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2019’s Best Smoke Detectors and Alarms For Home Protection

2019’s Best Smoke Detectors and Alarms For Home Protection

You probably don’t give your home smoke alarms much thought unless they go off, but a smoke detector is actually an essential part of your overall home security. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that between 2009 and 2013, three-fifths of home fire deaths took place in homes that had no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that didn’t work. While we hope you never have to test your smoke detectors in a real emergency situation, having a reliable and state-of-the art alarm can make all the difference in the world…

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SimpliSafe vs. ADT | Stripped-Down Essentials or Full-Fledged Service

SimpliSafe vs. ADT | Stripped-Down Essentials or Full-Fledged Service

DT is massive, well-established, pricey, and full-featured. SimpliSafe is newer, smaller, cheaper, and stripped down to the basics. ADT uses equipment made by other companies but monitors it in-house; SimpliSafe makes its own equipment but outsources monitoring. Both are solid security choices, but you’ll have a very different experience depending on which option you choose.

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100 Most Secure College Campuses in the US

100 Most Secure College Campuses in the US

We analyzed 10 years’ worth of crime data for hundreds of public and nonprofit colleges in the US. We focused on data from four-year schools that offer student housing and have an average yearly enrollment of 10,000 students or more. The list below includes the 100 colleges that had the lowest rates of property crime over the past 10 years.

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Everything Parents Need to Know About Cyberbullying

Everything Parents Need to Know About Cyberbullying

A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 59% of US teens had experienced cyberbullying, and 63% consider it a major problem. As more and more kids and teens spend time online, opportunities for cyberbullies only increase. Trying to keep your child safe online can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. To help, our safety team at ASecureLife has compiled a parent-friendly guide to preventing, recognizing, and dealing with cyberbullying.

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2019 Top Medical Alert Necklaces

2019 Top Medical Alert Necklaces

When we ranked the best medical alert systems, we realized that there was a lot of nuance between plans. Traditional medical alert systems tend to revolve around a base station. But some brands also offer plans focused on wearable alert devices, like necklaces and bracelets or wristbands, with no base station involved. Dig in to learn what you should look for in a medical alert necklace and what really stands out on the market. Whether you need a medical alert necklace for yourself or for a loved one, we’ll help you pick one out.

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Zander Insurance Review 2019: Budget-Friendly Identity Theft Protection

Zander Insurance Review 2019: Budget-Friendly Identity Theft Protection

If you’re one of the many Americans scrambling to find a way to protect yourself, you may have looked into Zander—the Dave Ramsey-endorsed insurance company that also offers identity theft protection. Zander has an excellent reputation, low prices, and good recovery, but it doesn’t offer credit monitoring, a mobile app, or 24/7 customer service…

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Electric Scooter Injury Prevention Guide

Electric Scooter Injury Prevention Guide

If you’ve been in any major US city recently (or even some international cities), you’ve probably seen electric scooters zipping around town. With industry heavy hitters like Bird and Lime valued in the billions, the electric scooter rage may be more than just a fad. But as more scooter riders take to the streets, more scooter-related injuries are happening too. If you’re planning to try scooters for yourself there are things you can (and should) do to maximize your safety and avoid injury.

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2019 Schlage Sense Smart Deadlock Review: Pros, Cons & Details

2019 Schlage Sense Smart Deadlock Review: Pros, Cons & Details

The Schlage Sense is a heavy-duty, Bluetooth-powered smart door lock that lets you lock and unlock your door with your smartphone, an access code, or a key. It also gives you up to 30 different PIN codes to share access, so everyone from your dog walker to your babysitter can get into your home when you want them to.

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What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

When I first got my Google Home, I was so excited that I could control my home with simple voice commands a la Tony Stark. It was like stepping into the future. But then I realized I couldn’t control my lights, change my thermostat settings, or take advantage of the other home automation conveniences that Google Home provides without first getting some smart home gadgets to connect it to. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the best smart products that work with Google Home so you can take control of your home…

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What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

A total of 5,149 people died in the U.S. from 1999 to 2010 due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s an average of 430 deaths per year. Why is that number so high? Carbon monoxide is a deadly and preventable killer but still we have so many deaths. Below we will take a look at statistics for known carbon monoxide poisonings, how carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented and why every home should have a carbon monoxide detector…

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