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Nest Protect vs. First Alert Smoke Alarm

Patrick Hearn | May 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Find out if you’re better off with Nest’s smart smoke alarm or if you should get the affordable smoke and carbon monoxide detector from First Alert. We’ve compared both options to help you get the…

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Vimtag P1 vs. Nest Indoor Home Security Camera

Patrick Hearn | Mar 16, 2018 | Uncategorized

Comparing the Vimtag and Nest Camera We’ve compared the Vimtag P1 security camera and the Nest Cam Indoor based on price, functionality, and reliability to help you determine which of these two options is best…

Massachusetts’ 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Massachusetts is famous for being one of the first American colonies—home to Plymouth Rock, and the birthplace of basketball. But did you know it’s also one of the safest states in the country? It’s clear…

Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Home to twenty of the 2018 US Olympic athletes (and the majority of the Curling Team), Minnesota has a lot to be proud of.1 The Land of 10,000 Lakes is not only a wonderland for…

The 5 Safest Countries for World Travel

Patrick Hearn | Feb 13, 2018 | Uncategorized

It’s normal to be nervous about traveling internationally, but you don’t have to be. The world is a safer place than ever before, despite what you might think when turning on the news. We’ve put…

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iSmartAlarm DIY Home Security Review

Patrick Hearn | Feb 8, 2018 | Uncategorized

iSmartAlarm is one of our favorite picks for DIY home security. The system provides affordable entry options and free cloud storage but limited home automation. The packages are divided between home sizes: studio, two-bedroom, and so…

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How to Choose a Storage Unit

Patrick Hearn | Feb 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

If you have more stuff than you know what to do with, a self-storage unit may be a good option for you. When looking for a storage unit, you’ll want to think about how much…

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Best Driveway Sensors and Alarms of 2018

Patrick Hearn | Jan 30, 2018 | Uncategorized

If you live in the countryside, your driveway might get mistaken for a road. After all, when someone can drive a half-mile down the driveway before it dead-ends into a house, that’s an easy mistake…

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August Smart Home Doorbell Cam Review

Patrick Hearn | Jan 24, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Around 3:00 a.m. one morning, someone began pounding on my door. A visitor at that time was unusual, but when you live more than an hour from any major city, it’s even more unusual. Answering…