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Best solar powered security cameras of 2022

Solar-powered security cameras can help you make sure your property has all the protection it needs, even in the off-grid areas. Here's our list of favorites.
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How to make your Ring Video Doorbell play holiday chimes

Looking to spruce up your home for the holidays? Why not use smart technology and enable Ring Doorbell holiday chimes. Here's how to do it.
The Arlo Pro 4 installed outside.

Best Cyber Monday security camera deals 2021 — what’s still available

Here are all the best Cyber Monday security camera deals you can shop today, with some useful buying advice to help you make the right decision.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 installed near a door.

Which Ring Doorbell should you buy on Black Friday 2021?

Looking Black Friday deals on your home security check list? Here are the deals and the detail you should know if you're shopping for Ring Video Doorbells.
Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera positioned outside.

Which security camera should you buy on Black Friday 2021?

The Arlo Pro 4 is the best pick for a home security camera this Black Friday. It's both an indoor and outdoor camera and features 2K resolution.
The SwannBuddy video doorbell can be hardwired or battery powered.

SwannBuddy Video Doorbell Review: Great features, but with room for improvement

The SwannBuddy Video Doorbell is a powerful home security device marred by minor annoyances and inconveniences.

Best gifts for a first-time smart home setup

Don't get bogged down thinking about what to get someone who's just starting a smart home. Here are the gifts for first-time smart home setup.

Should you buy a security camera on Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday is the best time to buy a security camera, but don't wait for a better deal. This year, the sales start early -- and so should your shopping.
Using the Nest Doorbell battery edition chime.

Google Nest vs. Ring: Who has the better video doorbells?

Both Google and Ring have some of the best video doorbells, but which option is right for you? Here's everything to know about how the two brands stack up.
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Ring Alarm Pro Review: Peace of mind when you’re in the dark

Whether you're home or not, the Ring Alarm Pro ensures your home's security is intact with its battery and internet backup services.
SwannBuddy Video Doorbell

Swann dives into home security with new video doorbell and window sensor

Swann dives into the smart home security space with a new video doorbell and an array of smart home sensors.
Lockly Flex Touch

Lockly Flex Touch ditches the bulk in favor of a slimmer fingerprint smart lock

The Lockly Flex Touch stores up to 99 fingerprints on a single lock, while its 3D biometric reader only picks up actual fingerprints.
Google Nest Cam Indoor Wired on table.

Google Nest Cam (wired) review: Keeping watch with confidence

Keeping a watchful eye out is important for any security camera. The Google Nest Cam (indoor, wired) has you covered so you only get meaningful alerts.
The Simplisafe Outdoor Camera mounted outside.

SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Camera review: Eyes for outside the home

The Simplisafe Wireless Outdoor Camera is the company's first device built to withstand the throes of Mother Nature. Is it any good, though?
Amazon's ring alarm pro behind table.

Everything you need to know about Amazon Ring Alarm Pro

The Ring Alarm Pro is the newest addition to Ring's lineup, and includes an Eero 6 Wi-Fi router for powerful digital security.
Google Nest Doorbell (battery) on outside of door.

How to set up and install the Google Nest Doorbell (battery)

The latest Nest Doorbell is a versatile battery-based model that you can choose to place in many locations. Here's the best way to install it and useful tips.
The Ring Always Home Cam and its charging dock.

Ring Always Home Cam: Everything you need to know about the flying indoor camera

Tired of buying cameras whenever you want to expand your home security? Then it sounds like the Ring Always Home Cam is a solid solution. Here's what we know.
The Blink video doorbell expands Blinks line of smart home devices.

Blink joins the video doorbell space with its ultra-affordable $50 offering

Blink expanded its lineup with a new video doorbell and camera mounts that add a floodlight or solar panel to the Outdoor camera.
Ring alarm on kitchen counter.

Ring Alarm Pro serves double duty as a mesh Wi-Fi 6 router and security system

Ring ventures deeper into home security with a new mesh Wi-Fi 6 router that connects to your Ring devices and watches your home even when the internet is down.
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Here’s what I want to see in the next Ring Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell is one of the most advanced models available today, but there are still a few features we wish it had.
Ring Video Doorbell installed on a home.

How does Ring Live View work?

Experiencing some issues with Ring's live video portal to your video doorbell or camera? Here's how Live View works, as well as answers to common questions.
The Ring Always Home Cam and charge dock.

5 things we hope the flying Ring Always Home Cam can do

The flying Ring Always Home Cam could change home security going forward. We know little about it, but here's what we hope it could do.
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Surprise! Amazon is having a flash sale on must-have smart home tech today

The Amazon flash sale is going on now. Tons of in-demand items got huge markdowns for this event.
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How does Ring Video Doorbell work?

Shopping for a Ring Video Doorbell? Here's what you need to know about using one and connecting it to an Amazon-enabled device.
Lorex Home Center with Four 1080p Outdoor Wi-Fi Cameras and 2K Video Doorbell on a white background.

Secure your home during the Lorex Smart Home Solutions week sale

Save big on these fantastic home security offerings from Lorex Technology.
Google Nest Doorbell (battery) on outside of door.

Google Nest Doorbell (battery) Review: Beauty and brains in one package

The Google Nest Doorbell (battery) competes in a crowded space, but comes with intelligent alerts and a beautiful design to keep your front door safe.
Google Nest Cam (battery) on table.

Google Nest Cam (battery) review: The camera for anywhere around the home

Most cameras require a subscription to get access to advanced features. With the Google Nest Cam (battery), you get everything out of the box.
Google Nest Indoor Security Camera

How to protect your home security camera from hackers

Letting cameras into your home can seem dicey when hackers can infiltrate your camera or network. Here's what to know to protect your family today.
Abode Cam 2 Mounted on Wall

Abode Cam 2 Review: Compact Camera, Compact Price

The Abode Cam 2 is a compact smart security camera that combines a lot of features with a budget-friendly price point.
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Flying and roving security cams are here, but are we ready for them?

There are now flying, roving, autonomous security cameras. Are they helpful, or are we facing a HAL 9000 situation?
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How does a window sensor work?

Window sensors are a critical part of any home security system. Learn how they work so you can ensure this last line of defense is there when you need it.
Wyze Cam Spotlight.

Tight budget? Wyze Cam Spotlight is irresistibly priced under $50

The Wyze Cam Spotlight takes full advantage of the Wyze Cam starlight sensor to provide full-color video even in the dead of night.
Level Lock (2021) inside of key housing on door.

Level Lock review: A continuation of smart meets stylish

The Level Lock is the latest offering in Level's lineup and follows the same recipe of boasting smart functions with a traditional lock design that's modern.
A man uses the Ring app.

How to set up a geofence for your Ring cameras and doorbells

Ring's new geofence settings can help you monitor your home in a better way and minimize needless alerts. Here's what to know.