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Google
Hands-on review: Google Nest Cam (Battery) and Nest Cam Stand
Almost eight years ago, Google purchased Nest Labs for a tidy sum of USD $3.2 billion who, at the time, specialised in smart thermostats and smoke detectors.
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Review
Hands-on review: The Google Nest Cam (2nd gen) and Nest Doorbell
Since 2014, Google has been churning out Nest products left, right and centre. We take a look at the Nest Doorbell and the 2nd generation indoor wired Nest Cam.
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Review
Hands-on review: D-Link Weather-Resistant Full HD Pro Wi-Fi Camera
The DCS-8302LH Weather-Resistant Full HD Pro Wi-Fi Camera is yet another addition to the legion of D-Link networked home security devices.
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Home security
Hands-on review: Swann Enforcer Security System
The 1TB hard drive is “set and forget” meaning you have free local recording for up to 12 months, “with no fees ever.”
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Home security
Arlo's latest Ultra security cameras now available in NZ
The Ultra 2 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera System is equipped with 4K video and HDR image recording, auto-zoom and tracking, and much more.
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Internet of Things
Swann home security kit recognised for innovation
The new 4K NVR Enforcer Kit was named a 2021 CES Innovation Award Honouree.
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Cybersecurity
Trend Micro Home Network Security - giving frazzled parents everywhere just that much more peace of mind
Trend Micro have announced the launch of Trend Micro Guardian, an app which “enhances the parental controls features of Home Network Security, and extends the coverage to outside the home."
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Surveillance
Hands-on review: Arlo rings my bell and offers Ultra + Security
With an easy-to-use interface and a variety of choices in settings, you’d be well advised to examine Arlo’s range of home security offerings.
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Home security
How to ensure your home deliveries remain secure
Online marketplace Secure Your World knows a thing or two about making sure deliveries stay secure.
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Surveillance
Blink XT2 surveillance cams patched after 'severe' vulnerabilities found
If exploited, the vulnerabilities could give attackers full control of an affected device, allowing them to remotely view camera footage, listen to audio output and hijack the device for use in a botnet.
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Christmas Gift Guide
Hands-on review: Protect your family from cyberthreats with ESET Smart Security Premium
Smart Security is an antivirus, anti-theft, and antispam module for Windows devices, and has additional features such as parental controls, file encryption, and parental controls.
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Internet of Things
IoT home connectivity on the up, as are cybersecurity threats
“This data helps us shed light on the global emergence of IoT and types of the security problems present in the devices real users own.”
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Smart Home
NordVPN: Are kids’ smart toys spying on you?
Any internet-connected toys that have cameras, microphones, or location tracking may put children’s or parents’ privacy and safety at risk.
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Smart Home
D-Link security cams vulnerable to spying
Security researchers at ESET have discovered serious security holes in the D-Link DCS-2132L cloud camera.
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: Stick Up Cam Battery
This is a battery-powered indoor/outdoor HD camera with two-way talk, night vision, and versatile mounting options.
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Smart Home
Amazon puts a 'Ring' on smart home surveillance
Ring’s slick products and marketing have certainly helped it to become synonymous with security systems like video doorbells, security cameras, floodlights, and smart home security automation.
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Surveillance
Hands-on review: D-Link DCS-2802KT Wire-Free Camera Kit
Burglaries are seemingly a fact of life. For the most part they are committed by faceless people who invade your space and go unnoticed. D-Link make it possible for you to interact with these folks on a deep, meaningful and personal level.
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Smart Home
Your neighbours are watching: Smart cameras out of control
People are installing motion-sensor cameras connected to their smartphones without realising they could be filming their neighbours illegally.
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McAfee
D-Link launches home WiFi router with robust parental controls
The WiFi router gives parents more control over their children’s internet activities – and how long they spend online.
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Physical Security
D-Link A/NZ launches new home wireless surveillance kit
The Omna Wire-Free Full HD cameras and accompanying Wi-Fi Hub offer a number of new features, including Alexa/Assistant support.
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Network Security
Safeguarding the home network in the age of connectivity
Financial fraud and identity theft are just some examples of the things that can happen due to a breach.
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Surveillance
Think like a burglar: The keys to better home security
Some of us are a laidback and trusting bunch - and many of us don't have a home security system.
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Ransomware
Going beyond antivirus with Trend Micro's Maximum Security
With the widening scale of cyber threats targeting consumers, its crucial that our security solutions simultaneously protect every type of device.
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Machine learning
Finally! Your very own AI chief of security
Every day a piece of science-fiction becomes real. Today, it's a cybersecurity offering that learns how to protect you without straining your CPU.