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.

How Does a Window Sensor Work?

How Does a Window Sensor Work?

Window sensors, much like door sensors, work using a reed switch and a magnet. The reed switch attaches to your window frame, and the magnet attaches to the window itself. When a window with an active sensor is opened, the magnet pulls away from the reed switch and the alarm.

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What to Do If Your Package Was Stolen (and How to Prevent It)

What to Do If Your Package Was Stolen (and How to Prevent It)

As more people do their holiday and Black Friday shopping online, carriers have noted a huge jump in deliveries between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. In 2017 UPS alone forecasted it would deliver more than 750 million packages worldwide in that time frame.

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How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?

How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?

There are two types of glass break detectors, both of which offer different advantages and disadvantages:

Acoustic glass break detectors detect the acoustic frequencies of breaking glass and can be placed centrally in a room to monitor multiple windows at once. The downside to these sensors is that they’re more susceptible to false alarms…

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Would the Amazon Echo Spot Make a Good Addition to Your Home?

Would the Amazon Echo Spot Make a Good Addition to Your Home?

The Amazon Echo Spot is one of two new Echo devices equipped with a touchscreen, and while a 2.5-inch circular display seems like a welcome addition to its screenless predecessors, it turns out to be a lot less useful than expected. The small screen is great for video calling, checking the time, and watching music videos, but it’s ultimately too small for any extended amount of watching…

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Property Privacy Ideas for Your Home

Property Privacy Ideas for Your Home

Your property should serve as a refuge from nosy neighbors, busy streets, and the general hum and buzz of the outside world. Fortunately, no matter where you live, there are steps you can take to achieve a sense of solitude for your home and yard. Regardless of your property size or budget, we’ve got some ideas to help you to create a greater sense of privacy…

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