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What is the true cost of a home security system

What is the true cost of a home security system

A home security system is designed to monitor your home and alert you if someone enters your property. The cost of a home security system is worth the investment, and the best systems do more than keep intruders out of your home. Here's how the cost of home security works.

September 23, 2021 by

SimpliSafe vs. Ring: Comparing home security systems

SimpliSafe vs. Ring: Comparing home security systems

We examined each company's features, including the type of monitoring available, Simplisafe and Ring home security reviews from customers, costs, fees and if any time commitments are required to help you decide which home security system works best for you.

September 9, 2021 by

ADT vs. Protection 1: The key differences

ADT vs. Protection 1: The key differences

Protection 1 is now owned by ADT, but the two home security offerings still have some key differences. We break down the two providers so you can make an informed decision as a potential customer.

September 9, 2021 by

The best home security system in Tampa

The best home security system in Tampa

We prioritized the best home security systems Tampa has to offer. In our analysis, we involved monitoring services (professional and self-monitoring), pricing, ease of installation, equipment quality, as well as how customers rated their experience with a particular provider's service.

September 8, 2021 by

The best outdoor security light

The best outdoor security light

Upgrade your home security with one of our top picks for the best outdoor security light. Outdoor security lights have great features like motion sensors to make you feel safer at home.

September 7, 2021 by

The best security cameras: Secure your home and office

The best security cameras: Secure your home and office

Storage, flexibility, quality recording, and easy installation are some of the important factors to consider when deciding on a work-safe security system. Our top picks for commercial properties will help secure the workplace for small and large businesses alike.

August 25, 2021 by

Netgear BR200 small-business router

Netgear BR200 small-business router

The Netgear BR200 Insight Managed Business Router has been designed to be easy to set up, and features a built-in firewall, VLAN management, and remote cloud monitoring, and can be managed from anywhere you have an internet connection.

September 23, 2020 by

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC

The new Aegis Secure Key 3NXC builds on Apricorn's Secure Key 3z and Aegis Secure Key 3NX, taking the same proven form-factor and physical keypad, and adding something that users have been asking for -- USB-C support.

August 5, 2020 by

Surfshark VPN: Everything you should know

ZDNet sits down with Surfshark's CMO, Regimantas Urbanas, to learn more about what Surfshark offers that other VPNs do not, general VPN usage tips, and how the company looks to attract new and experienced VPN users. Read more: https://zd.net/3ynvR1J

August 27, 2021 by

ExpressVPN: Everything you need to know

ZDNet sits down with ExpressVPN's chief architect, Peter Membrey, to learn about some of the new features available on Lightway, what ExpressVPN offers as a service, and why individuals need to be using a VPN when they're online. Read more: https://zd.net/3yUG0nT

August 17, 2021 by