Michael Ansaldo

Freelance contributor

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

Nest Cam IQ review: Lots of exciting features, but the price tag triggers less-desirable emotions

Reolink RLC-422W home security camera review: Affordable, nearly vandal-proof outdoor security

Reolink RLC-422W home security camera review: Affordable, nearly vandal-proof outdoor security

With crystal clear video, 100-feet of night vision, and customizable motion alerts, this dome-style camera delivers peace of mind at a wallet-friendly price.

Canary View review: This budget-friendly Canary companion also makes a great standalone camera

Canary View review: This budget-friendly Canary companion also makes a great standalone camera

With the best features of the original Canary, the View is a solid security option with or without an All-In-One.

Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front
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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

Hive View review: Attractive design, average features

Hive View review: Attractive design, average features

This security camera's singular "grab-and-go" design stands out, but its feature set is too basic for serious DIYers.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner
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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner

Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.

Ooma expands its DIY home security system

Ooma expands its DIY home security system

Ooma Home additions include a smart video camera, smoke alarm, siren, and automatic arming/disarming.

Airthings expands its radon-detecting ecosystem

Airthings expands its radon-detecting ecosystem

The Airthings Wave Plus and Airthings Hub give users more visibility into their indoor air quality.

Canary to offer a budget-priced smart security cam: The $99 Canary View

Canary to offer a budget-priced smart security cam: The $99 Canary View

The home security company is also bringing Alexa skills and other new features to its product line.

The Schlage Sense smart deadbolt is getting Google Assistant support

The Schlage Sense smart deadbolt is getting Google Assistant support

One of our favorite smart locks soon be compatible with all three digital assistants: Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.

Amazon Cloud Cam review: The gatekeeper for Amazon's in-home delivery is a swell security camera

Amazon Cloud Cam review: The gatekeeper for Amazon's in-home delivery is a swell security camera

This Alexa-enabled camera is well-suited for any home-security scenario, and it has strong ties to other Amazon products.

Ella brings smart searching to home security cameras

Ella brings smart searching to home security cameras

A new deep learning engine from surveillance equipment manufacturer IC Realtime lets you tag and search relevant video footage using natural language.

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