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Weiser Premis smart lock review

By Erin L / September 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Weiser Premis smart lock review

Does the idea of a smart door lock scare you because, hackers? I took the leap into smart Wi-Fi door lock so you didn’t have to. My review of the Weiser Premis smart connected door lock with Apple HomeKit connectivity.

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D-Link Omna home security camera review

By Erin L / July 8, 2017 / Comments Off on D-Link Omna home security camera review

Home security cameras can do more than spy on creepy neighbours. Want to know if kids made curfew? Did the lawn guy arrive on time? Read our review: D-Link Omna home security camera.

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Ring Stick Up Camera Review

By Erin L / February 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Ring Stick Up Camera Review

If you’ve ever wanted to watch over your property, you know security systems can be complicated and expensive. But things are simplified with the arrival of the Ring Stick Up Camera.

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Smart keyless travel lock – Locksmart by Dog & Bone

By Erin L / January 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Smart keyless travel lock – Locksmart by Dog & Bone

Travel locks get a bad rap; either they’re too puny to be protective, or they’re easy to pick. Or perhaps you’re the type that is always misplacing the key or forgetting the combination, while you’re a million miles from home. Smart travel lock uses no keys, no combinations A solution is digital locks. I’ve written…

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This cable keeps snoopy spouses & grabby kids at bay

By Erin L / April 19, 2016 / 2 Comments

Ever wonder if your spouse if sneaking your phone while you’re asleep? Have you caught your kids sneaking into your room to recover their grounded technology? This new cable might be able to help.  The Skross Buzz cable will vibrate and sound an audible alarm if unplugged. It could also come in handy if you’re…

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New Ring Video Doorbell has smaller design, adds Live View

By Erin L / March 18, 2016 / Comments Off on New Ring Video Doorbell has smaller design, adds Live View

Ring, makers of the very popular and easy to use Video Doorbell, are rolling out a brand new gadget dubbed Pro. Made as an upgrade from the existing doorbell, the new Pro version is smaller and slimmer than the original,  and has advanced features, like Live View. Ring says the ability to peek in on…

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No key? No problem! Digital padlock opens via your phone

By Erin L / January 3, 2016 / 3 Comments

Who hasn’t momentarily forgotten their combination on a padlock at the gym, the back gate, or on the shed? I’ve misplaced (or outright lost, forever) the key to the padlock on my bike, meaning I need to both buy a new one, and find some bolt cutters to take care of business. Now, a new…

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Spy on your pets? Watch over your kids? Record intruders? New Myfox camera can do it

By Erin L / October 23, 2015 / 1 Comment

 Personal use cameras are becoming much more popular. From dash-cams in cars, to smaller home security cameras, it’s now easier than ever to monitor your environment for security, safety, curiosity, or to keep an eye on pets or children. That’s the premise of the Myfox home security camera. This device is described as a “high…

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Okidokeys Smart Lock: Great idea that needs some work – Update: Okidokeys responds to review

By Erin L / July 10, 2015 / 9 Comments

** I originally posted this review July 10.  On July 14 Okidokeys posted a comment below regarding this review.  It was quite surprising, because for one they called a Tweet I sent “inflammatory”, and for another they imply the facts of this review are not accurate, and in essence that I lied. I’ll respond to…

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3 Minute Video Review: Ring HD Video Doorbell

By Erin L / July 1, 2015 / 1 Comment

You might wonder why you’d need a video doorbell.  After all, old fashioned doorbells work fine, and then there’s really old school: knocking. You might be surprised at how versatile and handy the Ring Video Doorbell is.  Combine that with how absolutely fast and easy it is to set up and you’re ready to start…

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