John Carlsen

John is a technology journalist with over six years of experience researching, testing, and reviewing the latest tech. Before joining SafeWise in 2020, John was an editor for Top Ten Reviews specializing in home security and the smart home.

Posts by John Carlsen

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Keeping Your Computer Safe while Working from Home

John Carlsen | Mar 25, 2020 | Internet Safety

Working from home isn’t always as simple as connecting your work computer to the Wi-Fi. Here are some ways you can protect your gear and your work.

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How to Cancel an ADT Contract without Penalty

John Carlsen | Mar 24, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Canceling an ADT contract is an exercise in patience and knowing what to expect. Here are some tips to help you cancel your ADT contract.

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Security System Installation: Professional vs. DIY

John Carlsen | Mar 24, 2020 | Home Security

Is it worth it to have a professional install your security system? Is DIY home security as easy as they say? Find out in our breakdown of professional vs. DIY installation.

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Ultimate Guide to Alexa and the Amazon Echo Family

John Carlsen | Mar 24, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Home Automation

Everything you need to know about Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa, and the Amazon Echo.

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Yale Smart Locks Review (Including Nest x Yale)

John Carlsen | Feb 11, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security

Yale’s smart locks include the Nest x Yale and Yale Assure, but which is better? Learn how they stack up in our Yale smart locks review.