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Home Security System Cancellation Policies

Home Security System Cancellation Policies

No one goes into a security contract expecting to cancel, but life happens and cancellation is sometimes necessary. And a lot of home security companies aren’t known for making their cancellation policies easy to find (after all, they don’t really want you to cancel). That’s why we’ve dug in and researched the cancellation policies of some of the top home security companies in the nation…

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How Do I Find a Good Security System Installer?

How Do I Find a Good Security System Installer?

Know the dos and don’ts of what to look for when it comes to finding a dependable home security system installer near you.

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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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Wireless vs. Cellular: Which Alarm Monitoring Solution Is Best?

Wireless vs. Cellular: Which Alarm Monitoring Solution Is Best?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get concerns the use of wireless vs cellular monitoring. Understanding the difference between the two is very important, because it makes a huge difference as to the security of your home alarm system…

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2019’s Updated List of Google Home Compatible Devices

2019’s Updated List of Google Home Compatible Devices

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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Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

Controlling your home with voice commands is an exciting part of home automation, and the Apple HomePod allows Apple users to do just that. The Apple HomePod is a powerful speaker that provides an immersive sound experience, regardless of where it’s placed in your home. It integrates seamlessly with your Apple HomeKit system and because it is Siri-enabled, you can ask Siri to play music, turn on lights, lock the door, and more—provided you have the smart devices to respond to those commands…

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What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Imagine finding out that you have several credit cards in your name that you never applied for. Or, that you have a checking account under your name that you never opened. How could this happen? Who is responsible? These questions immediately pop to mind and then you learn that you are a victim of identity theft. The thief could even be somebody you know! Most people automatically assume that a stranger somehow got access to all of their information and messed up their credit. However, half the time, sadly, the thief is not a stranger. Millions of identity theft victims know their thief. Dealing with identity theft can be a nightmare and if the thief is someone you know, it can be especially emotional…

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What Equipment Works with ADT Protect Your Home Security?

What Equipment Works with ADT Protect Your Home Security?

Wondering what equipment is available with ADT monitoring? Below we outline what you can get from our preferred authorized ADT dealer—Protect Your Home. We’ll also dive into what third-party equipment is compatible with ADT security services.

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Vivint Equipment and Compatibility

Vivint Equipment and Compatibility

Vivint leads the industry when it comes to equipment—it offers a wider selection of cameras and home automation gear than many competitors. Plus, Vivint systems are compatible with lots of third-party smart home devices. Find out more about Vivint’s equipment selection and compatibility below.

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What Equipment Is Compatible with SimpliSafe?

What Equipment Is Compatible with SimpliSafe?

Curious what equipment does and doesn’t work with SimpliSafe? View our comprehensive list to ensure you have all the right components for your system.

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