Home Automation 

Connection To Your Home WiFi Devices Suffer Without A Mesh Router Network

We rely on WiFi devices in our homes more and more. Everything from entertainment to monitoring the garage door to either open or keep it closed via an app and a WiFi device that talks to your garage door opener. Well built homes have serious WiFi issues and the larger the home, the worst their WiFi signal happens to be. I know that is a simplified explanation but getting into the details of what causes a bad WiFi connection is like trying to explain what is dark matter. It’s better to…

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Home Automation Security Cameras 

The Best Cloud Recording Video Doorbells For 2019

Before you dive into this article, keep in mind that you don’t have to pay for cloud recording to automatically record videos of visitors at your door. You can still view and communicate with someone through a video doorbell device and record their visits with a free cloud service and a mini SD card backup. If you’re not interested in paying a monthly cloud service fee to view the recorded videos from a doorbell and you would like a barebone device with a few essential features as the ones below…

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The 3 Best Face Recognition Video Doorbells For 2018

Video doorbells have come a long way since Ring video doorbell came into the market a few years ago. Next level features like face recognition and animal awareness are now available from other manufacturer’s 2018 models that will make smart video doorbells the must-have security feature for any home or business entry door. RING was not the first smart doorbell that featured video security but it was revolutionary for being the first video doorbell that was easy to install and its cloud recording came during a time when High-Speed internet…

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Home Automation Security Cameras 

No Installation Required Outdoor Security Cameras

Technology has moved us along to the point where we don’t need a professional installer to install high definition security cameras at our homes and small business. Long lasting battery powered high definition security cameras have now come onto the market and you can install them yourself in minutes. A few of these cameras don’t even require you to have tools or any knowledge of security camera technology to install them yourself. Completely wireless security camera systems are now more affordable than ever and the technology embedded in them allows…

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Home Automation Security Cameras 

Are Insects and Weather Triggering Your Security Camera’s Motion Detection?

If you’re reading this article then you already know that your security camera’s motion detection feature was poorly designed. Most security camera systems are notorious for detecting motion indoors from fine dust particles floating around at night to the changes in light conditions indoors from sunlight creeping through the windows. Worse yet, outdoor security cameras will detect motion from insects crawling or flying in front of the camera lenses during the day and especially at night. This can cause false positives every few seconds and drive you to near insanity every time…

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Home Automation Security Systems 

Homes That Attack Intruders

Not only is it legal in most states, homes that physically attack intruders are increasingly becoming popular among homeowners who are looking to protect more than just their HD TVs.  Art collectors, gun owners and others are turning to an alternative to alarm systems that stops intruders before they have a window of opportunity to rob their home. Along with security cameras that alert you with a picture or video on your mobile phone when someone enters your home unannounced, some homes are equipped with biodegradable pepper spray bombs that…

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Home Automation Security Cameras 

Elderly Care Security Camera

Security cameras can be a part of an affordable home care solution. Keeping watch over your elderly parents or family members with special needs can be a lot easier with a Wyze WiFi camera with 2-way talk communication that you can view and control from any mobile phone or tablet which happens to be my first choice for indoor security cameras for homes because of its affordability and ease of implementing. At $20 to $25 a camera, the best thing about this security camera solution is that it’s affordable. It has some of…

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Home Automation Security Systems 

Why Ring Video Doorbell Is Still King of all Video Doorbells

Ring.com has proven itself to be the dominant video doorbell manufacturer in the market. Their commercials are in heavy rotation on TV and YouTube is pegged with hundreds of its how-to videos. The incredible amount of venture capital keeps the marketing wheels turning but I credit Ring’s staying power to its ability to add innovative new features to its existing products that enhance an already impressive feature list. Enhancements you just can’t get in other more seemingly better video doorbell devices. Just recently, I wrote an article about alternatives to…

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Ring.com Video Doorbell Alternatives

Ring.com has an innovative Wi-Fi Video doorbell but there are key elements missing from the doorbell unit that some customers find annoying. Here are some of the problems and alternative devices to Ring.com’s camera doorbell. The Ring video doorbell originally started off as a Kickstarter project under the name DoorBot. The release of the unit stuttered a few times because of manufacturing cost and small hurdles in software but the device soon gained heavy backers which gave its R&D enough financing to help solve a lot of issues with the unit…

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Home Automation 

The Most Money Draining Electronic Devices In Your Home

Your electronic devices may be burning up to 35% more power than what it was designed for. They also may be costing you hundreds in repair per year. Refrigerators and mobile phones top the list but they shouldn’t be in the top 5 if we understand one important fact. Today’s devices are programmed to correct themselves and reset to their low energy consumption. Surprisingly, even though our television screens have more than double in size in 10 years, they are actually 30% more efficient than our older tube TVs, even…

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3 Best Ways to Stop A Home Invasion For Under $100

Burglar alarms at times can give us a false sense of security when it comes to a home invasion. A burglar only needs a short window of time to get what he needs with or without you being home.  Also, many criminals are desperate enough to ignore alarm horns once they have cased out a home for a quick entry and exit. How do you stop home burglaries and invasions?  I’ve listed 3 ways to stop or significantly slow down a home invasion. Giving you or your family enough time to…

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Home Automation Mobile Apps 

Finally, Remote Control Door Locks Are Here!

After a year and a half of delays because of R&D and funding issues, two companies are finally coming out on top with delivering the next generation of remote and smartphone controlled door bolt locks for homes and businesses. Now you can open up your front or back door for visitors when your across the city or half way around the world or send a temporary open key to someone’s phone for only a particular day and a Share List

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Innovative Low Cost Home Automation

Open & lock your doors remotely as well as turn on lights and appliances for under $300. View, talk and listen to your HD security camera located at your home or apartment from your mobile phone remotely for under $150 and get security face recognition for free. With little or no monthly fees, Home Automation doesn’t have to be expensive. Share List

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5 Reasons Why Your Cable Company Will Win You Back

Cable companies want to serve up more than just stale movies, they want to protect you from home invaders as well as Netflix. Here are 5 ways the cable companies will win you and your money back; 1. Cable companies will charge you more than double and you’ll be happy about it. ComCast (Xfinity), BrightHouse and a few other cable companies have entered the home automation and security business in full force, promising a whole home experience from entertainment to security. Cable companies have been losing customers in the millions…

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