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15 Best-Selling Wireless Outdoor Home Security Cameras

Are you looking for the best bang for the buck wireless outdoor home security camera? This is one area where you should definitely not follow the herd. Some of the top-selling cameras have serious drawbacks you should be aware of before ...

2018’s Safest States to Live In – Crime Heat Map of America

Gun crime, shootings, murders, assault... it may seem that the whole country is sinking in crime these days. But that's not the case and there are still beautiful and safe places that you can choose to live in. How do we know? Because we did the ...

How-to: Build a simple Z-Wave heating system with Vera and PLEG

I cut the cord over a year ago, so I don't watch much of 'linear' TV. But back when I used to, there was a British Gas ad that was always on. It had a catchy jingle and went something like "with Hive you can control your heating from your phone". ...

How-to: Eliminate false motion detection alerts on your Hikvision IP camera or NVR

I have been running my DIY home security camera system with a slew of Hikvison cameras such as the DS-2CD2042WD-I for a couple of years now. The biggest challenge I faced when I set up my system was the incessant false alerts shot off by the cameras ...

How we built our DIY Home Automation System

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 written a detailed technology guide to home automation but this blog post is about how I put ...

How-to: View your Home Security Cameras or NVR Remotely using a VPN

How do you access your security cameras remotely when you are away from home? In all likelihood, you are accessing each device using the manufacturer's mobile app because they simply work without having to mess with port forwarding or VPNs. In other ...

The Internet of Things (IoT) – Implications for Privacy in an Increasingly Connected World

This article by William Wetzel was the best entry in the 2017 VueVille Future Technology Scholarship winning $1000 towards his college education. Looking at the most ubiquitous IoT device, there are 204 million smart phones in use in the ...

How to keep spider webs off your security camera lens

If you have outdoor security cameras with night vision, you must have come across this pesky problem. Lovely, beautiful (yeah, right) spider webs right in front of your cameras lens obscuring the whole view! Add in a little breeze and you have the ...

15 Best-Selling Wireless Spy Cameras

Wireless Spy Cameras Have you ever wondered what happens when you leave the pets alone at home? Or whether your nanny is taking good care of your baby? Or whether your office is secure when you are not around? Is someone vandalising your ...

How we built our DIY Home Security Camera System

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 about home security or cameras at that point. If we were not DIY-enthusiasts, we would have probably gone the ...

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