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The best smart security cameras and systems for your home

Protect your home and family with these connected digital watchers The smart home brings with it more than just voice assistants, smart lights and connected thermostats. Security is a big

Honeywell Lyric W1 Review

Pros Flexible design and positioning Excellent IFTTT channel Easy-to-use app Cons Extension cables are expensive Key Features Review Price: £69/$103.5 Water leak, humidity and temperature

Flic Smart Button Review

Pros Simple setup Easy navigation Good design Flexible functionality Cons Temperamental functionality Key Features Review Price: £30/$45 Three programmable commands Weather-resistant New functionality added monthly

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Honeywell Lyric C1 review

The Good: The $120 Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera has free cloud storage, local storage via an included 8GB card, motion zones and geofencing

SimpliSafe SimpliCam review

The Good: SimpliSafe’s $100 SimpliCam is an affordable DIY indoor security camera that you can add to an existing SimpliSafe system — or use as

Netgear Arlo Go Review: Roaming Free with 4G

THE GOOD Cellular connection works without Wi-Fi Terrific video quality Intelligent, easy-to-use software Flexible scheduling and modes Geofencing turns camera on/off according to your phone’s

Foobot review: Is the indoor air quality monitor any good?

THE GOOD Solid build quality Easy to use Reliable THE BAD Needs more detailed tips Expensive Ever wanted to know how clean the air is

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home

The inevitable deluge of smart home devices has covered three main categories: lighting, heating and home cameras. Whether you’re looking for a security system, or just a

Nest vs Hive: Which is the best smart thermostat?

NEST VS HIVE – WHICH SMART THERMOSTAT SHOULD YOU BUY? Nest and Hive are the two most high-profile smart thermostats for anyone looking to heat

Awair Air Quality Monitor review

PROS Useful LED display Looks great Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS Navigating history is a bit clunky Some tips feel more like

Acer Smart Air Quality Monitor review

PROS Large range of sensors Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS App can be slow to connect Default beeping option is annoying KEY

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach review

PROS Neat app Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS Apple HomeKit integration is limited No IFTTT channel Limited range of sensors KEY FEATURES

SpotCam Sense review

PROS Solid motion detection IFTTT support is great for tinkerers Temperature sensor is useful CONS No local storage Weak mic Geofencing isn’t built-in KEY FEATURES

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other

ASUS Blue Cave Smart Wi-Fi Router Hands-on Review

ASUS didn’t just feature new laptops during Computex 2017, they also showcased smart products like this dual-band Smart Wi-Fi router with a weird design. Meet

SpotCam Sense Pro HD review: expanding the idea of home monitoring

SpotCam Pro HD’s reliable security and environmental monitoring make it a solid addition to any smart-home setup. Pros Can be used indoors or outdoors Can

Honeywell Evohome Security review

PROS Excellent range of sensors Battery backed with optional GPRS Robust and reliable CONS No UK web portal for monitoring No IFTTT channel KEY FEATURES

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to

CoWatch review : The first Alexa smartwatch is let down by some niggling software issues

While the CoWatch does bring some interesting ideas to the smartwatch table and shows plenty of potential, ultimately it doesn’t mask the niggling issues that

Y-Cam Protect Alarm System review

PROS Easy to configure Well priced Uses same app as for Y-Cam’s cameras CONS No pet-safe sensors App doesn’t always give helpful error messages No

BloomSky Sky2 Weather Camera Station review

THE GOOD: The BloomSky Sky2 weather station captures HD photos and stitches them into time lapse videos. Its sophisticated sensor array is powered by a

Blink Security Camera Review : Very Good for the Price

THE GOOD Interesting, compact design Easy-to-use mobile-app interface Free cloud storage Inexpensive THE BAD Color representation is only so-so Built-in light is weak No night

Zmodo Torch Pro review

THE GOOD: Zmodo’s $200 Torch Pro camera light, doorbell and Wi-Fi range extender work together to deliver prompt motion alerts and a high-definition live feed

Sengled Snap review

OUR VERDICT It’s the simplest security system out there and a logical progression for a smart light bulb, but it’s a pity the LED is

D-Link Omna review

THE GOOD: D-Link’s $200 Omna security camera captures 180 degrees of zoned motion activity and promptly sends related push alerts. View locally saved videos in

Tado Smart Radiator Thermostat Starter Kit review

PROS Easy installation Nice design A smart thermostat isn’t essential Makes zoned heating easy CONS Expensive to kit out your entire house No heating history

Swann DVR8-5000 review

PROS Excellent video quality Robust hardware CONS DVR is noisy No IFTTT channel Fiddly apps No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording 2TB DVR HDMI

Smanos UFO review

PROS Wide field of view Vertical and ceiling mounts CONS Temperamental apps No IFTTT channel No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording Night vision Built-in

Ezviz Mini 360 Plus review

THE GOOD: The $80 Ezviz Mini 360 Plus’ two-way audio was particularly clear and you get a lot of features for the price — 1080p