Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

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

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Guardzilla 360 review: This security cam monitors an entire room, but its unpolished app spoils the experience

The panoramic view is unique, but the accompanying app is poorly designed and subject to frequent crashes.

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD review: The first HomeKit-certified security camera

The Omna plays nice with other HomeKit accessories and Siri commands.

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Link-U security camera review: 4G connectivity and battery backup let this camera deliver security anywhere

Its ability to run on LAN, Wi-Fi, or LTE connectivity and to draw via power over ethernet or its onboard battery means this security camera can go wherever you do.

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Awair Glow review: This air monitor smartens your "dumb" appliances

The Glow activates conventional fans, air conditioners, and other appliances in response to changes in your home's air quality.

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Brinno SHC500 Peephole Camera review: Peep your porch with this hidden camera

This security camera replaces your peephole.

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Honeywell Lyric C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: A smarter security camera

The C2's smart sound alerts can tell you when your smoke alarm is going off and when your baby is crying.

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Zyxel Aurora Cloud Access Camera review: This is a good camera that's hobbled by app issues

This home security camera has some nice features but it's a few app updates away from greatness.

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VTech VM5271 Expandable Digital Video Baby Monitor review: A better baby cam

With customizable alerts and a library of lullabies, the VM5271 is like a high-tech nanny for your nursery.

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Ezviz Mini Trooper review: Weatherproof and wireless security

This indoor/outdoor camera offers strong security monitoring in an easy-to-install package.

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Ring Stick Up Cam review: A companion camera for the Ring Video Doorbell

The weatherproof outdoor camera lets you keep an eye on the rest of your property.

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TP-Link's Kasa Cam is the company's first home security camera

The 1080p home security camera joins TP-Link's Kasa Wi-Fi smart plugs, smart bulbs, and in-wall switches.

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It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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Geeni Vision 720P Smart Camera review: A basic and budget-friendly home security camera

Though short on advanced features, this less-than-$100 security camera is long on ease of use.

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Reolink Argus review: An adaptable and affordable home security camera

This completely wireless indoor/outdoor camera delivers just the essential security features for a modest price.

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Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free

This indoor/outdoor security camera runs on batteries and a cellular connection, It doesn't need to be in range of your Wi-Fi network.