We review the tp-link smart wi-fi light switch and how you can use the smart light switches to control your home with voice commands using Alexa and Google.Read More
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Ring Door View Cam at CES 2019 and are excited to share our Ring Door Cam Review with you.
The Ring Door View Cam is the newest addition to the Ring Smart Doorbell Lineup, it’s meant to be installed in your existing door peephole without the need for any new wiring. The Door View Cam has a great form factor and all of the great features we’ve come to love in the other Ring Smart Doorbells.
The Ring Door View Cam features 1080 HD video, a rechargeable battery pack and will allow you to view your front door from your cell phone. The Door View Cam connects to standard home wifi networks and also includes a built in doorbell button that can “Chime” like a doorbell using Amazon Alexa when connected through the “Ring” skill with Alexa.
Overall we love that Ring continues to listen to their customers to provide great solutions that meet specific customers needs. If you have a peephole, rent, have no existing doorbell wiring or live in a condo that won’t allow you to mount a doorbell the Ring Door View Cam is a great option to secure your front door because it is completely removable.Read More
We provide our Ring Security System review. I’ve tested a lot of smart home security systems over the years and for the time being I’ve chosen to stick with the Ring Security system because of it’s huge feature set, great value and reliability.
What I like about the Ring Security System is that you don’t need to sign up for a security monitoring contract but if you want professional monitoring it’s only $10 a month to have your system professionally monitored.
The Ring Security System offers a huge list of features that allow you to protect your home and family from intruders but also protect your home from water damage, fires and carbon monoxide. The Ring Security System offers a wide array of sensors and is constantly updating features to provide a great user experience.
The Ring Security System is also compatible with Alexa meaning that you can arm and disarm your security system using your voice and your passcode. The added functionality of voice control of your alarm system is something few other competing alarm systems don’t offer.Read More
We review the Ring Alarm Panic Button and how it can work to help you protect your home in the event of an emergency. The Ring Alarm Panic button works with the Ring Alarm System to allow you to instantly tigger your Ring Alarm system in the event of an emergency.
It’s a great way to quickly activate your alarm and deter potential intruders. When you have the Ring Panic button connected to the Ring Alarm System and you are subscribed to active monitoring it will automatically dispatch the Alarm monitoring center if the Ring Alarm panic button is pressed, so you know that help is on the way in the event of an emergency.
The Ring Panic button is a great addition to the lineup of sensors and features for the Ring Security System and adds to the already impressive functionality of the Ring Security System.Read More
Which smart speaker is right for you? We compare the Facebook portal vs echo show to compare the features between the smart speakers and smart displays. The facebook portal just launched in October of 2018 and is competing with the Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Spot and the Google Home Hub. In this match up it’s fair to say that Echo Show gets the thumbs up and the Facebook Portal is about as awkward as getting “poke” from someone you don’t know on facebook.Read More
We review the nest protect smart smoke detector and how it works with other nest smart home products. You may not know that the nest protect smart smoke detector can do a lot more than just detect smoke, it can also work with your nest thermostat and nest smart cameras to make your home safer. We talk about why the nest protect smoke detector is a good investment in safety for any home and the best features that we use with the nest protect smart smoke detector. We also provide you with several useful tips and tricks when installing your smart home smoke detector to make your life easier when you install them and save you time. If you are considering what smart home smoke detector to buy this gives you a great overview of what the nest protect can do and why we have one installed in our home.Read More
We review the features of the Nest vs Nest E thermostat to help you decide which smart thermostat is best for you. The Nest Thermostat Generation 3 has more features and a higher end design than the Nest E thermostat. The Nest E still gets the job done but does not have the same high end look as the Nest Gen 3 thermostat in the looks category in Nest vs Nest E, the Nest is the clear winner. The Nest E is a lower cost vs the Nest Generation 3 thermostat and will still save you energy but do the cost savings justify the plastic design vs the smooth polished high end metal design of the Nest Generation 3 Thermostat.Read More
What are interconnected smoke detectors? We cover everything you need to know about keeping your family safe with interconnected smoke detectors and how to test if your current smoke detectors are interconnected. New smart smoke detectors on the market like the nest protect smoke detector and first alert one link smart smoke detectors have interconnection built in which is a great feature to provide additional safety for your home. We teach you why interconnected smoke detectors are important and how new smart smoke detectors might be the right option for you to upgrade your home to a smart interconnected smoke detector system.Read More
The New Amazon Echo Show vs Amazon Echo Spot: Which echo device should you get? We compare the features of the the new Amazon Echo Show (Launched Sept. 20180 and the Echo Spot to give you a run down of the their similarities and differences. The new Echo Show and Echo Spot are the only two Alexa devices that currently have a screen and Amazon is constantly adding video features for both devices. The Echo Spot is a lower cost option but the New Echo Show has an integrated smart hub with Zigbee device control. Both have good sound quality and include the full suite of Amazon Alexa features but is the smart home hub and feature larger screen worth the extra cost? Which echo device fits better into your design style? The Echo Spot is more subtle while the New Echo Show makes a statement. We give you all the information you need in comparing the New Echo Show vs Echo Spot to make the right choice on your amazon echo device selection.Read More
Does Sonos work with Alexa? Yes, Sonos works with Alexa and we teach you how to set up your sonos device to control it with Amazon Alexa. The Sonos One & the Sonos Beam have Amazon Alexa control built directly into the speakers with a full array microphone and Amazon Alexa control. Setting up your Sonos with Amazon Alexa Voice commands is an easy, quick process that adds additional functioanllity to your Sonos speaker and your Amazon Alexa.Read More
Amazon Echo vs Amazon Echo Plus: Which echo device should you get? We compare the features of the Echo and the Echo Plus to give you a run down of the their similarities and differences. The echo is a lower cost option but the Echo Plus has an integrated smart hub. Both have good sound quality and include the full suite of Amazon Alexa features but is the smart home hub feature worth the extra cost? Which echo device fits better into your design style. The echo is more subtle while the echo plus has a more obvious design. We give you all the information you need in comparing the echo vs echo plus to make the right choice on your amazon echo device selection.Read More