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After reviewing the D-link HD WiFi Camera DCS-935L, the Zetta Z16 HD Wide Angle Intelligent Security Camcorder, and the DoorBird Video Doorbell, the overly sensitive motion detectors on the cameras of each device drove me crazy. Many security cameras also have subscription fees to store your recordings which I also find frustrating. I still wanted [...]

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Back in February, I reviewed the Samsung SmartCam HD Plus and found it to be a good alternative to other popular home security cameras that are currently on the market and charge a monthly or yearly fee to use their cloud service. Samsung doesn't charge extra to use their camera. They recently sent me their SmartCam [...]

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Back in July, I posted a review of the Ring Smart Video Doorbell, a battery powered wireless doorbell with a built-in camera and two-way audio. I liked the product because it brought new functionality to the push button doorbell and I was impressed by the ease of installation and the overall quality of the hardware. [...]

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Earlier this spring I reviewed the Blink Wire-Free HD Home Monitoring system and since then they've gone on to sell over 250,000 of their battery powered security cameras. Today Blink is announcing the addition of a new camera. The Blink XT is an outdoor version of their battery powered camera which features a two-year battery [...]

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I have been looking for a reliable home security camera and my wants are pretty simple.  I want to be able to connect via my smartphone to watch the camera if I want, I would like to be notified if something moves in the house, and I want it to be affordable.  The $139.99 Spotcam [...]

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Ever wanted a hidden camera that streams over the web via WiFi and records to a MicroSD card?  You want battery powered portability or the option for AC power?  How about motion activated recording or constant video recording like a dash cam?  SpyGearGadgets offers a camera that does all that in a plain-vanilla black box [...]

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The Nest Cam is one of my all time favorite home security cameras. But the one thing I don't like about them is the long power cord and AC adapter that's required to use them. There has to be a better solution that makes installation easier and nicer looking right? Right! Check out the Wall [...]

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The Logi Circle is a home security camera that I reviewed late last year. I liked how easy it was to use, the time lapse view of detected events that make up a day and the fact that you weren't required to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee to use it. Although you still [...]

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Choosing the right home security camera can be difficult when there are so many different brands and price points to choose from. The Nest Cam which was originally Dropcam before being purchased by Google / Nest is a popular brand because they have a reputation for quality hardware, features and cloud services. I reviewed each of [...]

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After years of offering one of the most popular indoor security cameras, Nest has introduced the Nest Cam Outdoors. This weatherproof camera has been designed for outdoors installations which means you'll finally be able to see what's going on at night. That's the biggest complaint that I have with all the indoor security cameras that [...]

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The home appliances that we use every day continue to evolve as technology is improved. We have washers and dryers that can automatically contact the vendor when there is a hardware issue, refrigerators that are connected to the internet and thermostats that we can program with our phones. But the doorbell hasn't evolved with the rest [...]

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Are you one of the millions of people who use a wireless camera to keep an eye on your home and property when you can't physically be there? How did you decide which camera to buy when there are so many on the market to choose from? I've lost count of all the security cameras [...]

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The ReoLink PoE IP RLC-410 Security Camera is a reasonably priced security camera with good quality day and night video capabilities, with a few caveats.  It’s marketed as "DIY zero-configuration", and it will work fine like that, but if you want to use the “advanced” features, or just like to explore, there are lots of [...]

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I've reviewed a LOT of wireless cameras, IP cameras, home security cameras, whatever you want to call them and have a specific set of features and criteria that I use to judge these types of cameras. #1 is image quality, #2 is viewing angle, #3 mobile viewing application usage and features, and #4 camera needs [...]

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Cloud based cameras are a very easy way to add a level of security to your home. While they won't prevent bad things from happening, they can alert you as soon as bad things start happening so you can do something about it as quickly as possible. I've been using a mixture of various brands [...]

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