Matt Halpin

Matt Halpin

Matt comes to the ASecureLife team with a background in journalism and a passion for security, home automation technology, and more. He strives to stay informed and unbiased while researching and testing different technologies and home security options. His mission at ASecureLife is to provide the best possible options for those looking to improve their home and online security. You can contact Matt at hello@asecurelife.com.

What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

When I first got my Google Home, I was so excited that I could control my home with simple voice commands a la Tony Stark. It was like stepping into the future. But then I realized I couldn’t control my lights, change my thermostat settings, or take advantage of the other home automation conveniences that Google Home provides without first getting some smart home gadgets to connect it to. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the best smart products that work with Google Home so you can take control of your home…

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2019’s Arlo Security Camera Review

2019’s Arlo Security Camera Review

We like the quality and diversity of Arlo’s offerings, but it’s the wireless cameras that set the company apart from some of its major competitors like Nest and Logitech. You can set up or move the wire-free cameras around anywhere—even outside—thanks to Arlo’s water-resistant design. And the cameras have solid enough battery life that you’ll have to charge them only every four to six months of regular use.

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Brinks Home Security Review

Brinks Home Security Review

Brinks isn’t a new name in home security, but its new security systems mean more affordable options for you. So how do its offerings stack up against major competitors like Vivint and Frontpoint?

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Burglary vs Robbery Definition: What’s the Difference?

Burglary vs Robbery Definition: What’s the Difference?

Burglary vs Robbery definitions: while both are theft, the key difference between the two terms is this: in a robbery, a victim must be present and robbed of something valuable by way of intimidation, force, or threat. Burglaries, however, are often done without the victim present, like a home break-in during the day when nobody is home.

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Sex Offenders Near You: Stats and Resources for 2019

Sex Offenders Near You: Stats and Resources for 2019

Concerned about sex offenders in your neighborhood?

It’s incredibly unlikely that a stranger will directly target you or your family, but knowing more about criminals in your area can help you make smart decisions and protect your loved ones…

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The Best Kidde Smoke and CO Detectors

The Best Kidde Smoke and CO Detectors

Kidde is one of the leading manufacturers of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We’ve chosen a few favorites. Check out our top recommendations.

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Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

If you have an Alexa voice assistant device in your home, you have a lot of smart home potential at your fingertips. From smart lights to thermostats, door locks to security cameras, we want to help you kit out your home with the best Alexa-compatible smart devices on the market. Want to make the gadgets throughout your home smarter, safer, and easier to control? Follow our guide below.

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How to Change a Door Lock in 5 Steps

How to Change a Door Lock in 5 Steps

In most cases you can replace your door locks on your own without much trouble. Standard deadbolts come with the lock, which fits together from either side of the door, and the latch, which houses the actual deadbolt that extends to the door frame when you lock the door.

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The Best Home Security Camera Systems for 2019

The Best Home Security Camera Systems for 2019

If you’re looking for the best home security system to go along with your security cameras, there are a handful of companies doing it really well. Below we break down some of our favorite options for camera-based security systems.

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The Best Smart Video Doorbell Cameras in 2019

The Best Smart Video Doorbell Cameras in 2019

With so many different video doorbell options, we want to make sure you’re choosing the best doorbell camera for your home. Our favorite doorbell cameras are Nest Hello, Ring Video Doorbell 2, Skybell HD and more.

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