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7 Reasons To Buy A Ring Doorbell in 2021

It seems like Ring Doorbells are all the rage these days. But what makes them a must-have for front door surveillance? We'll explain with seven reasons.

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Cheap Home Security Systems: Safety On A Budget

Home security is important, but that doesn't mean it should be costly! There are companies and equipment that will keep you safe without breaking the bank.

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Fake Security Cameras: Why They’re Absolutely Not Worth It

Fake security cameras are often cheap and free you from monthly fees or contracts. But they're unreliable, impractical, and do little to keep your home secure. We review why fake security cameras are not worth using at home.

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Self Monitoring Home Security Systems: Are They Worth It?

Many people find self monitoring security systems appealing because of their low cost and convenience. But are they actually worth it in the long run? Read to find out why self-monitored systems aren't always what they're cracked up to be.

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Top Home Security Cameras for Apartment Renters

Security cameras aren't just for homeowners. Apartment renters can also benefit from the around-the-clock surveillance and connectivity security cameras provide. We break down and analyze the top home security cameras apartment dwellers can choose from. We even provide some helpful tips on things to do before installing the cameras.

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Don’t Break the Bank: DIY Smart Home Ideas

Smart homes are all the rage, but sometimes your budget can only allow for so much. Here are some of the best DIY smart home ideas so your home can be advanced, without blowing through your budget.

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What is the Best Home Security Camera for 2021

Picking the best home security camera can be overwhelming. With so many options on the market, where should you start looking? In this article we break down the five best home security cameras based off of price, video surveillance capabilities, and user experience.

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Home Security Cameras with Phone Apps: What Are My Options?

Home security cameras were designed to keep you connected with home, no matter where you may be. Take your security one step further with home security cameras with phone apps. These provide you with important motion alerts, two-way audio, cloud storage, live video steams, and more. Read to discover what the top options are for homeowners today.

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Burglary vs. Robbery: Know the Differences Between the Crimes

Burglary and Robbery are actually two different types of crimes, however most don't know the key differences between the two. Understand the differences between the two, and what you can do to protect yourself against these crimes.

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How to Install Doorbell Cameras: Positioning Tips For Extra Security

Many of us like the idea of having doorbell cameras at the front of our homes to monitor activity and - of course - scare off porch pirates. But properly installing your camera is critical for improving the device's security and overall efficiency. We break down the key positioning tips that can help you understand how to install doorbell cameras and enjoy extra security from the device.

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What Is the Best Home Security System for 2021?

New year, new home security system. Learn about five different companies, their pricing, and what they can offer to keep your home and your family safe. We include information about base pricing, monthly pricing, contract length, installation, trial period, and warranty.

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Time For an Upgrade? Smart Home Pros and Cons

If you're looking to upgrade your home, but don't know where to look: start here. We'll break down smart home pros and cons, and let you decide if you're ready to make the switch.

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What is a Smart Home Hub and Why Do I Need One?

If you've been thinking about adding convenience and comfort to your home with automation technology, then you've probably heard of smart hubs. But what is a smart hub, and why should you consider having one? Read to find out.

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