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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.

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 »

GuardMe Security Reviews: Too Good To Be True?

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GuardMe Security offers burglar alarms, cameras, fire alarms and home automation to secure your home. They cover 25 of the 50 states but very little has been written about them online. You have to contact them directly for packages and pricing information, which is frustrating. However, when you look at their customer reviews you can see that more than 90% of them are positive. If GuardMe Security covers your area, they may be a viable option... Read More »

Best Wireless Home Security Kit: Piper vs Canary vs iSmartAlarm vs SimpliSafe

Wireless home security kit

Why should you choose a wireless home security kit over a more traditional, wired security system? Wireless systems are typically cheaper, easier to install and are easy to relocate. DIY wireless system kits are becoming more popular because they come with all the parts you need for comprehensive security monitoring, but without a monthly monitoring fee. How do you know which one is best? Read more to see what your options are... Read More »