Home automation is emerging as one of the primary drivers in the rising popularity of the IoT (Internet of Things) concept. Popular home automation / smart home technologies include programmable thermostats (such as Nest and Honeywell Lyric) and remote controlled lights (such as the Philips Hue). IP cameras have been around as a security solution for quite some time, but they have not traditionally been included in the IoT discussions. As the smart home concept gains popularity, these three product categories are set to experience rapid growth. Netgear is building upon their VueZone purchase by introducing the next generation wire-free cameras under the Arlo brand name. Simplicity and ease of use are primary drivers for the adoption of the VueZone family of cameras. Important updates...

Western Digital Targets Surveillance Storage Market with Purple Hard Drives

Western Digital's campaign to delineate hard drive market segments and the accompanied colour-based branding has proved to be very popular. The Red drive lineup for the SMB / SOHO...

29 by Ganesh T S on 2/25/2014

Linksys Introduces 2-bay Marvell-based NVR for SMBs

The last few years have seen a rapid rise in popularity of network attached storage (NAS) systems. Coupled with the increased interest in IP cameras for surveillance, this has...

11 by Ganesh T S on 2/5/2014

Dropcam Pro Targets Improved Video Quality, Includes Connected Home Play

The consumer surveillance / home video monitoring industry is just starting to take off. Dropcam (started in 2009) seems to be in the right place at the right time...

12 by Brian Klug on 10/10/2013

LenovoEMC PX2-300D Network Video Recorder with Milestone Arcus VMS

Over the last few years, we have been working on improving our coverage of network attached storage (NAS) devices. The focus has been on performance, usability and reliability in...

16 by Ganesh T S on 7/26/2013

ZyXEL Launches Cloud-Enabled HD IP Surveillance Cameras

ZyXEL announced the retail availability of the two latest members in its IP camera lineup today. With 'cloud' being all the craze it is right now, the units carry...

4 by Ganesh T S on 3/6/2012

Dropcam HD: Cloud Based Home Surveillance Goes Mainstream in 720p

Dropcam's innovative cloud based home monitoring system was reviewed by us back in August 2010 and we came away satisfied with the innovative take of a young startup on...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2012

Compro IP 70 Network Camera Review

Surveillance cameras are increasingly moving away from the analog to the digital domain. Advances in image and video processing silicon, emergence of efficient video compression standards and abundance of...

16 by Ganesh T S on 7/28/2011

Compro Technologies IP540 PTZ Camera

There are currently many choices in IP cameras for those looking to monitor their homes and business locations. Today we are looking at an IP PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera offering...

37 by Cameron Butterfield on 10/12/2010

Dropcam Echo : Home Security Meets the Cloud

The last couple of years have seen the introduction of many security cameras aimed at the consumer market. However, mass adoption remains elusive due to complications in getting the...

24 by Ganesh T S on 8/11/2010

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