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Nov 11, 2019

Best Home Alarm Systems w Amazon Alexa Google Assistant

Best Home Alarm Systems w Amazon Alexa Google Assistant

In our blog today we will be taking a look at what smart home assistants work best with different home security companies, home automation and video surveillance equipment. Every year technology companies are making new gadgets that allow for more conveniences in our everyday lives. One particular type of gadget that has gained in popularity with consumers around the world are voice control devices, also known as smart home assistants. You can pretty much control...

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Nov 6, 2019

Wink Lookout Home Security: An Expert Review

Wink Lookout Home Security: An Expert Review

There are countless DIY home security systems on the market. Today we will be taking a look at one of them called the Wink Lookout. Before we go over what the Wink Lookout has to offer, we would first like to give our readers some background information about the company. Wink Labs originally started off being mainly a software company. They then made the move to start to provide their own branded video, smart home,...

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Nov 1, 2019

Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro 3: Compared by Experts

Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro 3: Compared by Experts

There are a lot of great video surveillance cameras on the market, but very few 100% battery-powered (wire-free) cameras. Today we will be taking a look at a couple of them, the Arlo Pro 2 and the all-new Arlo Pro 3. During the holiday season, home invaders are aware that homeowners are outside of the house more, and many of them will use this time to try to attempt a home invasion. There are several...

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Oct 30, 2019

Deep Sentinel Home Security: An Expert Review

Deep Sentinel Home Security: An Expert Review

Today we will be taking a look at a non-traditional security system that uses security cameras as the main device to protect your home, called Deep Sentinel. Before we go over the features of the Deep Sentinel security solution, we would first like to give our readers some background information about the company. Deep Sentinel is a tech-based company that is located in California. They specialize is providing affordable security solutions for home owners across...

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Oct 25, 2019

Arlo Video Doorbell Camera: An Expert Review

Arlo Video Doorbell Camera: An Expert Review

Doorbell video cameras are all the rage, and there are several of them to choose from. Today we will be taking a look at the all-new Arlo Video Doorbell Camera. We all wish that we could be in multiple places at once so that we can always make sure we are keeping an eye on things we care about. We know that is impossible, but with recent technology we can be in one location while...

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Oct 23, 2019

Blink XT Wireless Security Camera: An Expert Review

Blink XT Wireless Security Camera: An Expert Review

The Blink XT is a popular wireless, battery-operated security camera that is most often compared to wire-free security cameras like the Arlo Pro. Let’s see how the Blink XT stacks up. Features The Blink XT camera is one of the few wire-free, battery operated cameras on the market. This means that the Blink XT does not need a power source and only needs a WIFI connection to work. Most battery-operated cameras need to be recharged...

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Oct 21, 2019

LiveWatch/Brinks Home Security: An Expert Review

LiveWatch/Brinks Home Security: An Expert Review

In this reivew we will be taking a look at LiveWatch Home Security, newly acquired by Brinks Home Security and see how they stack up against the competition. There are many times when we need to take a look at our homes to make sure that everything is in order. Your home may be in working order, but is it protected from home invaders? Many homeowners across the United States tend to invest into home...

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Oct 11, 2019

Slomin’s Home Security: An Expert Review

Slomin’s Home Security: An Expert Review

There are many companies that offer security solutions, and today we will be taking a look at one of them called Slomin’s Home Security. Everyday on the news we hear about home break-ins. Home break-ins can happen anywhere, and many times they happen in neighborhoods that have a low crime rate. Most homeowners wait till it is too late to start protecting their home from home invaders. As a homeowner, the best thing you can...

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Oct 7, 2019

Canary Flex Home Security Camera: An Expert Review

Canary Flex Home Security Camera: An Expert Review

Today we be taking a look at the Canary Flex Camera, another easy to install surveillance option for home dwellers concerned about their safety. There are several really cool video surveillance cameras currently out on the market, and you may be in the process of shopping around for one. It can be a little frustrating trying to sort through all the video surveillance cameras out on the market to find one that fits your specific...

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Oct 4, 2019

Protect Your Home Review: An ADT Home Security Dealer

Protect Your Home Review: An ADT Home Security Dealer

There are several home security companies on the market, and today we will be looking at Protect Your Home, a popular ADT home security dealer. Before we start to go over Protect Your Home’s security products, we would like to give our readers some background information about them. Protect Your Home is the largest dealer of ADT monitored products. They do not make their equipment but they do offer a wide variety of ADT security...

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Sep 30, 2019

Xfinity Home Security: An Expert Review

Xfinity Home Security: An Expert Review

There are several great companies that offer security solutions to both home and business owners that are currently out on the market, and today we will be taking a look at home of them called Xfinity Home Security. Summer is officially over which means we are now starting to get into all of the fall festivities. Fall can be a busy time for families which means they are spending less time in their homes. Home...

