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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 »

Best Dash Cams Under $200 and What’s Worth Paying For

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Dash cams are quickly becoming a popular preventive measure for drivers around the world—rightfully so, with the current distracted driving epidemic. In 2014, over 431,000 people were injured, and 3,179 were killed in accidents involving distracted drivers. And these are just the incidents reported with injury; countless more fender benders and minor collisions happen every day. A dash cam can ... Read More »

Best Security Lights for Outside Your Home

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UNC Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology conducted a study of over 400 incarcerated burglars to uncover what motivates them and if there were any specific deterrents that they encountered. One of the most commonly mentioned deterrents was a lack of hiding spots available on well-lit properties. After reading this study, I’ve been looking for a decent flood light ... Read More »

Best Pepper Sprays: Questions, Answers, and Top Picks

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When it comes to self-defense, pepper spray is one of the most effective, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and readily available weapons you can have. It is powerful enough to be used by law enforcement officers but is also widely available to civilians to ensure their own safety. When used correctly, pepper spray can be extremely effective against people and even attacking animals, ... Read More »

How to Avoid these 6 Common Senior Scams


Imagine going to the grocery store and having your card declined. You call the bank only to find out that there have been thousands of dollars in transactions made to your account and now you have no money. Now imagine this has happened to your parent or grandparent. Financial scams are crimes that often go unreported because they can be ... Read More »

Noke Smart Lock Review

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A few weeks ago we ventured down to Las Vegas for the ISC West convention hoping to uncover some new and exciting security products. We stumbled upon the Noke smart lock—pronounced “no key”—and were immediately impressed with this revolutionary rethinking of the ordinary padlock. We bought one on the spot, eager to get home and test it out. Overall, we ... Read More »

Best Strollers: Standard vs Jogging vs Double vs Umbrella


Finding the right stroller for you and your children can be a bewildering—and potentially very expensive—experience. Stroller choices range from the most basic umbrella strollers starting at about $20 all the way up to a double jogging stroller that can come in around $1,000 or even more. It’s especially hard to know what you’ll need if you’re having your first ... Read More »

Dorm Security: How to Protect Your Stuff on Campus

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A college campus is an ever-changing, unpredictable environment; especially if you’re living in the dorms. Friends, roommates, neighbors, neighbors friends, all kinds of people are coming in and out of your dorm building on a daily basis—most of whom you’ve never met. With so much inconsistency, it’s impossible to know who’s supposed to be there and who is not. Before ... Read More »

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