If you believe installing your own home security system is too difficult, there’s a good chance that newer systems on the market will prove you wrong. I’ve been using the Iris system by Lowe’s for a few weeks for a new home automation review, and above all what strikes me about this package is how […]Get the Guide
What to Look for in DIY Home Security Systems for Apartments
Just because you don't own your own home, doesn't mean you can't own your home's sense of security. We highlight the best DIY home security features for apartment dwellers.
Home monitoring systems aren’t just for people who own large homes. A home is anywhere you lay your head down and toss your car keys at the end of the day. Even apartment dwellers want to keep an eye on their valuables when they’re away and want the sense of safety a security system can […]Get the Guide
Top 3 Ways DIY Home Security Products Might Put Your Home at Risk
A home security professional says DIY security systems may actually be putting your family at risk.
By Richard Soloway, NAPCO Security Technologies The stunning growth of “smart home” security systems at big box retailers has made it easier than ever for anyone to install home surveillance cameras, alarms, and the like. Many electronics manufacturers now offer home security products with Do It Yourself (DIY) installations, smartphone interfaces, and, most notably, low […]Get the Guide
What's Your Home Security Plan While On Vacation?
iControl, the company that makes the Piper home security cameras, surveyed about 1,000 people on their home security precautions for vacation and found outÃ¢â‚¬:¦
If you’re like 37.9 percent of the people surveyed by Piper, then your home security plans while on vacation amount to nothing more than locking the door on your way out (without even a smart lock). While 16.8 percent reported using a professionally installed security system, most everyone else who was asked responded that they […]Get the Guide
Home Automation Creeps into Mainstream
A YEAR AGO is when it started, with a splurge on a wireless speaker system for our newly purchased home. Then a few months later, it was a web-enabled, tiny portable security camera—a product which, much to my annoyance, allowed my husband to access it remotely and talk to me through it. At this point, […]Get the Guide
The Best Wireless Sensors for Home Security Systems
SECURITY SENSORS PROVIDE the first line of defense for any home security system. These are the devices that monitor activity in and around your house, and signal the security system if something suspicious happens. This could be anything from an open window or door to leaking water on the laundry room floor. In order to […]Get the Guide
Swann Enters Smart Home Market with SwannOne
The company is looking to combine security, home automation, energy management, and more.
Swann is looking to combine security, home automation, energy management, and more.Get the Guide
Linear Launches WT00Z 3-Way Z-Wave Light Switch
The new option can be installed anywhere there's AC power.
The new option can be installed anywhere there’s AC power.Get the Guide
Honeywell Lynx Touch 5200 Security System Has Voice and Live VOD
The new panel puts two-way voice and live, IP video-on-demand directly on the touchscreen.
Honeywell security touchpanel puts two-way voice and live, IP video-on-demand directly on the touchscreen.Get the Guide
ADT and Life360 Partner Up on Home Security App
The two companies are working on co-branded personal security for mobile users.
The two companies are working on co-branded personal security and home automation for mobile users.Get the Guide