A Look at Ring’s Outdoor Floodlight Camera, Can it Substitute for Full Security?

Once a burglar steps foot within a 270° range of your property, he’ll be blasted with floodlights from Ring's new outdoor Floodlight camera. The bright lights accompanied with night vision technology are said to guarantee capturing the burglar's image. This is...

SpotCam Unveils an Outdoor Camera, How Does it Perform?

The home security market is filled with standalone cameras that advertise the ability to protect and monitor a home, though many of them fall short of the services they claim to provide. One of which is SpotCam, who recently upgraded...

An Inside Look at China Based Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Home Kit

Based in China, Xiaomi is a technology company that once held the title of the world’s highest valued startup and the fastest growing smart-home creator. Currently Xiaomi is worth $45 billion. Known for a plethora of home automation and technology...

The Selfie Cam for Your Home: Inside Amazon’s Echo Look

In a world filled with selfies, it was only a matter of time before home automation equipment took a turn towards the self-promotional photo. Amazon, who created the Echo, a voice activated home automation product that allows users to control various...

From Furniture to Automation: A review of IKEA’s Trådfr Smart Lights

Yes, you read that correctly. The Swedish based powerhouse in home furniture retailing is making their first venture into the world of home automation and Internet of Things technology with smart lighting. The lights, called “Trådfr,” which is Swedish for ‘wireless,’...

Withings Scraps the Apple HomeKit Security Camera

One of the first cameras to be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit has been scrapped entirely. The Withings Home Plus, at least for now, will not be on shelves. Back in February, the D-Link Omna beat out Withings to have the...

NuBryte Touchpoint Review: Smart Lighting, Not Smart Security

Imagine a burglar attempts a break-in and he trips up the motion sensors in the home. Immediately your lights begin to flash on and off to startle the intruder and alert both you and all of your neighbors that an...

A Look at D-Link Omna, the First Camera Compatible with Apple’s HomeKit

The D-Link Omna is the first camera to integrate with Apple’s smart home platform, HomeKit. The gray, silver device is tall and shaped like a cylinder, about the size of an energy drink can. The shape of the camera lens...

Leaked Images May Show Amazon’s New Security Camera

Amazon made its mark in the home automation industry by introducing Echo—the portable speaker that can move around the home—and its personal assistant Alexa—the Siri-style home automation system that you can make simple requests to.  According to an image leaked...

New SimpliSafe Camera Introduced, but How Does it Perform?

If you're a home security system, you can't fully protect a home unless cameras are a part of your product offering.  For the majority of its time as a brand, that was the case with SimpliSafe. The company operated as DIY...