Wyze Cam v3 Review

The Wyze Cam v3 is the third iteration of the company’s very well priced home security camera line.  It may look very similar to the previous generations but it’s vastly improved specs and outdoor usability make this a steal. We’ve looked at several Wyze Cams in the past including the original Wyze Cam, Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan.  Each had little to complain about, especially given the price point of each camera. Software You can access the Wyze Cam v3 through an iOS or Android device.  The video cannot be accessed from a web browser. The trend over … Read more

Blink Outdoor Security Camera Changes Things a Bit

The Blink Outdoor Security Camera just came out.  There’s a minor improvement on the hardware specs from the XT2.  There is a significant change in how the video history is stored.  Along with that change is a new Blink sync module.  These last two changes go together in purposeful strategy which we will discuss a little later. We encountered the first generation from Blink over three years ago.  The Blink Home Security System was a decent wireless camera but was still a work in progress.  Seeing the opportunity for an outdoor model, the Blink XT was introduced and we liked … Read more

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

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 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

How to Attach a Security Camera to a Fence

Attaching a camera to a fence is easy to do.  Just need the right mount and the proper security camera.  Today, we’ll discuss both topics. There are a few important aspects to consider prior to moving forward.  Wireless signal reception, power considerations and attachment methodology are unique challenges whenever you want to keep watch remotely from a home of office. Camera Placement There are a few things to take into account.  The first is placement in terms of getting useful surveillance video.  The camera needs to be able to see what you want to monitor so getting the right angle … Read more