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If you want to playback your home’s outdoor activity, you’ll need a camera with onboard video storage or cloud recording capabilities. Most cameras with recording capabilities have a built in secure digital SD or microSD slot that allows for sufficient recording space. Once the memory card is full, you’ll need to delete footage or store it elsewhere. Some popular cameras automatically override expired videos, which may not be most ideal if you need to keep a video. On the contrary, some security camera providers offer cloud storage monthly plans to securely store videos on the cloud. You can easily access them anytime, anywhere by signing into your account on your mobile device or using a mobile app. Some systems also record to DVD or mini disc, but most are now transitioning to DVR digital video recorder technology. A computer based camera system records your video to the PC’s hard disc, making it fast and easy to review your video history. Security cameras are the extra set of eyes to watch over your home at all times. If any motion is detected, you’ll automatically receive mobile alerts and the camera automatically records the activity for you to review. The best security cameras offer a real time view and are equipped with two way audio to scare off intruders using your mobile device.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

The Nest Protect can also be connected with a number of other smart home devices and performs a monthly self checkup to ensure that it's working properly. It's more expensive than other smart smoke detectors, but it's a worthwhile investment. Credit: Philips/TP Link/NestUsually, smoke detectors aren’t known as improving the aesthetic value of your room, but the Nest Protect is the better looking one from the bunch. The detector features a rectangular case, with rounded corners and on the the front, the device is covered by lots of puncture holes, with a solid circular button in the middle which is surrounded by a small canal to make way for the LED light to break through it looks surprisingly similar to a speaker. Turn the device around and you can see four narrow, but fairly long ventilation holes on the edges, four holes for ceiling mounting, a battery door and a micro USB connector in case the smoke detector needs servicing. This is available for the battery powered Nest Protect, but, of course, you can also purchase the wired variant, which will have additional AC connector pins on the back side to attach a 230V cable connector.

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Lock your keys in the house?No problem. Forget your house keys at the office?No biggie. You can unlock your door with a digital keypad or by using apps like Schlage Home or Key by Amazon. After testing a number of smart locks, our smart home team found the Schlage Encode to be the best WiFi deadbolt. If you have a babysitter or dog walker that comes by with any regularity, you’ll appreciate that the lock can remember up to 100 permanent, temporary, or recurring passcodes. Sayonara, bulky keyset.