Security systems consistently rank high on homeowners’ list of must-have home technologies. With many systems now designed to be installed by do-it-yourselfers, it’s become increasingly easy and affordable to protect your home and loved ones. Honeywell has jumped on the DIY bandwagon with a system that has the ability to be controlled via Amazon Alexa-based […]Read More
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Chamberlain Increases Garage Security with the Ultimate Security Bundle Garage Door Opener
There’s been a lot of focus on the front door when it comes to protecting a home from break-ins. And that’s ok. But the garage door is another popular entry point into the home. Not to mention the fact that it contains many valuables that thieves find appealing. For this reason, Chamberlain has developed a […]Read More
Security Camera Sees In Color Even in the Dark
Security cameras, like the human eye, see really well during the day. It’s a different story at night. Things aren’t so crystal clear to the eye of a camera after the sun goes down. Objects become difficult to discern when the light is low and security risks at home are the highest. Seeing is believing […]Read More
A Smart Home That Pays You Back for Water Problems?
When most people think about home protection, the first thing that comes to mind is a home fire and burglary security system. There’s so much more that can happen to a home, though, than burning and theft. According to ISO/Verisk about one in 50 insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water […]Read More
Outdoor Wi-Fi Home Security Camera Provides 360-Degree View
Guardzilla broke into the home security market with a surveillance camera that could deliver a 360-degree view of a home’s interior. Able to scope out an entire area rather than a small slice, it was a vast improvement over most other home security cameras. Now, the company has applied that same 360-degree field of view […]Read More
Should Smart Home Devices Talk to Your Insurance Company?
Parks Associates research indicates that almost 60 percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance are likely to buy smart home devices with detection/prevention features and nearly 50 percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance are interested in having loss detection/prevention devices that communicate directly with their insurance company. “Twenty to thirty percent of U.S. broadband […]Read More
Amazon Alexa Now Unlocks Your Front Door
When Amazon Alexa and other voice assistants hit the market hard a few years ago, one of the first features that popped into my head was using your voice to unlock a smart door lock. I thought this was a REALLY bad idea, a HUGE security risk. It seems, though, that commanding smart door locks […]Read More
Amazon Debuts Smart Home Services, Security Package Tiers
A good home security system is the cornerstone of any smart home. Thanks to manufacturer striving for interoperability among various smart home devices, a home security system is able to communicate with a variety of products–video doorbells, light switches, thermostats, and more. It makes sense then, that Amazon should get into the security business. The […]Read More
Home Security Just Got a Smart Lock
Smart locks have been around for some time. Home security systems have existed even longer. It seems like the two would be perfect duo for protecting your home. But they’ve operated largely as two independent entities. The lock did its thing; the security system did its thing. Finally, the two home protection products are merging […]Read More
Monitor the Air Quality in Your House Though Airthings Online Dashboard
When the air quality of your home is under par, allergies can flare up, wood flooring can warp, and your health and well-being can be compromised. There are a variety of sensors available that can measure the air for pollutants and extreme temperature and humidity levels, but few incorporate the ability to detect radon—except for […]Read More