Is it Worth Paying for a Ring Protect Plan?

Two of our favorite outdoor cameras are the Ring Video Doorbell Pro (as seen in the photo) and Ring Floodlight Camera.  Soon after installing and activating these cameras (or any Ring camera product), you will need to make a decision of subscribing to their paid cloud service.  Ring Protect is the name of the subscription service that provides extended video archives from a Ring Video Doorbell Pro or any of the other cameras that are offered by Ring.  Today, we discuss the plans in detail and help determine of they are worth paying for.  And yes, there is more than … Read more

How to Do a Factory Reset on a Nest Cam or DropCam Pro

Ever reach a point where there’s no hope in terms of your home security camera ever working properly?  Perhaps you received a used camera that someone else owned.  Recently reaching the point of despair on a DropCam Pro, it was time to do a factory reset.  Since documentation is sparse, we thought an article on how to do a factory reset on a Nest Cam or DropCam Pro would be worthwhile.  The same procedure also applies to the first generation DropCam and Nest Cam Outdoor. Background One of our DropCam Pro home security cameras stopped functioning.  Not sure why and … Read more

YI Dome Pan and Tilt Camera Hands On Review

We have been fans of the Yi line of cameras for at least a year.  We had a chance to test out the Yi Dome Camera.  Like the other models we have looked at, this one didn’t disappoint. We previously looked at the YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System and were impressed enough to name it our best value for 2017.  A very reliable and simple app coupled with a reasonable price made this an excellent value.  We had our hopes high for it’s pan and tilt sibling called the Yi Dome Camera. We recently picked one up and gave … Read more