Best Z-Wave Door Sensors – 2020 Recommendations

One of the great things about using a Z-Wave based home automation system is the sheer choice of accessories available for everything from door sensors to motion detectors.The Z-Wave door/window sensors we will look at today are perfect for automating your smart home.Here are some of ...

Best Hidden Outdoor Security Camera 2019

Visible outdoor security cameras are a great deterrent against would-be burglars. That's why I have got prominently positioned cameras around my home. But there are two very valid objections to doing this."Won't burglars just smash the cameras?" and "Won't burglars just hide their faces?" ...

Best Hidden Cameras – 2021 Recommendations

Picking a hidden camera is not easy, is it? There are a ton of brands and models to choose from and no easy way to tell them apart. So we created a quick and easy guide to help you choose the best hidden camera for your needs in 2021!Please note that our hidden camera recommendations below are ...

Best 32-Channel PoE NVR – 2019 Recommendations

If you have a lot of IP cameras in your home, how can you view their video streams all in one place? This is the job of the humble Network Video Recorder, or NVR. An NVR is a central device that can manage all your cameras, and even take a backup automatically in real-time. This is truly invaluable ...

Best Indoor IP Camera – 2021 Recommendations

I believe a DIY home security camera system is not complete unless it has indoor cameras. Outdoor cameras are great for securing your home's perimeter and alerting you to an intrusion, but what if the intruder has entered your home?That's why you need smartly placed indoor IP cameras to ...

Best Outdoor IP Camera – 2021 Recommendations

Picking the right IP camera for your DIY Smart Home is tough, I know. Your time is valuable, and what you need is solid, well-researched, actionable advice that you can use right now.Since 2015, VueVille has built up a reputation for providing exactly that sort of buying advice. And I don't ...

How we built our DIY Smart Home Automation System

I often get questions from friends, family and colleagues about our self-hosted DIY Smart Home and how they can also get something like it. I have already written a detailed technology guide to home automation but this blog post is about how I put my system together and how you can do the same ...

8 Best NAS for Home Surveillance – My 2021 Recommendations

When I first started using a NAS as my DIY NVR, it was more of an experiment than anything else. I had purchased the NAS mainly for backing up all our devices and media serving duties, but it could also serve as an NVR. So why not try that before buying a dedicated NVR?I have been very happy ...

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