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Sep 25, 2019

Amazon Cloud Cam Indoor Security Camera: An Expert Review

Amazon Cloud Cam Indoor Security Camera: An Expert Review

Indoor security cameras have become extremely popular with home and business owners. Today we will be taking a look at one of these indoor cameras called the Amazon Cloud Cam. We are sure you have heard or probably even frequently used Amazon, but we always think it is a good idea to give our readers some background information about the companies they do business with. Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos as an...

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Sep 23, 2019

Home Automation: Z-Wave Light Bulbs And Switches

Home Automation: Z-Wave Light Bulbs And Switches

If you are looking for some smart light switches for your home, we will be covering some of those today. There are several brands of smart light switches and bulbs on the market, and today we will be taking a look at Lutron, Kasa, Sengled, Eufy and Alarm.com smart light switches and bulbs. Lutron Light Switches Before we go over our first smart light switch today, we would like to give our readers some background...

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Sep 18, 2019

Guardian Protection Home Security: An Expert Review

Guardian Protection Home Security: An Expert Review

Today we will be taking a look at Guardian Protection, a home security company in the United States that deals in intrusion, environmental, video monitoring and home automation. History There are many dangers that homeowners have to worry about. One of the dangers that is constantly lurking around the corner is the potential for a home invasion to happen. There are some basic home improvements you can do around your home to help protect you...

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Sep 13, 2019

Logitech Circle 2 Indoor Outdoor Camera Expert Review

Logitech Circle 2 Indoor Outdoor Camera Expert Review

A great way to compliment your home security system and beef up it’s security is to invest in a video surveillance camera. There is a wide variety of video surveillance cameras out on the market and today we will be taking a look at the Logitech Circle 2 Camera. Nowadays there are many ways to keep a close eye on the things we find most valuable to us. One of those ways is to invest...

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Sep 11, 2019

Honeywell Lyric T5 Smart Thermostat: An Expert Review

Honeywell Lyric T5 Smart Thermostat: An Expert Review

There are several brands of smart thermostats out on the market, and today we will be taking a look at one of them called the Honeywell Lyric T5 Smart Thermostat and compare it with one of the leading smart thermostats on the market, Alarm.com’s Z-Wave thermostat. We have in recent years experienced some record high temperatures in the Summer across the United States. This can cause your home’s heating and cooling system to work twice...

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Sep 9, 2019

Wyze Sense Security System: An Expert Review

Wyze Sense Security System: An Expert Review

Wyze has been making a name for itself due to its extremely affordable security cameras. They have recently released their own home security system called the Wyze Sense, and in this post we will be taking a close look at how it stacks up. We are constantly striving as consumers to find ways to improve our lives through technology. Many homeowners across the United States have found out they can use modern technology to create...

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Sep 4, 2019

EufyCam E (Battery Operated Camera): An Expert Review

EufyCam E (Battery Operated Camera): An Expert Review

There are several great video surveillance cameras out on the market, and today we will be taking a look at one of them which is called the EufyCam E. Eufy products are actually produced by Anker Innovations. Anker Innovations is located in China. They specialize in making electronic products such as cell phone chargers, batteries, video cameras, etc. In recent years Anker Innovations has started to produce video surveillance equipment, and their Eufy Cam has...

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Sep 3, 2019

Garage Controllers: LiftMaster 821LM vs Linear GD00Z-4

Garage Controllers: LiftMaster 821LM vs Linear GD00Z-4

Today we will be taking a look at two popular models of garage door controllers, the LiftMaster 821LM and the Linear GD00Z-4 garage door controller. ** LiftMaster 821LM Features The LiftMaster 821LM is an extremely popular garage door controller in the United States. It lets you control any garage door remotely while on the go - in fact you can use it to control two garage doors at a time. The 821LM is compatible with...

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Aug 28, 2019

Alarm.com PoE Cameras: VC836, VC826, V723 and V726

Alarm.com PoE Cameras: VC836, VC826, V723 and V726

There are several really great video surveillance cameras out on the market, and today we will be taking a look at Alarm.com’s PoE (short for Power over Ethernet) security cameras. There are many times in our lives that we wished that we had kept a closer eye on our personal belongings. It seems that every year there are more and more cases of property theft taking pace across the United States. This can cause great...

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Aug 26, 2019

AT&T Digital Life Home Security: An Expert Review

AT&T Digital Life Home Security: An Expert Review

We all know one of the best ways to protect your home and give your self some piece of mind is to invest into a home security system. Today we will be reviewing AT&T Digital Life, a home security and home automation service by AT&T. Basic Equipment The AT&T Digital Life security system is a wireless security system. The equipment works by connecting wirelessly to your home’s Wi-Fi network so you will not need a...

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Aug 22, 2019

Netatmo Smart Indoor Security Camera Review (2019)

Netatmo Smart Indoor Security Camera Review (2019)

If you have been shopping around for an indoor security camera, you have probably come across a lot of different brands. Today we will take a look at one popular indoor security camera that is currently out on the market called the Netatmo Smart Indoor Security Camera. Before we start to discuss the features of the Netatmo Smart Indoor Security Camera we would like to give you some background information about the company. Netatmo is...

