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Dov Pavel

Dov Pavel is a tech enthusiast who reviews and installs home automation through the lens of a shomer Shabbat consumer. Pavel is not a halachic authority and readers should consult their own rabbi as needed. Pavel can be reached at (609) 493-7468 or [email protected].

Articles by Dov Pavel

The Lord and the Ring

Last time we discussed the various versions and features of the Ring Doorbell. We analyzed the different motion detection methods and raised the question of

Ring in the New Year, Part Two

Last time, we began the review of the Ring Smart Doorbell. We discussed installation, placement and the potential lock-in to the Amazon smart home ecosystem

‘Ring’ in the New Year

Let’s ring in the New Year with a review of the Ring Doorbell. As smart doorbells become increasingly popular, I have noticed the Ring appear

Don’t Mesh With the WiFi

Amazon last week announced the purchase of mesh WiFi-maker Eero for an undisclosed amount. A lesson we all should have learned by now is that

Streaming Jewish Music

When our children were younger, my wife would take them on Rosh Chodesh to the Judaica store to purchase a new CD. There were certainly

Muting Your iPhone When Entering Shul

Last time, we discussed the two issues we all face regarding tefillah and smartphones. The first is stopping your phone’s notifications from disturbing your own

A Wyze Camera for Shabbat

Part II In my previous column, we looked at the Wyze Cam smart camera, which retails for $19.99 at www.wyzecam.com. We discussed the camera’s robust

A Wyze Investment in Security

There are many smart security cameras on the market. Nest is a popular brand offering camera at $199 and $299. Netgear, another popular brand, offers