Weekend Reading: Experts Answer Home Security Questions with Redfin

Weekend Reading - VueVilleI have always been an avid reader. From Noddy & Big Ears, to the Famous Five, the Secret Seven & the Hardy Boys and then on to Poirot and Sherlock Holmes in my teenage years, my parents instilled in me a love for reading. As I enter my thirties, I am happy to report I still read a lot, albeit more on a digital screen than on paper.

So I often come across great blog posts and articles through the week, and would like to share my reading list on a regular basis here. Most have to do with home security, smart homes, technology in general, but may also relate to my other passions of blogging, investing and personal finance.

So without further ado, here we go!

Not so long ago, I was approached by Redfin to contribute to a feature on expert answers to the most urgent home security questions that homeowners face. Redfin has done a superb job on interviewing the top experts in the industry such as Frontpoint Security and Ring, and I am honoured to have been included!

Some of my favourite questions answered in the article are:

  • How often & when should you change your locks?

Its alarming how many new homeowners overlook this simple tip!

  • What factors should I consider when shopping for a smart lock?
  • How do I prevent Lock Bumping?
  • What are the best places to place indoor cameras throughout your home?

Yes, this last one was answered by yours truly, so head on over to the Redfin blog post to see my answer!

What do you think about the article? Leave a comment below! Have a great weekend everyone!

News

Nest cameras without 2 Factor Authentication hacked to announce false North Korean missile attack – CBS

Strangers Might Be Watching Your Ring Videos – Yahoo

3 ways to protect yourself from home security camera hackers – Digital Trends

A new tactic for smart-home security: shaming Walmart – Yahoo

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops – Vice Motherboard

Do home security cameras actually help stop and arrest package thieves? – KTUL News

Video shows deputy cover home’s security camera with mud to block view – Fox 5

Products & Services

Hubitat Elevation Home Automation Hub – A Z-Wave Hub that has local processing and is not cloud-reliant – Amazon

Ring adds color night vision to wired security devices and HDR to wireless ones – Digital Trends

This home security drone will help you tell possums from prowlers – CNET

ADT’s DIY Play for LifeShield: Why Analysts Are Bullish on the Deal – SecuritySales

Comment and opinion (from real bloggers)

Ever thought of getting 20 Megapixel IP cameras? – VueVille

Follow AutomatedHome.co.uk on their self-build project called Automated Home 2.0 – #05 Choosing Our Architect – Automated Home

Konnected review – A modern upgrade for your wired alarm system – 24-7-home-security.com

Gate Smart Lock Review – The Smart Cave

Sonos Speakers Guide – For the Smart Home

Home Automation with openHAB – Smart Home Blog

Are Smart Speakers Invading My Privacy? – Automate Your Crib

Where is my doorbell transformer? – One Hour Smart Home

24 Essential Smart Home Projects for Beginners – Smart Home Solver

Smart Homes For Grandma [Podcast] – One Hour Smart Home

Weekend deals

31% off LaView PoE Home Security Camera System on Amazon

15% off Q-See PoE Home Security Camera System on Amazon

$70 off Sony WH1000XM3 wireless Bluetooth headphones on Amazon (I have the XM2 and I love it!)

20% off Beats Solo 3 on Amazon

20% off Google Wi-Fi on Amazon

15% off Reolink Argus 2 + Solar Panel on Amazon

Save 50.0% on select products from Genius with promo code 50VTLYRY, through 2/20 while supplies last – Amazon



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