Category: Security

Insteon Connected Kit 2 – Turn Your Home into a Smart Home

Everything is now getting smarter, well except for me.  However there are things out there like the Insteon that do make me feel smarter.  Kits like this are hard to review because there are so many parts to these system.  You might find a company who has a great camera, but their alarm is awful.  You might find one that has an awesome thermostat, but their user interface stinks.  So for this we are going to talk a little bit about this system and the kit for only the items we looked at.  We really can’t talk about the...

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MR Beams NetBright – Easy Simple Security Lighting

You can never have too much security.  The problem is getting all that security installed.  You usually need to run power and get high-priced lighting.  Well now MR Beams has an innovative solution with the NetBright lights.  The lights are networked so if one detects motion and turns on they all turn on.  They automatically detect each other, no settings to fiddle with. The lights are powered by 3 D batteries and produce 200 lumens.  This is not a lot of lumen but it will light up 400 square feet.  This will deter most criminals especially if you have...

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Lowe’s Iris Review

Before we get started you should probably understand what the Iris is.  Iris is basically a smart system for your home that really does everything except make coffee.  You can detect intruders, set pin codes for your door locks, monitor the temperature in your home and more.  Bottom line this is a complete smart solution for your home. The Iris has lots of products to choose from, but you do need a couple basic items to get started.  Iris offers three different kits, so you don’t have to buy everything individually.  If you are just worried about protecting your...

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DropCam – Simple and Easy Surveillance

The home automation segment is booming right now.  There are hundreds of products being released and some you need to be a brain surgeon to figure out how to hook up.  Well we came across the Dropcam and I have to say it is the easiest and fastest way to set up surveillance anywhere there is WiFi.  You simply open the box, plug the camera into your Mac or PC and click an icon.  Enter your WiFi info and you are done.  The camera now broadcasts a live stream that you can access via dropcam.com or an available app....

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Cyclops Toolguard Wireless Security Alarm Review

Theft causes million of dollars in losses each year.  As the economy gets worse, theft will probably continue to rise.  Since tools are very expensive and they are the backbone to how we make money, it is vital we protect them.  There are plenty of ways to protect your tools, but we found one at the Hardware show in Las Vegas that we thought was worth trying.  This system is called the Cyclops Toolguard and it is a wireless alarm system that you can attach to your truck toolbox, a Gang Box or a number of other places.  Cyclops...

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