CTV Tech Talk Home security gadgets

CTV Tech Talk Home security gadgets

This month on CTV Tech Talk we looked at home security gadgets and some cool phone technology.Weiser Premis

weiser premis kwikset smart lock apple home kitThe Weiser Premis is a smart connected lock with digital touch screen. Users can key in a numerical code to open the lock, or use an Apple iPhone.

Using the iPhone, you can open the lock with the free Weiser Premis app, or by asking Siri to do it for you.

There’s also a set of physical keys in the package so you can lock and unlock the old fashioned way.

The lock conveniently runs off four AA batteries and you can check their status inside the app. A warning light on the inside of the lock will also come on when the batteries are dying. Weiser say the batteries, based on 10 operations per day, should operate the lock for over a year. Read the full Weiser Premis Review.

4K Apple TV

If you want to control your Weiser Premis smart lock from outside the home, you’ll need an Apple TV. Apple TV uses your home’s Wi-Fi to ‘talk’ to the Premis lock, allowing you to use it anywhere.

Of course Apple TV is also an amazing ultra high definition entertainment portal, bringing streaming TV into your home. This version of Apple TV allows you to access 4K resolution video programs, which gives you much sharper, clearer, ultra realistic video.

August Smart Lock Pro

As our homes are getting smarter and more connected, how we access our homes is also adapting. Smart locks are growing in popularity, (read about Weiser Premis here) and one of the most well known is the August lock. August smart lock pro review how to

August is an easy to install locking mechanism that converts your existing door lock to a smart access device with minimal work and no need to change your lock or re-key.

The device consists of a grapefruit-sized round metal locking mechanism that fits on the inside of your door. The August Smart Lock Pro kit has that same locking mechanism along with a DoorSense sensor which can tell you if your door is ajar, plus a Wi-Fi bridge to allow remote access to the lock when you’re not in Bluetooth range. Read more about August here.

El Gato Eve home monitors

Has your furnace gone out?  Is someone in the home while you’re away? Knowing what’s up in your home while you’re travelling or visiting others during the holidays can give you peace of mind.

El Gato’s line of Eve sensors lets you monitor temperature and air quality (Eve Room), energy use (Eve Energy) and detect motion (Eve Motion). Just plug them in, connect with your Apple HomeKit via your iPhone, and you’ll have all the info about your home at your fingertips.

Google Pixel 2 smartphone

Google’s new Pixel 2 smartphone recently launched in Canada. The Android smartphone has some new features, like an always-on display, it’s waterproof, the headphone jack has been done away with (but an adapter has been provided) and there’s fun live wallpapers to choose from now. Read more here.

Blackberry KEYone smartphone and KEYone Black

Blackberry Hub blackberry keyone phone androidThe rise and fall of Canadian technology giant BlackBerry is a well known story. But what you might not know is that BlackBerry’s climbing back up into popular culture once again with the release of its brand new phone, the BlackBerry KEYone.

The phone is BlackBerry’s first new offering I’ve paid attention to since I ditched my old Curve about ten years ago. Can it woo back business users and those for whom physical keyboards are a must have?

There’s two versions of the phone now; KEYone and KEYone Black.

Read the full review.

Congrats to winner Kristine Williamson of Calgary!

***Contest is closed***To enter, please write a (preferably nice!) comment in the comments section below and don’t forget to use today’s keyword. Winner must be able to pick up prize at CTV Calgary.

You may enter today until midnight. Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday November 14th, 2017. One entry per person. Duplicate/additional entries on the same day will be discarded. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at CTV Calgary within 30 days from today.

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Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

116 Comments

  1. Terry Biccum on November 14, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Premis



  2. Nathan Wieler on November 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I keep telling my wife I want a smart lock. Premis!



  3. Ryan Studzinski on November 14, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Love this segment. Premis



  4. Kenton Van Doesburg on November 14, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Great info this morning on him security! Premis.



  5. Tiara Dubois on November 14, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I follow you on Instagram for all your awesome tech updates! Was awesome to see you on CTV today.

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  6. Dean on November 14, 2017 at 7:26 am

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  7. Lia Thompson on November 14, 2017 at 7:26 am

    looks cool – Premis



  8. Brian Ness on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Premis, It would be nice to win the electronic lock, no more fumbling with a key on Calgary’s cold winter days and nights. Thanks



  9. S Frew on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great segment, thanks for the info! Premis



  10. Laura Jakubec on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Would love to win a Premis smart lock for our home! Always love your presentations on CTV news!

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  11. Ryan on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great overview of some cool products! PREMIS



  12. Darryl King on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Super cool devices,. I like the smart Lock and the Google phone. Premis



    • Darryl King on November 14, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Too bad the Weiser Premis is only Apple compatible. They are missing a big market.



  13. Sean on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Premis
    Great info on the wifi nest keylock. Next step in making your home a smart one!



