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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 »

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 »

Emberlight provides wireless smarts to regular bulbs

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 »

Doors open via Bluetooth with Genie Smart Lock

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 »

Blink does away with high costs, wires for home surveillance

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 »

Sentri steps beyond home security to personalize home monitoring

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 »

DXG Seeing Cam helps homeowners with DIY video monitoring

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 »

Technology Tell Review: SwannSecure HD Monitoring System

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.

TechnologyTell Review: Samsung SmartCam HD Pro home security camera

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 »