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Aug 19, 2019

Alarm.com PoE Cameras ADC-VC836 and ADC-VC826

Alarm.com PoE Cameras ADC-VC836 and ADC-VC826

There are several really great video surveillance cameras out on the market, and today we will be taking a look at Alarm.com’s PoE (short for Power over Ethernet) security cameras. There are many times in our lives that we wished that we had kept a closer eye on our personal belongings. It seems that every year there are more and more cases of property theft taking pace across the United States. This can cause great...

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Aug 16, 2019

Nest Hello Doorbell Camera vs Ring Doorbell Camera

Nest Hello Doorbell Camera vs Ring Doorbell Camera

In this post, we will be taking a look at and comparing two of the top brands of video doorbell cameras; the Ring Video Doorbell Camera and the Nest Video Doorbell Camera. Nest Hello Doorbell Cam: Features Nest is probably the most widely known brand of video surveillance cameras out on the market. The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera is no different. The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera is a wireless doorbell camera that works by connecting...

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Aug 14, 2019

YI Outdoor Security Camera An Expert Review 2019

YI Outdoor Security Camera An Expert Review 2019

The YI Outdoor Camera is a video surveillance camera that is packed full of features. In this post we will be going over its features, pricing and more! Basic Features We are going to start our discussion on the YI Outdoor Camera by looking at some of its basic features. The YI Outdoor Camera is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network. It is powered with through AC power source,...

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Aug 12, 2019

Best Water Leak Detectors And Flood Alarms 2019

Best Water Leak Detectors And Flood Alarms 2019

There are several top flood sensors out on the market today that can effectively protect your home from floods. Today we will be taking a look at some of the top water leak detectors and flood alarms that are out on the market currently. Nature can be a powerful force, and many times we are not prepared for what it has in store for us. There are many homeowners that suffer great financial losses due...

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Aug 9, 2019

GetSafe Home Security An Expert Review 2019

GetSafe Home Security An Expert Review 2019

There are several great companies out on the market currently that can offer you really great security system, and today we will be taking a look at one of them which is called GetSafe Home Security. The dog days of summer are officially here which means that for many of us the temperature will be the hottest during August. Most people during this time are trying to find ways to stay cool so they spend...

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Aug 7, 2019

Cove Home Security An Expert Review 2019

Cove Home Security An Expert Review 2019

There are several new companies out the market today that can provide you with home or office security. Today we will be taking a look at one of them, called Cove. There are a lot of statistics out there on home burglaries. One fact that may surprise you is that most home and business owners tend to only purchase a security system after a home burglary or robbery has happened. This can cost home owners...

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Aug 2, 2019

Best Z-Wave Thermostats 2019

Best Z-Wave Thermostats 2019

In this post we will be looking at some of the top Z-Wave thermostats of 2019. Let’s get started! There are many ways that we can make our homes more environmentally friendly. One way to do this is to cut down on your home’s energy consumption per month. There are several different ways to do this, but one really great way to achieve this is to invest in a smart Z-Wave thermostat. So what exactly...

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Jul 29, 2019

Best Smart Fire Smoke Detectors 2019

Best Smart Fire Smoke Detectors 2019

Smart home devices are designed to make our lives more convenient, but there are some smart home devices that can also keep us safe. Today we will be taking a look at a particular type of smart life safety device; smoke detectors. This year has been one of the hottest summers on record. Around the United States the number of fires is starting to increase due the heat wave we are experiencing. This can be...

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Jul 22, 2019

CPI Security w/ inTouch: An Expert Review (2019)

CPI Security w/ inTouch: An Expert Review (2019)

CPI Security is an Alarm.com home security provider based out of Charlotte, NC - let’s see what makes them different and how they stack up with the competition. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, CPI Security has been a part of the home security industry for roughly 25 years. They offer several different services: intrusion monitoring, home automation and video surveillance. Equipment The basic security sensors that CPI Security has to offer you are pretty...

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Jul 16, 2019

Alder Home Security: Expert Review (2019)

Alder Home Security: Expert Review (2019)

There are many companies that offer home security systems and today we will be taking a look at one of the more well known regional home security companies called Alder Home Security. Alder Home Security is one of the fastest growing security companies in the United States. Their head office is in Utah, and they were named as one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in Utah in 2019. Their mission to consumers is...

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Jul 12, 2019

Ackerman Home Security An Expert Review (2019)

Ackerman Home Security An Expert Review (2019)

If you go on a hunt for security systems, you’ll find that there are a lot more choices today than there once used to be. Ackerman Security is a small security company based in Atlanta, Georgia. They currently offer services to the Atlanta metropolitan and a few areas beyond (they are not a national company like Frontpoint, Link Interactive or ADT). If you are not from this area you will not be able to use...

