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SimpliCam Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 21, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

We tested SimpliSafe’s SimpliCam to see if it holds up against both pricier and cheaper cameras when it comes to features and usability. Spoiler alert: it struggled.

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The Best Smart Home Security Systems

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 18, 2019 | Home Security

We’ve tested and researched smart home security systems to help you find the right DIY or professionally installed security system to protect your home.

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Net Nanny Review: Great for Managing Screen Time, but Weak When It Comes to Filtering

Kasey Tross | Oct 18, 2019 | Internet Safety

We checked out Net Nanny’s time limits and web filtering to see how well it worked on our kids’ phones. See how it compares to other leading parental control apps.

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ADT Security vs. Vivint Smart Home

Kasey Tross | Oct 17, 2019 | Home Security, SafeWise Reviews

Vivint vs. ADT home security. SafeWise compares price, contract, equipment, and customer service. Learn more so you can choose the best security company for you.

The 5 Best GPS Vehicle Trackers

Kasey Tross | Oct 18, 2019 | Auto Safety

Find the best GPS tracker for your car based on features, pricing, and plans. SafeWise compared the top tracking devices and narrowed it down to the top five.

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Best Motion Sensor Lights

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 16, 2019 | Buyers Guides, Home Safety

Nothing stops a trespasser in their tracks faster than motion sensor lighting. That’s why we’ve identified the best affordable motion lights available—and we didn’t forget about important features like smart tech, weatherproof designs, and reliability.

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Do Fake Security Signs Prevent Break-Ins?

Kaz Weida | Oct 18, 2019 | Home Security

Fake security signs have are methods of preventing burglary, but are they effective? See if you’re better off getting a real security system.

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Reolink Argus 2 Solar-Powered Camera Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 15, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security

If you’re looking for a solar-powered camera, the Reolink Argus 2 may work for you. It’s got a few bugs, but it’s affordable and easy to set up.

A Guide to the Best Fire Escape Ladders

Hillary Johnston | Oct 17, 2019 | Buyers Guides

To help make your home safer, we’ll cover some of the features you want in an emergency escape ladder and give you our top recommendations for ladders that are worth checking out.

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How to Know If You Live in a Flood Zone

Kasey Tross | Oct 15, 2019 | Safety Tips

Learn the four steps to finding out if you live in a flood zone. SafeWise covers the basics of flood prevention, including where to find FEMA flood maps.