Best Z-Wave MultiSensor – 2019 Recommendations

If you are thinking of setting up your own DIY home automation system like I did, you may have already thought of various things it should do. For example, light up the corridor in the hall when motion is detected but only if its dark. With ...

Review: QNAP TS-253A 2-Bay NAS with 4GB RAM

When was the last time you backed up your data? 66% of us do it just once a year or less! If you are part of this group, this means all your precious data is stored in just one place on this planet. Hard drives are known to fail after all, and flash ...

Best Surveillance Hard Drives for NAS NVR and Dedicated NVR – 2018 Recommendations

Hard drives are not really the first thing that comes to our minds when we are thinking about our CCTV setup. That honour goes to the camera right? Whether you plan to record just motion detection clips or 24/7 round the clock, the safety of your ...

Best Indoor IP Camera – 2019 Recommendations

A DIY home security camera system is not complete unless it has indoor cameras. Outdoor cameras are great at securing your home's perimeter and alert you to an intrusion, but what if the intruder has already made their way into your home? That's why ...

Best Outdoor IP Camera – 2019 Recommendations

Our annual roundup of the best outdoor IP cameras to buy has become a very popular resource for those who want to create their own DIY security camera system. We have received many emails from readers with compliments and further questions about IP ...

Review: Reolink C1 Pro 4MP Wireless Indoor Pan-Tilt IP Camera

Reolink recently launched their latest indoor pan-tilt wireless camera, the 4 Megapixel Reolink C1 Pro. I got the chance to do a thorough hands-on review and I found it to be a great multi-purpose DIY security camera. With its easy setup, built-in ...

Best Spy Cameras for Nursing Homes

Senior citizens are some of the most vulnerable people in today's modern society. It is devastating when I see reports of their abuse in the news and on social media. However, it is even more unbearable and disturbing when it happens to a loved ...

Review: Reolink Argus Wire-free Security Camera

I'll admit it - I have never been a fan of battery powered security cameras and have stayed away from them in the past. I am a set-it-and-forget-it type of person and that is probably why batteries have never appealed to me. Well all that changed ...

Review: Reolink RLC-423 4MP PTZ IP Camera

While I have owned and reviewed quite a few outdoor IP cameras and pan-tilt indoor cameras regular readers will note that my DIY CCTV system does not include a Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. I have even got a few emails asking me why I don't write much ...

Review: Conbrov DV9 1080p Portable Hidden Spy Camera Book

There's been an explosion of hidden cameras in recent years, with cameras now available in nearly every shape and form you can image. Everyday stuff such as clocks, desk alarms, computer speakers, power plugs, even kids toys have been discreetly ...

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