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TrackNet Tabs review: Security and location tracking in one very capable system


Ever wonder what would happen if you combined a basic security system with the tracking power of a gadget like Tile? Tabs, a new system from TrackNet, aims to meld the two in a bid to simplify the often complex world of smart-home management. And for the most part, it pulls it off.

5 Smart Security Systems To Keep Your Home Safe When You're Away

Forbes - Tech

The home is becoming more and more connected, and there are a ton of devices out there aimed specifically at making it more convenient to control lighting and appliances. But connected devices can do more than simply make things a little more convenient -- they can also help keep you and your home safe and sound. There are a ton of smart security products out there, all aimed at tracking and recording your home, specifically at night and when you're not at the home. There are cameras, window and door monitors, alarms, and more -- and all can be used in conjunction with a smartphone app and sometimes with other smart home devices. If you're in the market for some smart home security products, there are a few things you should consider.

Arlo's Security System has a keypad you can activate with a tap of your phone


Many security systems come with sensors you can attach to your home's windows and doors to monitor for break-ins. One of the limitations of those devices is that they typically only include one monitoring function. In the long run, that's something that can cost you extra money if you move and end up with too many of one sensor and not enough of another. Security camera maker Arlo may have an elegant solution for that problem. At CES 2022, the company introduced a security system that includes an all-in-one multi-sensor with eight monitoring functions.

Arlo is planning a smart-home security system


Add Arlo to the list of companies selling a DIY-install smart-home security system. The company, best known for its security cameras, will launch its system in the second half of 2019 and it's centered around a clever all-in-one sensor unit. The Arlo Multi-Sensor packs a magnetic sensor for detecting doors and windows opening and closing, a passive infrared sensor for movement detection, a moisture sensor for detecting water leaks, a temperature sensor, and a microphone. That last one is capable of identifying the sound of a smoke or Carbon Monoxide alarm and, if it hears one, alerting the user to it effectively brings app alerts to older, non-smart detectors. The little device adds a considerable amount of flexibility to a security setup.

Ecobee's Ecosystem Is an Easy Way to Embrace the Smart Home


As a new homebuyer headed down the path of home automation, I knew as much about modern thermostats, smart bulbs, and security systems as my golden retriever. Even after hours of Googling, the smart-home landscape was pretty confusing. Despite all efforts to make the internet of things (IoT) speak the same language, there are still various compatibility nightmares. So I was happy when I learned that one company, Ecobee, did (almost) everything I wanted. Ecobee, via an Alexa-integrated smart thermostat and security system, has made my house both safer and more comfortable.