If you’re looking for a DIY security camera odds are you’ve heard of Nest. After their acquisition of Dropcam, Nest has become an industry leader in security cameras thanks to their high quality and reliable products. We tested and reviewed both the Nest Cam and Nest Cam Outdoor carefully assessing their design, features and installation process to help you determine if these cameras are the right fit for your smart home.
The Wink Hub 2 didn’t receive any major design updates over the first-generation model but under the hood this device is much more robust. With upgraded internal memory, Ethernet ports, and support for more wireless protocols than any hub we tested it no wonder the Hub 2 was a favorite among reviewers. See what they had to say about Winks design, features, and installation process in this hands on review.
We go hands on to install, test and review the Amazon Echo & Echo Dot Hubs. These powerful and versatile devices impressed our reviewers proving to be some of the best smart home hubs available. But should you purchase the Echo, Echo Dot, or Google Home? We answer these questions and provide in-depth information on their features, compatibility, and installation process to help you find the best match for your smart home!
The August Smart Lock is the best smart lock currently available. It has the easiest installation process out of any available smart lock and boast Apple HomeKit Compatibility allowing you to control your lock with your voice whether you’re home or away. You can even provides guests “temporary keys” to your home. A fantastic feature if you are an AirBnB host! Not surprisingly, this lock was a unanimous favorite among our reviewers. Come read what they had to say about its performance, design, features, and installation.
The August Doorbell Cam features HD video, two-way voice, and best in class smart lock integration. We take a hands on approach to test and review everything about this doorbell from set-up to daily use. Come learn why this quickly became a favorite among reviewers despite having an installation process that could be difficult for some people.
Ring is one of the most popular video doorbell brands on the market today thanks to the success of their 1st generation doorbell. The second generation Ring Pro, improves on the original design adding customizable motion sensing zones, 1080p HD recording, and improved night vision. We got hands on with these devices to provide a comprehensive comparison of both as well as a detailed review of the Ring Pro’s design, features and installation. If you’re on the market for a video doorbell you’ll want to read our review before purchasing.
We went hands-on to test and review the Ecobee3 HomeKit enabled Thermostat and we were impressed! This elegant device packs all the features you’d expect from the best smart thermostats including integration with Alexa, and SmartThings. But, our favorite feature was its ability to control the temperature of individual rooms in your home. Something its competitors lacked. Come see what else impressed and helped Ecobee3 earn our Best Smart Home Thermostat award.
Smart home products let us control nearly every aspect of our home whether near or far. With the convenience they provide its no wonder they’re on everyone wish list this year. We know finding the best devices is always tricky though. So we got our hands dirty and tested and reviewed the latest IoT smart home products from the biggest categories. Our reviews make it easy to decide whats the best device or system for you before you buy.
The Cornhusker state is best known as being the home to the Great Plains but it’s well known to us because of how favorably it ranked when it comes to safety coming in at the 19th position on our annual safest places to live in the U.S. list. Learn more about the towns and communities that make Nebraska such a great place to live.
Tell John Snow, Winter has Come! With winter in our midst, it is important to know what precautions we can take when using our gas appliance to avoid a gas explosion. We want to take a moment to highlight some key tips on how to increase your overall safety and security in efforts to avoid a gas explosion.