How to Watch a Camera on Google Nest Hub

The Google Nest Hub has been around for several years.  It’s the visual extension of Google Assistant.  The integration is tied heavily with your Google services such as Photos, Calendar, Search and even YouTube. Several manufacturers support integration.  To no surprise, Nest cameras are supported.  So is Wyze with the Wyze Cam v3 and Wyze Cam Pan.  Other supporting manufacturers include Arlo, Zmodo, Logi Circle and several other brands.  No IFTTT is necessary for these cameras to be seen on the Hub. Watching a Camera on Google Nest Hub It can also be integrated quite easily with several popular camera … Read more

How to Hide Home Security Camera Cables

Most home and office security cameras come with extra long power cables.  Sure, you can avoid the cable altogether with a camera such as the Arlo Pro, but more often than not, owners of security cameras have a power cable attached.  To make it worse, they are really long and (usually) really white.  Not a good match for the house decor. The included photo has two Wyze Cam cables going to different cameras.  Big long winding cables.  Today’s article will discuss ways to manage these long cables.  We’ll look at ways to hide the cable, and how to make it … Read more

Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera Review

The Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera comes from a company that’s been around the home security camera arena for awhile.  The camera is a less expensive but reliable option for those wanting a bullet camera that can live outdoors. For those unfamiliar with Zmodo, they manufacture lower priced home security devices.  Mostly home security cameras.  This bullet camera compares to a few others reviewed on this site including the Lorex LNC226X Outdoor Bullet Camera.  You could also compare it to several other cameras that are outdoor but not bullet shaped such as the Nest Outdoor Camera or Canary Flex.  All in … Read more

Zmodo 1080p Pan and Tilt Camera is a Good Value with an Unusual Option

The Zmodo 1080p Pan and Tilt Camera is a solid WiFi entry from a familiar company.  Our prior experience with Zmodo has been positive.  They market cameras that are very competitively priced and couple it with a reliable, easy to use smartphone app.  Too often, we see competitively priced cameras, but fails on the app.  Not the case with Zmodo as the app and hardware are both solid. Our prior Zmodo reviews include the Zmodo EZCam Pro and Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Camera.  The Zmodo 1080p Pan and Tilt Camera shares the same app so there’s no need to install … Read more

Zmodo EZCam Pro 1080P Camera Review

The Zmodo EZCam Pro 1080p Wireless Camera is the second model we have reviewed from this company.  We had previously reviewed a Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Camera which we found to be a middle of the road camera. We were surprised by the number of higher end features included with the Zmodo EZCam Pro.  Coupled with the 1080p lens and newly rolled out cloud plan, we were hopeful.  Fortunately, we were happy with the outcome of our testing. Software You can access the Zmodo EZCam Pro with the Zmodo iOS or Android app.  There is a desktop app accessed from … Read more

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