Frontpoint and Ring Alarm offer no-contract professionally monitored home security systems. You can install both systems yourself, and they even use the same monitoring service. But can one protect your home better than the other?
Whether you’re letting your vacation home, require a simpler system for busy family life, or want more reliable home security, a smart lock could be just what you’re looking for. Smart locks allow property owners to grant one-time access codes to service providers or family and friends, as well as monitor who enters and leaves their property remotely via an app, and much more. Here we take a look at Schlage and Kwikset smart locks, comparing their various features to suit different needs.
Abode and Ring offer DIY home security systems. Neither has long-term contracts, and both offer professional monitoring as an option. We look at equipment options, technology, pricing, and more to help you decide which system best for your home.
Using a password manager is safer than not using one at all. If you aren’t using a password manager, you’re most likely guilty of using the same password for multiple accounts, and it’s probably the name of your pet or includes an important date. These types of passwords are easy to hack, which is why password managers are a must. Password managers can help create secure login credentials and keep them stored in a safe place. I’ve used both Dashlane and LastPass, and they both do a great job storing my credentials. But is there one I’d recommend over the other?
The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha are two popular websites offering a wealth of investment research and advice. While both have some solid free content and tools, serious investors likely will want to pay for a membership to get the most out of all the expert articles and robust features. But before you fork over your money, it helps to know which site best suits your investment goals and needs. We’ll tell you about the key differences between the two and which one we think comes out on top (in the event you decide not to get both, which is not a bad option considering the different features they cover).
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.
Two of the most popular and long-standing investment advice websites are Zacks Investment Research and The Motley Fool. While both offer free content that’s worth checking out, their premium subscription services give you much deeper analysis and recommendations. What are the differences between the two and how do they compare? Ultimately, which one is better for your needs?
The Motley Fool and Morningstar are both widely respected online resources for all sorts of investment research and advice. While they both offer some free content, you’ll likely want to sign up for a subscription to get the most out of what each has to offer — especially if you’re a serious investor. But which service is the best for your specific investment goals? And in the battle between The Motley Fool vs Morningstar, which comes out on top?
Before you purchase a home security system, you want to decide what type of installation you’re comfortable with. Many home security systems on the market today have DIY (do-it-yourself) setups. However, some require a professional’s assistance. Which type of installation is right for you, and does the installation type affect the way the system performs?
SimpliSafe and Abode offer security systems with no long-term contracts. You purchase the equipment, pay for your monitoring plan and stop service whenever you want. SimpliSafe is a household name with its multi-platform advertisements and Abode is still a rather small company. But could Abode protect your home just as well as SimpliSafe for less money?
SimpliSafe and ADT can protect your home from intruders, but the two companies vary in their offerings. If home security is your priority, SimpliSafe can do the job at a lower cost. But if you want some added features like home automation, you may want to pay the extra money for ADT.
At first, Vivint and ADT look pretty similar in their offerings. Both companies offer home security and automation equipment and apps to monitor your systems. But one of them has shorter contracts and is typically less expensive than the other; find out which in our comprehensive head-to-head comparison.