Ring Smart Alarm vs Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm vs Somfy Home Alarm vs Simplisafe vs Netatmo – Which is the Best Smart Alarm in the UK – With Black Friday Deals

Black Friday 2021 Deals It is that time of year again. Most companies are offering some big discounts and this could likely swing your opinion for one of the below systems I have compared. Yale Black Friday All the Yale Sync systems on Amazon currently have a discount. The Yale IA-320 Sync Smart Home Alarm … Read more

Hikvision DS-2CD2386G2-I 8MP Acusense turret IP camera Review – Colour Night Vision CCTV with AI detection

Most of the CCTV / home surveillance reviews I have done have been for affordable consumer products. However, after being impressed with the night time performance of the H.View HV-500G2V5 5MP colour night vision camera and installing BlueIris, I have become a little obsessed with wanting to upgrade my cameras. The Hikvision DS-2CD2386G2-I is one … Read more

Modern Access Control Systems for Your Smart Home

Are you looking to build a smart home? Creating a modern living space starts with ensuring safe, secure entry. Contemporary access control systems (also known as keyless entry systems) secure your private space from unwanted visitors while providing a smooth and pleasing entry experience to your friends and family. They also deliver a great first … Read more

Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera (Presence) gets upgraded with Siren – Pre-order now for £319.99

I reviewed the Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera (formerly Netatmo Presence) just over a year ago, and it has been one of the best surveillance cameras I have reviewed, and I still use it today. Netatmo was one of, if not the first companies to offer AI object detection with their camera, the indoor one is … Read more

D-Link Smart Full HD Wi-Fi Camera Review – A home automation indoor camera with AI person detection

The D-Link Smart Full HD Wi-Fi Camera is the latest smart home camera from D-Link that can be integrated with the mydlink app. mydlink is compatible with a growing number of devices, I have already reviewed the mini smart plug at the end of last year and also the wire-free outdoor camera kit almost a … Read more

The best network video recorders (NVR) for CCTV home surveillance cameras including 4K, ONVIF, POE

I am a big fan of outdoor IP home surveillance cameras; I personally think they are one of the best deterrents for thieves and criminal behaviour on your property, and in the event of something happening, you have some video footage to show the police or insurance companies. Many of the wire-free surveillance cameras I … Read more

The Best Colour Night Vision Home Surveillance Security Cameras for 2020 – Starlight CCTV cameras

In recent years, one of the big improvements in home surveillance is the availability of cameras that can record video at night in full colour Starlight Vs Darkfighter Darkfighter is specific to Hikvision cameras and these are able to provide full-colour images up to 0.002 lux, and black and white up to 0.0002. Starlight is … Read more

Annke I91BF 4K 8MP POE IP Security camera Review – An affordable 4K POE CCTV camera suitable for home users wanting improved performance over wireless CCTV

Annke is a popular, affordable IP CCTV brand that you can buy on Amazon. They generally sell their hardware as a system and you can pick up four of these cameras, an 8-channel NVR and 2TB hard drive for £489.99 on Amazon with an option for an additional £56 off. Alternatively, you can buy this … Read more

Netatmo Smart Door Lock vs Yale Conexis L1 vs Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 vs Danalock V3 – What is the best smart lock for UK euro lock multipoint uPVC doors

Netatmo Smart Door Lock vs Yale Conexis L1 vs Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 vs Danalock V3

Netatmo is the latest company to enter the smart lock market with the innovatively named Smart Door Lock and Keys. While there are a lot of products on the market, the big names such as August are designed for deadlocks only, but in the UK for our uPVC doors, we use multi-point locks with a … Read more

Ring Alarm finally comes to the UK for £249.00 – Home Security System with optional Assisted Monitoring

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Apart from security cameras, smart home security products have been slow to take off, in particular in the UK we have had a very limited selection of devices. Yale is the main company that sells both smart locks and a smart home security system. Simplisafe launched their home security system a few months ago in … Read more

Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 Review – An excellent smart lock to fit most doors with Alexa and HomeKit support

Smart door locks have been a little slow to take off in the UK. In the US they have had August for years, but that is only compatible with the less secure deadbolt style locks. In the UK, with our multi-point locks, the best solution has been the Yale Conexis L1, which is excellent and … Read more

Anker Eufy Security eufyCam E Review – Wire-free, 365-day battery life outdoor security camera

Recently, Anker’s sub-brand Eufy released a new wire-free outdoor security camera solution which hopes to gain some traction in an increasingly competitive market. Price at £319.99 but currently available with £20 off, the eufyCam E Security Camera claims to be able to achieve 365 days between charges and 3 years in Standby Mode. Off the … Read more

Kodak Cherish 685 PTZ Indoor home security camera review

I reviewed the outdoor Kodak PTZ network camera back in July last year, it was a good camera, but it was let down somewhat with the poorly designed software compared to many popular brands such as  Nest, Ring and Arlo. Most recently I have been reviewing their Cherish F685 Home Security Camera which is an indoor PTZ camera … Read more

Reolink Go Review – An affordable Arlo Go alternative.

This year I have reviewed a few different Reolink cameras and found them to be a great affordable alternative to popular cloud-based security camera solutions such as Arlo, Ring, and The Reolink Go recently launched and is yet another affordable option to one of Arlo’s offerings, the Arlo Go. It is a bit of a … Read more

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