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How to Use Amazon Echo Dot to Improve Productivity

Not sure how Amazon Alexa can help you stay on top of things throughout your day? Here's some easy tips and tricks for using the Amazon Echo Dot to improve your productivity.

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Home Security Installation: 10 Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

Knowing how to set up your home security equipment plays a critical role in its overall effectiveness. Here are home security installation mistakes to avoid to get the most from your system.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How Do Smart Light Bulbs Work With Alexa: A Smart Home Guide

Installing smart bulbs in your home leads to a world of convenience that often reduces your energy usage, can improve your home’s security, and add an array of color to any room. But how do smart light bulbs work with Alexa for even more simplicity? Well, it’s easier than you think. Read for more!

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10 Tips For Installing Security Cameras Outside Home Like a Pro

If you are looking for a way to keep your home safe, then you need to make sure that you rely on advanced security systems. At the same time, when you are installing security cameras outside home, you need to make sure that you have a strong security setup that will provide you with comprehensive […]

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