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Top 4 Best Parental Control Software Programs: Protect Your Kids Online

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Responsible internet usage is to the digital-native generations what seat belt buckling and looking both ways before crossing the street were to their parents’ generation. But because they grew up with the internet, kids today are often more tech savvy than their parents, which can make it challenging to teach kids responsible, healthy internet habits. That’s where parental control software comes in…

Top 5 Best Pepper Sprays for Self-Defense: Reviews and Tips for Use

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I’ve written in the past about my preference for carrying pepper spray because I like to be able to walk wherever I want, whenever I want. Pepper spray is cheap, discreet, and easy to carry. It won’t cause long-term damage to the other person, and using it doesn’t require me to make physical contact with a person who may attack me. It’s the perfect tool to carry every day if you’re lacking combat training—which, let’s be honest, is most of us…

The Top Five Best Identity Theft Protection Services

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In 2016, identity thieves stole more than $15 billion from 13.1 million people1 with an average loss of $3,5002 per instance of identity theft. Identity protection services provide monitoring tools to catch identity theft early, as well as reimbursement policies to help you recoup your loses. This article will examine the top five identity protection services and help you determine which company is the best choice for you…

Nest Outdoor Camera Reviews: My Hands-on Two-Week Testing

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The Nest Cam Outdoor security camera is one of the most popular choices for an outdoor security camera and shows up frequently on most recommended lists. If you’re a frequent reader, then you know how much import we place on research. The next logical step was to test one out for ourselves, so I had a Nest Outdoor Camera sent my way and spent two weeks exploring the ins and outs of the camera and its functionality…

Arlo vs Canary: Two Choices for DIY Home Security

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Home security is most efficient when monitored by a professional company, but a full system may not be right for everyone. When it comes to do-it-yourself security monitoring, two of the best options are Arlo and Canary. These cameras watch for motion, notify you via your smartphone if anything seems amiss, and give you the option to alert police with the press of a button…

Arlo Reviews: Easy Wireless Surveillance with Arlo and Arlo Pro

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Two of NETGEAR’s home security cameras have made our lists this year—the Arlo is number seven in our overall best home security cameras list and the Arlo Pro ranks number two in our best outdoor cameras list. Because they’re wireless and waterproof, these are incredibly versatile devices, adaptable for any number of uses and environments. They’re supported by a highly rated mobile app that receives alerts from the cameras so you can monitor your cameras on the go…

Link Interactive vs Protect America: Reviews from the Top

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As technological advances make security equipment increasingly user friendly, fewer home security systems require professional installation and they are instead developing more systems with DIY installation. Two leaders in this niche of the industry are Link Interactive and Protect America, which claimed their second- and third-place spots in our 2017 list of top-rated home security companies…

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).

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