When I first got my Google Home, I was so excited that I could control my home with simple voice commands a la Tony Stark. It was like stepping into the future. But then I realized I couldn’t control my lights, change my thermostat settings, or take advantage of the other home automation conveniences that Google Home provides without first getting some smart home gadgets to connect it to. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the best smart products that work with Google Home so you can take control of your home…
We like the quality and diversity of Arlo’s offerings, but it’s the wireless cameras that set the company apart from some of its major competitors like Nest and Logitech. You can set up or move the wire-free cameras around anywhere—even outside—thanks to Arlo’s water-resistant design. And the cameras have solid enough battery life that you’ll have to charge them only every four to six months of regular use.
Brinks isn’t a new name in home security, but its new security systems mean more affordable options for you. So how do its offerings stack up against major competitors like Vivint and Frontpoint?
Burglary vs Robbery definitions: while both are theft, the key difference between the two terms is this: in a robbery, a victim must be present and robbed of something valuable by way of intimidation, force, or threat. Burglaries, however, are often done without the victim present, like a home break-in during the day when nobody is home.
Concerned about sex offenders in your neighborhood?
It’s incredibly unlikely that a stranger will directly target you or your family, but knowing more about criminals in your area can help you make smart decisions and protect your loved ones…
Kidde is one of the leading manufacturers of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We’ve chosen a few favorites. Check out our top recommendations.
If you have an Alexa voice assistant device in your home, you have a lot of smart home potential at your fingertips. From smart lights to thermostats, door locks to security cameras, we want to help you kit out your home with the best Alexa-compatible smart devices on the market. Want to make the gadgets throughout your home smarter, safer, and easier to control? Follow our guide below.
In most cases you can replace your door locks on your own without much trouble. Standard deadbolts come with the lock, which fits together from either side of the door, and the latch, which houses the actual deadbolt that extends to the door frame when you lock the door.
If you’re looking for the best home security system to go along with your security cameras, there are a handful of companies doing it really well. Below we break down some of our favorite options for camera-based security systems.
With so many different video doorbell options, we want to make sure you’re choosing the best doorbell camera for your home. Our favorite doorbell cameras are Nest Hello, Ring Video Doorbell 2, Skybell HD and more.