Items tagged with home security

Google is looking to make home security cheaper and easier to setup using wire-free options, smart alerts, and enhanced privacy via a line of new next-generation of Nest Cams and Doorbell. With these new products, Google is taking a hard swing at Amazon with its Ring family of products. Google Nest Cam Kicking things off is the next-generation Nest Cam, an indoor or outdoor camera that comes with a rechargeable battery. This wire-free solution allows you to put the camera wherever you may need it at a moment's notice. From keeping an eye on the kids inside or watching the front door for a delivery while you are away, you can move the camera by simply pulling it off the base and attaching... Read more...
Home security is very much at the forefront of many people’s minds these days and some are turning to smart home security solutions. Ecobee recently introduced its Haven home monitoring platform, SmartCamera with voice control, and SmartSensors for doors and windows. The company's hope is that the new products and platform will provide users with a “frictionless” home security solution. Ecobee has offered their SmartThermostat, basic SmartSensors, and other products for several years. The company realized that consumers were “using ecobee SmartSensors and solutions like IFTTT to basically hack together security systems.” Ecobee decided to offer a more robust system... Read more...
Home security will be a little more convenient for Amazon Echo Show owners. According to a new blog post on the Amazon Alexa Development site, users will be able to view live video feeds from their smart home cameras on their Echo Show through the Smart Home Skill API. Soon you will be able to determine whether there is a Girl Scout selling delicious cookies or an annoying solicitor at your door, without ever having to leave your chair. Users will be able to say things like “Alexa, show me the front door camera” and get an instant live video feed. The API uses the standardized Alexa language model, so Alexa will be able convert the user’s request into a directive and send that directive to their... Read more...