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Our security systems section covers all aspects of securing your home with an alarm system. We review home alarm companies, and provide comparison tables to give you insights into pricing, features, terminologies, and more so you can make an informed purchasing decision. We also welcome our reader feedback and allow you to submit your own security system reviews which may be published or integrated into existing reviews.

Home Security Systems Cincinnati: Are You Safe in this Unsafe City?

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Cincinnati has a history of helping people and proactively creating new services to make them feel safer. In fact, the first ambulance service was created right here in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1865. The first professional fire department also started up in Cincinnati. It seems like people truly want to help others out, and it's apparent why. When you look at the crime statistics for Cincinnati you see how big of a problem it is and why there was a need for an ambulance system and fire department in the first place. Maybe more than just a little. Cincinnati is safer than only 2% of U.S. cities. Your reasons for installing a home security system will only be increasing as you read this article... Read More »

Advantages and Common Mistakes of a DIY Security System

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Do it yourself security systems are becoming more and more popular. They not only save you time and money during the installation process, but they can be moved for free. But how difficult are they to install? Do you feel like you need to be a handyman to purchase a DIY alarm system? If so, you're not alone. The good news is, it's easier than you think... Read More »

SimpliSafe vs Iris: Which No Contract Security System is Better?

Simplisafe vs Iris review

If you've done any researching in the DIY home security space you've probably come across the names SimpliSafe and Iris. Both companies appear to offer a similar product on the surface, but if you dig deeper you'll find that their offerings are vastly different. SimpliSafe focuses more on home security, whereas Iris pays more attention to home automation. Which one is better for you? Read our review to find out... Read More »

Security Systems in Tampa: Do As The Buccaneers Do

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Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lightning, Tampa is the third largest city in Florida. Tampa has some great history behind it too. Tampa is home to the largest continuous sidewalk in the world, the largest bowling pin in the world, and is the former cigar capitol of the world. People travel to Tampa for the delicious, fresh food, beautiful scenery, perfect weather, and many other things. This growing city has many attractions due to its location, but there are some less than stellar crime stats that you may want to be weary of when in the area... Read More »

Alarm Grid Review: Security Without the Contracts and Fees

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Did you know that there are alarm companies that let you create your own security system to fit your unique needs? Well, many do but Alarm Grid takes this concept to a more customizable level than most. To this end, there are many different options available for alarm monitoring, security systems, home automation, and other security products through Alarm Grid. They offer tech support and design assistance to help you create your personalized security system and they do not force you into a long-term contract. But no contract also means you will pay more upfront for equipment. Let's dig into this Alarm Grid Review to find out more... Read More »

How Good of a Home Security Provider is AT&T Digital Life?


Traditional cable and telecom companies are expanding their offerings to include home security systems and AT&T was one of the first with their Digital Life package. With two starter packages and five add-on packages, you can turn your home into a secure sanctuary - or so they say. Packages include 24/7 monitoring and systems are installed by a professional so you don't have to DIY your alarm installation. We will get to the bottom of their offering as we dig into our AT&T Digital Life Reviews... Read More »