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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.

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 »

What Are the Best Home Security Systems in Canada, eh?

home security systems in canada

There’s no place like home. It’s your safe haven after a long day. It’s where your family lives and friends hang out. It’s where your stuff is. Wouldn’t you do everything you could to protect it? Safeguarding your home not only means protecting your loved ones and personal belongings, it also means protecting your largest investment. Below, we review several options for home security systems in Canada... Read More »

Security System Scams: What To Look For

Security system sams

Security systems are complicated networks of switches and triggers that can be more confusing than anyone might expect. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference between a quality system and one that should never be relied on to protect your home and family. Enter the security system salesman. Here are some things to look for to avoid falling for any security system scams... Read More »

LiveWatch Reviews: Are They As Good As They Seem?

LiveWatch Reviews

More than 200,000 people use LiveWatch for their home security needs. Previously known as SafeMart, LiveWatch offers good equipment that is completely wireless and you can self install. Their touchscreen control panel has a built-in camera to capture an intruder if they try to disarm your panel. This is a rare feature that is offered and we think is pretty cool. However, there are some things that LiveWatch could improve upon... Read More »