How a Cloud Outage Effects Home Security Cameras

Cloud is where it’s at these days.  Everything is going to cloud.  Sometimes that’s a good thing.  Sometimes not so much.  Especially when there is a cloud outage. I read about a recent massive cloud outage on the morning of February 28, 2017.  I really didn’t think much about it and went on my way. Within the next thirty minutes, I began to receive alerts on my phone from a few of my home security cameras.  The alerts said that the cameras were not available. I didn’t expect that to happen.  I knew certain camera manufacturers were storing video history in the … Read more

How to Automate Using IFTTT for Oco Home Surveillance Cameras

I have found that Oco Wireless Home Surveillance Cameras are some of the most easily automated cameras available today.  How do you do that?  By using a service called IFTTT.  This is a free service that facilitates integration with devices and services such as gmail, your phone, Facebook and Pinterest.  IFTTT is an acronym for “If This Then That”.  You can do some very cool stuff with IFTTT for Oco cameras.  IFTTT isn’t owned by Oco.  It is independent of the devices that are supported. This article will show you how to integrate IFTTT for Oco cameras and highlight some of the automation capabilities. … Read more