ecobee Launches Air Filter Subscription Service

ecobee has just launched an air filter subscription service (as you know who foretold). Starting at $13 a filter, ecobee will ship you an appropriately sized HVAC filter of your preferred MERV/MPR/FPR rating. And, of course, the subscription will be synced to smart thermostat reminders. While it seems to be something of an anomaly to … Read more

The Best Of CES Smart Home

CES is a humungo show and I surely didn’t catch all the announcements, but here are a handful new smart home products that caught my eye. Ring Solar Path Lighting, April, $40 Ring looks to massively improve upon their connected pathlights, that I currently value, by swapping out four D batteries per stick with solar+USB … Read more

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