Using an Arlo Pro Camera Outdoors

The Arlo Pro HD Home Security System continues to be an excellent choice for those looking to deploy a versatile monitoring solution wherever there is a good WiFi signal. These cameras are good candidates for those in need of a truly wireless solution as it can run on batteries.  While many deployments of the Arlo Pro are indoors, they can also be used outside.  So today, we’re looking at how to use an Arlo Pro Camera outdoors. For purposes of the information contained in this article, it applies equally to the Arlo Pro and the Arlo Pro 2.  Same video and placement … Read more

How to Add a New Camera to the Yi App

We have been impressed by the Yi line of home security cameras.  Their lineup includes several reliable models such as the Yi Home Camera and Yi Home Camera 2 1080p.  Coupled with a solid app, these home security cameras will work well for most basic monitoring scenarios where a basic WiFi model is needed.  A recent relocation of a Yi home security camera from one geographical location to another prompted an interesting scenario of needing to add a new camera to the Yi App. We previously reviewed the Yi Home Security Camera and even recommended it as one of best cameras … Read more

Big Changes to the Canary Cloud Services Plan

On October 3, 2017, the Canary Cloud Services Plan has changed and (in our opinion) not for the better.  Let’s review what happened. The Canary All-in-One Home Security System has stood out as one of our favorite home security cameras since June 2016.  They made it even better in October 2016 when they announced increased archival limits and unlimited downloads.  This was a near perfect camera coupled with a near perfect free cloud plan. That all changed on October 3, 2017.  Much of what we loved about the Canary Cloud Plan was reversed.  And if you don’t know what options to … Read more