Hands-on Review: Aeon Labs Aeotec Multisensor 6 Z-Wave Gen 5 (ZW100)

As my baby son suffers from a mild case of dry skin, we need to ensure the environment in his nursery is always at optimum levels. The main factor that I need to monitor and control is the humidity. That's where the Aeon Labs Aeotec Multisensor 6 ...

Hands-on 2018 Review: Vera Plus Z-Wave Smart Home Controller

I have always wanted a smart home. Even back when I was a kid, I dreamt about being able to just say things and then have it happen. A bit like Knight Rider, but with my house. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology resulting in amazing ...

10 Best NAS for Home Surveillance – 2019 Recommendations

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 devices and media serving, but which could also serve as an NVR. So why not try that ...

Best DIY Home Security Camera System – 2019 Recommendations

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 for DIY enthusiasts. Why pay a 'professional' when you can select, buy and build your build ...

Best Indoor IP Camera 2017 Recommendations

The 2018 version of this article is now available. While reviewing the articles we published in 2016, my wife and I realized that we did not write much about indoor IP security cameras. For the most part, this was because we did not have ...

Review: Ubiquiti Unifi Switch 8 Gigabit POE+ Switch (US‑8‑150W)

Are you looking for a managed PoE network switch to complement your existing Ubiquiti kit? Or like me, are you just wondering what all the hype is about Ubiquiti? I have seen Ubiquiti users rave about how good their products are, so I decided to ...

Best Outdoor IP Camera 2017 Recommendations

The 2018 version of this article is now available. When I sat down to write my list of the best IP cameras last year, I wanted to bring you an easy to follow guide to the best technology in the home security market. That post took months of ...

Hands-on Review: Fibaro Z-Wave Motion Sensor Gen5 (FGMS-001)

When I started thinking about getting into home automation and building my smart home, I spent months researching everything ZWave. One name kept popping up again and again, Fibaro. Owned by the Polish Fibar Group, the Fibaro brand is one of the ...

Best Outdoor Security Cameras with Audio 2017 Recommendations

Your phone buzzes to let you know you have a message from your security camera. Someone's at the door. You open the notification to see a live video stream of your front porch and you can hear them too. What's more, you can have a conversation with ...

Best Wireless Video Doorbell Cameras – 2018 Recommendations

One of the hottest developments to hit the smart home market has been smart doorbells. Let's just say it - a smart doorbell is one of the most exciting smart devices ever and really adds that cool factor to your home. Over the last 2 years, the ...

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