Surveillance

FLIR FX security camera review

If you’ve been looking for a home security camera but can’t decide which brand to buy, let me make your decision even harder by giving you another company to check out that you might not have considered before. It’s FLIR, the same company who makes thermal imaging cameras and other high-tech gear. Their FLIR FX …

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Turn your Dropcam Pro into a hidden spy cam

WiFi cameras like the Dropcam, Spotcam and others are great gadgets that let you keep an eye on your property when you’re not able to be there. But what if you want to keep an eye on things without people knowing that you’re keeping an eye on things? One way is to turn your Dropcam Pro into …

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Your original Dropcam is going to stop working on April 15th

I almost freaked out when I found an email from Dropcam in my inbox yesterday afternoon telling me that as an owner of an original Dropcam or Dropcam Echo, that my camera was no longer going to be supported and will stop working on April 15th. That was the bad news, but the good news is that Dropcam is …

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Dropcase outdoor enclosure and TIE Ball Joint Wall Mount for the Dropcam Pro review

The Dropcam Pro is one of the most compact, easy to use, and polished wireless cameras on the market. Their greatest weakness is being an indoor-only product with no outdoor option. Over the past few years, other manufactures have created aftermarket enclosures to protect the Dropcam from the elements. But many of these products have come …

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SpotCam HD Wi-Fi Video Monitoring camera review

When you work away from home or travel often, it’s nice to be able to check in on things at home for security and peace of mind. That’s why I have installed various WiFi security cameras in my home that can be accessed by web browsers and mobile apps. The newest camera that I’ve been …

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Keep an eye on your kids in the backseat without looking over your shoulder

We have reviewed quite a few surveillance cameras for your home like the DropCam, but this is the first camera I’ve seen that has been designed especially for use inside your car. No, the InfantTech Always in View Baby Monitor is not a dashcam which points outside your windshield to record your driving adventures, this …

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DIY Project: Dropcam Pro outdoor enclosure

It is not that the Logitech Alert video surveillance system we use has become all that long in the tooth. It still works well enough. The fact is I want/need to expand my coverage and their outdoor cameras are difficult to get ahold of and surprisingly costly when you do. Julie and I have been discussing surveillance …

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Cammy IP camera cloud viewing app review

If you have ever been to a party where they say to BYOB – bring your own beer, then you’ll understand the concept of the Cammy IP camera cloud viewing app that requires you to BYOC – bring your own camera. As a diehard fan of Dropcam cameras, I was intrigued by Cammy for one important …

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Julie’s gadget diary – The great sneaker mystery

We returned home from a one week epic road trip vacation at 1am Saturday morning. After some much needed sleep, Jeanne decided she wanted to unwind from the 1000+ mile trip with an afternoon of working in the garden. Yeah, I know, she’s weird. 😉 While she was out sweating in the sun and dirt, …

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Butterfleye is a new smart social camera for the connected home

Keeping an eye on your property and loved ones when you’re not physically there is important for your peace of mind and for security purposes. The Butterfleye is a new camera that features completely wireless operation, two way audio and Active Eye Intelligence which automatically captures 1920 x 1080 pictures and videos using motion detection …

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D-Link Outdoor HD Wireless Network Camera DCS-2330L review

I’ve been looking into a security system for my home, but I keep running into the cost issue of a monthly service charge.  So, I took a different tack and decided to cobble together my own using off the shelf network cameras.  I had several cameras arrayed around the house, but I was missing a …

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Lively – Senior tech gadget

Whether you have older parents and grandparents or you yourself are older and would like to give your loved ones piece of mind, Lively is a system that offers independence while also respecting privacy. Lively doesn’t use wireless cameras or microphones. It uses small sensors that can be attached to keys, a pillbox, the refrigerator …

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Dropcam Pro review

I’ve been using a Dropcam WiFi security camera since my review of their first camera back in 2010. I’ve tried several other camera brands over the years but always come back to Dropcam due to ease of use, image quality and mobile viewing. Their latest camera is the Dropcam Pro. I don’t want to spill the …

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Get the premium Dropcam experience with the Dropcam Pro

I’ve been using the Dropcam to keep an eye on things around my house, and it has worked very well for me.  I’m impressed with the clarity of the images I see, even in a dark room.  Of course, I’m always interested to know when things get better, which is why I’m telling you about …

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