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BeON smart bulb lights homes, deters burglars

A lot of media attention is paid to high-profile cyber crimes such as stolen identities, hacking, and stolen credit cards. Although such incidents may be big, they’re still not quite as prolific as basic break-ins and theft. These happen all the time nationwide, but you’re only going to hear about local incidents. The key to more »

Netgear’s Arlo home security cameras are totally wireless

By now, you should be fairly familiar with modern home security cameras. Advanced models seem to be popping up every month from familiar manufacturers or relatively new companies. Most of these cameras tout wireless connectivity, yet fail to be completely wireless. Users are left to figure out the closest outlet to provide power. You better more »

Keecker launches, brings new meaning to mobile media

If you’re interested in some seriously inventive and powerful computer hardware, you’re going to want to check out the Keecker project up on Kickstarter. It’s called the world’s first ‘HomePod’, but it looks more like an 80s throwback of a futuristic robot pet. Don’t distract yourself with its appearance; you can always add decals, racing more »

TechnologyTell Review: Okidokeys Smart Lock System

Doors and locks are no strangers to advanced methods of operation and security. For years, homeowners could purchase and have installed locks with pinpad access. But with recent tech and the internet of things making its way into the home, options are plentiful and more affordable. If you’ve ever found yourself fumbling around for house more »

TechnologyTell Review: Arcsoft Simplicam Camera

You never know when something small can change your life in a big way. A couple of months ago, our household gained a brand new family member all because of a home surveillance camera. Sometimes it’s the simpler things that make a difference. Since then (maybe even before then), I’ve been sold on the benefits more »

Swann Security expands into the connected home space

Swann Security is a household name known for cameras and security, and have been for quite some time. After some recent tiptoeing into home connectivity geared toward the common consumer, Swann Security has decided to jump right in. The company has just announced its latest flagship product, the SwannOne. It kind of has a ring more »

Notion is the Victorinox of home automation sensors

Victorinox may be more commonly known for their line of Swiss Army knives. Whichever way you recognize them, you’re likely to relate the ideas of quality and multi-function. Why have a knife, file, driver, tweezers, and bottle opener separately when a single gadget can do it all? Why, indeed. There is a growing number of more »

Savant App delivers entirely new level of home automation

If you haven’t had the chance to experiment and play with some wireless-enabled home equipment, you’re seriously missing out. Not only do the latest wireless lights, thermostats, fans, humidifiers (and more) save energy, the user control is both fun and convenient. Wireless connectivity with all these different devices makes it possible to stay on top more »

Skylink announces its latest smartphone controlled security system

When it comes to home monitoring, one of the first things that may come to mind is security and protection against theft. This is only a single aspect of such systems, as users have other priorities too. Keeping tabs on family members or pets easily makes it to the top of the list. The peace more »

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ArcSoft simplicam camera with face detection now available

Home surveillance cameras are useful, easy to operate, and quite affordable these days. Most provide a mobile app so homeowners can check in with smartphones or tablets whenever they wish. Users can opt for motion-detection alerts, too. The hard part about most motion-detection rules is that anything can trigger it: branches swaying by the window, more »

Get home automation hands-on with Insteon at RadioShack

With the increasing number of home automation options, it can be a little difficult to visualize how and where one might use them. Not only that, similar products from different brands can have certain features to fit some needs better than others. We like to test-drive cars before we buy and test-fit clothes before we wear, so why not also test home automation technology?

TechnologyTell Review: See.ing SmartCam 110 Camera

Right now, surveillance is growing in popularity. Manufacturers have been providing cost-effective video cameras that can be easily accessed from mobile devices. The days of convoluted and/or expensive home monitoring is long gone. Besides, there’s an element of DIY self-satisfaction you get by doing the work yourself instead of hiring a service. A trio of more »