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Jul 8, 2019

Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Automation Security Kit Review

Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Automation Security Kit Review

The Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Automation Security Kit gives you the best of both worlds – home automation and home security – all combined into one system. Equipment In terms of equipment, like most companies, the Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Automation Security Kit includes a central hub plus some basic intrusion sensors – a pretty standard offering. The intrusion sensors that come with the kit are sufficient to give smaller homes basic coverage. However if...

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Jul 1, 2019

Fortress Security Review (2019)

Fortress Security Review (2019)

Fortress Security provides a do-it-yourself (DIY) security system that caters to the needs of both small and large residential or commercial spaces. It’s one of the cheaper security options out there but is it worth the investment? Let’s find out. Not particularly new to the security scene, Fortress Security has been providing security systems to homes and business across the United States since 2005. Equipment In terms of equipment, Fortress gives you a variety of...

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Jun 27, 2019

SimpliSafe Home Security An Expert Review (2019)

SimpliSafe Home Security An Expert Review (2019)

SimpliSafe is one of the more affordable and reliable DIY (do-it-yourself) security providers currently on the market. In this post we will go over SimpliSafe’s equipment, monitoring plans, pricing and more! History Before we dive into what basic services and equipment SimpliSafe has to offer, let us first give you some background information as to who they are. SimpliSafe is home security company that is based in Boston Massachusetts. SimpliSafe was founded in 2006 by...

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Jun 26, 2019

Best August Smart Door Locks 2019

Best August Smart Door Locks 2019

If you are looking to give your home or office an extra layer of security, we recommend that you look into getting a smart lock. There are several brands of smart locks out on the market, and August smart locks are at the forefront of this new and emerging technology. Before we go over some of the popular models of August smart locks, here’s some background info on August. August Home was founded in November...

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Jun 24, 2019

Best Yale Z-Wave Smart Locks 2019

Best Yale Z-Wave Smart Locks 2019

Yale has been specializing in making locks since 1868. They currently produce an array of smart locks that will work with a variety of different security products such as home security systems. In this post we’ll be going over some of their best known models! Nest x Yale Lock ** The first Yale lock that we want to go over is the Nest x Yale Lock. Yale and Nest decided to come together to produce...

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Jun 18, 2019

Protect America Home Security: An Expert Review (2019)

Protect America Home Security: An Expert Review (2019)

Another company in the sea of home security companies is Protect America. Protect America offers home security services both in the United States and Canada. Equipment It’s important to evaluate your security needs before pulling the trigger on a security system. Even if you’re just looking at a basic setup for your home to get started, you still want to keep in mind what options you have in the future if you decide to expand...

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Jun 18, 2019

SimpliSafe Doorbell, Indoor Cameras: Expert Review (2019)

SimpliSafe Doorbell, Indoor Cameras: Expert Review (2019)

SimpliSafe offers surveillance cameras as standalone options for a security solution. What this means is that you do not have to have a SimpliSafe system to use their surveillance cameras. In this post we will be going over the types of surveillance equipment that SimpliSafe has to offer. SimpliCam Indoor Camera The first SimpliSafe camera we will be going over is the SimpliCam. The SimpliCam is a compact security camera with dimensions of 4.56 x...

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Jun 17, 2019

ADT Home Security: An Expert Review (2019)

ADT Home Security: An Expert Review (2019)

ADT is one of the most popular names in the home security market. They have been providing security solutions for home and offices for as long as we can remember. Today we will be going over what ADT has to offer you. Equipment ADT’s revamped home security system looks exciting. Let’s go over each component one by one, starting with the all new touchscreen control panel. ADT standard control panel The more simplistic of ADT’s...

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Jun 11, 2019

U.S. News Names Link Interactive a 2019 Top Home Security System

U.S. News Names Link Interactive a 2019 Top Home Security System

Link Interactive has been recognized among the the best. Washington DC - June 2019 — Link Interactive has been recognized as a Best Home Security System of 2019 by U.S. News & World Report’s 360 Reviews team. U.S. News’ midyear rating update and new guide features in-depth information on choosing a home security system and covers a range of options, from cost and features to length-of-contract and size of network. “Our roots come from a...

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Jun 10, 2019

Honeywell Smart Home System: An Expert Review (2019)

Honeywell Smart Home System: An Expert Review (2019)

The Honeywell Smart Home System is a really great system that works for large homes, medium homes, small homes, and even apartments. If you been looking for a security system that functions as a home automation system, then the Honeywell Smart Home System would be perfect for you. Honeywell Hub The Hub for the Honeywell Smart Home System has it all. It comes with built-in motion detectors that will alert you any time the Hub...

