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In some implementations, the smart device 204 includes a doorbell camera 106, and the doorbell camera 106 has physical features that can provide real time camera status information and/or audio/visual content that indicates or complements camera processing activity, to occupants of the environment without disturbing operation of the camera or the occupants. In some implementations, such physical features include a light ring that is provided at a periphery of a front cover, a periphery of a camera lens, or a periphery of a button on the doorbell camera 106, and is configured to be visible to occupants of the environment from a wide range of positions in the environment. For example, in some implementations, the light ring is configured to be visible in a range of positions that include at least areas of the environment that fall within the camera's field of view. In some implementations, the light ring has a plurality of individual lighting elements, each having associated lighting characteristics that are individually controllable to reflect local camera status and/or a camera processing state/operation. In some configurations, the controllable lighting characteristics include one or more of on/off state, hue, saturation and/or brightness/intensity. In some configurations, the lighting elements are controlled individually to display an overall pattern e.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

The smart home environment 100 may also include communication with devices outside of the physical home but within a proximate geographical range of the home. For example, the smart home environment 100 may include a pool heater monitor 114 that communicates a current pool temperature to other devices within the smart home environment 100 and/or receives commands for controlling the pool temperature. Similarly, the smart home environment 100 may include an irrigation monitor 116 that communicates information regarding irrigation systems within the smart home environment 100 and/or receives control information for controlling such irrigation systems. By virtue of network connectivity, one or more of the smart home devices of FIG. 1 may further allow a user to interact with the device even if the user is not proximate to the device. For example, a user may communicate with a device using a computer e.

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01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

One of the biggest advantages of getting security cameras is that you will be able to keep an eye on the entire house. This is why you always need to make sure that the cameras are placed strategically so that this objective is achieved. But this becomes difficult if you have to plan the positions of the cameras based on the electrical outlets of the house while you tackle with the wires which are the case for most security cameras including some wireless ones. But with the battery operated security camera, you can rest assure that you don’t have to think about this issue anymore. You have the independence of placing them anywhere around the house including outside of the house. This is one of the reasons which make them a top choice for people who want to keep their homes, garages, patio and every inch of the house safe.