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

Adding a micro SD card into a Yi Dome 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. Documentation isn’t easily available for many cameras these days and what you had might have made it’s way to the trash bin awhile ago.  So this article will show how to insert a micro SD card into a Yi Dome Camera as well as provide some suggested compatible Micro SD Cards. If you haven’t made your mind up … 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 Insert a Micro SD Card into a WyzeCam Camera

After you setup a WyzeCam home security camera, you will quickly come to realize the importance of video history.  Especially as it relates to periods of time longer than the 10-20 seconds stored in the cloud with each motion event.  We thought the topic of how to add a micro SD card into a WyzeCam would be a good one to discuss. A micro SD card is not included with the WyzeCam purchase.   So before discussing how to add a micro SD card into a WyzeCam, it’s worth discussing what kind of card you should get.  The WyzeCam supports up … Read more

Local Versus Cloud Security Camera Storage

A home security camera serves a few important purposes.  One is the capability to look into your property anytime and make sure everything is the way you left it.  Another good reason is to be notified when something moves that you didn’t expect.  But what if something goes amiss and you aren’t around to see it?  You need to see what happened a few minutes or a few hours ago.  That’s where the local versus cloud security camera storage discussion comes up. The local versus cloud storage subject is an important one that you should give some thought to prior to … Read more

Samsung SmartCam PT HD Security Camera Review

The Samsung SmartCam PT HD Home Security Camera is the camera we’ll be looking at.  This is Samsung’s first entry of the pan and tilt variety within their SmartCam lineup.  We have looked at a few other brands of pan and tilt on this site and were lukewarm on them due to a poor user app.  Let’s see how the Samsung SmartCam PT stands up.  As an important note, you may also see this camera refered to by the model number which is SNH-V6410PN. We have looked at a lot of cameras in the Samsung SmartCam series and have several in continual service. … Read more

Selecting the Right Micro SD Card for a Home Security Camera

Several home security cameras use a micro SD card for on-board storage of video events.  Three that come to mind are the Samsung SmartCam, Amcrest HDPro and Guardzilla home security cameras.  I like using a micro SD card as a means to access video archives resulting from motion events.  Unlike cloud services, the video archived to a micro SD card will stick around for as long as you don’t overwrite the card. We’re going to discuss selecting, and then using, the right micro SD card for a home security camera.  The brand of camera doesn’t matter much.  Most have the … Read more