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.

The Best Nest-Compatible Devices of 2019

The Best Nest-Compatible Devices of 2019

Nest makes solid, easy-to-use smart home products that make day-to-day life more convenient. Here are our favorite smart devices that work with Nest.

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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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State Rankings: How Often Are Burglars Arrested in Your State?

State Rankings: How Often Are Burglars Arrested in Your State?

If you were to become a victim of burglary, what are the chances that police could catch the criminal? Considering the fact that property crimes are notoriously hard to solve in the United States—and that the data varies from state to state—it may not be likely. Read on to find your state’s ranking and learn what you can do to help police catch these criminals now and in the future.

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Best Wireless Security Cameras of 2019

Best Wireless Security Cameras of 2019

Learn about the best wire-free and wireless surveillance cameras for your home, with prices, specs, and more from our top picks.

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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Better?

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Better?

Being the leaders in smart speaker technology, we lay out the pros and cons of both Google Home and Amazon Echo, and decide which one is best for your home.

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The Best Samsung Security Cameras of 2019

The Best Samsung Security Cameras of 2019

Samsung, perhaps best known for its cellphones, makes everything from microchips to airplanes. Navigating the products of such a large and complex company can be daunting, so we’ve done the legwork to break down its home video surveillance offerings so you can easily compare your options…

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2019 IdentityForce Review: Top-tier ID and Credit Monitoring Services

2019 IdentityForce Review: Top-tier ID and Credit Monitoring Services

IdentityForce is one of the most popular names in credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Our IdentityForce review lays out the best and worst of its plans.

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2019’s Best Antivirus Protection for Your PC: Bitdefender vs. Webroot vs. Norton vs. Avast

2019’s Best Antivirus Protection for Your PC: Bitdefender vs. Webroot vs. Norton vs. Avast

Antivirus programs protect your computer from malicious software by detecting potential scams and viruses and getting rid of them before they can do any harm. And while there are a ton on the market, we’ve picked our top four choices to help you choose the right antivirus tools for your Windows PC—and sometimes Mac—computer.

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What Is IFTTT?

What Is IFTTT?

IFTTT—If This, Then That—is a free web-based service that helps your apps and smart devices communicate with each other. IFTTT uses applets to define triggers (if this) to execute an action (then that). For example, if your phone senses you’re back in your home, then your Nest Cam will stop recording.

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2019’s Best Pet Cameras

2019’s Best Pet Cameras

If you work a nine to five, chances are you’re missing quality time with your pet while you’re gone. But you don’t have to. With the rise of cat and dog cameras and Wi-Fi camera monitors, you can check in on your pets, interact with them, and give them treats from the comfort of your iOS or Android devices. Just plug in, connect to your Wi-Fi network, and go!

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