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[MUSIC] The Ring Floodlight Cam is a $199 floodlight security camera hybrid. This outdoor device is designed to replace an existing floodlight. So you either need to be comfortable with electrical wiring or hire someone to handle Handle the install for you. The floodlight cam works over wi-fi and has a related app for viewing …

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Withings’ Home Plus camera promised to be among the first HomeKit-enabled live-streaming devices. Sarah Tew/CNET Withings has canceled the production of its Apple-HomeKit-enabled Home Plus security camera. A patent dispute between Apple and Withings parent company Nokia is the apparent cause, according to a report by 9to5Mac. Withings’ second-generation Home Plus camera was touted back …

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Ring’s $249 (£195, AU$330 converted) Floodlight Cam is a definite improvement over your typical outdoor security light. In addition to being equipped with two LEDs, this Wi-Fi device also comes with an integrated 1080p HD security camera. Sign up for motion alerts in the related Ring app, where you can also set activity zones, create …

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Chris Monroe/CNET Smart lock maker August today partnered with vacation rental site HomeAway to make it easier for owners to monitor their property — and for renters to access it. With an August Smart Lock and an August Smart Keypad installed at a HomeAway location, guests should now automatically receive a PIN code via the …

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Ecobee’s Ecobee3 Lite thermostat (pictured) works with Alexa, but the next-gen model reportedly has built-in Alexa capabilities. Chris Monroe/CNET The Amazon Echo and other standalone voice control devices are currently staples for controlling connected smart home gadgets. But that might change soon with the rumored Ecobee4 thermostat, according to a report today, April 17, by …

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Lookout/YouTube screenshot by CNET Lookout/Indiegogo screenshot by CNET At first glance, Toronto-based startup Lookout’s Lookout Charger is just that — a typical USB phone charger. But this unassuming device actually has a high-definition security camera hidden inside. Not only is the charger designed to capture footage of intruders discreetly, Lookout also markets its covert camera …

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Residential builder KB Home includes smart devices in their new constructions, like this Hunter fan. Photo by: James Martin/CNET So, if you want an LED light strip under your bathroom vanity — you can have it (for an additional cost, of course). Photo by: James Martin/CNET The beauty is that you don’t have to install …

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For US residential property developer and homebuilder KB Home, the biggest threat to business isn’t other builders. It’s resale. “We’re always differentiating against or compared to resale homes,” said Jacob Atalla, KB’s vice president of sustainability. “And this adds one additional layer of differentiation.” By “this,” Atalla is referring to technology, specifically a partnership with …

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re shopping for a home security system. That’s because it’s a massive, growing category that covers everything from professional firms like ADT and Vivint to standalone DIY devices like cameras, sensors and locks. Although those two camps are still pretty divided, we’re starting to see companies like ADT embrace …

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CNET Smart Home Security is a huge category, but don’t fret. We’re here to help you find a system that suits your home. 2:23 / September 16, 2015 Source link

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