Alex Brice

Alex Brice is an expert smart home enthusiast who has been using, reviewing and testing home automation products for over 10 years. His articles were referenced by major smart home media like TechCrunch, Cnet, Home Assistant Blog. His approach to testing and product review is to combine deep technical knowledge with consumer angle and practicality of home automation feature. You can engage with Alex by visiting his twitter account where he has a strong opinion and point of view on the smart home news.

Managed vs Unmanaged Switches (And Is It Needed for Home or Business Networks)

A good ethernet switch is key for performance in any network With the increased demand for speed, bandwidth, and security, many ask themselves if the investment in the managed switch is worth it This article looks at the main differences between managed switch vs unmanaged switches and key additional functionality you get with managed network …

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Guide to Zigbee Motion Sensors (And Why You Should Get One)

Motion sensors are key for home automation as they not only alert if there is an intruder but also automatically switch the light bulb etc. One very common communication protocol used in motion sensors that is Zigbee In this article, we have researched, tested, and reviewed more than eight Zigbee motion sensors and settled on …

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Why Businesses Should Have an AP (And Best Business Wireless Access Points)

Wireless access point are key to have a robust wireless network for the businesses Business APs allow you to manage your wifi efficiently with strong security and easy roll out We explain what is the key business functionality the wireless access points offer, and their advantages and disadvantages In this article we tested 4 main …

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Best Wireless Access Points to improve wifi speed and coverage

Wireless access points can significantly improve your wireless coverage while giving you more controls and security We recommend to enhance your network with access point in the majority of cases, especially if you have a big space to cover or many users In this article, we tested a few of the top brands on the …

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Reolink vs Lorex: Review of Two Best 8MP CCTV Cameras

Reolink and Lorex are two well-known smart security camera brands While looking for the best 8MP CCTV cameras, and are usually the two models one can choose from The main differences are around night vision range (Lorex covers 27m while Reolink covers 30m) and viewing angle (Lorex offers 88° while Reolink offers 97°). Our overall …

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Amcrest vs Foscam : Best Value Security Camera Brands Reviewed

When it comes to reliable security cameras, Foscam and Amcrest are not only two best-known brands, but often offering best value for money We compared flagship PTZ Surveillance cameras they offer, but the conclusions and comparison will be similar for other products The main differences revolve around their night vision abilities (Foscam covers 196 feet …

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Swann vs Night Owl: Comparing Top Mid-level CCTV Cameras

and bullet security cameras provide HD visuals with 4K or 8 megapixels resolution. Both POE cameras provide night vision up to 100 ft. but offers a different viewing angle. Swann works with EXIR LED IR to provide clear night vision and Night Owl boasts L2 Color Boost® Technology to record color video in low lights. Viewing the …

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Reviewed: Lorex vs Night Owl (Top Outdoor Bullet CCTV Camera)

Night Owl and Lorex are one of the main mid-range brands for CCTV surveillance systems. We focused on outdoor bullet cameras for this review but the majority of findings are relevant for other types of cameras from Lorex or Night Owl Overall, works great for personal use, while is better for commercial or business use …

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