BT Smart Cam 100

BT smart cam

This was a very well-built bit of kit, that is extremely easy to setup and use. All that is needed is the camera unit and the power supply that comes in the box, along with the user guide which is exceptionally simple to follow.

First you have to download the app to the devices that you want to run it on, this can be as many you as little as you want.  Plug in and turn on the BT Smart Cam 100 to the set up position. Then your mobile devices will use the wi-fi connection and find the BT Smart Cam and connect with it. Only now you open the app and select yes to connect.  Once you have completed this remember to switch the BT Smart Cam to camera. Its that simple.

Once your logged onto your BT home monitor account you can set up the camera to alert you to any motion or the fact that something might not be quite right back at home when you’re out and about giving you safe piece of mind.

You can log in online and see live video feed and recorded if needed and save the video to your device if something is happening at home.

The picture quality is brilliant in both normal light and infrared red and you also have the choice to have sound or not.

It can be mounted to a wall with screws and fittings provided or just left to stand on a side.

The wireless range is also great and 15 to 20 meters from the router.  There is a small delay in relaying the live picture but this does not have any effect on the use.

The camera has infrared LED’s that means that the vision in the dark is great, I found that you could clearly see about 5 meters in the dark and the picture was still as good in the day.

I feel that the BT Smart Cam 100 is an outstanding product, great as a gift for the tech loving person on birthdays or christmas or if you’re worrying about your home when you’re away at work or no holiday

TalkTalk Homesafe Review

Some readers may know, but we are working with TalkTalk this year. Trying out all they have to offer and this time we have been looking at TalkTalks Homesafe, their very own all round internet security.


Now with the girls growing up and devices being so readily available and easy to use, internet safety is important to us. Especially they amount of time the kids are online playing games etc.

Homesafe is great, its built in so it protects all the devices that use the internet in the home. So even whilst surfing a my mobile, I am still safe. Its free for all TalkTalk customers, so no expensive licensing fees or renewal. With it being built in it also means there’s no complicated programmes to set up, it just takes a couple of clicks on your online account and away you go.

The dashboard is really user friendly, with simple easy to understand options and many thing like virus notifications, homework time and kids safe having simple yes or no options. Meaning its easy to turn off and on when the kids aren’t around.

Always handy.

From spyware protection to email do’s and don’ts, this simple built in programme can protect the entire home via just one quick click online.

The Hubby recently obsessed about having protection for his phone, being a big gamer he downloads many roms to play and was often worried about what could happen to his beloved phone. Needless to say, he got some antivirus for his phone, one that took up loads of memory and slowed the thing right down. But now thats not an issue with HomeSafe, because its built in, it means it can protect anything that logs onto the wireless.

I know with the girls getting older so quickly, the other features like homework time and kids safe will come in handy, ha, I am one step ahead for a change!