How to Attach a Blink XT to a Gutter or Soffit

We are big fans of the Blink XT.  It has a long battery life, provides an excellent video quality and has free cloud.  What’s not to like?  Maybe the bracket that comes with the camera.  It’s very limiting in terms of locations that you can use it.  Ideally, an outdoor camera should be located somewhere high enough to see the terrain and provides a secure attachment.  Somewhere like a rain gutter or soffit.  So we’re going to look at how to attach a Blink XT to a gutter or soffit. While our advice applies equally to the Blink XT and … 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 and Wyze Cam Pan.  Most of what we discuss in this article pertains to the traditional Wyze Cam although some of the concepts … Read more

Where to Best Position the Blink Sync Module

The Blink Sync Module is an integral part of this security camera package.  Optimal positioning the Blink Sync Module makes a huge difference in the effectiveness of the remotely distributed cameras.  This article will focus on where to put the Blink Sync Module and how to put it there. The Blink Sync Module is used on the Blink Indoor Home Security Camera and Blink XT Outdoor systems.  Unlike most wireless home security camera systems where the camera directly connects to WiFi, Blink cameras remotely connect to a centrally located device known as the sync module. Each camera connects to the … Read more

Yi Outdoor Camera is a Good Choice for Outside the House

Yi has been making home security cameras for several years and has finally entered the outdoor security camera market.  We had a chance to test out the Yi Outdoor Security Camera.  Good software, nice hardware design and a decent app help this camera to compare very favorably to other outdoor cameras on the market. We have looked at several other Yi models including the Yi 1080p Dome Camera and the Yi Home Camera. We found the Yi Outdoor Camera to be equally useful.  It shares the same app as the others and integrates without any issue without any additional learning … Read more

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. If … 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