How to Extend the Range of an Arlo Pro HD Home Security System

We are big fans of the Arlo Pro HD Home Security System,  It’s our favorite wireless home security camera.  Like any wireless home security camera, you might be challenged by the distance of wireless connectivity.  Today, we are discussing how to extend the range of an Arlo Pro. Everything we discuss within this article applies equally to the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2.  So if you have the Arlo Pro 2, follow along because everything listed here applies to your camera as well. For those unfamiliar with the Arlo Pro, there are two connectivity components.  First is the wireless camera. … Read more

Using Power Over Ethernet for Nest Cam Outdoor or DropCam Pro

Power over Ethernet (also called PoE) is an alternative power source for a home security camera.  Power over Ethernet need a wired Local Area Network.  PoE carries power and data over the LAN network.  This means you can power your camera using an Ethernet cable A few home security cameras are PoE ready meaning they are ready to be connected without any additional accessories.  An example of one that supports Power over Ethernet is the Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 1080P POE Dome IP Security Camera.  A nice camera.  It’s weatherproof and supports a Power over Ethernet connection right out of the box. Naturally, the … Read more

Local Versus Cloud Security Camera Storage

A home security camera serves a few important purposes.  One is the capability to look into your property anytime and make sure everything is the way you left it.  Another good reason is to be notified when something moves that you didn’t expect.  But what if something goes amiss and you aren’t around to see it?  You need to see what happened a few minutes or a few hours ago.  That’s where the local versus cloud security camera storage discussion comes up. The local versus cloud storage subject is an important one that you should give some thought to prior to … Read more

Canary Flex 4G LTE Connectivity Steps In When Your Wi-Fi Cannot

Every now and then, an innovation jumps out that nobody else has.  That’s the case with the Canary Flex 4G LTE Mount.  This is new and exciting.  Nothing like this exists with any other home security camera. The Canary Flex is the company’s second generation of home security camera.  It’s an outdoor version of the highly regarded Canary All-in-One Home Security System. It seems these days, every home security camera is simply copying whatever the other has.  The last real innovative feature I had seen was cloud recording.  While I can’t recall where I first saw that, I’m fairly certain … Read more

How to See Further and More Clearly on a Nest Cam or DropCam Pro

A common challenge with any security camera is the ability to see as much as possible as clearly as you can.  On some cameras, the view is what it is.  Not so on a Nest Cam or DropCam Pro.  We’ll show how to see further on a Nest Cam or DropCam Pro and see it more clearly.  A few undocumented tips and tricks combined with our experience should help. Everything we discuss will work on a Nest Cam and DropCam Pro.  Both models share the same app and the few accessory recommendations work well with either camera. A Nest Cam … Read more

Selecting the Right Location for a Baby Camera

Purchasing the baby camera is the first step.  Selecting the right location for a baby camera then setting it up are the next steps and often the more difficult than the selection and purchase. We covered how to select the right baby cam in a previous article.  Be sure to read that article if you haven’t selected the right baby cam yet.  You can also put some thought to any benefits of a camera specifically marketed as a baby cam versus one that’s geared as a general home security camera.  The advice outlined in this article is applicable to either … Read more