Blink Mini Pan and Tilt Mount Adds a New Life to the Blink Mini

The Blink Mini Pan and Tilt Mount was released in 2023 to breathe more life into the already popular Blink Mini home security camera. We reviewed the Blink Mini and liked it a lot.  It’s bargain priced, has a lot of application functionality and is great for adding a wired option to the Blink arsenal. The Blink Mini Pan and Tilt Mount can point left and right and up and down.  It’s totally controlled from the application.  Blink lacks one of these cameras.  Rather than come out with a new camera, they introduced this mount.  For that already have the … Read more

How to Attach a Blink Camera to a Gutter or Soffit

We are big fans of the Blink line of outdoor cameras.  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 camera to a gutter or soffit. While our advice applies equally to all … Read more

A New Way to Attach a Nest Cam to a Window or Wall

Installing an outdoor camera can be a lot of work.  That’s why a lot of people purchase an indoor home security camera for outdoor monitoring.  They’re in for a surprise when they do this as it’s not as simple as pointing it out a window and leaving it there. Window Mounting Basics First, you need a good place to put it.  We look at a good solution for which is a window shelf for an indoor home security camera.  It’s a rather innovative way to attach a camera to a window. We have written extensively on the subject of using … Read more

Choosing the Right Home Security Camera Mount

Sometimes the right mount can spell the difference between a good home security camera and a bad one.  You can have a great camera but if you can’t place it where it can view the action, it’s a fairly worthless investment. A Mounting Problem We have tested a lot of home security cameras and returned a few because the way to use the camera was with the little table stand that came with device.  It amazes me how many manufacturers neglect this important aspect and miss out on a way to differentiate their cameras from the rest of the pack. … Read more

How to Make a Bean Bag Stand for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro

The title sounds a bit like an arts and crafts project, doesn’t it?  Well, today we’re going to make a bean bag stand for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro.  A photo of the completed bean bag stand for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro accompanies this article. With all of the alternative mounts available for a Nest Cam or DropCam Pro, why make a bean bag stand?  Good question.  This particular project came to be out of a unique monitoring requirement.  I needed to temporarily locate a camera  on a window ledge and give it some lift.  More lift than the stand included with … Read more

Wasserstein Nest Cam AC Outlet Mount Review

Today, we got a chance to review something a little different.  A way to hang your Nest Cam from an AC outlet. The Wasserstein Nest Cam AC Outlet Mount is an accessory that does exactly that. Sounds strange right?  Once you get it out of the box and try it, you will find it’s not really that strange, and in fact makes good sense.  Especially if you have an AC outlet that’s about 4 feet off the floor, such as above a kitchen counter. We have a photo of an empty Wasserstein Nest Cam AC Outlet Mount with this article so that you could see … Read more