The smarter, better Ring Video Doorbell Pro is $50 off and comes with a free Echo Dot

Amazon’s got an unstoppable deal right now for a smart doorbell: The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is on sale for $199. That’s the usual $50 discount we’ve seen before on this item, but on top of that, Amazon’s throwing in a free Echo Dot. The third-generation Echo Dot is usually …

Vivint’s Outdoor Camera Pro can detect someone casing your home

Vivint Smart Home has announced the Outdoor Camera Pro, a new security camera that it says can detect a potential intruder and warn them they are being watched, encouraging them to leave the area. If the camera detects someone hanging around a monitored area, it sounds a warning tone, turns on …

Arlo Ultra review: This very expensive security camera delivers super-sharp 4k video

After producing a string of successful security cameras—including some of our top picks—Netgear spun Arlo Technologies off as an independent, publicly traded company in 2018. But Arlo’s new flagship product—the indoor/outdoor 4K Arlo Ultra—had a rough launch. The companypulled the high-res security camera from Best Buy shelves for a time …

Remo+ RemoBell S video doorbell review: This one’s priced to sell, but the app needs a lot of work

Remo+ had an innovative take on front-door surveillance with its over-the-door DoorCam, so we were intrigued to find out how the company would approach the more conventional video doorbell. The RemoBell S is a pretty good camera that delivers much higher resolution than the original Ring Video Doorbell for the …

Swann Outdoor Security Camera review: a straightforward way to monitor the exterior of your home

So you’ve experimented with an indoor security camera and want to extend surveillance to the outside of your home. The Swann Outdoor Security Camera is a fairly low-risk entry point. This weather-protected camera offers full HD video (1080p), motion detection, and smart-home integration for $99 (street price). While it lacks …

5G key to China’s growing surveillance economy – take paying for a train trip

Network operators and equipment makers have been telling us to brace for the incredible potential of 5G for the past half-decade. But despite throwing out ideas for how to use that incredible speed and bandwidth, no one really has a clear idea on what kind of killer app will emerge. …

Swann Indoor Security Camera review: Advanced performance at an affordable price

As Wi-Fi home security cameras get more sophisticated and expensive, it can be tough to find products that won’t intimidate first-time DIYers. Swann’s Indoor Security Camera is exactly the kind of camera these folks need. It’s easy to use and, at just $70, it’s reasonably priced but includes all the …

The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Video baby monitors have a singular purpose: to bring parents, particularly nervous new ones, peace of mind. By transmitting audio and video, they allow moms and dads to keep eyes and ears on their snoozing little ones, so they can get things done or just get a good night’s sleep. …

Motorola Halo+ baby monitor review: This over-the-crib camera provides a bird’s-eye view of your little one

Even the best baby monitors provide an imperfect view of their subjects. Indeed, as little ones spend much of their time lying flat on their backs, cameras have to be placed fairly high and at an angle to provide a decent view. That typically requires mounting the monitor on a …

Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with Wi-Fi Camera review: Cheap, but far from the best value

Camera/floodlight combos are terrific because they provide home security via both lighting and video surveillance. But you’ll find better executions of this concept than the Momentum Aria. Selling for less than $170 at Amazon and Home Depot, the Momentum Aria is a bit cheaper than more established competitors like the …

Arlo puts the brakes on its Arlo Ultra 4K security camera launch after early-adopter complaints

Arlo has pulled its Arlo Ultra security camera from wide sale at Best Buy and delayed a general release of the camera after numerous complaints about performance from early adopters. The Arlo Ultra is the first 4K home security camera from a major smart home vendor and was first unveiled …

Nest Guard : Google a discrètement installé un micro

En marge de son produit phare, le thermostat connecté, Nest propose aussi une gamme d’alarmes et de produits domotiques dédiés à la sécurité rassemblés sous la gamme Nest Secure. Parmi ces différents appareils, le Nest Guard est le plus central puisqu’il permet d’activer ou de désactiver le système d’alarme intelligente. …

Reolink C2 Pro review: This 5-megapixel pan/tilt security camera delivers crystal-clear video

Reolink’s latest home security camera isn’t really a new model, but more of an upgrade of an older one. The Reolink C2 Pro retains the same body as the the C1 Pro, but improves its image quality with a five-megapixel camera that delivers 1920p resolution. According to Reolink, this results …

Arlo Audio Doorbell review: A solid supplement to an Arlo security camera system

Arlo’s first doorbell helps plug a gap in its product line, finally providing Arlo users with a connected product for the front door. The Arlo Audio Doorbell, however, is considerably less sophisticated than rival products. It doesn’t have a camera, so it occupies a middle ground between a conventional doorbell …

Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

Whether you rent or own, you want the best security camera system for keeping an eye on your home while you’re gone. That used to entail signing on with a professional—and pricey—security service like ADT. But a boom in consumer-level smart-home tech is putting indoor and outdoor home surveillance into …

SimCam review: This home security camera gets an assist from onboard artificial intelligence

The SimCam offers something we’ve never seen before: a clutch of onboard artificial intelligence features that are more typically hosted in the cloud and require a subscription to access. Unfortunately, this AI’s performance often comes up short, making this otherwise solid security camera feel like a work in progress. Indeed, …

Brinno Empower TLC2000 review: This time-lapse security camera meets a niche need

Brinno’s Empower TLC2000 security camera serves a very particular niche: the need to easily capture hours or even days of activity, and then play it all back as a succinct video digest. That makes this time-lapse camera a viable product for users as varied as the small business owner who …

Arlo will have a free storage option for its Ultra 4K security camera after all

Arlo Technologies has some good news for system owners considering its Ultra 4K security camera. The company says it’s committed to continue offering users the ability to remotely access video recordings without a monthly fee. That’s great news for smart home owners who want to avoid the ongoing subscription fees …

Arlo security cameras are losing one of their key benefits

There’s bad news for anyone buying one of Arlo’s new Ultra 4K cameras: free cloud video storage is gone. With the new camera, consumers will get a year-long trial of Arlo’s paid cloud storage, but they’ll need to pay for the service if they want to continue it. Mentioned in …

Cette intelligence artificielle surveille le partage d’abonnement aux services de streaming

La pratique est connue : des amis partagent un même abonnement à Netflix, ce leur qui permet de profiter des contenus en ne payant que pour un seul forfait. Les services de streaming proposent des abonnements familiaux, qui sont évidemment plus chers et souvent restreints à une poignée d’utilisateurs. La …