Home Security Electronics: 3 Things You Haven’t Thought Of

According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, homes without security systems are 300% more likely to be broken into. Besides, a recent report by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program reveals that over 2.5 million burglaries are reported each, 66% of...

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Z-Wave vs Z-Wave Plus

What is Z-Wave? Z-Wave was created by a Denmark startup called Zensys in 2004. It was purchased in 2009 by Sigma Designs. Put simply, it’s is a wireless network that connects home automation devices. The technology works on the principle of a mesh network. This...

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Google Home Security: What Are Your Options?

Smart home technologies have quickly taken over homes across the world. Two products in particular have separated themselves from the rest of the competition; the Amazon Echo and Google Home. While the Amazon Echo has become fairly common, the Google Home remains a bit more...

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How Does Amazon Alexa Work?

What is Alexa? In the simplest of terms, Alexa is Amazon's virtual voice assistant that is built into devices such as the Amazon Echo. The Echo itself is a speaker with a microphone built-in. Alexa is also the engine that drives all of the Echo...

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Webcam Home Security Camera

Although home security systems are becoming increasingly more affordable and easier to install, sometime we need a last second option. In case you are going out of town and want to watch over a room or a computer for cyber security, a simple webcam home...

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Nest Wiring Guide: Steps to Take

Nest tries to make their installation process as easy as possible, but not everyone has experience installing appliances directly into a home’s electric system. But before you go and get a professional electrician involved, as long as you make sure to turn off the proper...

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Doorbot Doorbell Camera Shark Tank Story

As home automation continues to revolutionize the world of home security, one product has an interesting back story. In 2013, inventor Jamie Siminoff went onto ABC’s show, "Shark Tank," to pitch his new product, the Doorbot doorbell camera. Like so many others, Siminoff left the...

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What Is an Alarm Permit: A Self-Monitoring Guide

Technically speaking, you are legally allowed to install a personal security system without having to obtain a permit for it. But operating and activating this alarm system is a completely different matter. In case you want to install or operate any kind of emergency response...

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Home Security Camera Apps: What Are My Options Here?

Home security camera apps, just like other home security apps, make life easier by being able to watch your home while you are away and often access temperature, garage and other features with full access from your mobile devices. There is a plethora of apps...

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Home Security Equipment: Best Options for 2018

Shopping for a home security system can be one the most important steps you can take to protecting your family and home. Like many, though, you may be on the fence and asking yourself if it is worth the recurring monthly cost. There is a...

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