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May 30, 2019

Doorbell Cameras: ADT vs Vivint vs Frontpoint (2019)

Doorbell Cameras: ADT vs Vivint vs Frontpoint (2019)

ADT, Vivint and Frontpoint each offer video doorbell cameras. Which one should you get? Keep reading to find out! Vivint Doorbell Camera The first doorbell camera we will be going over is Vivint’s doorbell camera. Vivint’s doorbell camera has some really great features. It has a slim sleek design that will go well with your door frame in which it is being installed. It has a video resolution of 720p with a field of view...

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May 29, 2019

Abode Iota Review: An Expert Review (2019)

Abode Iota Review: An Expert Review (2019)

Today we will be taking a look at Abode and one of their new products out on the market known as the Abode Iota, an all-in-one DIY home security system. All-in-one home security We all like combining things together that help us save money. When you go to a fast food restaurant you know by ordering a combo you will save a little bit of money. When purchasing a home security system this same idea...

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May 28, 2019

Ring Video Doorbell Cameras: Ring Pro And Door View Cam

Ring Video Doorbell Cameras: Ring Pro And Door View Cam

If you have been shopping around for a video doorbell camera then you have probably heard of Ring cameras. Today we will be taking a look at some of their most popular doorbell cameras! Ring Video Doorbell Camera The first doorbell camera we will be taking a look at is Ring’s Video Doorbell Camera. This is the first generation of Ring Video Doorbell Cameras, and it is packed full of features. This camera is battery...

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May 23, 2019

Frontpoint Home Security: An Expert Review (2019)

Frontpoint Home Security: An Expert Review (2019)

Frontpoint is a major provider of DIY (do-it-yourself) home security systems and services. Frontpoint has been in the home security business for over a decade and in this post we will review their latest offer for 2019 and see how they stack up with our offer here at Link Interactive. Frontpoint Hub The brains of the Frontpoint security system is called the Hub. The Frontpoint Hub has an extremely simplistic design. It’s 100% cellular and...

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May 22, 2019

Scout Alarm System: An Expert Review (2019)

Scout Alarm System: An Expert Review (2019)

The Scout Alarm system is another do-it-yourself, self-install home security system that requires no contracts. How do they stack up against more traditional home security offerings on the market? Let’s find out. Equipment Scout offers customizable solutions for your home and offer several different options in terms of equipment. Their alarm system is completely wireless and DIY so you can easily set it up yourself without any hassle. Scout Hub The brains of their system...

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May 17, 2019

Nest Secure Alarm System: An Expert Review (2019)

Nest Secure Alarm System: An Expert Review (2019)

The Nest Secure is a sleek and unique home security system, and in this review we’re going to go over the equipment, monitoring plans, pricing and alternative security options. Should you go with the Nest Secure system or look elsewhere? Keep reading to find out. Equipment In terms of equipment, the Nest Secure system is pretty basic. It’s a perfect option for smaller homes and apartments, but if you’re looking for something more elaborate and...

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May 15, 2019

Abode Home Security Kit: An Expert Review 2019

Abode Home Security Kit: An Expert Review 2019

Abode’s home security system falls in the category of DIY (do-it-yourself) style of home security. This simply means that Abode has designed a system that you can set up without the need of an expensive professional installation. Let’s see what they’re all about. Abode Gateway Abode wanted to give you the ability to customize your home security experience, so they designed a product that did just that. The hub of their system is called the...

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May 14, 2019

Smart Thermostats 2019: Ecobee, Nest And Alarm.com

Smart Thermostats 2019: Ecobee, Nest And Alarm.com

More and more people are realizing the importance of switching to smart thermostats for energy efficiency, conservation and to cut down on energy costs. There are several smart thermostats out on the market today, and in this post we’ll be going over the most popular ones, including the Ecobee, Nest and Alarm.com thermostats. Ecobee4 The Ecobee4 is one truly amazing smart thermostat. It is a smart thermostat that is small and sleek, but is packed...

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May 7, 2019

Alarm.com Compatible Garage Door Controllers/Devices (2019)

Alarm.com Compatible Garage Door Controllers/Devices (2019)

Alarm.com is compatible with MyQ LiftMaster and Z-Wave Linear garage door controllers. In this post we will be covering the LifterMaster 888LM, 828LM, 821LMB and the Linear GD00Z-4. Alarm.com Compatible Garage Door Controllers If you’ve ever forgotten to close your garage door, you know how terrible that can feel; the dread and the constant state of worry thinking that the garage door and the door leading into the house is open leaving your valuables exposed....

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May 6, 2019

Z-Wave Enabled Smart Door Locks by Schlage (2019)

Z-Wave Enabled Smart Door Locks by Schlage (2019)

Locks have been and will continue to be a front runner in how home and business owners protect their homes and offices. In this post, we will be taking a close look at Z-Wave enabled smart locks by Schlage. Please note we will be continuously updating this post with other Schlage models in the weeks to come. Schlage History Schlage has been in business for about 100 years now, with the company being founded in...

