Is it Worth Paying for a Blink Cloud Plan?

The time for a free ride on Blink’s cloud is over.  Kind of.  We’re going to look at the Blink Cloud Plan and figure out if you need it and if it’s worth it. Everything discussed is current as of September, 2022. Three Types of Blink Cloud Plan Free, Basic and Plus.  Those are the names of what’s offered. The Free Plan provides nothing beyond notifications and live streaming.  No video history is captured.  You get this by default. Basic comes at a cost of $3 monthly or $30 yearly per camera.  Video recording and photo capture comes with the … Read more

Is Wyze Spotlight for Wyze Cam v3 Worth It or Not?

The Wyze Spotlight for Wyze Cam v3 is an interesting low priced add-on for consideration.  We just got one and put it to the test.  Is it worth it or not? We’ve looked at several Wyze Cams in the past including the original Wyze Cam, Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam v3.  These were all excellent low priced security cameras. We especially liked the Wyze Cam v3 and this camera can also be used outdoors.  The addition of a spotlight is a great idea, especially when used outdoors. Illumination when motion is detected is a great help for those needing … Read more

Blink Video Doorbell Review

The Blink Video Doorbell was introduced a short while ago and is the Blink’s first generation of this device.  We have to admit, they did a really nice job at a very attractive price. We’ve looked at several Blink cameras in the past including the Blink Outdoor and Blink Mini.  Blink makes competitively priced security cameras with a long lasting battery.  They’re not the cheapest around, but certainly not the most expensive. This camera came in with some really nice features for the price. Like every other Blink camera (except the Blink Mini), this camera can attach directly to WiFi … Read more

How to Increase Battery Life on a Blink Camera

Blink has made dramatic improvements in application features and hardware since their first generation.  The current Blink generations such as the Blink Outdoor and Blink XT2 have stated battery life of up to two-years.  However, depending upon usage and even battery brand, you may not be achieving this.  We’re going to discuss how to increase battery life on a Blink Camera. Control the Motion A significant amount of motion recording is the top consumer of batteries.  Placing your camera where there’s a lot of action will trigger communication between the Blink camera and sync module hence sucking out more battery … Read more

Wyze Cam Outdoor Review

The Wyze Cam Outdoor was introduced a short while ago and answered a lot of customer’s requests in love with Wyze that wanted something for outside.  It checks a lot of boxes, and as usual, is bargain priced given the included features. We’ve looked at several Wyze Cams in the past including the original Wyze Cam, Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam v3.  These were all excellent low priced security cameras. We especially liked the Wyze Cam v3 and this camera can also be used outdoors. Unlike any prior Wyze models, this camera does not attach directly to a WiFi … Read more

Wyze Cam v3 Review

The Wyze Cam v3 is the third iteration of the company’s very well priced home security camera line.  It may look very similar to the previous generations but it’s vastly improved specs and outdoor usability make this a steal. We’ve looked at several Wyze Cams in the past including the original Wyze Cam, Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan.  Each had little to complain about, especially given the price point of each camera. Software You can access the Wyze Cam v3 through an iOS or Android device.  The video cannot be accessed from a web browser. The trend over … Read more