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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.

Frontpoint vs Link Interactive: A Tight Race

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Frontpoint is our #1 pick for home security, and Link Interactive is our #2 pick. If we’re being completely honest with you, this comparison was close. Both companies offer similar service and have good reputations. They each give you 30 days to test out the system before you’re completely locked into the three-year contract. So why is Frontpoint ranked higher than Link? We’ll... Read More »

Nest Cam Review: Reaches for the Sky, Gets Stuck in the Cloud

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The Nest ecosystem has made a name for itself with its smart thermostat and smoke detectors, giving you a DIY smarthome option for an affordable price. With its 2014 acquisition of Dropcam, Google’s Nest took its ecosystem beyond home automation and into home security. In this article I review the Indoor Nest Cam to see how well it fares against its competition... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Arlo Reviews: Among the Best DIY Security Cameras


You get ready for work and head outside to your car. You hop inside and see that someone has broken into it overnight. The new stereo system you just installed this past spring is gone, along with your GPS and iPod. This is not the best start to your day. Thankfully, you installed Arlo and have all the footage recorded so you can catch the criminal. Arlo is a lone security camera that works both... Read More »