Today more than ever, homeowners are turning to self monitored home security systems as a way to reduce month-to-month costs while still providing themselves and their families an added level of protection. These systems typically rely on your home Wifi system and you can set them up yourself without the need for a technician. They also require a smart phone or device so that you can be notified when a sensor is triggered.
With all the ways the physical world is moving into the digital space, it’s more important than ever to make cyber security a priority for your home. Not only do you want to keep your digital fingerprint safe from hackers, but as more and more people are building a smart home with digital technology, cyber security is at the forefront of protecting your physical belongings as well. Security devices like Bitdefender Box, Cujo, Dojo & Keezel are all great products that offer a high level or protection you should be looking for in today’s world.
The Arlo Q has been one of the best selling and most reliable indoor cameras on the market for the past three years. In 2016, Netgear released the Arlo Q Plus. What’s the difference between Arlo Q vs Arlo Q Plus? See below for our review of these indoor security cameras (read our outdoor camera reviews) and how to determine which is right for you.
Nest recently came out with their answer for the best doorbell camera, The Nest Hello, and it will look to challenge Skybell and Ring doorbell cameras in this exploding market. Thanks to easy installation and mostly positive customer reviews, doorbell cameras are becoming a “must-have” for any smart home.
Doorbell cameras are great safety additions to your home because they keep you safe and allow you to monitor who is coming up to your door without having to open the door for strangers. The two biggest players in this market are Skybell and Ring, and each provides a high level of security and customer service that ensures your doorbell camera will work. While doorbell cameras are relatively new to the market, they have come a long way in a short amount of time and are worthwhile investments for your smart home.
Remember when we had to use a physical key to both unlock our car door and start the engine? How inconvenient now that we can leave our keys in our pocket and just open to door and push to start the engine? Someone smarter than me figured out that we can use similar technology to sync our smartphones with smart locks to open and lock doors. The two best products on the market are the Kwikset Touch-to-Open™ Kevo smart lock and August smart lock.