Review: Z-Wave Eurotronic Spirit Smart Radiator Thermostat

Smart home heating is all the rage these days. The Nest Smart thermostat kicked it all off in 2011 when it became the first smart heating device to go mainstream and capture the public's smart home imagination. Now 7 years on, Nest is still around ...

Review: Conbrov T33 1080p HD Portable Hidden Spy Camera

Conbrov is one of the more prolific hidden camera manufacturers out there. I reviewed the DV9 book camera last year and that was a very well designed camera that could be hidden in plain sight. The latest model that Conbrov has kindly provided for ...

Review: Reolink RLC-422 5MP PoE Dome IP Camera

It feels like it was just a few months ago that I reviewed my first 4MP camera. Today I am going to take a closer look at the 5 Megapixel Reolink RLC-422 dome camera with 4x zoom, kindly provided by Reolink for this review. What's in the box ...

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 – 2019 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 ...

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