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3 Important Amazon Echo Security Features

Amazon Echo is Amazon’s line of home automation products, which includes the Amazon Echo Dot and the Amazon Echo Show. These products are equipped with the Amazon Alexa smart voice assistant, as well as several security features.  In this quick guide, we’ll go over how you can use your Amazon Echo device to improve your […]

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3 Features to Look for in a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Every day we are exposed to carbon monoxide gas from the burning of carbon-based fuels including coal, kerosene, natural gases, oil, propane and wood. Typically, this toxic gas would be expelled out of the home through vents, but it doesn’t always happen. The Centers for Disease and Control estimates that 2,244 people died between 2010 […]

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7 New Security Camera Options For Your Home in 2020

Whether you’re looking to scare off porch thieves or catch intruders red-handed, getting home security cameras can greatly boost your property’s safety. But selecting the right system can be difficult. In this guide, we make it easy for you to learn which security cameras can best meet your needs.  Top 7 security cameras for your […]

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10 Essential Home Safety and Security Features

Successful home safety and security means establishing systems and habits to prevent hazards that can threaten the health or environmental well-being of your household. In this post, we’ll look at 10 home safety tips that matter most in making your home a haven. 1. Home safety beyond security systems While high-tech, cutting-edge security systems can […]

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How to evaluate a home security system

A home security system is your first line of defense when protecting your family and your property. But home security systems come in all shapes and sizes, from complex, professionally installed systems to simple DIY setups.  Choosing the best home security system can be intimidating, but it’s easier once you know what you need. We’ll […]

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Electrical Generators and Home Security: What to Know

Make sure your home security system stays armed with a backup generator Anyone living in a winter-weather state can tell you that when the power goes out having a backup generator can bring a huge sense of relief. A generator for home use keeps your appliances, heat, and lights on when you’re without power. And […]

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Best video doorbell cameras

Best video doorbell: Reviews and comparison Do you have concerns about what’s happening at your doorstep when you’re not home or while you’re sleeping? Video doorbell cameras can provide some peace of mind. We’re rounding up information on the five best video doorbells for your home, including details on what to consider when shopping for […]

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The Ultimate Home Security and Safety Checklist Every Family Needs

Whether you’re planning on moving, are in the middle of a move, or are simply looking to upgrade your current setup, home safety and security are extremely important. In the United States, a home burglary happens every 23 seconds — but you can take a few simple steps today to ensure you don’t become a […]

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How I Installed SimpliSafe In My Apartment – Reader Story

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday. Check out our submission instructions at the bottom of the page.Today we […]

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How Incorporating Safety into Bedtime Routine Can Help Ease Your Child’s Anxiety

These days, parents have a variety of tech and tools to help with bedtime routines. From sound machines and meditation recordings to aromatherapy and story time, these gadgets can help parents with children get their little ones to sleep.  But for some children consumed by worry and anxiety, those options aren’t quite good enough to […]

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Doorbell Cameras Buying Guide

Doorbell Cameras Buying Guide As you might’ve noticed on social media, doorbell cameras are rising in popularity, . If you’re considering one for your own home, this guide can help you make the right decision without all of the trial and error. This guide can help you understand what factors to consider when buying a […]

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Best Home Security Cameras

Global demand for security cameras is increasing. Research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics projects spending to reach $8 billion in 2019. Many people feel safer in buildings with outdoor security cameras. Modern home security camera providers deliver systems with high-tech software and support, along with capabilities such as face recognition and object tracking. The available […]

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Best Outdoor Security Cameras

In 2017, there were roughly 1.4 million burglaries across the United States according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting report. In the same report, it is stated that victims of these offenses lost an estimated $3.4 billion in property. It is increasingly clear how important it is to adequately protect your home, no matter where […]

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Best Home Security Systems

Choosing the Best Home Security System Today, there are numerous security options you can take advantage of to protect your home. From video doorbells and security cameras to elaborate smart systems, you have more home security choices than ever before. For many people, professional security monitoring is a key feature. Whether you’re sleeping or jet […]

