Rachael Clemmons

Rachael Clemmons

Rachael Clemmons is an experienced copywriter and journalist who loves getting down to the nitty gritty of topics—whether it’s home security or home decor—and translating them in a way that anyone can understand. You can contact Rachael at hello@asecurelife.com.

AVG Reviews: Is the Antivirus Giant a Go?

AVG Reviews: Is the Antivirus Giant a Go?

AVG Antivirus offers customizable antivirus protection with original features but lacks some of the basics. The good: you can expect goodies like access to an advanced AI that proactively identifies malware that hasn’t been cataloged. The bad: you won’t get must-haves like access to a basic VPN or parental control.

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Link Interactive Home Security Review: Customizable Packages and Transparent Pricing

Link Interactive Home Security Review: Customizable Packages and Transparent Pricing

Link Interactive is a DIYer’s dream. It lets you customize your security system exactly the way you want it, and you have to pay only for the equipment you choose. Read on for a full review of Link Interactive…

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The Top 20 Metro Cities for Car Theft in 2019

The Top 20 Metro Cities for Car Theft in 2019

There’s plenty you can do to prevent your car from being stolen: rolling up your windows, locking the doors, and parking in busy, well-lit places are a few examples. But there are other factors that are much less in your control when it comes to your risk for car theft. Certain makes and models of cars are easier to break into than others, and older cars are usually equipped with fewer security measures to deter car thieves…

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SimpliSafe Camera Reviews: Pros, Cons, and Cost

SimpliSafe Camera Reviews: Pros, Cons, and Cost

SimpliSafe offers two different camera models: the SimpliCam, a basic indoor security camera, and the Video Doorbell Pro, a high-definition smart doorbell. Each has their own set of unique features. Read on to learn more about each of SimpliSafe’s cameras, how they compare to the competition, and whether either is right for you.

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2019’s Best Apple HomeKit-Compatible Devices

2019’s Best Apple HomeKit-Compatible Devices

HomeKit still isn’t compatible with as many smart home brands as Amazon Alexa or Google Home yet, but there are still plenty of devices to choose from. From smart bulbs to Wi-Fi thermostats, here are the best Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.

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The Best Window and Door Sensors in 2019

The Best Window and Door Sensors in 2019

Doors and windows are the most obvious entry points for potential burglars, so securing them is crucial to making your home safer. When your doors are already deadbolted and your windows are fitted with locks, there’s no better way to make these entry points more secure than with window and door sensors, which alert you to any unwanted entries into your home…

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Is It Safe to Do That? Here’s What Each State Is Curious About

Is It Safe to Do That? Here’s What Each State Is Curious About

In this modern age, it’s pretty standard to take to an online search engine before you do something you’re not sure about. From your phone or your computer, Google is always there to overwhelm you with millions of search results when all you want to know is whether you can believe the urban myth that you can’t take a shower during a thunderstorm. Those curiosities get even more curious when you look at them by state. Is it safe to eat lettuce yet? Is it chill to eat snow? What about gum—is it cool to chew and swallow it? (It’s either that or spit it into a crumpled receipt like the rest of us.)

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SkyBell Review: SkyBell HD vs. SkyBell Trim Pro

SkyBell Review: SkyBell HD vs. SkyBell Trim Pro

Like most doorbells, the SkyBell HD and the SkyBell Trim Pro offer two-way audio, night vision, and the ability to livestream your doorstep. SkyBell also takes it up a notch by being one of the video doorbells that pairs with both other smart devices and alarm systems like Link Interactive and Frontpoint.

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The Best Wireless Home Security Systems of 2019

The Best Wireless Home Security Systems of 2019

When it comes to home security, most modern systems are wireless. Wireless refers to how your sensors—the entry sensor on the patio door, for example—communicate with your control panel or base. Usually, wireless home security systems do that with radio frequencies (RFs), like Z-Wave or Zigbee, or a Wi-Fi network. Here are the best wireless home security systems on the market.

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Ring Video Doorbell Review

Ring Video Doorbell Review

Ring offers four different smart video doorbells and a peephole camera, so it’s easy to pick one based on your needs or your environment. If you’re on a budget, the original Ring Video Doorbell is your best bet. And if you live in a rural area where Wi-Fi is scarce, the Ring Video Doorbell Elite will be your pick. Read below to learn more about Ring’s doorbells and which one is the right video doorbell for you.

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