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Home Security Systems Reviews 2016

Home Security Systems Reviews

The security industry is highly competitive, from local mom and pop companies to international giants. It is a relatively easy industry to enter, but a very hard one to offer a consistently great product and service over time, especially with new technologies being released every day. It has become difficult to keep up with all the changes and wrap your head around the latest and greatest house alarm offerings. With so many to choose from and so many things to consider, how do you know which home alarm system is right for you? Our home security systems reviews cover the top contenders and bring you our findings in our regularly updated reviews... Read More »

Alert 1 Reviews: Help at the Press of a Button

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We all think of home security as protecting our families from intruders, but it doesn’t end there. Who looks out for our loved ones if we’re not around when an accident happens? A medical alert system can reassure you if your older parent lives alone. Alert1 is one of the leading medical alert systems; with 29 years of experience and no contracts, it’s a great option. In this Alert1... Read More »

Best HD Security Cameras: 1080p vs. 4K

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Security camera technology has always piggybacked off its older brother, broadcast television, but security always lags a few steps behind. While 4K is now the new standard in broadcast TV, the same can’t be said for security cameras. Still, if you’re considering buying an HD security camera, you’ll want to set yourself up for the future, but does that mean 1080p or 4K? Read More »

Wearable Baby Monitors: Keeping Baby Safe and Secure

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When our first baby was only three days old, she choked while lying down and couldn’t breathe for a few seconds. It was probably only about ten seconds or so, but to my brand new parent, sleep-deprived mind, it seemed like much longer. Luckily, I was awake and checked on her before anything tragic happened, but it set the tone for the first few months of parenthood.. Read More »

How to Protect Your Wi-Fi: 5 Tips for Wi-fi Security at Home

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Using an unsecured or open Wi-Fi network doesn’t keep your information safe, but did you know that the default settings that came with your home router aren’t much better? Even if you have a secured, password-protected Wi-Fi network at home, you may be vulnerable to hacking. When every other week brings a new story about a security breach, including access to home security cameras... Read More »

Social Media Security: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online


I used to be an avid Foursquare user until someone mentioned that the social media platform makes it easy for strangers to know where I am. At the time, I was in college and I always felt safe on campus, but after thinking about my use of Foursquare, I suddenly felt unsafe using it. My mind immediately went to the worst, thinking I was going to be kidnapped. This experience... Read More »

August Doorbell Cam Reviews: Is This the Doorbell Camera for You?


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come home to find that FedEx, UPS, or USPS has attempted to deliver a package but did not leave it on my doorstep because no one was home. They only attempt delivery so many times, and with a typical work schedule, it can be difficult to be home for every package delivery. A doorbell cam like the one from August allows you to see who is at your door and speak... Read More »