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Digital nomad survival tips you can use anywhere (Part 2)

Mike Elgan | Dec. 19, 2016
'Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.' ― Joseph Heller

I always rent AirBnBs with Wi-FI. I connect the doorbell to the Wi-FI network. Then, when my wife and I return from being out and about, I use my phone to check for motion-activated video of anyone who came to the door or who might have broken in. I also sleep better knowing that any motion outside will sound the app on my phone.

The only place this doesn't work is in Cuba, where home Wi-FI is illegal.

Note that you can also use a Ring Stick Up Cam for this purpose, but not the newer Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which requires an electrical connection.

Best of all, you can use one or two of these products to watch your home while you're a way, and use another to protect you wherever you are. All the cameras are viewed and controlled in the same app.

There are other comparable products on the market as well.

A last bit of advice

New technology and new products make traveling safer than ever. My best ideas for staying safe are easy, affordable and powerful.

One final word of advice: Visit Mexico City! It's an amazing place with a million things to see and do and the best street food in the world. And it's safe -- if you use mobile technology to your advantage.


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