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What is the Best Wireless Peephole Camera for Your Door?

door peephole view

A wireless peephole camera might be a good option for some people who want to see who is at the the door and record images or video, but don’t want to permanently mount a security camera outside.These nifty devices simply install in your door in place of a normal peephole, and most installations don’t take […]

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What is the Best Free IP Camera Software?

Best Free IP Camera Software Genius Vision Screenshot

I just found what I think is the best free IP camera software for me, and if you want the short answer it’s Genius Vision CmE Community Edition NVR, which is free for non-commercial use.May 2018 Update:I’ve been using Genius Vision CmE version 930 for 8 months now and repeatedly get program crashes on startup […]

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Choosing an Infrared Wireless Security Camera

Reolink rlk4-210wb4 wireless camera

I see many people asking about an infrared wireless security camera, which may sound like a very specific device, but that broad term could be any one of a number of different products designed for very different uses. It’s obviously describing a security camera with wireless network connectivity, that uses infrared light to see in complete […]

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Why My Vivotek FD8134V Camera Was NOT a Good Choice

The Vivotek FD8134V should have been a great camera for me, but unfortunately it suffers from two main problems that make me regret purchasing it.  This model is now discontinued but it’s worth talking about because the problems that it has are actually fairly common and can happen to many cameras on the market today. I […]

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Choosing an Outdoor Light with Security Camera

Porch Light and Door

Installing an outdoor light with security camera and motion sensor already built-in is one of the easiest ways to get a permanent and reliable security camera outside your house.  They can be quickly installed in place of many different types of existing outdoor lights so they get power from your home’s AC wiring, and they […]

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Dahua PFB203W Wall Mount Bracket

Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-Z installed on optional PFB203W wall-mount bracket

The Dahua PFB203W wall-mount bracket is used to mount many Dahua dome or turret style security cameras in a horizontal orientation on a vertical mounting surface like a wall.  If you’re trying to place one of these cameras on a wall and you can’t quite get the camera pointed where you want, this inexpensive mounting […]

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The Best Wireless Camera System

Reolink rlk4-210wb4 the best wireless camera system

I think the Reolink RLK4-210WB4 is the best wireless camera system for anyone looking for a complete wireless package.  I’ve looked over all of the wireless security camera systems on the market today and believe Reolink offers the best combination of features, support, and value for the price.  If you’re looking to get a small […]

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The Best Cheap Dash Cam With GPS Logging

The Best Cheap Dash Cam With GPS Logging

I’m tired of buying junk dash cams that barely last a year, so I spent just a little more this week and got what I believe is the best cheap dash cam with GPS logging capability.  It’s the SpyTec A119 model of the Viofo A119 that was released last year and gets excellent reviews from […]

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What Are The Best Night Vision Security Cameras?

Axis P3364-VE Lightfinder Under Soffit

The best night vision security cameras available today are light years better than the best ones available more than just a few years ago.  It’s not surprising that the best ones are designed for the commercial and government markets and carry the high price tag that usually goes with the territory, but thankfully some of […]

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Best Outdoor Wireless Security Cameras

Reolink RLC-411WS

There are many outdoor wireless security cameras, but not very many great ones.  After reviewing the long list of outdoor wireless security cameras available to consumers, only a few made the final selection of what I would call the best.  I see many people requesting a wireless camera because they need one outside in a location […]

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