Having outdoor security cameras on your homes perimeter has real benefits for security, but using wired cameras can be a hassle. Ring’s Spotlight Cam offers a robust, reliable, and feature packed option for this specific use case.
Smart smoke detectors tend to run a pretty high price tag, but this one from security company X-Sense delivers a solid product at a bargain price, so long as you are happy using the Tuya platform.
Want to connect your Ring devices to HomeKit? Well, here’s how to do it without breaking the bank, and tearing your hair out.
When it comes to floodlight security cameras you’ll generally be looking at hard-wiring something. Arlo offers a different approach with their battery powered Pro 3 Floodlight model. And it’s brighter than the competition too.
Taps leak, appliances fail, pipes freeze, but who needs to deal with the mess and damage afterwards? Our smart homes can provide some protection with these automatic shut off valves.
Arlo security cameras have long been a solid choice for wireless outdoor monitoring. We take a look at the new low cost Essentials range to see if they hold up as well.
Arlo and Ring are both big names in wireless security cameras, but how do you choose? We take a deep dive and compare devices as well as the software platforms that run them.
Aqara’s Camera Hub G2H offers an interesting HomeKit Secure Video option for the budget conscious, but with some limitations. A smart compact design, and a built in ZigBee hub for Aqara’s security eco-system makes it worth a look.
Linking your smart locks and your security system makes sense, there’s some obvious synergies to be had. For users of the Ring Alarm system we’ve gone through all the options and picked the best smart locks to choose.
HomeKit users now have more options for indoor security cameras to keep an eye on things, while still protecting our privacy. We look at the best options available right now.
The Canary Flex is a versatile and solid home security camera with (not so) small frustration: charging the damn thing. Here’s how to do it reliably every time.
So you want a wireless doorbell? There’s good reasons for that, but the selection in Australia can be a little constrained. Let’s take look at the best options on offer.
We’re facing more and more subscriptions for services these days, but do we really need to pay for doorbell video storage? Here are 7 options to avoid that extra ongoing cost.
Smart locks usually require modifying your door hardware, but sometimes that’s not an option. Nuki provides an alternative that easily fits over your existing lock.
Water leaks can cause costly damage to your home. Eve Systems now has a flexible leak detector that works with HomeKit to alert you to these events before they do too much damage.
Upgrading your smoke detectors to smart ones can offer some useful utility and safety benefits, and First Alert has a simple, cost effective model that fits the bill.
It’s easy to get caught up focusing on protecting your networked devices from attack, while forgetting simple physical protections. Opening your garage from outside is actually easy, so here’s how to fix it.
The Logitech Circle View security camera offers a feature packed top tier option for HomeKit Secure Video, see what it brings to the table.
If you’re looking for an indoor camera for…well, pretty much anything, you’d be hard pressed to go past Eufy’s little power house.
Netatmo’s Smart Indoor Camera is one of the first to support HomeKit Secure Video as it fits with Netatmo’s privacy focused vision for home security. But does the execution match the price?
Eve’s first security camera embraces Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video in a simple, stylish form factor that simply works. See how it stacks up against the key competitors.
Security Cameras and their cloud storage have long presented privacy risk to their users. Apple’s service offering looks to provide a best practice approach to ensuring the security, as well as privacy, of our personal spaces.
Home security cameras have become popular with consumers, but often require some level of physical installation. So can you put a camera in a light bulb? These ones use a simple light socket to provide both light and security, making them the simplest approach.
Ring has been under increasing scrutiny for their commitment to privacy for a while. This new feature throws users a bone.
Is Ring really in-secure? With a growing number of inflammatory headlines, let’s look at all the issues in context.
Ring has a range of good connected doorbells now addressing different customer needs, we take a look at the options and compare.
While not necessarily building a smart home, many families now have connected TVs and media players, and increasingly are opting for connected cameras. Unfortunately these cameras are proving to be the greatest weak point in home networks.
Ring was a featured HomeKit partner at WWDC 2016. After a year nothing had eventuated, and come WWDC 2018 another slide was shown with Ring conspicuously absent. Now there are signs things may actually be happening to bring this to fruition.
Using any connected camera products comes with an unstated element of risk, and those of us with some sense of the inherent risks of connected devices deploy them with that in mind. Even so, we tend to hope that the service provider treats our video content with the appropriate level of encryption and privacy controls.
A new outdoor smart camera offering is touting an impressive list of features, the most unique of which is the ability to continue operating during a blackout. See how it stacks up against other established devices.