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To reach me, please send an email to and I would be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter. You can view more of my blogs and editorials at the following websites:Donna Jodhan!Jodhan Online banking may not be for everyone; especially so if you did not grow up in the age of technology. Online banking may be just another routine task for those under 40s persons and for those who are bound and determined to keep up with technology but for many others it is often viewed as a two headed monster or even worse as a very necessary evil. However we choose to view this topic, online banking is here to stay and many experts are openly saying that the two main benefits to online banking are as follows: It saves time and it helps to save the planet. In the case of the former, one can now do their banking from the comfort of their home or office and at any time of the day. In the case of the latter, it helps to save our planet because it cuts down on the use of paper. I do not think that these two benefits can be easily dispersed. They are sound, logical, and very true. This being said, online banking is still very much of a novelty to many and a viewed hazard to others. These arguments are no doubt going to continue for quite some time but in the meantime, it would not hurt for us to hear and closely examine both sides before making up our minds. It may be easier for us to just accept the inevitable but on the other healthy opinions and suggestions can only help to improve the situation.

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The company offers a decent amount of its own proprietary devices, but you’re certainly not limited to Abode specific products alone. An Abode system can communicate with a slew of Z Wave and Zigbee compatible smart lights and locks, light switches and dimmers, Nest products, IFTTT commands, and, of course, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Put simply: If you want the freedom to lock/unlock your door or turn on/off the lights all in one place from the Abode app, this system is definitely worth a look. Installing the Ring Alarm took less than twenty minutes and was a complete breeze. We didn’t encounter any issues with device connectivity or placement, because, frankly, Ring tells you exactly where to install everything and how to do it on the app. You’ll start by connecting your WiFi to the base station via the Ring app — from there, Ring instructs you to pull the plastic tabs off the backs of the contact sensors and motion detectors, which automatically activates the products for use. You can customize your settings for each device within the app, including how sensitive you want your motion detector to be and how often you want to receive alerts for every time someone opens or closes the door. If you’re not already aware by now, your jurisdiction may require you to obtain a permit in order to operate a professionally monitored alarm system. Before we could even find the right spot to place the base station, Ring notified us that our area Charlotte Mecklenburg required a permit for use. Ring gives you a seven day grace period to decide what type of monitoring you want and to receive a permit number. In some cases, police won’t respond to a call from a monitoring center without a permit number.

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Sharp 1080p camera. Works with numerous third party devices. Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT support. Local storage. Free cloud storage. On demand professional monitoring available. Cons: Some components can be pricey. Certain settings require web app. Bottom Line: The Abode iota is an easy to install all in one security system loaded with features including a 1080p camera, a motion sensor, multiple wireless radios, a built in siren, and support for many third party devices and platforms. Read ReviewNest Secure ReviewMSRP: $499. 00 at Pros: Stylish.

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