  14. Chris Hicks on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Love getting info on the newest tech from you! Premis



  15. Bowen Tam on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great Review! Premis



  16. Leigh Sands on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Love this section of the show!

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  17. John brown on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Liked your quick tech of the week
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  18. Andrea H on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Love this segment! All the new gadgets are excellent ideas for Christmas gifts

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  19. Courtney on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Premis!



  20. Ernesto on November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great info on the different door locks! Premis.



  21. Marc Belhumeur on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I enjoyed hearing about all of the gadgets on CTV news this morning. Thanks for all of the great information :). Today’s keyword is Premis.



  22. Rob Lane on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Great info Erin! Keyword is Premis



  23. Jessica on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Weiser Premis! Cool idea.



  24. Cheryl Royston on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Very interesting segment! Thank you for doing the research on these! Premis



  25. Sharon Targett on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Would love to win the smart lock. Premis



  26. Helen Hagel on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    What a great lock to have. Love your segments Erin. Key word is Premis.



  27. Sandra on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Always learn so much from you! Premis!



  28. Ashley Friesen on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Great segment on CTV! – PREMIS 🙂



  29. Melany Amoroso on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

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  30. Shane Bisziel on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    You always have such great gadgets to review. I was looking for a smart lock and all my locks are Weiser and I have a nest. It would be a great addition to have

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  31. Robin on November 14, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Great job on CTV this morning!
    The “Premis” lock looks very cool



  32. Larry Martin on November 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Great devices. Love the peace of mind of being able to do so much remotely. Keyword: Premis



  33. Kathy Simpson on November 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Thank you for showing us the tech-not so scarey looking now



    • Kathy Simpson on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Premis



  34. David P on November 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Nice overview of the smart locks on CTV this morning.

    Keyword: premis



  35. Tammie on November 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Maybe NOW my husband will install the Premis!! 🙂



  36. George Saliba on November 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I saw this lock at a home show and it has to be one the best ones out there. Premis
    Also Erin’s blog is really informative. Thank you



  37. Sherry Miller on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Keyword Premis
    Really enjoyed seeing all the new gadgets that are available. Very cool



  38. SHEENA on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    You are always very informative and I enjoy watching this portion of the show! (I am techno stupid and they help!) #Premis



  39. Humprey Galapati on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Very nice and cool gadgets! I hope i can install one of those door locks to replace my old and outdated locks… PREMIS.. that will unlock my door remotely. Lol



  40. Laurie Noel on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Wonderful product!!!!! Premis



  41. Kevin on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Premis,would be a wonderful Christmas gift



  42. Stacy on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Great job explaining the products this morning on CTV!!! I want them all😀😀 Hooray for!! Premis



  43. Jacqueline Dutka on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Always enjoy watching the Tech Talk! “Premis”



  44. Jonathan Hasiuk on November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Premis! Great segment with great reviews! I’d love a Premis Smart Lock for my kids! Thank you!



  45. Ruby Iori on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Would be so neat to win this lock! Premis.



  46. Grace Thostenson on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Premis…looks like a great product!!



  47. Roy Budd on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    A great segment this morning on new IoT gadgets like the Premis locks.



  48. Malcolm McLeod on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Nice work on CTV today! Hoping to win a smart lock! Premis



  49. Christopher Liu on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Great tech talk! The “Premis” lock looks quite interesting, and who knew it could connect to the Apple TV!



  50. TIM on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Always great new tech, loved the “PREMIS”



  51. Tulio Conejeros on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    It was great to learn about new door locking systems and new phones on the market especially the Weiser PREMIS door lock!!! I always enjoy watching Tech talk on CTV.



  52. Doreen L Berg on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Premis….. appreciate your Tech Talk for this mom!



  53. Janet George on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Watching this morning I loved the idea of turning the lights on the tree off and on by using your iPhone ☺️ The word is “Premis” thank you



  54. Lori Eyma on November 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Premis



  55. Racim on November 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Premis
    My 3 years old is constantly playing with the door lock! This would be an amazing Christmas gift for her!!
    Merry Christmas to all!



  56. Griz on November 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Premis. Thanks for showing us some great ways to improve our home.



  57. Arnold on November 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    I like the new technology of your door lock . It is good for me to replace my security provider and save a monthly payment.



  58. Laurie Noel on November 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Laurie great product. Premis.



  59. Nick burch on November 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Great segment. Premis



  60. Gary Lee on November 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    We are in the middle of changing all our locks, so this would be a great addition



  61. MichelleT on November 14, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Loving the new smart locks and how amazing tech is getting, safety first! Let’s all get connected with Weiser Premis locks!



  62. Dean Malinowski on November 14, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Great segment toda. Thanks for all the info. Key word Premis



  63. Angela on November 14, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Premis!

    Wonderful information. I always worry about my home when I’m away for work.



  64. Glenn Moss on November 14, 2017 at 7:33 am

    The Premis looks like a cool tool for home security.



