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We pooled data from around the country to determine which states are the safest and most dangerous for people living alone. Regardless of where you live, it’s important to understand the increased risk that living alone brings and to recognize there are plenty of steps you can take to make living by yourself safer.
Interested in a DIY home security system? We’ve rounded up the best systems that let you install your own equipment. Our picks also provide optional pro-monitoring.
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!
Lots of homeowners are investing in modern technologies like smart assistants (such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home), smart speakers, and internet-connected security cameras. And while all this technology makes life easier at home, it also raises concerns as more people worry about things like getting hacked, being spied on, and having their identity stolen. We surveyed hundreds of Americans across the country to get a sense for how much people trust the new-age technology filling their homes, and what kind of concerns these modern gadgets raise as far as privacy and personal security.
See how the August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro stack up against other smart locks on the market. Get pricing, comparisons, and more.
Smart thermostats provide a huge convenience: many models allow you to create a heating and cooling schedule. Others can actually learn your preferences, like whether you sleep hot and prefer your home at a cool 68 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Smart home thermostats also help save you money on heating and cooling costs.
With so many features and price points available, picking the right camera for your home security needs can be overwhelming. Our goal is to provide you with the best security camera options and point out the key features that differentiate them from one another to help you pick the right camera for your home…
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.)
The United States has always been known as the land of opportunity, and that’s especially true when it comes to robbing and stealing. It’s been that way since the days of Butch Cassidy, and though we’ve made strides in technology, things haven’t changed much otherwise. We’re looking at some of the most infamous heists by state, from American gangster John Dillinger to the disappearance of 300,000 packages of ramen. These are each state’s most notable robberies in American history.
Did you know your risk for burglary might largely depend on your state? Our team looked nationwide at 2017 FBI burglary statistics to figure out which states present the most and least risk for break-ins per 100,000 residents. Below we offer our rankings and a few interesting discoveries that we made in our data.
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