Arlo Pro Camera Review: Pro not Perfect

Netgear’s Arlo Pro calls itself the world’s most advanced 100% wire-free, HD and weatherproof smart home security camera. This second model of the Arlo is the first weather-proof, outdoor, do-it-yourself camera on the market. Netgear followed up from their original Arlo...

Yardian Review: Good for Lawn Care, but too Simple to Secure

When some people check to see if the front yard irrigation is working, they can also check up on the property for burglars — at least those with the Yardian Security Camera and Irrigation Controller. The Yardian product is a large white...

Control4 Home Security Review

Bringing together technologies into one concealable network, device, or app seems to almost be a standard in the modern age. Consumers want products that are efficient and as streamlined as possible. The home security space is no different. We’ve taken...

SmartThings Motion Sensor Review

In a previous review we looked at the Samsung SmartThings home security and automation hub. SmartThings was a successfully funded KickStarter campaign before being acquired by Samsung. They continue to operate as a brand, but via Samsung’s Open Innovation Center. SmartThings...

Bluetooth Padlocks, What are my Options?

After a long day of work you’ve stormed into your house and jumped into your bed. You’re exhausted. You get comfortable and ready to call it a night, but it dawns on you — you’ve forgotten to lock the front...

Ring Stick Up Cam Review: Nice but Incomplete

Ring entered the home security sphere with their Video Doorbell, a product that was well-received. Since, the brand has launched a Stick-Up Cam to accompany the Video Doorbell. The Stick Up Cam is similar to its doorbell counterpart, except that...

Swann Home Security: Opt for More Known

Every company has a unique backstory. For Swann Home Security, they started in founder David Swann’s basement in Melbourne, Australia. After being founded in 1987 the company has grown to have offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, UK, Hong...

AlarmGrid Home Security Review

AlarmGrid is a new home security option on the scene. They’ve been around since 2012, and in the short time have earned an A+ rating from the BBB (though the time frame may not exactly be long enough to extract...

MORzA Brickhouse Review: More Money

When it comes to protecting your family, more coverage is usually best. This company literally placed the word in their name. MORzA is a home security offering that comes from the brand Brickhouse, a security company that has been around...

Samsung SmartThings: Smart Not Savvy

Like all modern DIY home security stories, this one begins with a KickStarter campaign. SmartThings began as a Kickstarter and had a successful campaign before being acquired by Samsung. They do however continue to operate as an independent brand, while...