Wyze Lamp Socket Review and Tutorial

The Wyze Lamp Socket is a smart device that allows you to power your Wyze Cam v3 (or other cameras) and control your outdoor lighting from your phone. It is compatible with most light sockets and standard light bulbs, and it is easy to install and use. This is  nice solution for powering an outdoor camera when an outlet isn’t available.  You can also integrate smart lighting which is a unique perk. Use the Wyze app to control your light bulb remotely, set schedules, create rules, and link multiple lamp sockets together to make this a smart lighting system. How … Read more

myQ Smart Garage Camera is an Interesting Addon for Chamberlain and Liftmaster Owners

The myQ Smart Garage Camera is one of those niche security cameras that is best suited for owners of a garage door opener that works with the myQ ecosystem.  That’s primarily Liftmaster and Chamberlain. It’s a basic camera that integrates into the myQ application that allows the user to see what’s outside the garage door as it opens.  It aligns the video image into the history log to permit immediate reference of the associated video.  When we say immediate, we mean immediate.  That’s because without a video archival subscription, you cannot see past events. The myQ Smart Garage Camera has … Read more

How to Connect to a Device that Insists on a 2.4 GHz Wireless Network

We recently upgraded our wireless network to a Google WiFi System.  A mesh network system is excellent for improving coverage in a home or office.  One thing that practically many mesh networks do is combine the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands together under the same SSID.  For those unaware of the benefits, the 5.0 GHz band provides significant throughput improvements but only at short distances from the router. In the case of Google Wifi, the mesh network will typically prefer the 5.0 GHz network over the 2.4 GHz band.  Google WiFi has intelligence that determines when the 2.4 GHz bands will … Read more

Is it Worth Paying for a myQ Video Storage Plan

Seems like every camera manufacturer is making some extra coin by selling a cloud plan.  Liftmaster / Chamberlain has joined the bandwagon for their myQ Garage Camera.  Today, we’re answering the question of if the myQ Video Storage Plan is worth paying for? Everything discussed is current as of December, 2023. Any Chamberlain or LiftMaster Secure View Garage Door Opener with an integrated camera is eligible for the myQ Basic Video Storage Plan. What is the myQ Video Storage Plan? Want to watch video of why your garage door opened?  You need to subscribe to a plan.  Absence of a … Read more

Wyze Cam Pan v3 Review: Third Time is a Winner

The Wyze Cam Pan v3 is the third iteration of the company’s pan and tilt models.  When it comes to pan and tilt, this is the best you can currently get for this low of a price. We’ve looked at the original Wyze Cam Pan, way back in 2018.  We called it a bargain back then and it was.  Now here we are five years later and this upgraded model has included features that nobody thought was possible back then and especially not at this price. Let’s take a closer look at what this camera can do. Software You can … Read more

How to Hide a Wyze Cam

There are a lot of reasons to hide a Wyze Cam.  Most notable is that you don’t want an intruder to see it.  If the intruder sees the Wyze Cam, there’s a good chance it gets unplugged, smashed or stolen.  Fortunately, the Wyze Cam has a free cloud plan, so hopefully the intruder got in front of the camera before disabling or stealing it. We’re big fans of Wyze Lab products.  We previously reviewed the Wyze Cam v3 and Wyze Cam Pan.  Most of what we discuss in this article pertains to the traditional Wyze Cam although some of the … Read more