  65. Karen lasby on November 14, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Great gadget segment Erin. Code word PREMIS



  66. Stacey on November 14, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Excellent information!

    Keyword:premis



  67. Neil on November 14, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Great update – thanks…..Premis



  68. Ruth Simpson on November 14, 2017 at 7:34 am

    An informative segment. Great ideas and must haves! Premis



  69. Gary Lee on November 14, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Great looking Premis lock. Would look great on the front door.



  70. Glen on November 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Premis may very well be the beginning of updating our home security…very soon.



  71. Debbie Balsillie on November 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    This segment was very interesting. I had no idea this type of technology is available and Erin makes it sound so easy to use. Premis.



  72. Judith on November 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Premis lock looks good.



  73. t stoodley on November 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Premis



  74. Kristine Williamson on November 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Always love your segments Erin — especially this time of year while I’m looking for Xmas gifts. word for the contest: PREMIS



  75. Sophie Brown on November 14, 2017 at 7:39 am

    These smart locks would be great for the kids. premis



  76. Mahalia Peter on November 14, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Great segment this morning on CTV morning live. Premis



  77. Karen Kusler Young on November 14, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Great looking device! Keyword PREMIS



  78. Marlon Brown on November 14, 2017 at 7:42 am

    These are very interesting little gadgets, I would love to win one , so I am entering the contest on that Premis 😁.



  79. Scott on November 14, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Great info. Premis



  80. Anne Tomcala on November 14, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Just replaced the older Weiser lock on my front door. There was only an internal worn part but under the lifetime warranty Weiser sent us a complete replacement and updated Smart lock system. I was impressed. I am interested in this new Premis Weiser lock. I’m fascinated with the wireless capability! Enjoyed your segment on CTV this morning. Anne



  81. Ralph Levinson on November 14, 2017 at 7:47 am

    The lock on the door I use to come in from the garage needs to be replaced. A Premis*would be a great addition
    * keyword



  82. Jeff on November 14, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Nicely presented in easy to understand terminology. Love the “Premis”



  83. Laurie Glenn on November 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Wow these look so handy..I would love to win one..Keyword Premis



  84. Rick on November 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

    My favorite segment. Eve Motion is my next purchase. Premis



  85. Winona on November 14, 2017 at 7:58 am

    This would be a great gift for my son – “premis”



  86. Eugenie Bouch on November 14, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for the great info on these new products, especially the “Premis”



  87. Riwan Prasatya on November 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Great review.

    Premis



  88. Susan on November 14, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Hi Erin, always excellent information! I’m interested in the home security and locks.
    Keyword: Premis



  89. Wanda Heater on November 14, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Safe Simple effective and if you can remember a few numbers you don/t have to remember where you put your #$%?# keys again. Ha ha.



  90. Wanda Heater on November 14, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Oh yeah PREMIS



  91. Josh on November 14, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Great info! Just started watching morning live and never knew tech talk was apart of it. Lots of information included in morning live.

    Keyword: Premis



  92. Shelagh harwood on November 14, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Great gift for my family. Premis



  93. Jean McRae on November 14, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I love the idea of safety for my family, and easy to use with my phone. I am wonder often if I locked the door and I have to return home. Premis



  94. Matt B on November 14, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Great segment as always, just not enough time given to you from the TV bosses today. Premis is the magic word of the day!



  95. Adrian on November 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Great review of the off lock and google pixel 2 phone (currently considering). Lock would be great for our teens who’ve both lost their keys on several occasions: Premis



  96. Di H on November 14, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Great information about home security and new phones. Premis



  97. Maria on November 14, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Premis



  98. John Andaya on November 14, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for the weekly tech tips. Really enjoying your segment in the morning show.

    Premis



  99. Richard Hirsekorn on November 14, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Home security is vital, Premis.



  100. Grant Henneberg on November 14, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I think a Premis lock would be a useful security device.



  101. Jonathan Howes on November 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

    PREMIS!
    Great segment and great reviews as always. My family could really use a Premis Smart lock



  102. Dean Sharpe on November 14, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Looks like the “PREMIS” is an easy product to install and set up.



  103. Brian Fanson on November 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Great product review on the “premis” locks by Weiser.



  104. Kelly Oldenburg on November 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Always with the great tidbits! Thank you. Premis!



  105. Jessica on November 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Premis! What a great segment. I’m so glad to have found your site as we’ve been looking into these products.



  106. Tim Lau on November 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Very insightful! Premis



  107. Marge Berry on November 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Great gadgets to help secure your home.



  108. Marge Berry on November 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Great “premis”gadgets to help secure your home



  109. Darren Morrison on November 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I have a Blackberry Classic now, and I’m considering the Keynote! thanks for reviewing it! Also, Premis!



    • George Saliba on November 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      I have the KeyOne and I absolutely love this phone. You won’t be disappointed



  110. Denise on November 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    With 3 teenagers in the household, we could really use a Premis. These are great segments!



  111. Maritess S on November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Premis.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these devices. It always help when picking up something for the Holidays.



  112. Joanne Downey on November 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    So enjoy all your techy stuff 😍
    Premis
    Enjoy your day /evening



  113. David on November 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Really enjoy your segment. Oh and Premis!!