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Home Security Systems Cost Comparison

Home Security Systems Cost Comparison

See our side-by-side cost comparison table of monthly fees, installation fees, and equipment costs across top-ranked home security companies.

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2019 IdentityForce Review: Top-tier ID and Credit Monitoring Services

2019 IdentityForce Review: Top-tier ID and Credit Monitoring Services

IdentityForce is one of the most popular names in credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Our IdentityForce review lays out the best and worst of its plans.

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Best Identity Theft Protection Services of 2019

Best Identity Theft Protection Services of 2019

Identity theft can happen to anyone, and that’s why it’s important to have a reliable ID theft protection monitoring service. Read which brands we think are the best.

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The 5 Best Credit Monitoring Services of 2019

The 5 Best Credit Monitoring Services of 2019

Sometimes your credit needs more than a yearly checkup. If you need a little help looking after your credit score, consider signing up for a credit monitoring service. These services check your credit file often, send fraud alerts, and provide full credit reports on a monthly or quarterly basis. While most credit monitoring services also provide identity theft protection, some monitor only your credit. We found that IdentityForce offers the best balance of these two services. Read on to learn more about the best credit monitoring companies and how to choose the best plan for you.

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The Best Home Safes to Protect Your Valuables

The Best Home Safes to Protect Your Valuables

Home security systems help keep your home safe day to day. But home safes can be your last line of defense against burglars (or nosy kids). These safes are a secure place to keep irreplaceable items like sensitive documents, expensive jewelry, and firearms in case of theft, fire, or flood. Ahead, we’re looking at the best home safes for different needs, from fireproof safes to hidden safes.

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Why Does My Alarm Keep Going Off For No Reason?

Why Does My Alarm Keep Going Off For No Reason?

False alarms are never convenient, and can even cost you money if the police respond to your home too many times. Here are some common causes of false alarms in a security system and what you can do to fix them.

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Do Fake Security Signs Work?

Do Fake Security Signs Work?

As you shop for a security system, you’re likely to experience sticker shock at least once. This might lead you to think: “I’ll just buy a home security sign and some stickers for a few bucks so burglars think I have a security system.” Is it really that easy?

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Do Fake Security Cameras Work?

Do Fake Security Cameras Work?

When you’re on a tight budget, getting a reliable security camera may not seem realistic. That’s where dummy security cameras come in. Like genuine security cameras, they can affordably deter would-be trespassers—as long as they look the part.

While we don’t recommend relying on fake security cameras (more on that below), they can be a better deterrent than nothing.

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Bitdefender Review: Affordable Antivirus Monitoring

Bitdefender Review: Affordable Antivirus Monitoring

With real-time malware protection, VPN access, and a no-cost monitoring option, Bitdefender is reliable antivirus product that does a little bit of everything.

If you’re looking for an affordable, user-friendly antivirus solution, look no further. Bitdefender’s subscriptions are chock full of security features like ransomware remediation and phishing protection to keep your device safe from viruses, vulnerabilities, and other online threats.

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How Long Are Car Seats Good for Before They Expire?

How Long Are Car Seats Good for Before They Expire?

Depending on the brand and model, car seats are good for six to 10 years from the date of manufacture. Expect the majority of car seats—even the best ones—to expire after about six years. Those made with steel-reinforced frames can last up to 10.

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