How to Remotely Reboot a Modem or Router When You’re Away

It happens to everyone.  You’re on vacation or simply not at home for an extended period and all of a sudden, your home security cameras aren’t accessible.  Turns out your modem or router needs to be restarted.  Problem is, you aren’t there, and won’t be for days or months.  So, that’s our topic for today.  How to remotely reboot a modem or router. The Scenario You’re a thousand miles away from home an want to check the action on your security cameras.  Open the Nest app, or the Arlo app.  It says camera is unavailable.  Well, if you followed some … Read more

LTE Home Security Cameras when WiFi isn’t Available

The expansion of LTE connectivity will have profound effects on how you connect to the internet.  Hopefully, consumers will benefit from greater competition in the internet connectivity space.  More competition will hopefully mean better connectivity, faster speeds and lower prices.  No longer will you be held to a monopoly controlled ISP space.  Cellular companies like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will be able to compete with companies like Comcast, Time Warner and Charter Communications. For LTE to be fully mainstream for home connectivity, home LTE modems will be in place the same way a cable modem exists today.  You will also … Read more

How to Add Google Assistant to Nest Cam IQ

Google finally added Google Assistant to Nest Cam IQ.  Not sure why they haven’t done this before nor why they just chose this model.  Ideally, it would have been great if they added it to the more mainstream Nest Cam Indoor.  Nest has stated they will not add Google Assistant to their outdoor cameras for privacy reasons.  So for now, those fortunate enough to have the Nest Cam IQ can benefit from the integration of Nest Cam IQ. Why Add Google Assistant to Nest Cam IQ? Google Assistant is similar to other personal assistants like Siri or Alexa.  You can ask Google … Read more