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

How to Keep your Home Security Camera Secure

A home security camera is a great tool for keeping an eye on your home or business.  You want to make sure that only those that have permission are the ones that are accessing your home security camera.  We provide some advice and tips on how to keep it secure. Some of our advice comes from good security practices that should be in place across your network.  Other tips come from personal experience in setting up my own home security cameras. Our intent with this article is to provide a high level overview of what you should do so that it’s … Read more

How to Setup an Alarm Schedule on a Samsung SmartCam Camera

The Samsung SmartCam security cameras come with a lot of features, some of which are only available through their web site.  An alarm schedule is one of those features. This article will show you how to setup an alarm schedule for your Samsung SmartCam.  It’s not hard when you know how to do it.  Like most home security cameras, the included documentation is minimal so this information isn’t easy to find. What’s an Alarm Schedule? An alarm schedule is a way to tell your camera when motion or sound alerts should be monitored.  Everyone is probably working between 9 and 5 … Read more

How to Setup Gmail on a Samsung SmartCam Security Camera

Most Samsung SmartCam models made since 2014 have the capability of sending out event alerts using Gmail.  As of mid-2016, Gmail is the only supported email provider for alerts on the Samsung Smartcam series.  I suppose the SMTP server name must be coded in the SmartCam firmware but that’s just my guess. I learned how to do this the hard way as I missed quite a few alerts since what I thought was setup was not working.  It all depends upon the level of security that is established for your gmail account.  Those with 2-step authentication are the ones that are … Read more

Samsung SNH-E6413BN SmartCam Security Camera Product Review

I have used a few Samsung SmartCam Security Cameras and haven’t been disappointed.  I had high hopes for the Samsung SNH-E6413BN SmartCam Security Camera.  I use it to monitor my pool.  That’s my Samsung SNH-E6413BN SmartCam in the photo with this article. You may have already read my review on the Samsung SNH-1011 SmartCam.  The Samsung SNH-E6413BN SmartCam is a higher end camera and I was expecting a better monitoring experience.  The camera is very similar to the Samsung SNH-E6411BN SmartCam and in fact, I can’t tell the difference between the two.  Let’s take a closer look at this security camera. … Read more

Samsung SNH-1011 SmartCam Security Camera Product Review

I use the Samsung SNH-1011 SmartCam Security Camera to monitor my garage.  Amazingly, I left the garage door open overnight a few times.  I needed an inexpensive but reliable camera to maintain a view on the status of the garage doors.  That’s my Samsung SNH-1011 SmartCam in the photo with this article.  When I do my nightly security check before going to bed, this is one of the cameras that I check.  The Samsung SNH-1011 Smartcam is a wireless camera with minimal features and that’s how it is priced.  I picked this up a few months ago on a good deal … Read more