How to Replace the Batteries in a Reolink Argus Home Security Camera

The Reolink Argus is a solid 100% wireless home security camera.  Unlike the majority of other cameras, this one is powered by batteries.  No A/C cable.  That means you need to periodically replace the batteries in this camera.  This article will discuss how to replace the batteries in a Reolink Argus home security camera.  We’ll also discuss how to prolong battery life and make a few recommendations for replacement batteries. A Reolink Argus requires four lithium CR123A batteries for power.  There’s a battery life indicator within the app.  The manufacturer predicts a battery life of 500 minutes of recording and up to … Read more

Reolink Argus Wireless Camera for the Great Outdoors

We have to admit, for a company we never heard of until recently, Reolink puts out some nice cameras.  The Reolink Argus checks in as a solid outdoor wireless camera.  It’s 100% wireless which means no power cable.  The wireless feature comes in real handy on an outdoor camera where an A/C outlet may not be available. (Disclosure:  Unlike most of the cameras reviewed on HomeCamCafe.com, this one was free from the manufacturer. The review is our honest unbiased opinion of the product and not influenced in any way.) This is the second Reolink camera reviewed on our site.  The Reolink … Read more

Reolink Keen Combines Pan and Tilt with Completely Wireless Connectivity

Once in a while we get to see some very unique solutions in home security cameras.  The Reolink Keen is one of those products.  It’s the first truly wireless pan and tilt camera we have seen.  We’re talking wireless on the power as well as connectivity. (Disclosure:  Unlike most of the cameras reviewed on HomeCamCafe.com, this one was free from the manufacturer. The review is our honest unbiased opinion of the product and not influenced in any way.) We’re always interested in looking at new products and were intrigued when Reolink asked us to look at their wireless entry.   … Read more

Arlo Pro HD Home Security System Takes Wireless to a New Level

I have always been impressed with the Arlo product line.  The Arlo Pro HD Home Security System sets a new level of excellence for wireless home security cameras.  While the video might be the same as the previous generation, everything else is drastically improved. Let’s take a closer look at all the improvements. Software You can access the Arlo Pro Home Security Camera System with your smartphone or via their web portal.  It’s the same app as the other two Arlo camera models and that’s great news.  Already have too many home security apps on my phone. The smartphone apps … Read more

Blink Home Security Camera System Review

I was real excited to get my hands on the Blink Home Security Camera System.  These cameras are made by a startup company that was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.  They have a lot of lofty product plans as they try to fit the product space that’s halfway between a home security camera and an affordable home security system. For those unfamiliar the differences between a home security camera and home security system, the latter is going to be able to accomplish some additional monitoring beyond motion or sound.  A home security system camera integrates environmental monitoring such as temperature … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Review

A common problem for those looking to monitor the outside of the house is finding a feature rich camera that can overcome the weather elements and power challenges.  The Ring Video Doorbell has a lot of that figured out.  The Ring Video Doorbell replaces your current doorbell or can be added as a brand new doorbell to homes that do not have a traditional doorbell connection. This is the first generation of video doorbell from Ring.  Unlike the second generation, only the first generation supports battery power.  The newer generation requires a hardwire. Software You can access the Ring Video … Read more