Security and Privacy


Arlo Essential XL Outdoor Camera (2nd Generation) Review: Excellent Video, Beautiful Design for Under $100

Arlo sells a variety of home security products, including doorbells, cameras, floodlights, and security systems. I recently reviewed their Arlo Home Security System and the Arlo Pro 5S 2K Wireless Security Camera, both of which I found to be very good. Now, we’ll look at the Arlo Essential XL Outdoor Camera, an HD wireless security camera that packs a good deal of features into an affordable package.


U-tec Unveils U Home, a Personalized Home Ecosystem That Combines Security, Automation, and Convenience

U-tec has just announced its latest creation, U home. This isn’t your typical smart home setup; it’s a personalized ecosystem that combines security, automation, and convenience, turning your home into a hub of smart living. So, what’s the buzz all about? U home wants to be the go-to platform for anyone who wants a hassle-free and powerful tool to amp up their home security and automation. U-tec U home offers a straightforward way to build your personalized smart home suite.





Eufy SoloCam S340 and HomeBase S380 Review: Comprehensive Home Security Without Any Monthly Fees

The new Eufy SoloCam S340 with dual cameras provides 3K resolution, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is secure, especially with its 360° coverage. Solar-powered, it’ll run forever without needing to charge the battery manually, and with local storage, there are no monthly fees! The Eufy Homebase S360 (HomeBase 3) adds features like AI functionality, increased video storage, and the ability to expand storage even more via a built-in SATA port for SSD hard drives.





Arlo Rolls Out 4 New Cameras with Their New Essential Line

Keeping an eye on your home has become much more advanced than just hoping you had nosy neighbors! Arlo offers a slate of ways to feel safer, and they’ve updated their indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras for sharper views of everything around your house. This way, you can watch your nosy neighbor watching you!


Viofo A119 Mini 2 Dashcam Review: Drive With Peace of Mind and the Clarity of Video

I drive a lot. My commute to and from work is around 60 miles round trip, most of it highway, and then there are the miscellaneous errands and weekend trips … I spend a lot of quality time behind the wheel. It recently occurred to me that if I’m spending that much time driving, it would be prudent for both insurance and safety purposes to use a dashcam, so when offered the Viofo A119 Mini 2 for a review, I jumped at the chance!


Vivint Expands Smart Home Lighting Options

Vivint has been a leader in home security for years and keeps adding to its smart home options. As smart lighting has become one of the most requested products, Vivint has announced three core products to their service. These products will integrate seamlessly with Vivint’s automation capabilities bringing smarter security and peace of mind.


10 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Lock-Down and Secure Your Online Accounts!

After getting hit with yet another phishing email this morning and having received several password reset emails in the last week that I didn’t ask for, I figured it was a good time to go over some of the things you can do to secure your online accounts and ensure that you don’t fall victim to hacking and account takeovers. Keeping your online accounts secure is a crucial way to protect your privacy and personal information while preventing unauthorized access to financial or personal data. Here are ten things you can start doing today to help secure your online experience:



Master Lock Folding Door Security Bar Review: Properly Secure Your Hinged or Sliding Doors, Even When Traveling

We tend to make home security quite technological and complicated. You can have Bluetooth door locks, HD cameras, door sensors, window sensors, and the ability to watch it all from anywhere in the world. Sometimes though, simple can be better. The Master Lock Folding Door Security Bar doesn’t connect to anything, but it will lock your house down just the way you want it! The Master Lock Folding Door Security Bar is simple but effective. It’s a shade under 2 pounds and can be telescoped out from 25.5″ up to about 43.5″. You can also fold it in half for…


The All-New Ring Battery Doorbell Plus Offers Significant Battery and Field of View Improvements

Eight years ago, I reviewed the Ring Video Doorbell. This was such a new product category at the time that I wrote, “knowing who’s standing at your door when you are or aren’t at home is a pretty handy superpower.” Honestly, I still think that’s true. The all-new Ring Battery Doorbell Plus is the brand’s most significant update to its battery doorbell lineup yet, and one of the features being touted is battery life that can last up to three times longer than that first-gen Ring Video Doorbell I reviewed, but that’s just the start.


Arlo Safe Review: It Offers Good Hardware, Faulty Tracking Software, and Some Safety Concerns

Do you feel like you’re not tracked in enough places? Sure, you can share your location via Google Maps, Apple Find My <iDevice>, WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc., and your smartwatch is far too eager to ask every time you trip if you’ve fallen and can’t get up. But what if you want or need a dedicated way for someone to track you? Arlo thinks their Arlo Safe stands out, but does it help or hurt?




Amazon Connects Every Part of Your Life with New Eero, Echo, Ring Devices, and More!

Amazon is coming for literally everything in your home. Your books, home security, entertainment systems, car — even how you sleep — can all be connected, and Amazon wants to be that connection. The slew of new Amazon hardware and software features they announced this week shows they’re impressively close, and we are slightly overwhelmed just thinking about it all!