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Do’s and Don’ts to Deter Burglars | Direct From the Mouths of Intruders

Your home should be a safe haven where you feel comfortable and protected. However, if you are a victim of a burglary, you will feel unsafe and violated that a stranger has set foot in your home and rummaged through your things. The investigative team at KGW reached out to inmates serving time for burglary […]

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Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

The newness and freshness of spring are inspiring and can be just what we need to tackle our home’s biggest, most daunting to-dos. And that’s why in addition to spring cleaning this is also the perfect time of year to make sure everything around your home is in working order. Use this spring home maintenance […]

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These Are 5 Easy Home Maintenance Tasks That Will Save You Money

These days, everyone is looking to save money wherever they can. However, if you look around your house, it’s likely that there are home maintenance tasks that you’ve been putting off fixing and, in the meantime, are costing you your hard-earned cash. This post is all about how to tackle those issues once and for […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Best Smart Thermostats

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Our homes are getting smarter. Not only is this saving us from menial tasks and little issues, like struggling to remember if we have enough milk, but it’s also saving […]

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Things to Consider When Installing Outlets

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  While it might not be as fun as choosing countertops or paint colors, planning your new home’s electrical outlets can impact your daily life more than you realize. After […]

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: 8 To-Dos Before Temperatures Drop

Winter is coming. Whether you live on the coast or in an area that gets blanketed in white for months of the year, it’s time to prep. Sure, your winter home maintenance checklist will look a little different depending on whether you’re braving temperatures of 10 below or just unpacking a few light sweaters. But even […]

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Get Your Home Ready to Sell with These Easy Updates

When getting your home ready to sell on a busy market, it may not make sense to take on big home improvement projects. Once you’re confident that your home does not need any major repairs that will stop a buyer’s home inspection, you can focus on easy updates to make your home more appealing. Remodeling a […]

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New 2018 Smart Home Technology You Might Want

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  When the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House came out in 1999, every aspect of the house seemed fantastical. Less than 20 years later, though, more and more American […]

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Fall is Coming: Follow This Ultimate Fall Home Maintenance Checklist To Keep Your Family Cozy All Season Long

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Fall is almost upon us. Are you and your home ready for the coming season? If you’re not sure, you’re in luck. We’ve put together the ultimate fall home […]

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Get Ready for Warm Weather With This Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is almost here. Before it officially arrives, give yourself a chance to beat the heat by prepping your home for the coming season. If you aren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck. Below is our ultimate summer home maintenance checklist. Follow the steps described and, before you know it, you’ll be ready for […]

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End of Summer Countdown: Get Your House Fall-Ready With This Home Maintenance Checklist

With the seasons ever-changing we are always looking to update our maintenance checklist.  Be sure to read our updated Fall Home Maintenance checklist. We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  We have homework for you to […]

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The Best Robot Vacuums to Buy Now

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Robotic vacuums are the wave of the future, allowing us to truly live like the Jetsons. When it comes to choosing what brand to buy, there seem to be […]

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The 5 Best DIY Home Security Systems

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. The rankings and ratings expressed on this site are the opinion of Freshome.com and are subject to change. We may earn a commission on sales from the companies featured in […]

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Cool Secret Entrance Door Controlled by Remote [Video]

We are used to hearing about secret passageways and hidden doors, but these concepts are usually not so frequent in real life. Which is why we were pleasantly surprised to find a true architecture portal in a movie posted on youtube a few days back. As you can see, the idea is not far-fetched and […]

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10 Ways to Utilize Your Smartphone to Control Your Home

Your smartphone is only as good as the apps you have, right? Of course I know there are other components to a quality smartphone than just applications. Things like cameras, Internet connectivity,file storage, or whatever you want to use it for, but when you get ahold of the right applications you can do more then […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home

We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are made easier, which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most of us lead. In recent years, great strides have been made in making homes a bit more “tech savvy.” This technology, in short, allows the homeowner […]

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