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Best Flexible No-Contract Home Security Systems

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Each year, we rigorously research and rank the best home security systems on the market. Most of these choices require you to sign a contract for a year or more, but you may not want to make that kind of financial commitment—especially if you’re a renter or a newbie to home security systems. We’ve mined the best home security systems out there to find the gems that don’t require you to sign a contract. Some of the options on this list do still have monitoring service plans available, but they allow you to commit month by month rather than for years at a time…

Best Outdoor Security Lights: Motion vs LED vs Solar

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Put yourself in the mind of a burglar. Do you choose to go for the brightly lit home with half a dozen security lights around the perimeter, or to the home with no lights and plenty of dark corners? The answer is simple. A dark home at night is like a sign for a burglar: “Come on in—no one’s home!”

Best CO Detectors: Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. Every year, this odorless, colorless gas kills more than 400 Americans, hospitalizes more than 4,000, and sends 20,000 to the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Top 6 Best Fireproof Safes For the Home

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There were 365,000 home fires in 2015. That’s nearly 1,000 fires per day. Take a moment and think about all of the important documents in your home—what would happen to them if your home caught fire? Investing in a fireproof safe won’t eliminate the pain of a house fire, but protecting all of your important documents will make it easier to rebuild. We’ll examine six of the best safes on the market and…

Sentri All-In-One Home Monitoring Review

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We first covered Sentri in its crowdfunding stage in early 2015, and after running a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sentri released its All-In-One Home Monitoring device around Thanksgiving of 2015. It’s been out for a little over a year now, which means it’s time for an update. So what is it? Sentri is an all-in-one home monitoring device, which means that it’s a single device that visually monitors your home…

Best Video Doorbells: Securing Your Front Porch

Protect America vs LiveWatch: Choosing the Company That’s Right for You

Top 5 Best Outdoor Security Cameras

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Outdoor security cameras are much like indoor security cameras, with one major difference: they are designed to weather the elements. These cameras help protect the property outside of your home, like a car parked in the driveway or your children’s bicycles. This article will walk you through what features to look for in an outdoor security camera, as well as which are the best outdoor security cameras and why…

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