How to Hide an Arlo Home Security Camera

Today, we’re going to give you some ideas on how to hide an Arlo Smart Home Security Camera, Arlo Pro HD Home Security Camera or Arlo Pro 2.  These cameras are similar in design so the concepts can be equally applied to both camera models. Why would you want to do that?  You don’t want any bad guys to see it!  In this article, we will look at a few places and methods to hide an Arlo Smart Home Security Camera. The magnetic dome that comes with the Arlo camera doesn’t lend itself to making it easy to hide the camera.  These mounts are … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Pro Product Review

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is the second generation product that addresses several shortcomings from the initial product. Like the previous generation, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro replaces your current doorbell.  Unlike the older generation, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro must replace your current hardwired doorbell.  This will not add a doorbell where there is no wiring.  Since the Ring Doorbell Pro is a higher end device, I can only guess that battery power wasn’t feasible.  This one needs an electrical connection from the house.  An understandable shortcoming. Software You can access the Ring Video Doorbell Pro with your Apple iOS … Read more

Nest Cam Versus Canary Home Security System

These are currently my favorite home security cameras.  The Nest Cam is the present leader in the consumer home security camera space.  However, Canary is on par with features and hardware quality.  I’m surprised that I didn’t compare these before.  So it’s time for the Nest Cam versus Canary All-in-One Home Security System comparison. We previously wrote detailed reviews on these cameras if you would like to read all about them first: Nest Cam Review Canary All-in-One Home Security System Review Let’s get to our head to head analysis. Software This category is all about the smartphone app, web app and camera firmware. … Read more

Foscam FI8910W Indoor Pan and Tilt Wi-Fi Camera Review

The Foscam FI8910W Indoor Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera was introduced several years ago and is still useful today.  This is one of those home security cameras that require some IT knowledge to setup.  Not for the technically challenged.  Somewhat similar to the Amcrest ProHD Home Security Camera which we recently reviewed, the software interface provides a wide variety of customization options which, in my opinion, aren’t presented in the most user friendly way. However, once I got past the user interface challenges, I found the Foscam camera to be a quality piece of hardware with a lot of usability. Let’s get to the … Read more

How to Keep your Home Security Camera Secure

A home security camera is a great tool for keeping an eye on your home or business.  You want to make sure that only those that have permission are the ones that are accessing your home security camera.  We provide some advice and tips on how to keep it secure. Some of our advice comes from good security practices that should be in place across your network.  Other tips come from personal experience in setting up my own home security cameras. Our intent with this article is to provide a high level overview of what you should do so that it’s … Read more

Sightline Adds Free Storage Capabilities to Nest Cam and DropCam

The words free and Nest were ones that I never thought I would type in a single sentence.  Well, in a surprising announcement (at least to me), Nest has announced a service called Sightline that provides free limited storage services to the Nest Cam and DropCam lines of home security cameras. Before getting into the specifics of this new feature, let me say that it’s very unusual for a company to add functionality to home security cameras that have been on the market for several years.  Yet, that’s exactly what Nest has done.  Nest has retroactively made Sightline available for DropCam … Read more