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  • SkyLink SK-200
    The SkyLink SK-200 alarm review: Home automation and security in a box
    In this day and age you simply cannot be to careful when it comes to protecting yourself and your valuable property from opportunistic thieves and professional burglars. Fortunately there are companies out there who are trying to make securing...
  • The iHome iBT28GC Color Changing Dual Alarm iHome’s Wireless Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock Radio will wake you up
    Wake Up With iHome’s Wireless Color Changing Clock Radio Dual Alarm Clock Radio
    Cell phones have changed the way we live, but not the way we wake up — really, who wants to hear the tiny speaker of a cell trying to make getting up at 5 or 6 AM enjoyable. So while it might not be chic, clock radios continue to proliferate...
  • Myth: My gated Community is Secure
    Myth: My gated Community is Secure
    How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t have to worry about crime; I live in a gated community”? Yeah, the electronically-locked gate may stop criminals from driving in, but not from walking in!That stylish gate is...
  • Police Kill Dog
    Cops bust down door, gun down man’s dog inside his home after accidental alarm
    Cops in Texas are accused of an overzealous response to a household alarm after a man’s home security system went off accidentally. Eight minutes after alarms were tripped inside of a home in Round Rock, Texas, police busted down the door...
  • What is an Alarm Duress Code?
    What is an Alarm Duress Code?
    Ever consider the idea that a home intruder may force you to turn off your home alarm? Ever think that there’s a way you could secretly signal this to the authorities when you turn off the alarm while your captor is watching?There is: the...
  • False alarms
    False alarms are costly
    Unfortunately, cheaper, older security motion detectors can’t distinguish between a 150 pound man and a squirrel or even some papers blowing around. This causes police and firefighters to respond to false alarms. False alarms caused by the...
  • First Alert Carbon Monoxide Monitor
    First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm could save your life
    The statistics say that about 170 people die each year in the U.S. from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.Also, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that several thousand people go to hospital emergency rooms every year to be treated for CO...
  • Sound the alarm:  iOS gadget 'hipKey' finds your valuables (Photos)
    Sound the alarm: iOS gadget 'hipKey' finds your valuables (Photos)
    For the past week, I have been reviewing a hipKey, an iOS accessory that helps keep track of valuables (e.g., keys, a purse, or possibly a child). This crescent-shaped dongle (available exclusively at the online Apple Store for $89.95) is paired...
  • Disarming
    Eight things you should know before getting a security system
    How do you know you’re getting the best value when purchasing an alarm system? How do you know your new alarm is actually secure? Here is a list of eight things you should know before purchasing an alarm.1.) Cover the stairs with the motion...
  • Baby sleeping
    Listen to your internal clock, not your alarm
    “Social jetlag” is a term used to describe the difference between our biological clocks and the clocks of the world around us. Our ancestors slept and woke according to the sun, but we have these fancy gadgets called alarm clocks. We...
  • Lindsay Garvey
    Woman blames iPhone alarm bug for job loss; repeated tardies really at fault
    Follow me on TwitterThe well-publicized alarm bug that affected iOS devices earlier has cost a young woman her waitressing position, according to an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs that was published on theHuffington Post. There are a few...
  • iPhone 4
    iOS alarms not working: welcome to the New Year
    Follow me on TwitterIt's the New Year and Apple has started it off with a "reminder" of theDST bugthat hit in November. In that case, iPhone recurring alarms were off by an hour; in this case one-off alarms won't fire at all.The...
  • Tornado Defense System
    Tornado Defense System
    Triple your chances for escape and defense with the Tornado Defense System!This NEW defense gadget has 3 Powerful defense tools in one package. Pepper Spray, Ear Piercing Alarm, and Blinding Strobe Light.This little unit comes with a Belt Clip...
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