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Jayden Brown
Jayden Brown

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"THE BREAKDOWN:I have been a 4-year user of Xifinity home security system. This system included a 6 door, motion, indoor camera and the original keypad and tablet keypad for arming and disarming your system"

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"Swann - Enforcer 8 Channel, 8 Camera Indoor/Outdoor 1080p Video, Wired Surveillance CCTV, once I read all of the information that came with the system it was easy to set up I think the hardest part of it for setting up the system was running the wires but once that part was done everything fell into place they say in the paper work to hook the system up to a HD TV but it will work with a 1920 x1080 monitor so long as there is an HDMI port.The picture that the cameras produce are very clear both day and night"

The backbone of a home security system is the base station. This unit communicates with all the security sensors and smart-home components in your house. Many connect to a home router, but if your base station comes with Wi-Fi or cellular support, placement is more flexible. Contact sensors are the first thing you should buy alongside the base station; these attach to doors and windows and alert you when they open. Other home security components include motion sensors, keypads, key fobs, cameras, glass-break sensors, and panic buttons.

If you opt to use security cameras, only consider models made by companies that provide robust security and privacy protections. Our top and runner-up picks include two-factor authentication, which does a good job of ensuring that access to your camera and video recordings is restricted. The Abode Smart Security Kit is the only one of our picks that currently makes it an option (the Ring and SimpliSafe systems require it).

SimpliSafe has announced 24/7 Live Guard, a service which will work exclusively with its new Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera. This battery-powered camera can distinguish between people and pets but also can be configured to directly alert a monitoring service. A service rep is then able to view alarms (which they can already do via Video Verification), and also communicate directly with the person who is being watched. A SimpliSafe base station and Interactive subscription are required to use both. The camera is expected to be available later this year; pricing for both the program and the camera is still yet to be confirmed.

The cost of a home security system varies depending on the number of devices and accessories included. A good starter system can be had for around $200 and should include a base station, a keypad, at least one door/contact sensor, and a motion sensor. Look for a system that allows you to start small and add on other devices and features as your needs change; contact sensors go for as little as $15, cameras can cost anywhere from $30 to $250, and so on.

The cameras stream in crystal clear 1080p quality, so you'll never have to squint just to see what's going on around your house. Always in direct contact with your mobile phone, Arlo can send you notifications when it detects movement or contacts emergency services for you (which you can program through its highly customizable app).

The best dash cams can have anything from one, two or even three cameras. Single camera dash cams record the outside view from your windscreen, dual dash cams add an inside facing camera which is especially useful for ride-share drivers like taxis, while three-camera dash cams are more for professional drivers clocking up the miles, adding an additional viewpoint from the outside of the vehicle, being especially handy for trucks.

The advent of rear-facing cameras (or complete kits that contain both front and rear) require a little extra installation, as these often involve cables that run from front to back. Expect some fiddly work involving the car's headliner to get these fitted correctly.

Dash cams record smaller snippets of footage, usually in increments of one to two minutes at a time. The cameras continually record over the oldest clip in order to keep the memory card from filling up as well.

When it comes to dash cams, don't take everything at face value. 4K video recording might feel crucial, but the quality across cameras can vary wildly - even Full HD video in some of the best dash cams can give sharper detail than that of 4K in lesser-quality offerings. 4K can also fill up memory cards really quickly.

If you want to record inside and outside your vehicle at the same time, then a dual dash cam is for you and be advised that the spec can vary a lot between these two cameras. There's plenty more to consider; ease of installation, ease of use, companion apps and bonus features like what3words. You can learn more through our buying tips at the end of this guide.

The Nextbase 622GW is a new flagship dash cam, and it's proven itself as the best dash cam you can buy right now. In our tests, it delivered much-improved video quality and better stabilization, along with the inclusion of what3words geolocation services for pinpointing stricken vehicles within a three-meter radius.

A built-in polarizing filter on the front of the camera can be rotated to reduce glare from windscreens, while digital image stabilization is another first for the dash cam market and helps smooth out those bumps and shakes caused by potholes and poor road surfaces.

Like its 522GW sibling, this model can be controlled via your voice with Alexa Skills, but it requires the accompanying smartphone app to work, which we didn't rate as the best we've tried. Despite new dual 2.4GHz + 5GHz Wi-Fi, we found that it still had trouble connecting with phones to transfer images and video clips.

Aimed at those who spend extended periods behind the wheel, the Nexar Pro is a dual-cam solution that can record video both inside and outside a vehicle. Comprised of two separate camera units connected by a cable, we found the setup to be pretty neat, even if it took up a fair bit of screen real estate.

Both cameras offer a 2560x1440 resolution and a wide 156-degree field of view. We found that footage was dependably impressive, with plenty of detail and decent dynamic range, even in dim and dark conditions.

The Nextbase 622GW flagship (see no.1) might be one of the most advanced dash cams you can buy, but the 522GW remains the best dash cam all-rounder. Thanks to a crisp 1440p resolution and wide-angle lens, it does the basics very well, but also throws in plenty of additional features.

At face value, the Viofo A129 Pro Duo is an unattractive dash cam with a cheap-feeling build and rudimentary hardware, plus installation is a fiddly process. But if you want a dual-channel solution at a good price, it does plenty to impress. Utilising a Sony Exmor R sensor, the front camera captures crisp 4K footage (3840 x 2160p) up to 30fps.

In our tests, footage captured out of the front camera was perfectly good enough in most scenarios. That said, it falls some way behind some of the market leaders, which now offer impressive 4K capabilities, excellent low-light capture and Wide Dynamic Range technology for all driving conditions.

The interior and rear cameras capture 170-degrees of action, thanks to a wide field of view, while that interior camera also uses six LEDs to assist with its infrared capabilities. Even in the darkest driving conditions, we found it easy to make out what was going on inside the car.

Both the display angle and camera lens are adjustable, so you can find the right position between road and driver. Full HD footage is shot in HDR at 30fps, delivering balanced exposure and enough detail to make number plates legible. The huge screen is useful for reviewing footage, but video itself suffers from noticeable stabilization wobble.

We then drive, at day and night, to test how the camera handles different lighting conditions, and ideally in varied weather too. The footage is then transferred to a smartphone or computer and viewed to check out the quality, and whether key details like vehicle registration plates are legible. This also gives us an opportunity to see how easy (or difficult) it is to view, transfer and save recorded footage.

Naturally, we cannot crash a vehicle to see how well the dash cam detects collisions. Instead, firmly tapping the dash cam can simulate a collision, allowing us to see what happens when footage is saved. It is also possible to trigger a recording by powering the camera with a portable battery and tapping it against our desk. It may seem rudimentary, but it works and keeps our insurance company happy.

Cyber Monday (and the week that follows) is a great time time to work through your holiday gift list (or your own gift list) as sales abound. And best of all, you can get a lot of your shopping done without even leaving the house, because all Cyber Monday sales are available online, so shopping just takes a few clicks. (Just remember to beware of package theft when you shop.)

The Sony Alpha a7 III is a great premium option for current or aspiring photographers or content creators. It is a full-frame camera. Many photographers prefer full-frame cameras because they offer more flexibility in terms of the depth of the shot, and they can capture sharper images and video. For video, the Sony Alpha a7 III records in 4K for the highest quality video. 041b061a72




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