Home Security

Blink adds an affordable wireless video doorbell to their line up

Today, Blink who make the popular Blink wireless home security camera system which I’ve reviewed and continue to use is announcing the addition of the new battery-powered Blink Video Doorbell to their selection of smart home products. The weatherproof Blink Video Doorbell features HD video alerts, motion-detection, live streaming video with 2-way audio, and infrared …

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Hide and protect your handgun or other valuables with Covert Cabinets

These cabinets aren’t like those huge metal gun safes weighing hundreds of pounds, but they protect your handgun in a cleverly disguised hiding place and make them more quickly accessible (when you know how to open them) than having to dial open one of those big safes.  When closed, the Covert Cabinets shelf looks like …

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Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt door lock review

Keyless number pad door locks have been a familiar sight at airports and other commercial settings for years. These locks are especially useful for applications where multiple people must share access to a secure location, control of physical keys must be maintained, entry and security access must be logged, and tampering or unauthorized access must …

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The Honeywell Smart Home Security System gives Alexa Eyes!

The Honeywell Smart Home Security System was just announced on Indiegogo ahead of its official debut at CES 2018. This DIY,  self-installed, all-in-one security solution is centered around a camera base station with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree field of view. The system is self-monitoring but also serves as an Alexa enabled speaker, so it …

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Samsung and ADT launch a DIY home security system with some extra tricks

Samsung and ADT have partnered to come out with an ADT-Monitored DIY Security and Home Automation Solution. The partnership brings together the best of both worlds – Samsung’s robust SmartThings smart home eco-system with ADT’s expertise in home security monitoring. Unlike ADT’s previous offerings, this new system is designed to be an easy DIY system …

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ANNKE 1080P lite security system DVR review

I think I’ve indicated before that I’m a bit paranoid when it comes to home security. I have several cameras in and outside my house, and I’m always considering adding more. Not only are the cameras great for deterring burglars, but they often help find toys my children lost. Recently I volunteered to review a DVR …

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Netatmo Welcome Indoor Security Camera review

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 …

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See people moving around inside your home without using security cameras

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 …

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Blink adds home security products to their growing line up of monitoring gear

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 …

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Vimtag Outdoor Security Camera and CloudBox review

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 …

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Swann introduces their new Smart-Series video surveillance and home security system

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. …

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Logitech is giving away Circle cameras to San Francisco and Massachusetts pet adopters

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 …

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