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A eufyCam 3 installed on a wall.

The Eufy Edge Security System offers better recognition chops and solar-powered cameras

The Eufy Edge Security System includes the new HomeBase 3, which features improved recognition skills and the eufyCam 3 with built-in solar charging.
A person pressing a button on the Assure Lock 2.

Yale Assure Lock 2 offers a slimmer design and tons of functionality

The Assure Lock 2 is the latest smart lock lineup from Yale, offering a slim design along with a smartphone app that offers heaps of functionality.
Lockly lock installed on a door and person uses the smartphone app.

What is a smart lock and how does it work?

A smart lock brings added versatility to your door, letting you open it using a keypad or smartphone app. Here's everything you need to know about smart locks.
Lorex 2K Pan-Tilt WiFi Outdoor Security Camera mounted on stone wall.

Level up your home security with the Lorex July flash sale

Looking to take your home security setup to the next level? Check out the Lorex flash sale, which is offering huge markdowns on security cameras and more.
The Blink Outdoor Floodlight camera.

The best floodlight cameras for added security

Home security starts with the outdoors. These are the best floodlight cameras on the market today.
Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System 2-cam kit

Comparing security camera subscription plans

Today's security cams frequently include subscription fees to use many features or access video storage. Here's how it works and what you get.
Blink Home System security cameras on a kitchen counter.

How to set up a Blink security system

Learn how to set up a complete Blink home security system step by step from start to finish. It's easier than you might think.
The Blink video doorbell expands Blinks line of smart home devices.

How to set up a Blink doorbell

A step-by-step guide to setting up your Blink Video Doorbell and getting it ready for use.
Side view of Google Nest Doorbell (battery) on outside of door.

The best outdoor security cameras that don’t need a subscription

Security cams are excellent smart devices, but online video storage usually comes with a subscription fee. We cover the no-fee cam options.
The Ring Video Doorbell 4 beside a door.

How to reset a Ring Video Doorbell

If your Ring Video Doorbell is acting strangely, you may be able to fix it (or prep it for sale) with a full reset. Here's exactly how it works and what to do.
eufy by Anker Security Video Smart Lock installed on corner.

Why aren’t smart locks and video doorbells the same device?

Smart locks and video doorbells seem like two gadgets that would work well as a single product, but manufacturers aren't racing to produce them. Here's why.
Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon to end support for Cloud Cam – here’s what it means

Amazon is ending support for its Cloud Cam home security camera in December, though it’s aiming to soften the blow by offering owners a couple of freebies.
The Defender Guard Pro 2K mounted to a house.

Defender Guard Pro 2K Wi-Fi review: Impressive image quality meets intuitive app

The Defender Guard Pro 2K Wi-Fi is one of the best web-connected security devices we've tested in a while. Here's our in-depth review of the camera.
A person using WhatsApp Messenger on his Android smartphone.

How do I 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.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 on a wooden door.

How to cancel your Ring account

There are two ways to cancel your Ring account. Find out which one is easiest for you.
The Ring Video Doorbell 4 beside a door.

How to connect your Ring camera or doorbell to Wi-Fi

Whether your Ring doorbell lost its Internet connection or you've reset your entire network, here's how to connect (or reconnect) your Ring product to Wi-Fi.
Ring Video Doorbell 3

How to charge a Ring Video Doorbell

Charging the battery for a Ring Video Doorbell is a straightforward process that doesn't require many tools. Here's how to recharge it in a few simple steps.
The Wyze Lock Bolt installed on a door.

Wyze Lock Bolt brings high-tech features, low-tech price tag

The Wyze Lock Bolt is a new affordable smart lock that replaces your existing hardware and offers easy access with a built-in fingerprint scanner and keypad.
The Canary Pro on a table.

Canary Pro review: Decent performance, high cost

The Canary Pro is a self-monitored home security system, but its subscription service costs a pretty penny.
A finger touching the Arlo Video Doorbell, mounted on a house wall.

How to install an Arlo doorbell

Follow these easy steps to install an Arlo doorbell, one of the best home video doorbell options on the market.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

The 4 best wireless outdoor home security cameras

Looking for an outdoor security camera that doesn't require wires? Here are our picks for the top four available today.
Google Nest Cam NC2400ES Outdoor Security Camera 2-pack

How to hide security camera wires outside your home

Unsightly wires got you down? Here is a list of 5 different ways you can hide the cords that come from your outdoor security cameras.
A table with six different security cameras on top of it.

Wired vs. wireless security cameras: Which is right for you?

Learn the difference between the two types of home security cameras: wired and wireless. See which options are better for a business and a home.
A computer showing off the stream of an IP camera.

How to view your IP camera remotely via a web browser

Steps to follow in order to view your IP camera's stream through a web browser.
A typical NVR setup, the Lorex 8-Channel Fusion NVR Security System with 4K IP Cameras.

Best 4k security cameras of 2022

Looking for more detail in your security coverage? Here are our picks for the best security cameras that provide the gold standard of resolution.
Google Nest Cam on home exterior.

Best night vision security cameras for 2022

Looking for a security camera that can capture images in the dead of night? These indoor and outdoor cameras are our top picks.
Canary home security camera on the side of a home in front of a pool.

Video doorbell vs. security camera

Deciding between security cameras or video doorbells can be tough. We cover the pros and cons of installation, video coverage, and price.
eufy by Anker Security Video Smart Lock installed on corner.

Anker’s Eufy Video Smart Lock combines two of the best smart home devices

The Eufy by Anker Video Smart Lock combines a smart lock with a video doorbell to offer advanced home security and detection system.
SimpliSafe bast station sitting on a table infant of a mirror.

SimpliSafe battery life and replacement tips

SimpliSafe is a complete DIY home security option. Learn how to replace the battery and how often you may need to do so for every unit.
Blink Mini sitting on a table in front of Echo show

The best cheap security cameras

Need a security camera, but don't want to spend a fortune? See our list of the best cheap security cameras available right now.
The Blink Video Doorbell is an affordable option for home security.

Blink Video Doorbell review: An affordable starting point

The Blink Video Doorbell combines affordability with functionality for solid, reliability front door security.
Schlage Encode Plus with home keys phone tap to unlock.

How to use Apple’s home keys

Apple home keys are the latest way to manage your home's smart lock hands-free, allowing you to customize how you unlock doors. Here's how to use the feature!
the best nvr hard drives for multiple cctv cameras drive

DVR vs. NVR: What’s the difference?

Let's discuss the similarities and differences between DVR and NVR security systems. Which is better, and which should you buy?
Wyze Cam Outdoor in hand

How to power cycle the Wyze Cam Outdoor

The Wyze Cam Outdoor can give you added peace of mind so long as it's working. Here's how to power cycle it and conduct other troubleshooting.