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.

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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Best No-Contract Home Security Systems

Best No-Contract Home Security Systems

Don’t want a contract? That’s OK, check out our list of the top security systems, all contract free, DIY and fully customizable for your life and home.

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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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States with the Most and Fewest Break-Ins

States with the Most and Fewest Break-Ins

Did you know your risk for burglary might largely depend on your state? Our team looked nationwide at 2017 FBI burglary statistics to figure out which states present the most and least risk for break-ins per 100,000 residents. Below we offer our rankings and a few interesting discoveries that we made in our data.

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2019 Scout Alarm Review: Cheap Monitoring and Sleek Equipment

2019 Scout Alarm Review: Cheap Monitoring and Sleek Equipment

Scout Alarm is one of our top recommendations for anyone wanting a simple DIY security system with aesthetic equipment. Read on for pros and cons, pricing, and more.

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Ring Video Doorbell Review

Ring Video Doorbell Review

If you don’t want to invest in a full security system, installing a video doorbell can go a long way in keeping you and your family safer. They not only protect the most vulnerable point of entry to your home (the front door) but also help you keep an eye on porch valuables like newly delivered packages or your favorite lawn gnome when you’re away from your home. Our Ring video doorbell review featuring hands-on setup and testing, images, tech specs, pros/cons of the doorbell, and consumer reviews.

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The Best Smart Light Bulbs in 2019

The Best Smart Light Bulbs in 2019

Smart lights come with a wide range of features that can simplify your life at home. Find out which smart lights we recommend.

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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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