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Updated May 28, 2019 Introduction A few years ago, my wife and I decided that we needed a modern Internet-enabled CCTV security system. We didn't know much ...

Home Automation

I often get questions from friends, family and colleagues about our Home Automation (HA) system and how they can also get something like it. I have already ...

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There used to be a time when a professionally installed home security camera system was the only option for most of us. But in 2019 we live in the golden age ...


When I started using my NAS as my DIY NVR, it was more of an experiment than anything else. Here I had a NAS that I primarily purchased for backing up all our ...

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