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The Hearth package by SimpliSafe.

How to add a new sensor to an existing SimpliSafe system

You can easily add new sensors to an existing SimpliSafe system. In fact, the process can be done using a phone or the SimpliSafe Keypad. Here's how it works.
SimpliSafe review

How to reset the SimpliSafe Base Station

You might need to reset your SimpliSafe Base Station if you're running into connection errors. Thankfully, the process is easy. Here's what you need to do.
The SimpliSafe Smart Alarm Indoor Camera.

SimpliSafe now offers live home monitoring with new Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera

The Smart Alarm Indoor Camera lets SimpliSafe agents access a live feed of your home when specific alarms are triggered, offering an immediate response.
The Ring Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel, installed beside a doorway.

How long do video doorbells last?

Video doorbells are great smart home gadgets, but they won't last forever. Here's a look at how long they'll be supported and when they should be replaced.
A person unlocking the Aqara U100 smart lock with their phone.

Aqara launches U100 smart lock with full Apple HomeKit support

The Aqara U100 smart lock can be controlled with a passcode, fingerprint, or with Apple home keys, making it a versatile upgrade for your front door.
The Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro installed on a wall.

The Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro is a premium outdoor camera with tons of AI features

The Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro is now available for $150, and it offers some unique features despite its affordable price tag.
Side profile view of August smart lock on a door.

Smart lock buying guide

Need to make access to your home easier or more secure? Here's what you need to know about smart locks and how to pick one for your home.
The Roku Home Monitoring System SE starter pack.

Roku is now in the home security business

The Roku Home Monitoring System SE integrates with your Roku player or TV to let you monitor and control things with your remote.
The Ring Indoor Cam mounted on a wall.

Ring’s new indoor camera features a built-in privacy shutter

The new Ring Indoor Cam features a built-in privacy shutter that disables both audio and video recording. The device goes on sale May 24 and retails for $60.
Arlo camera installed outside.

Is a DIY smart home security system better than a professional one?

Trying to figure out if you should build a DIY smart home security system or opt for a professional one? Here's a closer look at both to help you decide.
The Blink Mini on a countertop.

How to remove a Blink Mini from its stand

Trying to remove the Blink Mini from its stand without damaging any components? It's an easy process, although it requires some muscle. Here's how it works.
blink expands lineup affordable video doorbell floodlight camera

Are Blink’s floodlight and solar panel add-ons worth it?

The Blink Outdoor Cam is a versatile camera with a set of accessories that make it even more powerful -- but is the added cost for these accessories worth it?
Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera on table

How to reset an Arlo Essential Indoor Camera

If you want to restore your device to its factory settings, here's how to reset the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera and remove it from your Arlo Secure app.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Plus installed outside a front door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Plus offers improved battery life and new aspect ratio

Ring is launching the Battery Doorbell Plus on April 5, which features enhanced battery life, a new aspect ratio, and an improved filming resolution.
Ring Video Doorbell installed next to a white entry door.

Ring Alarm, video doorbells will soon lock free features behind a paywall

Ring is making changes to its Ring Protect plans, which will now be required to access previously free features on Ring Alarms, video doorbells, and cameras.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

The 10 best smart home products not made by Google or Amazon (or their subsidiaries)

Amazon and Google make great smart devices, but they've got stiff competition. Here are the best smart home products outside the Amazon and Google playbooks.
The Arlo Pro 5S installed outside on a wall.

How to add friends to your Arlo account

Adding friends to your Arlo account gives them limited access to your security camera network. Here's how to add friends to or delete them from your account.
Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera casing

Arlo extends end-of-life support for legacy cameras and doorbells

Arlo announced in January that it was looking to sunset a few legacy products, but the company has since revised its plans. Here's how things now shake out.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

What is Arlo Secure, and is it worth it?

While Arlo products will work right out of the box, you can access additional features by signing up for Arlo Secure. Here's what to know about the service.
The Yale Assure Lock 2 with a swirl of Viva Magenta on a black background.

Yale Assure Lock 2 is getting a bold new color later this year

The Yale Assure Lock 2 is one of the best smart locks on the market, and later this year it’ll be available in the vibrant Viva Magenta color option.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

Arlo Pro 4 vs. Arlo Pro 5S: which security camera comes out on top?

The Arlo Pro 4 and Arlo Pro 5S are two of the best smart security cameras of 2023. But which is best for your home? Here's a closer look at both products.
Eufy Floodlight Camera 2 Pro turned on and installed on side of building.

Anker finally admits to Eufy security camera issues

Eufy cameras have seen several security issues over the past few months, and Anker has officially come forward to discuss how it's protecting users' privacy.
Arlo camera installed outside.

Are smart security cameras worth installing?

Installing a smart security camera is a big decision, requiring not just your money, but a good chunk of your time. But are they worth installing in 2023?
Ring Video Doorbell installed next to a white entry door.

5 tips and tricks for the Ring Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell is a powerful device, but there are a few ways you can optimize its performance. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.
The Lockly Flex Touch Pro installed on an existing deadbolt.

Lockly smart lock adds voice controls, fingerprint sensor to existing deadbolts

The Flex Touch Pro will be available this spring for $230 and gives you the ability to upgrade your existing lock without replacing any hardware.
Two people waving in front of a Ring Video Doorbell Wired

How to customize your Ring doorbell for Thanksgiving

Deck out your Ring doorbell by adding festive Ring Quick Replies and Chime Tones. Follow our step-by-step guide to up your holiday game.
The Yale Assure Lock 2 installed on the outside of a door.

Yale Assure Lock 2 review: smarter than your average smart lock

The Yale Assure Lock 2 brings a bounty of features to your front door. It's a bit pricey, but you're getting a lot of high-end functionality for your money.
Arlo Go 2

The Arlo Go 2 can go beyond Wi-Fi, and that’s really cool

The Arlo Go 2 is a wireless, LTE-compatible security camera that goes where other cameras fear to tread: beyond Wi-Fi range.
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro on wall.

Ring security camera buying guide

Ring's lineup of home security cameras is diverse and feature-rich, but what models are best for your property? We created this buying guide to help you decide.
Ring Video Doorbell installed on a home.

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs. Nest Doorbell Wired

The Ring Video Doorbell 4 and Nest Doorbell Wired are two of the best video doorbells available. Here's a closer look to figure out which is best for your home.
The Blink Outdoor Floodlight camera.

Wyze Cam floodlight vs Blink Wired Floodlight Cam

With the new Blink Wired Floodlight Cam on the scene, we see how it compares to the Wyze Cam Floodlight and determine which is the better budget floodlight.
Someone presses the Nest Video Doorbell in front of their home.

Is it worth upgrading to the new Google Nest wired doorbell?

Google unveiled the Nest Doorbell (wired) 2nd generation, but is it worth an upgrade?
Ring Spotlight Cam Pro on a wall.

Ring Spotlight Cam Pro vs. Ring Floodlight Pro

Both the Ring Spotlight Cam Pro and Ring Floodlight Cam Pro are great security cameras. But which is right for your smart home? Here's a closer look at both.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

Arlo Pro 4 vs. Ring Spotlight Cam Pro

The Arlo Pro 4 and Ring Spotlight Cam Pro are two of the best smart home security cameras. Here's a closer look at both to help you decide which is better.