It’s been close to a decade since the Ooma Telo was released. This simple box plugs into your router and gives you instant landline voice telephone service, complete with a brand-new phone number. Now Ooma users can give the system a huge upgrade in the form of Ooma Home Security, which transforms the otherwise simple VoIP box into a surprisingly capable home security system.
Ooma’s basic VoIP service is “free,” although you still have to pay a few bucks a month in local taxes. You can also upgrade to the $10-per-month Premier service, which gives you more sophisticated calling features, including call forwarding, a second phone number, voicemail, and more. You must of course [...]
There’s no place like home for feeling safe and secure. It also helps when you have some sort of security system in place. If you’d like to keep an eye on your home and belongings no matter where you are, these four connected security cams can do the job and give you peace of mind.
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4.5 stars (outstanding)
THE GOOD From setup to shutdown, this all-in-one security device was an absolute delight to use.