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Keeping your home safe has become easier than ever thanks to smart home technology. Whether it’s just a few home security cameras or a full-on security system, Digital Trends offers the latest reviews, news, and guides to help anyone navigate personal or business security.

A person opening the Yale Assure Lock 2 with their Apple Watch.

How to fix a Yale Assure Lock 2 that won’t connect to Apple Home

Trying to fix a Yale Assure Lock 2 that won't connect to Apple Home can be frustrating. Here's how to quickly resolve the issue.
The Philips Smart Deadbolt with Built-In Wi-Fi being installed on a door.

Philips launches its first smart lock with Wi-Fi that can be controlled from anywhere

Ring Video Doorbell 3

Best Ring deals: Save on Ring doorbell and Ring alarm bundles

The Blink Mini 2 placed on two books.

Blink Mini 2 vs. Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In: Which budget security camera is best for you?

The Yale Keypad Touch installed on wooden siding.

Yale Keypad Touch lets you control the front door with your fingerprints

The Pan-Tilt mounted on a wall.

Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam vs. Wyze Cam Pan v3: Which is the better pan-tilt camera?

Ring Video Doorbell 2nd gen on doorway

Google Nest Doorbell vs. Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen): which is better for your front door?

Schlage Encode Plus smart lock installed on a wooden door to a living room.

Should you buy a new smart lock or retrofit your existing deadbolt?

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock installed on door.

Yale Assure Lock 2 vs. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock: which is the better smart lock?

The Yale Assure Lock 2 Smart Lock Deadbolt keypad being used by someone.

How to remove a home from your Yale account Keychain

The Wyze Cam v4 installed outside.

Blink Mini 2 vs. Wyze Cam v4: Which is the better budget security camera?

The Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam next to a smartphone.

Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam vs. Ring Stick Up Cam Pro: Which is better for your home?

The Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam Starlight on a shelf.

Ring is launching its first integrated pan-tilt security camera later this year

The Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam gives you 360-degree coverage of your home and carries a price tag of $80. It arrives on May 30, but preorders are now open.
Several Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch models on a yellow background.

Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch picks up new features with the Z-Wave Smart Module

The Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch now comes bundled with the Z-Wave Smart Module, allowing you to sync the smart lock with products beyond the Yale catalog.
The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro on display the 2023 Amazon Fall Devices and Services event.

Blink Mini 2 vs. Ring Stick Up Cam Pro: Which is the best security camera?

Is the affordable Blink Mini 2 enough to protect your home, or should you get the expensive Ring Stick Up Cam Pro? Here's a closer look to help you decide.
The Tapo C120 out in the rain.

How to format the microSD card on Tapo security cameras

If you want to use local storage on your Tapo device, you'll need to figure out how to format your microSD card. Here's a look at how the process works.
The Yale Assure Lock 2 Smart Lock Deadbolt keypad being used by someone.

How to fix a Yale Assure Lock 2 that won’t connect to Wi-Fi

If your Yale Assure Lock 2 is having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, there's an easy way to fix the problem. Here's what you need to know.
The Blink Mini installed in the Pan-Tilt Mount.

Does the Pan-Tilt Mount work with the Blink Mini 2?

The original Pan-Tilt Mount is not compatible with the Blink Mini 2. Here's a closer look at why that's the case, along with alternatives to consider.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro installed near a door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro vs. Aqara G4: Which is the better video doorbell?

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is a great video doorbell, but how does it stack up to the affordable Aqara G4? Here's a closer look at these two unique devices.
The Blink Mini 2 on a bookshelf.

How to set up the Blink Mini 2 as a chime

The Blink Mini 2 can serve as a chime for your Blink Video Doorbell. Here's a look at how to sync the two together and get them working in just a few minutes.
The Blink Mini 2 placed on two books.

How to fix the most common Blink Mini 2 problems

Here's a look at how to fix the most common Blink Mini 2 problems, including poor video quality, inaccurate motion detection, and red indicator LED lights.
The Blink Mini 2 installed outside.

How to mount your Blink Mini 2 security camera

If you want to mount your Blink Mini 2, you'll be glad to know it's an easy process. Here's a look at how it works, along with how to flip your video if needed.
Person installing Ring video doorbell

How to fix a Ring doorbell that won’t chime

If your Ring video doorbell won't chime, there are a few things you'll need to check. Here's a comprehensive walkthrough to get your chime working properly.
A computer showing off the stream of an IP camera.

How to view your IP camera remotely via a web browser

Viewing your IP camera's stream through a web browser is somewhat similar to accessing a website and viewing a livestream. Here are the steps to do it properly.
The Ring Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel, installed beside a doorway.

How to change the owner on a Ring Doorbell

If you're buying or selling a home that has a Ring Doorbell, you'll need to transfer ownership of the device. The process is straightforward and simple, though.
The Blink Mini 2 installed outside.

Blink Mini 2 vs. Blink Mini: Is Amazon’s new security camera a worthy upgrade?

The Blink Mini 2 has a lot of features you won't find on the Blink Mini, but is it worth upgrading to Amazon's newest security camera? Here's what to know.
Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Ring Video Doorbell buying guide: Which is best for you?

Ring has a variety of video doorbells that feature different capabilities. We'll help you decide which is the right choice for your home.
A Ring Video Doorbell 4 mounted near a home's front door.

How to install a Ring Video Doorbell at your home or office

Installing a Ring Video Doorbell doesn't have to be hard, even if you aren't a DIY pro. We'll walk you through what to do and what you will need for the job.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro on a wooden background.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro review: a convenient, capable battery-powered option

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is packed with premium features without the need for cumbersome wires, making it one of the best video doorbells.
The Blink XT Home Security Camera mounted on a tree in snow.

How to factory reset a Blink camera (indoor or outdoor)

Here is an overview on how to reset your Blink camera system if you're having issues or want to sell it to a new owner.
A person using WhatsApp Messenger on his Android smartphone.

How to remove an account from Google Smart Lock

Google Smart Lock makes logging into your Google products easy, but sometimes things change. Here's how to remove an account from Google Smart Lock safely.
The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro on display the 2023 Amazon Fall Devices and Services event.

Does the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro rotate or swivel?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a premium security camera, but does it rotate or swivel? Here's what you need to know before adding it to your home.
The Canary Pro next to the Ring Stick Up Cam pro

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro vs. Canary Pro: Which is the better security camera?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a popular security camera, but how does it stack up to the lesser-known Canary Pro? Here's a comprehensive look at both.
An Arlo Smart Hub on a wooden table.

Do Arlo Essential cameras require the Arlo Smart Hub?

Arlo offers a Smart Hub to help get your devices online, but do the Arlo Essential cameras require the Smart Hub? Here's everything you need to know.

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