I love the Hue lighting system in my home, and each year, I find ways to expand the system. That’s easy to do since Phillips Hue is constantly improving and adding new offerings! Philips Hue has announced new indoor and outdoor lighting solutions and a home security system.
Security and Privacy
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 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.
The eufyCam E330 (Professional) 4-Cam Kit is a comprehensive home security package that provides robust surveillance capabilities with four high-resolution wireless cameras. With an emphasis on ease of use and reliable performance, this system aims to deliver peace of mind to homeowners seeking a do-it-yourself security solution.
Arlo‘s home security offerings are favorites with a number of Gear Diary staffers. In today’s world, you can’t be too safe, and thanks to Arlo, you can secure your home and keep an eye on it when away without breaking the bank; they even offer a panic button so you can call for help if you need it!
There are a lot of different ways to protect your home. You can go with professional monitoring or put together your own do-it-yourself solution. Xfinity has offered monitoring solutions for a while, and now they’re adding more solutions, including a new Xfinity Door/Window Sensor and an Xfinity Motion Sensor so that you can put together home security your way!
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 manufactures home security products, including a line of cameras and the Arlo Home Security System, a clever and thoughtfully designed security hub with related sensors. The version of the system tested here ships with a keypad security hub and two sensors. There is also a kit with five sensors instead of two, and also includes a yard sign.
Arlo manufactures home security products, including their Home Security System and a line of security cameras. The Arlo Pro 5S 2K Wireless Security Camera sits near the top of their camera product line; it offers impressive specifications, including 2K video with HDR and dual-band Wi-Fi.
Yale Home has just added a couple of cool additions to their smart lock lineup – the Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch and Yale Assure Lock 2 Plus. They’ll make your home security smarter without making it complicated.
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!
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 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.
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:
I have been a user of Vivint products for a few years now and have had nothing but great experiences. The pro line of cameras has added many features, including detection zones and alarms. These features have been released in the new Vivint Indoor Camera Pro, and I was able to self-install one to test it out.
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…
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.
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?
I have used Vivint’s home security and smart products for a few years and have loved everything about the company. Recently, they installed the new Vivint Spotlight Pro and 2nd generation Doorbell Camera Pro for me to review. These replaced the older versions of the doorbell and outdoor camera and have proven to be a considerable upgrade.
We sing the praises of Roku often here. Their user interface and general streaming ecosystem are simple to navigate but offer everything you’d want, from casual users to people building powerful entertainment systems. They’re branching out further now, taking their smart home integration to the next level with their own brand of smart home products!
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!