REVIEW – There’s no denying most people have been spending a lot of time at home recently, so when I do get a chance to venture out I hate playing 10 minutes of “Did I or didn’t I?” trying to remember if I locked the door. SECURAM Systems Inc. has released a smart deadbolt that […]
REVIEW – I recently moved into a new home and a new home studio. As a part of my design for that space, I am incorporating several digital door locks for secure and easy access to various areas. I have not yet been bold enough to put them on my outer doors, but I certainly
REVIEW – Ever since I moved into my new office/studio space, I have been looking for a couple of digital electronic locks to secure the main door to my space and to secure an equipment closet. The first couple of locks that I tested were not quite what I was looking for either because they
REVIEW – Since the Covid pandemic started to get out of hand in early March 2020, I have been working from home, and have upgraded my in-house studio to handle my video and photo editing as well as my podcast recordings and editing. I have found that with my kids being home, they get into
REVIEW – In recent times, homes and businesses have become much more secure primarily because almost everyone has a security camera or two or three that watch over their property. As this trend had grown, so has the sophistication of the security systems that are available for consumers. For this review, I will look at
REVIEW – Back in 2016, I reviewed the Swann SWNVK-873004 3MP surveillance camera system that has stood guard over our home for nearly half a decade. At that time, this 8 channel, “Platinum Grade” 3MP PoE system with an internal hard drive and integrated smartphone app was pretty high tech and cutting edge. It was engineered
NEWS – Level has just announced its latest smart lock: the Level Touch. Earlier this month I reviewed Level’s Invisible Smart Lock (which they now apparently call the Bolt), that transforms your existing deadbolt into a connected smart lock you’re able to control/manage via your iPhone or Android device. The Level Touch keeps all the stealth
REVIEW – I’ve enjoyed testing and writing about many smart home gadgets, home automation devices, security systems, and dozens of security cameras, over the years. One thing that I’ve always found to be a problem is that each device I’ve continued to use has required its own separate app which means you have to search
REVIEW – The IoT (Internet of Things) continues to expand into all facets of our everyday world, where our refrigerators, barbecues, toothbrushes, doorbells, garage door openers, etc are now “connected” smart devices helping us keep track of every nuance of our existence. As one might expect, this trend has spread to some relatively niche products.
NEWS – In May of last year, I reviewed the Lockly Secure Pro smart lock. It’s a great smart lock that’s easy to install and is loaded with features. I loved everything about it, and 8-months later, my feelings haven’t changed. At this year’s CES Lockly showed off their newest smart lock, the Lockly Vision.
NEWS – I’m a huge fan of Wyze products. I have several of their Wyze cam security cameras in my home and view them many times throughout the day while I’m at work. I also use their Wyze Sense sensors in my home too. So every time I hear that Wyze has a new product,
REVIEW – ‘Video Doorbell’ may be synonymous with Ring and Nest, but there are a lot of other brands out there vying for a spot next to your front door. Scout has a new contender for you to consider, appropriately named Video Doorbell (take that SEO!). I’ve been using Scout as my alarm system for
REVIEW – At this point, my home is ran in part by us two humans as much as it is with Eve’s products. When the Extend and Energy accessories came up for review, I jumped all over it as I knew they were products that I could easily incorporate into our evolving automated home. To
NEWS – BodyGuardz who has been a popular brand for smartphone screen protection and cases is now expanding its product focus into the smart home device category with security cameras and an emergency hub. Their new Portable 360º Security Camera is a battery-powered camera that features a rechargeable battery and the ability to relocate it
REVIEW – Keyless deadbolt locks are nothing new. For example, there are models that have a keypad that you can input your numeric code to lock and unlock the bolt. And with newer technology, there are some that allow you to operate the lock from your smartphone. Although either method is great to have on