Erica Mace

Erica Mace is a freelance writer based in Provo, Utah. She writes extensively in the home security and automation fields, and has written for brands including Vivint, Your Local Security, Abodo, and the Smart Home Blog.

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Best Self-Monitored Home Security System

Self-monitored home security systems allow you to use quality security equipment to monitor your home without charge. We’ve reviewed some of the best self-monitored home security companies and analyzed our top three. Based on their equipment quality, customer service, and pricing, we’ve selected Abode iota, Google Nest Secure, and Canary as top picks for self-monitored ...

The Best Video Doorbell

Video doorbells provide a host of exciting features, as well as increased security for your home. We conducted research about today’s most popular video doorbells, and we’ve selected three of the best. Based on their app functionality, variety of notifications, video quality, and free doorbell camera features, we chose the Nest Hello, Arlo Video Doorbell, ...

The Best Home Automation System

After an evaluation of 10 home automation systems, four earned a place in this review for offering a complete solution accessible to the average user. Systems by Savant, Wink Hub 2, Logitech Harmony Home Control, and Control4 offer exceptional value to users, though each has different strengths and appeals to a different demographic. Read on ...