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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 »

After Identity Theft: How to Repair Your Credit

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Identity theft—it’s not going to happen to you, right? Unfortunately, identity theft is on the rise, and a growing number of people are discovering just how seriously it can affect your finances, especially your credit rating. Reporting and repairing the damage seems daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Check your credit report. As soon as you notice any signs that you... Read More »

Iris Home Security by Lowe’s Review: Cheap Price, Cheap Device

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The release of the second-generation Iris earlier this year prompted an uproar of disgruntled Iris users online. I thought it was a good time to dive into the affordable DIY home security and automation system by Lowe’s to see what all the fuss is about. What makes Iris unique? Iris focuses more on home automation. Iris’s a la carte format allows you to choose and pay for your devices separately. Read More »

Top Picks: 10 Best GPS Tracking Devices for Kids

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Nothing is more heart-stoppingly scary than realizing you don’t know where your child is, and if you have a child who is prone to wandering off, you know firsthand just how true that is. We know keeping your adventurous child with you at all times just isn’t possible, so we created a list of GPS tracking devices that will help you keep tabs on your children while they are away from you. Read More »

Customize Your Smart Home: Z-Wave vs ZigBee vs Insteon

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The latest developments in home automation allow you to control almost everything about your home environment with the touch of a button—from turning on your coffee machine in the morning to adjusting your thermostat at night. Three big players in home automation are Z-Wave, ZigBee, and Insteon, and each company has its advantages for different types of users. Which one should... Read More »

Best Bike Locks: Lock It Up

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You lock your bike up and head inside the store to grab something. Maybe you’re meeting a friend for coffee or just browsing a shop. You head back outside to find your bike lock cut in half and your bike gone. Your heart sinks. You rely on your bike, and now it’s been stolen. Whether you depend on your bike to commute to and from work or you use... Read More »

Ring 720p Doorbell Review: The Best DIY Video Doorbell Available, If You Can Hardwire It


My wife and I both work and have extremely busy schedules, which means it’s completely hit or miss—mostly miss—when we have to sign for a delivery or someone is swinging by our house to drop off a borrowed movie. So, I was pretty excited when I came across the Ring Video Doorbell at ISC West, and eager to test its functionality and capabilities. I ran into a few frustrating design issues... Read More »

Best Shredders: Top Five Picks for Maximum Security


According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014, and that number continues to grow each year. Anything with your name and address, bank account details, credit card information (current or expired), Social Security number, pay stub information, usernames or passwords, or even your signature makes you vulnerable to identity... Read More »

Utah’s Best Home Security System Providers

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National Providers That Service Utah If you’re looking for a security company with the most up-to-date equipment and deeper resources, you may want to consider using a national provider for your home security system Take a look at our top 5 nationwide home security providers available in Utah: Our #1 Recommendation: Frontpoint View Plans Call (855) 902-0688   Frontpoint is about ... Read More »

Best Cribs for Baby: Safety Guidelines and Top Picks

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Before my first child was born, I naively thought that all cribs were essentially the same and didn’t understand the fuss surrounding picking one out. I quickly learned that not all cribs are created equal, and there are some specific things to look for, especially when it comes to safety. After extensive research, I gathered the safety guidelines every parent should know and came up with some top... Read More »

Best Travel Bags for Safe International Travel

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When it comes to selecting a bag to to carry during the day-to-day adventures of an international trip, finding the right balance between safety, functionality, and style can definitely be a challenge. The last thing you want to worry about while you’re on vacation is being the victim of theft or pickpocketing, so selecting a bag that will protect your belongings is a must. We’ve rounded up a list... Read More »