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.

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116 thoughts on “CTV Tech Talk Home security gadgets

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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


  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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