The Best Smart Locks for uPVC External Doors With Multi-Point Locks in the UK

A quick Google search for the best smart locks in the UK reveals a lot of poor advice that is not tailored to the UK market. You have plenty of night latch options available, including the Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock; these are excellent but generally not the primary lock used on our external doors. … Read more

Yale Smart Wi-Fi Indoor Pan Tilt and Outdoor Light and Siren Cameras Launched

This month, Yale expanded its home surveillance product range with some new cameras. One of the big advantages of the Yale cameras is that there is no monthly fee, unlike Ring and Arlo. You have options to record to microSD or the Yale Smart Home CCTV system. However, it is worth noting the Yale CCTV … Read more

Yale Linus Smart Lock Review– Is this better than the Yale Conexis L1 or Nuki?

Announced back at CES 2020, the Yale Linus Smart Lock has only recently been made available. This adopts a different approach to the Conexis L1 smart lock, and it addresses the concerns many users had with that. The lock retains its old-fashioned cylinder allowing you to optionally use you key when leaving or entering your … Read more

Yale Smart Safe & Smart Cabinet Lock Announced – The US also gets a Smart Delivery Box to stop Porch Pirates

Following on from the Yale Linus Smart Lock news, Yale have also expanded their product range with a variety of smart storage solutions. Basically, everything Yale is known for will eventually become smart. There are two new products for the UK and a Smart Delivery Box for the US. Yale Smart Delivery Box I feel … Read more

Ajax Smart Home Alarm Review – An impressive smart home alarm that competes with Yale & Ring plus monitored solutions from SimpliSafe & ADT

Ajax is another new contender in the smart home alarm industry. The system has a wide range of features and accessories, and it is contract-free, with optional monitoring services. They are not very well known in the UK, but several professional CCTV companies have started to stock them and they appear to be an excellent … Read more

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 Ring Smart Alarm finally launching in the UK, the smart alarm market is starting to gain some traction. For me, smart home security is one of the best aspects of the smart home trend. I have Amazon Alexa, I have tried Google assistant, I have smart plugs and smart lights, but I think it … Read more

Yale Smart Living All in One Outdoor Camera Review – SV-DAFX-W

The Yale Smart Living All in One Outdoor Camera is a new product from Yale which acts as a stand-alone device with onboard video recording and app control via Yale View putting it in direct competition with popular home surveillance options such as Arlo and Blink. At the time of writing, this does not appear … Read more

Yale launches Sync Smart Home Alarm an Alexa enabled alarm that integrates with Philips Hue for visual warnings

There are a lot of smart security cameras on the market, apart from Yale not many other companies are innovating security in the smart home. I have previously covered their Keyless Connected Smart Lock, and Yale also has a multi-point Conexis L1 lock and handle that can replace your main uPVC door lock. Along with these locks, … Read more

Amazon Launches Cloud Cam and smart-lock service called Key

Dozens of companies have launched cloud-based security cameras in recent years, and we have covered many of them. So, it is no surprise that Amazon has announced a product of their own. Named the Cloud Cam, this intelligent camera is also being launched alongside a new smart-lock service called Key, similar to the likes of … Read more

Smart lock company August Home Acquired by Traditional Lock Company Yale

This is an interesting but sensible acquisition, one of the leading smart lock companies August Home have been acquired by the lock super brand Yale. In the UK there has been no availability of August smart locks, but Yale has actually released several smart locks of their own, which we have covered. Obviously, they are … Read more