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Yes, we were really dreaming then and no one could have blamed us for doing so. We figured that we would have earned it all by the time that we were ready to retire but who could have forecasted what started to happen late last year?Who could have foretold that in the matter of just a few months all of our dreams would come crashing down and by the time this is all over retirement would be adopting a new meaning?There was a time that the word retirement meant the fulfillment of dreams unrealized but these days this cherished word now means continuing to toil away just to keep one's head above water. I am afraid that the reality is going to be very different for the majority of us by the time this is all over. A new and more somber reality is going to take the place of golden dreams; one that will probably be comprised of working longer and harder, more funds needed to fulfill those dreams of ideal homes and once in a lifetime trips, plus more careful financial planning to satisfy the needs of both parents and kids. Yes, a more harsh reality is awaiting us at the end of this tunnel. I am going to leave you with a very insightful reference to check out.

alarm installers

01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

We had some issues during our nighttime tests – as objects close to the camera were washed out by the LED – but nothing that would be a deal breaker for most home security scenarios. We especially like the simplicity of Nest's mobile app, which makes it relatively easy to set up the camera using a QR code. The Nest app also lets you view videos and control other Nest products, and this model works with more smart home devices than other security cameras, including the August Smart Lock, IFTTT, Philips Hue and Scout Alarm. Nest Cam's audio records well enough for most people, but it wasn't as clear as the Foscam C2 and the Flir FX. Also be aware that you can’t schedule when the camera records. Nest Cam Indoor doesn't require a paid subscription to view live video, get sound alerts and motion alerts.

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01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

00MSRPYale Assure Lock SL YRD 256 at $250. 00MSRPFriday Lock at $199. 00MSRPLockitron Bolt at $99. 00MSRPWhen we reviewed the Ecobee3 in 2015 it earned our Editors' Choice for its sleek design, numerous features, and ease of use. We also loved the inclusion of a remote sensor to help reduce hot or cold spots in different rooms. We're happy to report that the new Ecobee4 boasts all the same features as it predecessor, and more, thanks to the addition of built in Amazon Alexa voice service capabilities. That means you can have the thermostat do everything that the Amazon Echo and its siblings can, such as control smart devices, shop, play music, and hear the latest news and weather, all using Alexa voice commands. Want complete wireless supremacy over the lights in your home?The Philips Hue line delivers with bulbs that let you control not only the intensity of the light, but also the color. It can get pricey, to be sure, but the Hue ecosystem has been around long enough that it works with just about every other system out there, from Alexa, to IFTTT, to Siri using the Philips Hue Bridge. Not interested in colorful lights but still want that incredible granular control over an all white bulb?Philips has the Hue White coming in at an almost bargain price, at least for smart bulbs. It even has bulbs you can use outdoors.