How to Share Yi Camera Video with Someone

Even though I have owned a few of these for several years, I never knew live video could be shared with others.  It’s not too hard but also not terribly straightforward.  This article will show you how to share Yi camera video with a friend or family member. Now, obviously, an easy way to do this is to provide your logon credentials to the person you would like to share your video with.  This method has a few shortfalls.  By giving the other person your logon credentials, they can alter your camera settings.  They can also see every camera in … Read more

Hands On Review of the Blink XT Home Security Camera

The Blink XT Home Security Camera System is the second generation and the improvements put this over the top as one of our favorite outdoor cameras.  Improved video quality, a rugged outdoor build, decent app and a built-in thermometer that’s actually accurate.  What’s not to like? We encountered the first generation from Blink two years ago.  The Blink Home Security System was a decent wireless camera but was still a work in progress.  Blink has come a long way with the XT fixing most of the shortcomings and making this a very easy camera to setup and use. Software You … Read more

Managing Arlo Alert Notifications

I recently read that the average American checks their phone 80 times a day.  I’m probably one of those average Americans.  Amazingly, despite the extreme frequency, every time I check, there are new alerts.  A lot of them come from the large number of home security cameras that are installed.  So let’s dive into how to manage Arlo alert notifications.  We’ll look at what’s important and how to ensure you only receive alerts that are vital. We are big fans of Arlo.  We loved the Arlo Pro and Arlo Q.  Everything discussed within applies to all three with the exception of … Read more

Wyze Cam Pan is a Feature Packed Bargain

The Wyze Cam Pan is a new concept from Wyze Labs.  We’ve previously looked at the Wyze Cam and then the Wyze Cam V2.  We were impressed with both for being bargain priced and feature rich. We got our hands on a Wyze Cam Pan.  It’s well engineered and the app works great.  Let’s take a deeper dive into our review. Software You can access the Wyze Cam Pan through an iOS or Android device.  This camera cannot be accessed from a web browser. Setup of the Wyze Cam Pan is easy.  Download the app and sign up.  After that, … 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