How to Eliminate False Motion Alerts on a Samsung SmartCam Camera

A basic feature of virtually any home security camera is the ability to detect motion then do something with it.  The Samsung SmartCam home security camera line uses the same interface and set of features for almost all of their cameras.  Motion is detected and then an alert is sent via a smartphone or email to the recipients.  This works great in principle until you start receiving false motion alerts. False motion alerts drive me crazy.  In the beginning, I pick up the phone every time I receive a motion alert to see what’s going on.  Turns out the alert occurred because the … Read more

Samsung SmartCam HD Pro Security Camera Review

The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is a nice entry in a long SmartCam lineup. I had previously reviewed the Samsung SNH-6413BN SmartCam Security Camera and this is definitely an improved piece of hardware which uses the same app as all SmartCam cameras.  The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro competes well with the Nest Cam and I think that’s a good thing.  Like most Samsung cameras, the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro provides on-board storage and, unlike the Nest Cam, you don’t need to pay for a cloud subscription to see past history.  Nice. Software The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro uses the Samsung SmartCam app.  The Samsung SmartCam app may not have … Read more

Nest Cam Versus Samsung SmartCam HD Plus

Now that I have had some time to play around with these two cameras, I thought it appropriate to compare them head to head.  It’s showdown of two of the most popular manufacturers of cameras.  It’s Nest Cam versus Samsung SmartCam HD Plus (Samsung Model Number SNH-V6414BN).  We look at the most important rating criteria and give our opinion which is the better in that category. We previously wrote detailed reviews on these cameras if you would like to read all about them first: Nest Cam Review Samsung SmartCam HD Plus Review Let’s get on with our head to head analysis. … Read more

Samsung SNH-V6414BN SmartCam HD Plus Security Camera Review

The Samsung SNH-V6414BN SmartCam HD Plus is a great improvement over previous generations of the SmartCam lineup.  I had previously reviewed the Samsung SNH-6413BN SmartCam Security Camera and can see improvements in the hardware.  Some of the complaints about the microphone are addressed too.  The Samsung SNH-V6414BN SmartCam HD Plus competes well with the Nest Cam which is saying a lot.  I might even rate it a little higher because I can avoid the cloud storage charges. Software Like other Samsung Smartcams, the SNH-V6414BN uses the Samsung SmartCam app.  The Samsung SmartCam app may not have as much refinement as other home security camera apps such … Read more