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Our home security section encompasses all aspects of securing your home and safeguarding your belongings. We review security systems and provide home safety checklists, burglaries statistic infographics, and more to help you keep your family, loved ones, and property safe and secure.

What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Man squinting his eyes in pain

A total of 5,149 people died in the U.S. from 1999 to 2010 due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. That's an average of 430 deaths per year. Why is that number so high? Carbon monoxide is a deadly and preventable killer but still we have so many deaths. Below we will take a look at statistics for known carbon monoxide poisonings, how carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented and why every home should have a carbon monoxide detector... Read More »

Best Home Safes Reviews: SafeSentry vs. Stack-On vs. First Alert

Best Home Safes Reviews

The best home security system won't protect your most treasured valuables against threats like house fires, flooding or snoopy service workers that have access to areas inside your home. Home security systems aren't perfect and a home safe can be the last line of defense against burglars. Here we'll give you our best home safe reviews, including pros and cons, pricing, sizing and other tips to help you choose the home safe that best fits your needs... Read More »

iSmartAlarm Review: Our Experience With iSmartAlarm

iSmartAlarm Review

If you are like us, you are probably thinking, "Is iSmart the latest creation by Apple?" No, it's not. So, if Apple did not make it, what is all this buzz about the iSmartAlarm? We've tested it out to see. Read our iSmartAlarm Review to find out how the system works, some pros and cons as well as what we love and what they could improve upon. Learn more about iSmartAlarm, including the installation process, by reading our firsthand account... Read More »

What’s the Cheapest Security System That We Recommend?

What's the Cheapest Security System That We Recommend?

Protecting your home from an intruder doesn't have to kill your budget. Some of the best home security providers offer a cheaper package to fit into your budget. We review the five least expensive systems available and discuss whether they are monitored or not. These security systems are likely to be the most basic offerings a company has with no security cameras, home automation, etc. However, there are some instances that may surprise you - they did us!... Read More »

How To Baby Proof Your Home

How To Baby Proof Your Home

It's never too early to baby proof your home, even if your baby hasn't cracked her first smile yet. After all, your baby will be mobile before you know it, and your home is her first playground. And, yes, your baby can and will get into (or out of) anything within her reach. Read on to learn how to baby proof your home and prevent injury to your child... Read More »

2GIG Review: The Future of Home Security?

2 Gig Review

Unless you're a home security expert, you've likely never heard of 2GIG - a next-gen, wireless home security and automation system that could be a game changer in the way home security systems operate in the future. As its website suggests, "Make any home a smart home;" Linear's 2GIG Technology system is best described as a smart phone for your residence. The products are available through select home security system providers, or you can go the DIY route. However, does 2GIG home security and automation live up to its hype? Read our 2GIG review to see if this could be the best home security product for your home... Read More »

LiveWatch vs Frontpoint: Compare The Best Cellular Security Systems

Livewatch vs. Frontpoint

LiveWatch and Frontpoint are both ranked in our top three for best home alarm systems. Both companies have great reputations when it comes to customer service and their security packages perform well. In this LiveWatch vs Frontpoint article, we have put these two head to head so you can see what the similarities and differences are between them at each price point. But, remember, it's not all about price - if you are looking to make your home more secure, you want to carefully consider the tradeoffs of each company at each price tier... Read More »

Door Jammer: The Best Door Security Device

Protect Your Home with a Door Jammer

Chances are someone you know has been burglarized in their own home. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that in 2012 alone more than 2 billion burglaries occurred, and nearly 75% of these were in residential homes. Even more chilling, 60% of burglaries were due to forcible entry. While burglars can sometimes find easy access through unsecured doors and windows, most don't let door locks or chain locks get in their way -- they simply kick the door in. It's easier than you might think... Read More »