Apple HomeKit Secure Video Now Available

Back in June, Apple announced HomeKit Secure Video which would leverage your iCloud storage subscription to archive HomeKit camera recordings within your account. During that presentation, Apple said Eufy Security, Netatmo, and Logitech would be the first companies for the initial release.  Last month, we were teased with what seemed like a demo of the … Read more

Apple HomeKit Secure Video Nears Launch

Announced back at WWDC, HomeKit Secure Video is Apple’s answer to recording and storing encrypted video from network cameras around your home. The Apple feature locally processes video via an iPad, Apple TV or HomePod to identify a person, vehicle or animal, with the encrypted contents being sent to iCloud for storage and remote access. … Read more

Arlo Pro 3 On The Way

Looks like Arlo is looking to revamp their Pro line of cameras with the new Arlo Pro 3. According to the newly released FCC docs, it seems the Pro 3 will take on the Arlo Ultra 4K form factor — which is a cleaner camera look that provides better access to the battery, along with … Read more

Exclusive: SimpliSafe Smart Lock

Well will ya look at that. SimpliSafe continues to round out their fine DIY security system with a smart lock, that I’ll go ahead assume is slated for a fall release. Heck, it’s probably also a sure bet that it’d smartly integrate with the alarm and entirely remove the possibility of a doorway contact sensor … Read more

Upcoming Ecobee Camera Doubles As Echo Dot With Native Alexa

As the upcoming ecobee smart camera inches closer to a presumed fall launch, additional details and our old friend the blurry cam pic have emerged. I’m told the new camera is but one element of whole home monitoring. Indeed, we know a door/window contact sensor is in the pipeline. But will we see a full-on … Read more

New Wyze Smart Plug 2-Pack Runs $20

While Wyze’s hyped Prime Day reveal was a total snooze fest, Home Depot has got the goods. Namely, the Wyze Wi-Fi smart plug, as originally disclosed by you-know-who. With the favorable Wyze pricing we’ve come to expect, a two-pack runs a mere $20 – once again undercutting the competition. Be in control from anywhere with … Read more

Eco+ To Increase Ecobee Energy Savings

Ecobee is poised is launch eco+, a new features that uses a variety of criteria to lower you HVAC energy consumption and associated utility bill. Your energy use varies based on your schedule, humidity, and electricity rates. eco+ uses that information to automatically adjust your thermostat at the right time, so you stay comfortable. See … Read more

More Wyze Smart Home Hardware On The Way

Wyze continues its march towards smart home domination via inexpensive hardware and powerful, yet free (thus far), service… soon to include camera person detection. Not to mention wireless bulbs have just hit the market and an outdoor cam is also en route. But, wait. There’s more! And some of it even makes sense. Let me … Read more