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Schlage Smart Deadlock Works With Android

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Schlage Smart Deadlock Works With Android

Android-using customers get another smart door lock option-- the Schlage Smart Deadbolt. The company also launches the Sense Wifi Adapter, a means to remotely control the smart lock.

As the flagship Schlage smart lock, the Smart Deadbolt was previously only compatible with iDevices. The companion smartphone app allows users to create up to 30 unique access codes, schedule when said codes are use and monitor past lock activity. The lock relies on keycodes, meaning it cannot be spoofed like some wireless systems can be, and uses Bluetooth to confirm the person entering the code is the one linked to the code in question.

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Ring Intros Spotlight Cams

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Ring Intros Spotlight Cams

Ring makes a trio of additions to the Floodlight Cam outdoor security camera line-- the Spotlight Cams, with models featuring either wired, battery or solar power.

The Spotlight Cams are similar to the Floodlight Cam, but feeature a different lighting system in the shape of LED panels that automatically turn on when the cameras detect motion. In addition, they also feature a 1080p camera with night vision, two-way audio and a 110 dB siren. User control and integration with other Ring products come through the companion Ring app.

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The Ezviz Wire-Free Mini Trooper

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The Ezviz Wire-Free Mini Trooper

Smart home technology vendor Ezviz takes on security cameras with the Mini Trooper-- a camera featuring a wire-free design ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

The Mini Trooper records 720p video through a 116-degree wide-angle lens, with storage via either microSD (up to 128GB) or the cloud through either wifi or ethernet. A companion mobile app allows users to both view recorded video and control the camera. Construction is weatherproof, and Ezviz says the battery lasts for up to 9 months on a single charge.

A base station allows users to control up to 6 Mini Trooper cameras (or other Ezviz cameras) through a single mobile device, be they wire-free, wifi or wired. The future will also see the addition of voice control through integration with Amazon Alexa devices such as the Echo Show.

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Hive Unveils Connected Camera

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Hive Unveils Connected Camera

British smart home vendor Hive is the next company to take on entry-level security with the Hive Camera, a product similar to the Nest Cam allowing users to monitor their home via companion mobile device app.

The company allows for 24/7 HD streaming, and can be controlled and accessed via mobile app. It also features built-in two-way audio, motion sensor, audio detection, night vision and a wide viewing angle. Customers can have it record all movement and log time and date, which is stored locally before viewing on the app. It can also zoom in remotely and produce one of three sounds (police siren, dog bark or ringing alarm) when triggered by a user.

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Ring Brings Video Doorbell 2

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Ring Brings Video Doorbell 2

Ring announces an update to its self-explanatory Video Doorbell-- the Video Doorbell 2, with features from the 2016 Video Doorbell Pro (namely 1080p video and motion-detection zones) and a rechargeable battery.

In comparison, the Video Doorbell Pro depends on wired power, making the Video Doorbell 2 an easier to install option. The rechargeable battery is swappable, allowing users to rotate batteries to keep the doorbell powered 24/7 without need for additional wiring. Of course, connection to an existing doorbell system remains an option.

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Logitech Presents Circle 2 Indoor/Outdoor Camera

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Logitech Presents Circle 2 Indoor/Outdoor Camera

Logitech announces a flexible security camera option-- the Circle 2, a smart camera designed for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as both wired and wireless use.

The Circle 2 is a small circular device with a 180-degree 1080p camera on one side and a smart connector on the other. The idea behind it is customers can set it up in different configurations according to the mount they use. Currently mounting options amount to four, with a  wall mount, battery mount, window mount or plug mount.

The camera is weatherproof, meaning it can be used anywhere once paired with a suitable mount (the mount is necessary, and the Circle 2 will not work without it). In addition, Logitech also offers accessories such as weatherproof extension cord and an extra rechargeable battery.

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Friday Labs Ships Friday Lock

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Friday Labs Ships Friday Lock

Following a 2015 crowdfunding campaign Friday Labs launches the Friday Lock-- a smart lock promising to be the "smallest and most stylish" retrofit option.

The Friday Lock features Bluetooth, wifi and HomeKit connectivity, and comes in a slender package in a range of finishes. The minimalist design lacks a display or any features making it look like a smart device, and interchangeable die cast metal shells fit with the rest of the house or room.

Installation involves a Friday Universal Baseplate the makers say requires no locksmith, while a Door Adapter Plate ensures a secure fit on doors needing longer tailpieces. The smart lock is powered with a battery able to run for up to 3 months between charges (via included USB charger).

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Clare Video Doorbell Ships

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Clare Video Doorbell Ships

Claire introduces a wifi HD video doorbell to the ClareVision+ line of IP surveillance cameras-- the Clare Video Doorbell, a slim unit installers can integrate with home automation systems using just 2 wires.

The Video Doorbell has an SD card slot for storage (up to 128GB), and is set to record on motion. It auto-configures for remote viewing via free ClareVision+ iOS and Android app, and the camera functions as a stand-alone device able to replace virtually any doorbell.

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Zyxel Intros Aurora Cloud Access Camera

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Zyxel Intros Aurora Cloud Access Camera

Zyxel announces a "lifestyle" camera-- the Aurora Cloud Access Camera, a means for customer to monitor their homes, with real-time mobile notifications adding an extra layer of security.

The Aurora has a "premium" image sensor able to capture high-resolution video under low-light conditions. A 4-in-1 design allows indoor mounting via stand, wall-mount kit and magnetic mount, while a smartphone app provides setup, recording schedules, motion detection zones, watching of live or recorded video, event notifications and speaking through the camera.

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D-Link Presents Omna 180 Camera

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D-Link Presents Omna 180 Camera

D-Link announces the availability of the Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310)-- a first HomeKit-enabled product in the Omna portfolio allowing users to check on their homes from their iDevices.

First seen back at CES 2017, the Omna 180 Cam HD carries a 1080p camera with 180-degree field of view, microphone and speaker with 2-way audio, infrared night vision and motion detection sensors in a cylindrical form factor. It stores video clips directly to microSDCX card, with no further subscription required.

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Blink Intros Outdoor Camera

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Blink Intros Outdoor Camera

Blink announces a first outdoor camera-- the Blink XT, a small 1080p wireless camera able to run for over 2 years on a pair of regular lithium AA batteries customers can place just about anywhere.

Like other Blink cameras the XT features a 110-degree field of view and uses the same mounting system, only with the addition of IP-65-rated construction and infrared night vision. It does need to be in range of a wifi signal, but once connected to the internet the camera provides Alexa integration and free cloud-based storage for the viewing of 5-60 second clips triggered by the built-in motion sensor via iOS and Android Home Monitor app.

Users can also pair the XT with indoor Blink cameras to create a home security network.

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