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May 2, 2019

iSmartAlarm Home Security System: An Expert Review (2019)

iSmartAlarm Home Security System: An Expert Review (2019)

iSmartAlarm is one of many DIY home security systems currently on the market. Their systems are easy to use, eye catching and user-friendly. In this review, we’ll be taking a close look at what they have to offer in terms of equipment, monitoring, pricing and more. Equipment Control panel The iSmartAlarm control panel is made of two parts: The Cube One (the brains of the system) and the keypad. The Cube One is a pretty...

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Apr 30, 2019

Ring Home Security System: An Expert Review (2019)

Ring Home Security System: An Expert Review (2019)

Ring is known for their cameras, but they have recently made the move to home security systems. In this post, we will be taking a close look at the Ring home security system what it has to offer. Equipment The Ring alarm system is 100% DIY, wireless and cellular. Let’s take a look at each individual piece of equipment and then the various packages they have on offer. Base station The base station is the...

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Apr 29, 2019

Frontpoint Hub vs 2GIG GC2/GC3 vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2

Frontpoint Hub vs 2GIG GC2/GC3 vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2

In this post we will be looking at some of the leading home security panels like Frontpoint’s Hub, the Qolsys IQ Panel 2, and the 2GIG GC2 and GC3 panels. Frontpoint Hub Frontpoint recently came out with their own proprietary control panel called the Frontpoint Hub. This panel is a little more basic than the 2GIG and Qolsys panels, doesn’t have a touchscreen and requires a separate keypad for you to be able to control...

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Apr 25, 2019

Alarm.com Indoor, Outdoor And Doorbell Cameras Reviewed

Alarm.com Indoor, Outdoor And Doorbell Cameras Reviewed

Alarm.com is a highly rated self-monitoring service that allows you to remotely control security, video surveillance and home automation systems. In this post, we’ll be going over Alarm.com’s indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras. Alarm.com ADC-V522IR Indoor Camera The first camera that we will be taking a look at is the Alarm.com ADC-V522IR indoor camera. This camera is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s WiFi network. The camera has an amazing 1080p...

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Apr 23, 2019

Brinks Home Security: An Expert's Review (2019)

Brinks Home Security: An Expert's Review (2019)

Brinks Home Security (formerly LiveWatch) has been protecting homes and offices since 1994. The company has gone through a few mergers to help them perfect their brand while providing customers with an improved home security experience. Packages Brinks Home Security offers a wide variety of products that can fit any customer’s security needs. Brinks is currently offering a couple of different security system setups. Brinks has their own branded security equipment, but they also offer...

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Feb 13, 2019

Link Interactive Featured on Redfin's Top Security Experts

Link Interactive Featured on Redfin's Top Security Experts

Recently, Link Interactive was able to provide expert information to Redfin.com. The following excerpt was provided by Link Interactive: How do motion sensors for outdoor lighting work? How should you determine if your home should have one? Motion sensors for outdoor lighting are a great way to deter unwanted guests on your property while also alerting you of their presence. Motion sensors work by detecting infrared waves, sensing motion in any direction over a given...

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Nov 30, 2016

Space Heater Safety & Other Heating Safety Tips for Winter

Space Heater Safety & Other Heating Safety Tips for Winter

There's nothing better than cozying up in front of a warm fire in late fall and all throughout the winter. The crackling embers can easily turn a boring evening with friends, family or a significant other into exciting one. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to -- or even wants to -- enjoy the creature comforts of a fireplace. If your fireplace hasn't been touched in years, or you're living in an apartment devoid of a fireplace,...

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Oct 25, 2016

Comparing The Types of Home Security Cameras

Comparing The Types of Home Security Cameras

If you're on the fence about investing in different types of home security cameras, you may want to do a little research first. You may also have already heard the good news: Most crime rates in the United States have steadily fallen over the past several decades. Property crime rates, in particular, dropped even more in 2015 for the 13th consecutive year. You can toss your cares to the wind! No need for that security...

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Aug 11, 2016

Apartment Security Tips & Checklist

Apartment Security Tips & Checklist

You're all alone. A light breeze is making tree branches scratch against a window. You're fading between sleep and consciousness when you hear...something. A crash? It couldn't be. You tiptoe to the door only to have your worst fears realized. There are flashlights dancing circles around the living room. You can see pieces of broken glass scattered across the floor. You can hear hushed voices, frantic yet determined. You try to step lightly back to...

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Jul 14, 2016

Campfire Safety Tips + Checklist

Campfire Safety Tips + Checklist

It's likely we have all heard these words before: “Only you can prevent forest fires!” Smokey the Bear has been encouraging us to practice campfire safety for a long time. Now is the time to make sure you know all of the rules for starting, managing and putting out your campfire. How to Choose a Campfire Location Choosing the right spot for your campfire is immensely important. Not only can the location impact how long...

