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 »
There’s been a boom of wireless-enabled smart bulbs over the past year or so. Although many will recognize popular models such as LIFX and Philips Hue, you can search Amazon and find plenty of options for Bluetooth wireless light bulbs. Some of them even have built-in speakers so you can remotely control both lights and more »
One of the tests of manhood involves carrying all the groceries into the house in a single trip. Even as our spouse heads to unlock and open the front door before turning around to help, we’ve already collected each bag and shut the trunk. As we shuffle with loaded arms, lifting over bushes, twisting through more »
If you’ve only ever thought about home security and monitoring, yet never had the motivation to move forward, now is a good time as any. The power and range of surveillance cameras have grown so that there is something to fit anyone’s needs. Many options are highly affordable, require no monthly fees, and allow users more »
If you haven’t thought about setting up some form of home security system, it’s a great time to do so. Not only are monitoring cameras very affordable, installation and setup is a breeze. Users can have their equipment up and connected to mobile devices in no time at all. Many of the latest and greatest more »
Home security is one of those services that almost everyone wants, yet only some can afford. Despite the upside of protection and included features, it’s still another monthly bill to tack on with the rest. But now that the internet of things has been expanding into the home, video monitoring is becoming easier and more more »
The Swann HD Monitoring System can benefit users who need to mount a camera to view outside their home/building or on the property. Just know that the results can be mixed, depending on lighting.
As the Internet of things continues to connect our modern homes in smart and accessible ways, consumers are set with a new range of products to consider. Home automation and upgrades are poised to lead residential trends. One key interest to homeowners is surveillance and monitoring. What used to be an involving process to set up more »
orget smartwatches. If you want to feel savvy and upgrade with tech, home automation is the way to go. What used to be a complex and involving process has been made affordable and accessible by the best companies out there. One of the top manufacturers of home automation and control technology, INSTEON, has announced its latest app version will be available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 devices starting next month.
You may have heard of iControl recently, the company that purchased the Piper all-in-one smart home device that includes a security camera, sensors, and more in one unit for easy smart home integration. The company is also pushing an OpenHome Partner Program, which urges device makers to partner for a common smart home platform.
Whether you’re jealous and/or intrigued by all these ‘smart’ gadgets and appliances hitting the market, it doesn’t mean that what you own now is no good. With the right equipment, you too can smarten up your home. How easy, you ask? Well, if you can plug stuff into a wall socket and operate a smartphone more »
When it comes to the Internet of things bestowing the powers of connectivity to the modern home, security and monitoring leads the pack. These days, surveillance goes beyond catching would-be burglars in the act. It has also become a means to keep abreast of emergencies, such as fire, or to keep an eye on loved more »