Category: Home Security
Compare 2017’s best home security alarm system companies based on research and user reviews. Includes prices, reviews, and comparison charts…
People ask me all the time what they can do to better protect their homes. They all have different priorities and budgets, so I’ve compiled a list of home security tips for as many scenarios as possible. Here’s a list of the top 27 security tips to protect your home.
Would you like to improve your home’s security without paying extra fees for professional installation and monthly monitoring? A DIY home security system may be right for you. A DIY solution may be a good option for renters and budget-conscious homeowners who are okay spending a bit up front on equipment but who don’t want to pay for monitoring month after month.
Swann ranks among the world’s largest producers of do-it-yourself home security equipment. Swann manufactures its own surveillance equipment and sells it directly on its website or through other affiliate outlets, like Amazon. All Swann security cameras and camera systems fall under the do-it-yourself category, so if you’re looking to purchase your equipment upfront and don’t want professional monitoring, Swann security should definitely cross your radar before you make a decision. I dug into what sets Swann apart from other security equipment providers to give you a better idea whether or not Swann fits your security needs.
Pet cameras are a rising trend in the world of app-connected home devices. They let you check in on and interact with your pets from your mobile device while the animals are home alone. The interaction possibilities vary from device to device, but they all let you see your pet and speak to them from afar.
Blink’s cameras are inexpensive and wireless, which makes them an intriguing possibility if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to improve security in your home. We reviewed both the basic Blink camera and the Blink XT to determine whether or not they’re a viable option for people looking for more home security. Overall, the cameras are affordable and functional—but pretty basic when it comes to features and security performance…
SABRE is known primarily for its pepper spray, but the company also offers a number of home security products geared toward people who don’t want to pay for an expensive monitored system. A Secure Life strongly recommends investing in a monitored home security system because they provide much more protection than you could ever get from something you have to monitor on your own. An unmonitored system won’t record any footage of criminals or alert the authorities to an incident at your home. If you aren’t there to hear the alarm, there’s not much you can do…
I’ve seen Nest’s badges on various smart gadgets throughout the hardware store, and I’ve done hands-on reviews for both Nest Cam Indoor and Outdoor security cameras. Admittedly, I had my doubts about Nest at first—until I took a step back to look at Nest overall as a company and realized that it’s not just a sum of all its products but a digital ecosystem that connects you to your home. Let’s dive into what Nest is and what it has to offer…
If you’re an ASecureLife regular, you’ve probably seen us mention the Arlo Q, our number-three best HD security camera, and Canary, our number-three best home security kit, before. Both Arlo Q and Canary are, at their most basic level, motion-activated, app-monitored cameras with nearly identical pricing. The Canary has some additional features, such as environmental monitoring, and is more of a security kit that is ideal for a dorm or small apartment…
Cameras are an essential part of a home security system, but it can be difficult to keep track of which cameras are available with all the security systems on the market. And even if you find a good camera, it is only as good as the support system and features that come with it…
Installing sensors in your home doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or frustrating task—it’s usually as easy as peeling a sticker and placing the sensor on just about any surface. However, it does take some planning to find the perfect place for each sensor to ensure that the sensor is as effective as possible. In this article, we’ll help you determine the best place for different types of sensors and give you some installation tips…
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