Samsung SmartThings and ADT Created a New Home Security System: What is it Like?

ADT and Samsung SmartThings released a new Home Security System about a week ago, around the same time Ring, manufacturer of video-surveillance doorbells, announced its connected home security system, the Ring Protect. With more options sprouting up in the home...

Which Is Better: ADT Or Simplisafe?

When it comes to wireless home security systems, SimpliSafe and ADT are excellent brands. Both of them help guard against break-ins and deter environmental harm. It should be noted, though, that only ADT Pulse has the ability to support a...

Vitamin D Home Security: Is It Worth It?

Vitamin D is a convenient little super hero that can turn one or more webcams into a total video surveillance system. It uses cameras that you can connect right to your computer using USB as well as web cameras that...

Do Dogs Work as a Home Security Measure?

You want to safeguard your home a little more, and that's great, but there are several ways to go about doing it. A home security system with sensors and cameras is the more traditional way of going about things, but...

ADT or CPI: Which Is Better?

If you've been thinking about installing a security system for your home, you may have briefly considered opting for an un-monitored system.  However, when you realize that with a professionally monitored system in your home, "You don’t have to worry...

ADT vs Vivint: Which Service is Better?

As the market for a more connected home become increasingly popular, it's not rare to find home security and automation services being sold as a package bundle. Industry icons like ADT is increasingly seeing its flanks harried by a ne'er-do-well...

AT&T May Sell Home Security Business to Relieve Debt

With the pending AT&T and Time Warner merger in the air, AT&T Inc is considering selling its Digital Life home security business to relieve debt from the merger. AT&T plans to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion, adding to their...

N.Y. Citizens Can Now Sue Their Neighbors Over Unwelcome Outdoor Cameras

Keeping your privacy as a New York resident is already difficult enough. The city is overpopulated and buildings are tightknit. Nosy neighbors can be a huge issue and having your neighbor install a security camera when your home is only...

Smart-Home Management Startup Thington is Acqui-Hired by Eero

The smart-home industry is only growing, both for consumers and businesses. Customers want to purchase devices to further build their smart-homes, and businesses want to get in on the action while the market is active. As we covered yesterday, one...

Genie is a Replica Echo Dot for $35 that isn’t as Good

Since the invention of Siri for the iPhone, smart tech users have become accustomed to and intrigued by newer technologies that are voice-controlled. Amazon's Alexa, the voice that powers Echo, Echo Dot and various other smart-home tools, has become a...