Cathy Habas

Cathy Habas is a home writer for Reviews.com. Over the last six years, she's covered home security, home improvement, and landscaping for sites like Safety.com, Hunker, and more.

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How Does Two-Factor Authentication Improve Home Security?

If you’ve ever experienced a break-in, you know that a traditional lock and key isn’t enough to deter a motivated criminal. Home security systems provide backup for your locks with various sensors and alarms. These not only spook a burglar into fleeing the scene but also alert you and the authorities for a quick response. ...

How Home Security Systems Can Help with Flooding

Whether you live in the path of hurricane alley or in a city that experiences heavy snow, every homeowner is at risk to natural disasters that cause major water damage. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. and just one inch of water can cause $25,000 of damage to your home. One ...

Best Outdoor Security Lights

Outdoor security lights can deter lurkers and would-be criminals, alert you to unwanted visitors, and simply provide the convenience of a well-lit exterior for nightly trash runs. The best outdoor security lights offer flexible programming with dusk-to-dawn and motion detection modes, adjustable brightness and detection ranges, and limited on times to give you a customized ...

The Best Nanny Cams

Not every indoor security camera makes a good nanny cam. The best nanny cams of 2020 improve communication between parents, children, and the caregiver and prioritize security and ease of use. Features such as two-way audio, night vision, wide camera angles, HD recording capabilities, cloud storage, motion detection, home automation integration, and two-factor authentication accomplish ...

Abode Home Security Review

For anyone new to the home security sphere, an Abode system represents an affordable and flexible option that allows you to discover your monitoring preferences. Start with the free self-monitoring plan or upgrade to the paid Standard and Pro plans for professional monitoring, which is available throughout the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec). With no ...