Home Security

I reviewed the Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security camera a few months ago and really, REALLY enjoy using it because it uses deep learning to tell the differences between people, animals, cars, and other motions thus virtually eliminating unnecessary motion detection alerts. In addition, there are no subscription fees because all the video is stored locally… Read More

Most home security systems involve setting up cameras and a variety of sensors like motion detectors, door and window opening/closing sensors, temperature sensors and more. The Xandem system is more like something straight from a Mission Impossible style movie. Xandem uses a gateway and a set of modules to create a mesh network that puts a… Read More

Only one month after announcing their new wireless outdoor camera, Blink is expanding further; this time into the home security products and services space. Later this week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the company will be showcasing their Blink Seecurity™ systems and monthly service plans which will be available this year in… Read More

Security cameras are nothing new. Even internet connectable cameras are pretty easy to find at this point. What can a new company bring to the table? Vimtag has put together a handsome weatherproof cloud-based IP camera that can be set up by most anyone. It offers 2-way voice, compatibility with a private cloud server, and… Read More

Swann's new Smart-Series do-it-yourself security system combines wired video surveillance and wireless smart home technology into one integrated solution engineered to deter break-ins and detect intrusion within your home or business. The system includes four weather resistant, 1080p HD wired cameras with 80° viewing angle and night vision with set and forget recording onto the pre-installed 1TB hard drive… Read More

Picture this scenario. You've just been to the grocery store and spent eleventy billion dollars on Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and BBQ potato chips. You get home and are one of those people who can't make multiple trips to the house with your bags. You MUST carry in all the bags at once or… Read More

To bring awareness for National Pet Month, Logitech is gifting on-site cat or dog adopters at San Francisco SPCA and Massachusetts’ MSPCA-Angell with a FREE Logi Circle Home Security Camera (valued at $199.99) throughout the month of May. Then, between June and October, Logitech will provide on-site cat or dog adopters at San Francisco SPCA… Read More

I've said it before, I'll say it again...I love security cameras. There is a certain peace of mind in knowing that if someone breaks into your home, you will know about it instantly. Additionally, most newer cameras have some type of DVR function, allowing you to provide Police with footage if bad guys ever break into… Read More

Samsung isn't a name that normally comes to my mind when I think about security cameras brands, so I was surprised when I was offered the chance to review their SmartCam HD Plus. Since this camera is made by Samsung, it has to be good right? Let's find out if Samsung is the next big thing in wireless security cameras… Read More

Home security cameras, IP cameras, cloud cameras, Wi-Fi cameras, no matter what you call them, they are handy gadgets that can help you keep an eye on your property, pets and loved ones when you can't be there with them. Now more than ever, there are so many choices when it comes to these types… Read More

Since becoming part of the Gadgeteer team, I've had the opportunity to review a few wireless security cameras. As I've said before, I love the peace of mind they bring my family. I've attempted to use these cameras to create a patchwork home security system - with varying levels of success. What I truly need… Read More

Products like the Dropcam, now called Nest Cam, have made home security cameras a very popular gadget category. I have a Dropcam Pro that I have really really enjoyed using, but since they switched hands to Nest, the web-based viewer feels sluggish and there's also the monthly cloud subscription cost which makes it prohibitive to… Read More

As technology gets smarter and smarter so do our home security systems. One example of this that I have recently come across is the Notion system, formerly a successful Kickstarter project. Like most home security systems, Notion relies on sensors, but unlike most security systems, the Notion's single sensor is built to do the job… Read More

Motion sensors are great in concept - illuminating your property when they sense nearby motion - but they can lack in execution.  Normal motion sensors light up only a relatively small area around the light when they detect motion.  This isn't a problem when the motion is from an animal, but could allow a more… Read More

We spend a lot more time in our basement than we do the main floor of the house, so it's often difficult to know when someone comes to the front door if we can't hear them knocking. Sometimes they don't even knock because they press the doorbell which has had a dead battery for over… Read More