How to Insert a Micro SD Card into a Yi Outdoor Camera

Adding a micro SD card into a Yi Outdoor camera is an inexpensive way to increase the amount of video that can be accessed with the app.  It’s also the only way to view motion events when the internet is not available. After purchasing one of these cameras, you will find a very sparse set of documentation.  Of equal importance is that very little additional documentation exists online.  How to insert a micro SD card into a Yi Outdoor camera is a fairly hard topic to uncover.  We thought it would help to write an article on the topic. Selecting … Read more

How to Attach an Arlo Camera to a Gutter or Soffit

Arlo has been one of our favorite home security camera manufacturers for a long time.  They make excellent outdoor cameras that are truly wireless.  The challenge is finding  a way to attach these to your home or business in an advantageous location.  By that we’re talking about somewhere high enough to see the terrain and provides a secure attachment.  Somewhere like a rain gutter or soffit. It’s worth noting that the cameras we’re referencing in this article are the wireless outdoor types from Arlo.  We’re talking about the Arlo Smart Home Camera, Arlo Pro, Arlo Ultra and Arlo Pro 2. … Read more

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

Preventing Arlo Camera Theft

Arlo makes a great camera.  What’s not to like?  Maybe the fact that the cameras can be easily removed and stolen?  Today, we discuss how to prevent Arlo camera theft. We have previously written several articles praising the Arlo lineup including our review of the Arlo Pro.  The cameras are 100% wireless.  No power cables and connected via WiFi. The Arlo Mounting System The mounting system is one of the easiest to use.  Just paste or screw the mounting dome to a flat surface.  A photo of the mounting dome accompanies our article.  The Arlo camera attaches using the magnet … Read more

How to Attach a Security Camera to a Fence

Attaching a camera to a fence is easy to do.  Just need the right mount and the proper security camera.  Today, we’ll discuss both topics. There are a few important aspects to consider prior to moving forward.  Wireless signal reception, power considerations and attachment methodology are unique challenges whenever you want to keep watch remotely from a home of office. Camera Placement There are a few things to take into account.  The first is placement in terms of getting useful surveillance video.  The camera needs to be able to see what you want to monitor so getting the right angle … 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