Reolink CX410 is the first true full-colour night vision camera under new ColorX product range.
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Reolink CX410 is the first true full-colour night vision camera under new ColorX product range.

I have been a big fan of Reolink over the past few years. I have found that they make the best-value POE surveillance cameras on the market. However, other, more expensive options, from the likes of Hikvision, offered superior image quality and superior low-light performance. The ColorVu cameras were all capable of producing colour video…

Best Apple HomeKit Video Doorbells in the UK
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Best Apple HomeKit Video Doorbells in the UK

Following my review of the excellent Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4, I thought it would be a good idea to see what video doorbells support Apple HomeKit in the UK. I am not personally an Apple user, so it isn’t really something that I have paid too much attention to in the past. While there…

Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4 Review – The best video doorbell for Apple HomeKit
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Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4 Review – The best video doorbell for Apple HomeKit

The Aqara Video Doorbell G4 was announced globally a couple of weeks ago many Aqara and HomeKit users have been waiting impatiently for it. This camera ticks a lot of boxes that popular alternatives from brands like Arlo, Eufy and Ring lack. This is one of the few video doorbells on the market that is…

Aqara Video Doorbell G4 with Facial Recognition Released – Including HomeKit support and 24/7 recording
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Aqara Video Doorbell G4 with Facial Recognition Released – Including HomeKit support and 24/7 recording

Aqara is entering the competitive world of smart doorbells with the global launch of the Video Doorbell G4. This is not to be confused with the Ubiquiti UniFi Protect G4 Doorbell but it does make a good alternative product to it.   While some aspects of this doorbell camera look like appealing than the competition,…

Arlo Pro 5 Review vs Arlo Pro 4 & Eufy eufyCam 3C
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Arlo Pro 5 Review vs Arlo Pro 4 & Eufy eufyCam 3C

Earlier this week, Arlo announced the Arlo Pro 5 for the UK, which is essentially the same as the Arlo Pro 5S that launched in the US a few months ago. The camera is an incremental upgrade to the Arlo Pro 4 I reviewed at the start of 2022. The three main improvements are: During…

Arlo Pro 5 vs Arlo Pro 4 & 5S Compared – Arlo Pro 5 announced for £220
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Arlo Pro 5 vs Arlo Pro 4 & 5S Compared – Arlo Pro 5 announced for £220

Today, Arlo has announced the new Arlo Pro 5 for the UK, which includes some useful upgrades compared to the excellent Arlo Pro 4, which was announced 2 years ago. The two main features worth mentioning are a new, improved 12-bit camera sensor which will provide superior colour footage 24/7, and an improved battery which…

Arlo Essential Spotlight Outdoor Security Camera Review vs Arlo Essential XL – How much difference is there with the battery?
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Arlo Essential Spotlight Outdoor Security Camera Review vs Arlo Essential XL – How much difference is there with the battery?

I reviewed the Arlo Essential XL back in November. It is basically identical to the Arlo Essential Spotlight I am reviewing today. It is just physically much larger as it accommodates a larger battery. In my Arlo Essential XL review, I did explicitly state that I’d buy the XL over the standard model because there…

Reolink RLC-81MA 4K dual-lens PoE security camera with wide and telephoto lenses announced at CES 2023 + new fisheye cameras
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Reolink RLC-81MA 4K dual-lens PoE security camera with wide and telephoto lenses announced at CES 2023 + new fisheye cameras

Following on from the Reolink Argus announcement is the new Reolink RLC-81MA. I generally prefer the wired range of cameras from Reolink, and I personally think this is the niche they excel in, with very little competition against them unless you go from more expensive brands like Hikvision. RLC-81MA – A 4K dual-lens PoE security…

Reolink Argus Track and Argus PT 4K Announced at CES 2023
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Reolink Argus Track and Argus PT 4K Announced at CES 2023

Reolink has to be the most prolific brand in the market for churning out new surveillance products. At CES, they announced multiple new cameras. The two Argus models I discuss here then a new RLC series camera for prosumers and LTE models of the Duo 2 and TrackMix. They will also launch a new lineup…

Eufy 4G LTE Starlight Camera Review – Is it better than the Arlo Go 2 & Reolink Go Plus?
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Eufy 4G LTE Starlight Camera Review – Is it better than the Arlo Go 2 & Reolink Go Plus?

I originally reviewed the Netgear Arlo back in 2018, and I think it was the first 4G security camera to launch or at least the first decent one. Reolink quickly followed with the Reolink Go, and Reolink has generally been the best brand to go for ever since. They went on to launch the Reolink…

Eufy Security S300 eufyCam 3C Review: Now with expandable storage via the HomeBase 3 and new advanced AI face detection
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Eufy Security S300 eufyCam 3C Review: Now with expandable storage via the HomeBase 3 and new advanced AI face detection

I reviewed the eufyCam 2C over two years ago, and it is probably one of the best battery-powered cameras I have reviewed (I never reviewed the Pro variant). It was the first battery-powered camera that I was happy with to use on my home thanks to the excellent battery life and colour night time footage…

Eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box Review – A secure parcel delivery box with a security camera, PIN codes and mobile notifications
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Eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box Review – A secure parcel delivery box with a security camera, PIN codes and mobile notifications

Due to the nature of my work, I get a huge number of deliveries and pickups. Thankfully, I work from home, so it is not normally a huge problem, but it can still be annoying having to wait in all day for deliveries. Since Covid, many companies seem to be more lax with how they…

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