Tectonic shifts have shaken the home security industry over the past 15 years. Traditional, professionally installed and monitored systems like ADT and Comcast Xfinity, which have been around for decades in some cases, have been forced to make room for brash new competitors. Affordable and accessible DIY systems and standalone internet-connected devices like cameras , smart locks and video doorbells have all elbowed their way into the space and captured consumer attention. It's not just dedicated home security developers muscling into the industry, either. Tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple have acquired smaller security-focused companies and launched their own gadgets for years now. Smarten up Get the best reviews, videos and comparisons in CNET's Smart Home and Appliances newsletter. What's more, new technologies often mean new vulnerabilities, whether it's the rise in package theft that has accompanied Amazon delivery's explosive growth or the … [Read more...] about The best home security systems of 2021: From DIY devices to professionally monitored systems
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Today's security cameras come in a number of different styles, including video doorbells and outdoor cameras . Many of them have specialty features like facial recognition , free cloud storage and person alerts. When you're looking to keep an eye on everything when you're not at home, consider an indoor security camera . These range in price from $20 to several hundreds of dollars. I've highlighted a few of my contenders for the best indoor home security camera below to help guide your decision. Related links The top outdoor home security cameras Our favorite video doorbells The best facial recognition cameras Best overall Wyze Cam v3 (2020) Wyze E D I T O R S ’ C H O I C E Oct 2020 In a sea of costly security cameras, the $20 Wyze Cam v3 offers killer value. Couple that with its straightforward app, easy installation and solid performance, and this excellent home … [Read more...] about Best indoor home security cameras to buy for 2021
Amazon Echo Show 8 See at Amazon Amazon Echo Show 10 See at Amazon Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to smart home gadgets . Case in point -- despite its smaller screen and tinier footprint, we've been recommending Amazon's Echo Show 8 over its heftier sibling -- the second-generation Echo Show -- since the Show 8 debuted in November 2019. However, with the release of the significantly updated Echo Show 10 , we were curious if the midsize Show 8 could still hold its own against Amazon's flagship smart display . It wasn't as easy of a call as last time around. After all, the latest iteration of the Echo Show 10 ups the ante considerably. Not only does it offer significantly more screen space than the smedium -size Echo Show 8, it does something no other smart display on the market can do -- it moves. Smarten up Get the best reviews, videos and comparisons in CNET's Smart Home and Appliances … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Show 10 vs. Echo Show 8: Which Amazon smart display is better?