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There’s only one thing I love more than readers asking for my opinion on stuff.  It’s when they act on my advice and then write back to tell me how happy they are. I don’t boast 100% success, but getting close 😉

Today, enjoy two inquiries and one follow-up report.

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Wesley writes: Which home security system do you recommend, both for economy and efficiency?

The company SimpliSafe has revolutionized the home security business, in my opinion, for these reasons:

  1. It is a system you own and can easily install yourself—designed to be DIY.
  2. It’s wireless, which means no drilling in window and door frames, no need to fish wires through tiny holes.
  3. Includes a back-up battery that kicks in and protects you for a full 24 hours in the event of a power outage.
  4. It’s a system that can be expanded easily, which means you can start with basic and then expand it with additional sensors, a camera, etc., later.
  5. Monitoring (optional) is $14.99 a month, which is a real bargain.

The SimpliSafe Alpha (basic system) is my pick for Best Inexpensive™ home security system.  About $200. 

Tom asks: What is your opinion of a wireless charging pad for mobile phones? I have a Samsung Note 8 but don’t want to shell out Samsung’s hefty price to try it out. Any thoughts? 

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