How to Hide Home Security Camera Cables

Most home and office security cameras come with extra long power cables.  Sure, you can avoid the cable altogether with a camera such as the Arlo Pro, but more often than not, owners of security cameras have a power cable attached.  To make it worse, they are really long and (usually) really white.  Not a good match for the house decor. The included photo has two Wyze Cam cables going to different cameras.  Big long winding cables.  Today’s article will discuss ways to manage these long cables.  We’ll look at ways to hide the cable, and how to make it … Read more

Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector Hands On Review

Faithful readers of our HomeCamCafe site know we like to stray from our traditional home security camera articles once in a while.  So today, we’ll talk about the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector. Reasons for Having the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector Why do you need one of these?  Those that have experienced a leaking hot water heater can appreciate the advantage of knowing there’s a leak as soon as it hits.  A delay can be very costly. How costly?  Going back 15 years ago, I owned a condo at the Jersey Shore.  On April … Read more

Wyze Cam V2 versus Wyze Cam V1 Hands On Comparison

We finally got our hands on the latest upgrade to the very successful Wyze Cam.  It’s called the Wyze Cam V2.  Except for a very slightly different finish on the casing, it looks exactly the same as the original Wyze Cam.  However, the changes are all under the cover with better internal hardware and software features. A review of the Wyze Cam V1 was published on our site back in late 2017.  We were impressed at how good the camera was for the price.  Was it as good as the cameras costing ten times the price?  No.  But for the … Read more

Zmodo 1080p Pan and Tilt Camera is a Good Value with an Unusual Option

The Zmodo 1080p Pan and Tilt Camera is a solid WiFi entry from a familiar company.  Our prior experience with Zmodo has been positive.  They market cameras that are very competitively priced and couple it with a reliable, easy to use smartphone app.  Too often, we see competitively priced cameras, but fails on the app.  Not the case with Zmodo as the app and hardware are both solid. Our prior Zmodo reviews include the Zmodo EZCam Pro and Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Camera.  The Zmodo 1080p Pan and Tilt Camera shares the same app so there’s no need to install … Read more