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Jun 22, 2016

Outdoor Camping Safety Tips + Checklist

Outdoor Camping Safety Tips + Checklist

Summertime is almost upon us! The birds are chirping. The frogs are hopping. The mosquitos are biting. Ok, perhaps that last point isn't the most exciting prospect. However, if you're big on camping (and indeed, we hope you are), you know that mosquitos and camping go hand-in-hand. But it's not nature's worst creation that's the biggest concern for camping trips. It's all of the camping safety tips you need to take into consideration first. Before...

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May 26, 2016

8 Things To Include In Your New Home Inspection Checklist

8 Things To Include In Your New Home Inspection Checklist

For most Americans, purchasing a new home is a big investment. You'll want to make sure your home is not only gorgeous but worth every penny you spend on it. But making a good investment can often be overwhelming, especially when you're buying a home for the first time. That's why you need a comprehensive checklist. It'll improve your confidence and prepare you for the best results. Are the Doors Secure? When it comes to...

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Apr 14, 2016

Home Security List Interviews Our Operations Manager Debbie Elliott

Home Security List Interviews Our Operations Manager Debbie Elliott

This month our Operations Manager Debbie Elliott was interviewed by homesecuritylist.com. They were interested in our company's long history in the security industry, our innovative solutions and our industry leading customer support. Debbie has been with our company for 20 years and is an amazing asset. She started out in the accounting department and continued to grow with the company. In 2010 she was tasked with creating our website and developing the sales and fulfillment...

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Apr 1, 2016

22 Kitchen Safety Tips [Interactive Infographic]

22 Kitchen Safety Tips [Interactive Infographic]

Many of us have fond memories of the many “don'ts” we were given as children when it came to kitchen safety. Don't run with a knife. Don't touch a hot stove. Don't put metal in the microwave. As adults, we take these things to heart, especially when we think about our own children and families. But kitchen safety can be a lot more complex than hot stoves, sharp knives and exploding microwaves. The reality is...

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Mar 2, 2016

How To Build A Safe Room In Your House

How To Build A Safe Room In Your House

Although many of us consider our homes to be the safest places we know, the reality is that tragedy can strike even in our place of comfort. There are any number of tragedies that can occur while we are at home: tornados, hurricanes, home invasions, terrorist attacks; any of these are possibilities. As much as we would like to believe it will never happen to us, simply glancing at the evening or morning news should...

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Feb 24, 2016

Where to Place Smoke Detectors

Where to Place Smoke Detectors

According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 38% of home fire deaths occurred in homes with no smoke detectors, and 21% of home fire deaths occurred in homes with smoke detectors that did not work.  Smoke detectors are an integral part of a home's safety. It is important to have working smoke alarms installed properly throughout your house to alert you and your family of any potential fire hazards. NFPA Code for...

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Feb 19, 2016

Link Interactive Named Top 15 Best Alarm & Security Systems

Link Interactive Named Top 15 Best Alarm & Security Systems

We are proud to announce that Consumer Affairs, one of the top leaders in consumer news, listed Link Interactive as one of the Best Rated Alarm & Security Systems, with an Overall Satisfaction Rating of 4.7 stars (based on 440 reviews). Consumer Affairs' expert review says these are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of the best alarm and security systems: Great Pricing for Monitoring Plans: Gold Plan - $34.99/month for...

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Dec 2, 2015

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

One of the best parts about the holidays is the decorations! Nothing else puts everyone into the holiday spirit more than seeing the holiday decorations. Around this time, families are beginning to dig through their boxes for last year's holiday decors and buying new ones in preparation to start putting them up. Before you start putting up your holiday decorations, there are several safety tips that you should be aware of. Follow these helpful holiday...

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Nov 5, 2015

How to Use Your Motion Detector Camera

How to Use Your Motion Detector Camera

Guide to Using Your Motion Detector Camera Nowadays, motion detector cameras are a household item, with a wide array of functionalities that aim to make your home safer and smarter. These innovative technologies range from notifying you whether there is a change in your home's temperature or if any of your children happen to be in areas within your home that are of higher risk, i.e. kitchen, medical cabinet, etc. Homes are now equipped in...

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Oct 8, 2015

How to Check Your Halloween Candy

How to Check Your Halloween Candy

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and children are already getting ready for this fun and scary day. One of the biggest traditions of Halloween is going trick-or-treating. Although this activity seems harmless, there are many things to watch out for! One of the main things is the candy. In the past, there have been cases where candy have been tampered with. People have found razors and needles in their treats, and there are...

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Sep 9, 2015

What to Do When a Fire Alarm Goes Off

What to Do When a  Fire Alarm Goes Off

Did you know that on average you have approximately 2 minutes to escape once a fire has started in your home? The size of a fire doubles every 30 seconds. Fire alarms save lives and homes. Everyone must evacuate as soon as an alarm sounds. It is very important that you and your family are prepared in advance for such an event. That way, you all know what to do in the very limited amount...

