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…

Best Cheap Security Cameras: Top 10 Picks Under $150

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Home security can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. While top-of-the-line cameras have all the bells and whistles, they may not be the most accessible to people on a budget. We’ve taken a look at some of our favorite indoor and outdoor cameras for under $150 to show you that it’s possible to keep your family safe without breaking the bank…

Home Security Stats and Facts: The Hard Numbers on Home Security

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There’s no feeling quite as frightening as coming home from work to find your door open and nobody at home. At this point it’s too late to start thinking about installing a home security system—but luckily, home security is as much about knowledge and understanding as it is about high-tech cameras and sensors…

Self-Defense without a Gun: 9 Alternative Self-Defense Items

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I’ve spent most of my adult life living in urban areas and near university campuses, which are, unfortunately, hot spots for crime. Like most people, my personal life and various work schedules over the years have necessitated fairly regular solo travel after the sun’s gone down. I don’t like living my life in fear, and I value my autonomy and independence, so I started carrying pepper spray years ago…

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…

Types of Theft: The Difference Between Burglary vs Robbery?

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Theft. Larceny. Burglary. Robbery. Extortion. These words come up a lot in the home security world—and if you watch as much television as I do, you’ve probably heard these terms thrown around courtroom scenes on crime shows as well. You know they all essentially mean “stealing,” but unless you’re a lawyer or a police officer yourself, you may not know which term applies to which situation…

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…

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