vs Frontier

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Are you among the millions of Americans who still don’t have access to DSL or cable where you live? Feel like you’re stuck in the dark ages using a dial-up internet connection? You likely have another option — satellite internet. And depending on where you live, you could get a speedy internet connection. Read our best satellite internet providers review to see how the top services compare…

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Deep Sentinel Review: More Affordable Than A Security Guard?

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Deep Sentinel offers a minimalistic security system comprised of a hub and security cameras. It uses artificial intelligence and remote security guards to prevent crime from happening. If you’ve had a break-in, you know how scary it can be. Having someone rummage through your belongings as if you didn’t exist can strip away your sense of safety in your home. Can Deep Sentinel provide the sense of security you need to sleep peacefully at night?

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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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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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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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