Author: Dashia Starr

Digital Safety

Spring Cleaning to Protect and Simplify Your Digital Life

Update contact information Start with the basics. Updating your contact information on your important accounts is essential, but easy to forget. Typically, you won’t need to routinely update your contact information, but if you have had a major life change in the last year you may need to. Review your contact information to ensure that […]

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Compare 1v1, Home Security

Frontpoint vs. Vivint

Frontpoint Vivint Starting package cost $435 $183 Starting professional monitoring cost $50/mo.  $40/mo.  Monitoring  Self and Professional  Professional  Installation  Self  Professional  Warranty  3 years  Lifetime equipment warranty  Money-Back Guarantee 30 days  None  Contract  N/A 42-60 months Camera recording and storage  Yes Yes  Smart home compatibility Yes Yes 

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Home Security

Home Security Buying Guide

Reading the Fine Print of Home Security System Contracts Before buying a home security system read the fine print. Some security providers require a binding contract for a number of years for the lowest pricing or discounts. There are a few points to keep in mind when reviewing your home security provider’s contract: Some providers […]

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Home Security

Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2021

5 Best Smart Video Doorbells of 2021 Arlo Video Doorbell: Best All-Around Video Doorbell Vivint Video Doorbell Pro: Best Video Doorbell for a Home Security System Lorex 2K Video Doorbell: Best 2K Video Doorbell  ADT Video Doorbell: Best Wide-Angle View Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus: Best DIY Video Doorbell

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Home Security

Best Security Cameras of 2021

SimpliCam by SimpliSafe video review Blue by ADT Indoor Camera video review Blink Outdoor video review Logitech Circle View video review

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Home Safety

7 Best Above-Ground Swimming Pools of 2021

Stay cool as things heat up by enjoying a relaxing swim! We’ve rounded up a list of the best above ground swimming pools for you and your family.

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Family Safety

The Best Baby Monitors

  Baby monitors are the safest way to keep an eye on your little one. Don’t forget to consider your baby’s needs and any special features you’ll need to feel confident that the monitor is best for both you and your baby. Browse Amazon’s best selling baby monitors for a full list of today’s leading […]

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Home Safety

The 10 Best Fire Extinguishers

We singled out the best fire extinguishers to make it easy to stock your home with the right equipment.

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Family Safety

How Can You Know Your Aging Parents Are Safe?

Ask yourself these questions as you evaluate your parent’s health and safety: Does your parent have trouble completing day-to-day activities, including cooking or bathing? How do their medication’s side effects impact their day-to-day? Are they falling, suffering from memory loss or experiencing other health changes?   Safety relates to many factors including environment, health and […]

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Home Security

Best Security Sirens

Considering a security siren for your home? We’ve researched some of the top products to help you in your decision.

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Home Safety

Where You Should Place Smoke Detectors in Your Home

Smoke detectors are your best line of defense against injuries from house fires. Here’s how to install and maintain them for best results.

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Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement: Where to Place CO Alarms in Your Home

Where to place carbon monoxide detectors While you can purchase a carbon monoxide detector as a standalone device or part of a full home security system, it’s important that you place them strategically in your home. At least one carbon monoxide detector must be installed on each floor of your home, including the basement. You’ll […]

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Home Security

Best Wireless Home Security Systems

Wireless systems are just as reliable as wired monitored systems, plus they can sync with other home automation features, making them tech-friendly.

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Home Security

The 11 Best Home Security Systems of 2021

Explore our top home security providers and their features to find one that will best suit your needs.

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