Motion Sensors Without Photocell: What are your options?

With a security system, one of the things a homeowner wants to have are motion sensors. The majority of these sensors have a photocell, which is what's used to detect...

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Smart Lighting Using SmartThings: What are my options?

There are a number of great options for smart lighting, and one of those is through SmartThings. With the level of technology it provides, along with a security system and...

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The Best Smart Lighting Hub for 2018: Our Pick and a Few Others

The security system a homeowner has matters. It needs to protect that homeowner and their belongings, and it needs to provide them with good quality home automation, as well. But...

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Z-Wave + openHAB: Combining these two technologies

There are a number of great ways to create an automation and security system for a home. Many of them offer stock devices that can provide a lot of security...

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How to Test Your Glass Break Sensor: A Tech Guide

Testing the components of a security system means making sure they're all working properly together. There are a lot of different devices in that system in some cases -- but...

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Keeping Doorbell Cameras Hidden: A Quick Tech Guide

When it comes to getting the right system for home security, one of the devices to consider is a doorbell camera. These cameras are great ways to make sure who's...

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Lights that Work with Alexa: A Buying Guide

Alexa is wildly popular today, and one of the reasons people like her so much is she comes with devices that can control the lights. But there are only certain...

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Motion Detector Battery Replacement: Three Things to Keep in Mind

Replacing a battery in a motion detector isn't that complicated, but it's something that homeowners need to know how to do. The system they have for home security can protect...

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Motion Detectors for an Arduino: What’s Possible?

The security system that any homeowner uses is only as good as its weakest link. For many homeowners, that weak link is the motion detectors. They're either too sensitive, not...

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Motion Detector Using a Raspberry PI: What’s Actually Possible?

Not everyone has heard of Raspberry PI, but for those who have they understand that it's something they can use to make their own security and home automation system. Now...

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