Hi, I’m Jody. I graduated with honors with a Masters of Science in Computer Engineering and have over 15 years of experience working as an engineer with electronics products. I’m a lifelong learner and tinkerer and enjoy automating things around the house so I can solve bigger problems than getting out of bed to check if the garage door is closed . . . like too little sleep!

One day, I set out to find a home security system to give my wife more peace of mind while I was travelling for work projects. What I discovered was a bunch of websites, all recommending the same security system companies that charge high rates, have long contracts, and who people nearly universally hated on forums and reputable sites that I read. After doing a bit of research, I discovered why . . . money!

Some companies pay thousands of dollars a month when websites send them “leads” (AKA you) to purchase a system. Think that sounds like a conflict of interest? Me too!

So, I set out to provide unbiased, objective information and let you be the judge.  We feel strongly that only you know what the best home security system or solutions will be for you, so I certainly won’t promote a product for you just because I get paid.  I have a great paying day job, and this website is a service that I wish I had before and not a way for me to pay earn a living. While I do use ads and affiliate links to Amazon (where you can buy practically anything you want) to help cover the costs associated with running this site, you won’t see us ranking systems and trying to sell you on the system that pays us the most commissions.

If you go to any of our comparison pages (security systems, home automation, cameras, or security companies), you’ll simply see an alphabetically sorted list with the option to compare features and sort by costs.

Why no rankings?  We strive to maintain a high ethical standard and stay free of any actual or perceived conflicts of interest. So, we’re transparent about how we make money. We serve ads from Google and earn on any Amazon purchases you might make when coming from our site. You can read more details on our policy page for more details.

We hope that’s something that you will come back for. Ready to get started?

The Start Here page is a great introduction to the topics that we cover, home automation, security, and defense.  Or, the home page or the menu is a good starting place too.

And, feel free to use the search function on the menu or in the sidebar if you’re looking for anything specific.

Happy browsing!

2 thoughts on “Introduction”

  1. I left you emails about ultra 4 k security camera systems for my home. Just need honest answers by someone not paid to give false reviews. Cannot believe from your above comments you would not reply.

    • Hey William, I get incredible amounts of spam on my email for this site. It’s best to just post a comment on the article you were reading, sorry!

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