Home Security

LOCKLY Vision Elite smart lock video doorbell review

REVIEW -Having a video doorbell can be such an added convenience to your home. At least for me, it has been. And with the Vision Elite Smart Lock Video Doorbell from Lockly, it doesn’t just make things a little easier at the front door but it also provides a level of security. That’s because not …

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Lepower 1600LM Motion Sensor Security Lights with Solar Panel review

REVIEW – Security has always been very important to me, and ever since I purchased my home, I have been working on making sure that every side of the house including entrances has motion sensor lights. Choosing security motion sensor lights can be exhausting since there are so many on the market. So, when I …

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The Vivint smarthome security system is designed to stop porch pirates

NEWS – Porch pirates are very active this season because many packages are left on porches without any notice, making it easy for thieves to just grab the packages and run. It’s become such an issue that out of 1000 surveyed Americans, more than 25% of them have dealt with porch pirates and up to …

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The Ring Always Home Cam is a security drone for inside your home!

NEWS – Drones are fun to fly – outside. But the new Ring Always Home Cam is a drone that is designed to be flown INSIDE your home and one that you can control when you’re not even there. The main purpose of most drones is for flying outdoors and capturing video. The Ring Always …

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WE.LOCK Keyless Entry Digital Keypad Door Lock review

REVIEW – Ever since I moved into my new office/studio space, I have been looking for a couple of digital electronic locks to secure the main door to my space and to secure an equipment closet. The first couple of locks that I tested were not quite what I was looking for either because they …

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Hugolog Electronic Keypad Deadbolt Lock review

REVIEW – Since the Covid pandemic started to get out of hand in early March 2020, I have been working from home, and have upgraded my in-house studio to handle my video and photo editing as well as my podcast recordings and editing. I have found that with my kids being home, they get into …

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Lorex Home Center review – A touchscreen command center driven security system

REVIEW – In recent times, homes and businesses have become much more secure primarily because almost everyone has a security camera or two or three that watch over their property. As this trend had grown, so has the sophistication of the security systems that are available for consumers. For this review, I will look at …

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Swann NVR-8580 4K Ultra HD NVR security surveillance system review

REVIEW – Back in 2016, I reviewed the Swann SWNVK-873004 3MP surveillance camera system that has stood guard over our home for nearly half a decade. At that time, this 8 channel, “Platinum Grade” 3MP PoE system with an internal hard drive and integrated smartphone app was pretty high tech and cutting edge. It was engineered …

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Level introduces their latest stealthy smart lock: the Level Touch

NEWS – Level has just announced its latest smart lock: the Level Touch. Earlier this month I reviewed Level’s Invisible Smart Lock (which they now apparently call the Bolt), that transforms your existing deadbolt into a connected smart lock you’re able to control/manage via your iPhone or Android device. The Level Touch keeps all the stealth …

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Vivint SmartHome security system review

REVIEW – I’ve enjoyed testing and writing about many smart home gadgets, home automation devices, security systems, and dozens of security cameras, over the years. One thing that I’ve always found to be a problem is that each device I’ve continued to use has required its own separate app which means you have to search …

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