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.

Best Carbon Monoxide Detector of 2019—Protect Your Family from Invisible Dangers

Best Carbon Monoxide Detector of 2019—Protect Your Family from Invisible Dangers

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that’s poisonous to humans. Because a lot of common household devices––like furnaces, gas dryers, and fireplaces––produce carbon monoxide, you want to make sure your air is clean and safe from contamination.

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Reviews of 2019’s Best Home Security Cameras

Reviews of 2019’s Best Home Security Cameras

With so many features and price points available, picking the right camera for your home security needs can be overwhelming. Our goal is to provide you with the best security camera options and point out the key features that differentiate them from one another to help you pick the right camera for your home…

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Best DIY Security Systems for 2019

Best DIY Security Systems for 2019

Not ready for a full-fledged security system with long-term contracts? A DIY home security system is a lower-cost compromise that offers protection with more flexibility. We’ve put together this list of our favorite security systems with DIY installation and different monitoring options to help you find the security you need. These companies make it easy to set up your security system yourself without having to schedule and pay for a professional installer to come to your home. If you choose to add new equipment or move to a new location, it’s easier to pack up your equipment and bring it with you.

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The Best Smart Home Hubs in 2019

The Best Smart Home Hubs in 2019

See which home automation systems we think belong in your home in 2019, and learn why we thought Amazon Echo was the best in our in-depth review.

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The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Travel for Memorial Day

The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Travel for Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to get out of town and enjoy the warmer weather. If you’re planning on driving to your vacation spot, you should keep in mind that Memorial Day is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for driving. But how dangerous it is might depend on where you travel.

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BeenVerified Review 2019

BeenVerified Review 2019

BeenVerified scours public records to collect information so you can access it in one convenient report. If you need more information than a search engine can provide, you might want to try this service. Keep reading to learn more about what BeenVerified can—and cannot—offer.

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The Best Radon Gas Detectors in 2019

The Best Radon Gas Detectors in 2019

Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause serious health problems with frequent or high levels of exposure. Whether you’re moving into a new home or you’ve never tested your current home for radon, it’s a good idea to ensure the air you’re breathing is safe.

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Cove Home Security Review

Cove Home Security Review

Cove is a newer name in the home security market, and we wanted to know how its systems stacked up against competitors like SimpliSafe, ADT, Vivint, and Xfinity Home Security. Cove offers competitive no-contract monitoring and affordable equipment, but you don’t get many third-party equipment options to beef up your security system.

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The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Live Alone in 2019

The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Live Alone in 2019

We pooled data from around the country to determine which states are the safest and most dangerous for people living alone. Regardless of where you live, it’s important to understand the increased risk that living alone brings and to recognize there are plenty of steps you can take to make living by yourself safer.

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Trust Issues: New Survey Sheds Light on Americans’ Biggest Security Concerns

Trust Issues: New Survey Sheds Light on Americans’ Biggest Security Concerns

Lots of homeowners are investing in modern technologies like smart assistants (such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home), smart speakers, and internet-connected security cameras. And while all this technology makes life easier at home, it also raises concerns as more people worry about things like getting hacked, being spied on, and having their identity stolen. We surveyed hundreds of Americans across the country to get a sense for how much people trust the new-age technology filling their homes, and what kind of concerns these modern gadgets raise as far as privacy and personal security.

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