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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

D-Link DCS-8200LH HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera review : An all-seeing eye for large spaces

The D-Link DCS-8200LH HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera is a fantastic option for monitoring large spaces or tracking active kids and pets. Most home

Seagate Personal Cloud 3TB NAS review : Incredible bang for the buck

The single-bay, 3TB version of the Seagate Personal Cloud NAS box is in a class of its own in terms of value. It also offers

Netgear Arlo Pro review

THE GOOD: Netgear’s $250/£300 Arlo Pro provides indoor and outdoor security monitoring in a single camera. You get seven days of free event-based cloud storage,

The best Amazon Alexa devices : Our pick of an ever-growing range of connected tech using Alexa Voice Service API

If there was a theme of CES 2017 it was Alexa-enabled smart tech. If Alexa hasn’t invaded your home yet, expect her to do so

Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

PROS Easy to setup and manage Family-friendly features Solid mesh network performance Affordable for a mesh system CONS Performance doesn’t equal high-end routers at closer

Muzik One Review

Muzik CEO Jason Hardi started his headphone company back in 2013 to, as he puts it, “connect the world.” But even though he’s been showing

Samsung SmartThings review

PROS Simple-to-use app Incredibly flexible Powerful developer community CONS No easy way to disable alarm without the app or Presence Sensor Third-party integrations can be

ROOST SMART SMOKE ALARM REVIEW

HIGHS Detects four hazards: smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, and natural gas Less expensive than the competition Warns you before the battery dies LOWS Lacks some

Honeywell Lyric T6 review

PROS Geofencing works brilliantly Easy to use app HomeKit support provides voice control with Siri CONS Scheduling is inflexible Restrictive manual control when geofencing is

Luxafor Flag Review

The Pros Lights up to show your work status; Easy to use The Cons Your colleagues may not obey it; Can’t move between devices Verdict

Living with Google Home review

The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it’s getting a sleek object d’art for

Netatmo Presence review

PROS Clear camera day or night with a powerful light and night vision No subscription fees Specific triggers for recording and sending alerts Easy-to-use app

Hive Active Heating 2 review

OUR VERDICT Hive Active Heating is simple, stylish and smart. It’s easy to use and offers a great way to make your home smarter. And

Humax Eye review

PROS Small and compact design Decent video and image quality Easy-to-use app Free cloud storage CONS Switching on night-vision triggers motion detection Slow to access

Withings Home review

PROS Great build quality Subtle design 48-hours free recording Night vision Air quality monitor CONS Over sensitive sensors Expensive cloud recording Flaky apps KEY FEATURES

SpotCam HD Eva review : The security features are good, but the app isn’t

If you can overlook a few shortcomings in execution, Spotcam HD Eva offers solid security for the price. SpotCam is a relatively recent entrant in