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Must Have Smart Home Gadgets For Tech Lovers This Holiday Season

With the holidays coming up, buying gifts for the ones we love is at the forefront of our minds. If you have a tech lover and you're not sure what to get them, look no further. Here is our list of the must have smart home gadgets for the ones you care about.

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How Do Smoke Detectors Work: The Complete Guide

How do smoke detectors work to protect your home against fire emergencies? We discuss the two main types of detectors available as well as bonus tips for enjoying your detector to their fullest potential.

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Fact or Fiction: Do Smart Thermostats Save Money?

Having a smart thermostat can change the way you live in your home. These thermostats are easy to use, can be accessible from anywhere, and are worth your investment. The thermostats have great capabilities, and can even save you money annually.

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How To Use Smart Security To Stay Connected During COVID-19

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing might make it seem difficult to stay connected with friends and family. Here's how you can use the smart security devices in your home to maintain connection.

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Smart Business Home Security Options For Smaller Companies

Protecting your company with a business home security system is a great tool for monitoring everything that happens on location. Using an system in your business can help you keep your premises safe.

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Home Security Software Updates: Over the Air vs Manual

Maintaining your home security equipment with routine software updates is essential for ensuring your devices work properly and are protected from potential threats (like hackers). But should you opt to do your updates over the air or manually? We break down the pros and cons of each to make your selection easier.

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Smart Thermostat Comparison: Is Nest or Ecobee Better For My Home?

Having a smart thermostat can change the way you live in your home. But with so many on the market, what brand should you go with? We'll help you find the differences between Nest and Ecobee so you can determine which works better for you.

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4 Reasons You Need Smart Security Lights Around Your Home

Looking to improve the overall security of the exterior of your property? Here are four reasons why installing a smart security lighting system can help you get there.

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America’s Favorite Smart Home App

Having a smart home security system can change the way you live in your home. Having a smart home app can change the way you leave your home. From live videos, to real-time alerts, the smart phone apps can give you the insights you want whenever you're away.

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Surveillance Cameras and Proactive “Package Theft” Prevention

Did you know surveillance cameras and package theft prevention go hand in hand? Read to learn how smart security can keep your front door safe.

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Home Safe Box

A home safe box offers protection for your important valuables. But to get the most security, you should keep these 7 things in mind when searching for your box.

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How Many Contact Sensors Does Your Home Need?

Adding contact sensors is a great way to secure your home. There are endless options on where to put them- from your children's windows to your backdoor- contact sensors have you covered and safe. Learn about different locations to utilize them, and why they're a great investment.

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How to Find the Best Home Security System in 2021

Home security systems have advanced greatly in the last few years. Whether you're looking to upgrade, or buy your first home security package, there are things that you should know before you buy!

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