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Aug 5, 2015

Jul 22, 2015

What to Do During a Home Invasion

What to Do During a Home Invasion

Learn how survive and defend against a home invasion. Imagine being at home at night and hearing someone else inside your house. How do you react to this? What do you do? Having a home invasion occur while you are at home is extremely frightening. Unless you are professionally trained in self-defense, most people are generally not prepared for this type of situation. Your initial instinct will probably be to call the police or fight...

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Jun 24, 2015

Jun 8, 2015

How Do Burglars Target Homes

How Do Burglars Target Homes

  Home burglaries are unexpected and can be quite frightening. What's even scarier is that statistics show that less than 15% of thieves ever get caught. However, there are different ways for you to decrease the risks of a burglar targeting your home. Burglars usually examine a variety of different factors before determining whether or not to break into a house. The following are some of the things that burglars keep an eye out for...

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May 15, 2015

DIY Home Security vs. Professional Security Systems

DIY Home Security vs. Professional Security Systems

Approximately two out of every three break-ins occurs at residential homes. The latest reports show that more than 2 million homes are broken into every year just within the United States. Many homeowners believe that home security systems are there solely to protect their property. While it certainly serves this purpose, these systems also protect loved ones from criminals and emergency situations. Therefore, the decision to install a home security system is not a difficult...

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Apr 30, 2015

Safety Rules at Home

Safety Rules at Home

Your home is the place that you and your family should be able to feel the safest in. When you come home from a long day at work, you want the reassurance that all of your personal belongings are still there. At night, you want to know that you and your family are safe in your beds. Making sure your home is secure from unwanted household guests (thieves, and kidnappers included) can seem like a...

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Apr 17, 2015

Home Security System Costs Breakdown

Home Security System Costs Breakdown

Home owners are discovering the necessity of home security systems and more of them are making the investment every year. It is extremely important to protect loved ones, valuables, and property. The decision to purchase a home security system is generally a relatively simple one. In fact, the difficult decision presented is whether to choose professional installations or do it yourself systems, and monitored security systems versus unmonitored systems. All investments have their advantages and...

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Dec 4, 2014

Security Gem's 2014 Home Security Award Winner!

Security Gem's 2014 Home Security Award Winner!

We're proud to announce that Security Gem has chosen Link Interactive for their 2014 Silver Winner for Home Security! Our company has been tested all throughout the year and was expected to uphold the standards that Security Gem expects from a top notch security system. Their reviewal system is based on 6 categories: 1. Personal Research 2. Price 3. Security Features and Use of Technology 4. The Better Business Bureau 5. Contract Length, Return Policy, Moving Policy...

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Nov 26, 2014

A Quick 60 Second Review!

A Quick 60 Second Review!

We were reviewed by BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com! This quick 60 second video sums up their thoughts on Link Interactive.

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Nov 6, 2014

Campus Safety Tips

Campus Safety Tips

Your college experience should be an unforgettable one! However without the proper precautions, things can go terribly wrong. Although Campus Safety Awareness Month was in September, safety and security should always remain a priority. Check out our Campus Safety infographic for some tips on how to prevent yourself from getting mixed up in the most common college crimes.

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Oct 9, 2014

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

It's Fire Prevention Week and we want to make sure you stay informed about fire safety. Here are some important tips to keep in mind as you go about your daily routines:

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Oct 3, 2014

7 Different Uses For Your Security Sensors

7 Different Uses For Your Security Sensors

Colin from Alarm.com was able to share with us his unique use for his Wireless Door/Window Sensor: This inspired us to share with you all the different uses that we've found during our years of using our sensors. Read on to discover some tips that can make tracking things around the house, or the office, a little simpler. 1. The medicine cabinet With more than 1 in 4 kids mistaking medicine for candy, you want to make...

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Sep 11, 2014

Sep 4, 2014

Identity Protection from Alarm.com

Identity Protection from Alarm.com

We're excited to announce our featured service from Alarm.com: Identity Protection. At Link Interactive, we don't just care about the security of your home, but also the security of people who live within it. That's why we're offering our new product from Alarm.com that could help you protect your identity, along with the ones you love. Enrolled customers can are eligible to enroll family members as well so that the whole family could have access to: 1....

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Sep 4, 2014

10 Reasons You Need Link Interactive

10 Reasons You Need Link Interactive

Choosing a security company is a hard decision to make. Consumers need to be sure they are getting a security company that will truly protect them in case of a break-in. It may be hard to choose one when there are so many. Several consumers look at many aspects when deciding which security company to choose. I wanted to share a couple of facts to let consumers everywhere know exactly what Link Interactive is all...

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Jul 25, 2014

Profile of a Burglar

Profile of a Burglar

We all know what burglars are, and it's fair to say that nobody wants them anywhere near their homes. However, many of us seem to overlook the fact that 50% of burglars live within a 2 mile radius of the homes they invade. You should also be aware that a burglar may have already stepped into your home at some point, either when they were repairing your toilet or delivering a package. In order to protect your home...

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