SpotCam Solo Pro Review – Wire-Free Surveillance Camera System
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SpotCam Solo Pro Review – Wire-Free Surveillance Camera System

I have previously reviewed the SpotCam Video Doorbell 2 and found it to be a good, affordable alternative to popular video doorbells such as Ring, Eufy and Arlo. Spotcam recently launched the SpotCam Solo Pro, which is a wireless camera system designed to compete with wireless surveillance cameras such as the Arlo Pro 5 and…

Best Video Doorbell Cameras with ONVIF / RTSP Support for NVR / Synology / Blue Iris
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Best Video Doorbell Cameras with ONVIF / RTSP Support for NVR / Synology / Blue Iris

I have been a big fan of video doorbells for several years and have used most of the popular options out there, including the Eufy Security Video Doorbell S330, Ring Video Doorbell 4, Arlo Essential Video Doorbell and the Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4. I also run several POE surveillance cameras and have reviewed options…

Aqara Camera E1 PT Tracking Home Security Camera Review
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Aqara Camera E1 PT Tracking Home Security Camera Review

The Aqara Camera E1 was launched globally last month and claims to offer premium capabilities found in more expensive security cameras. These premium features include 2K video resolution with a wide-angle f/2.0 lens, local person and sound detection, 360-degree pan and tilt, local recordings, NAS recording and App HomeKit compatibility. [amazon box=”B0CCHQ38D2″] Specification / Features…

Reolink RLC-823A 16X Review: 4K PoE IP Camera with 16X PTZ
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Reolink RLC-823A 16X Review: 4K PoE IP Camera with 16X PTZ

The Reolink RLC-823A 16X was launched earlier this year, and as the name suggests, it is essentially the same as the existing Reolink RLC-823A, but the zoom has been increased to 16x vs 5x. This is the most expensive camera Reolink does. I would say that it is quite a niche camera as the zoom…

Eufy Floodlight Camera E340 Review vs S330 Floodlight Cam 2 Pro
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Eufy Floodlight Camera E340 Review vs S330 Floodlight Cam 2 Pro

I reviewed the superb Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro two years ago, which now seems to be called the Eufy Floodlight Camera S330. I continued to use it until recently, and it has been my favourite floodlight camera up until now. Recently, Eufy announced the new Eufy Floodlight Camera E340, which is a dual-lens…

Philips Hue Secure announced including cameras, sensors, and app features to help secure your home
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Philips Hue Secure announced including cameras, sensors, and app features to help secure your home

Following on from yesterday’s post about the imminent launch of Philips Hue Secure, it has now been made official. This rollout includes the Philips Hue Secure cameras for home surveillance, alongside the Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera, capable of lighting up expansive spaces in any hue of your choosing. Also in the mix are the…

Reolink Duo 4G Review – Dual 4MP cameras for 150° surveillance using mobile data
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Reolink Duo 4G Review – Dual 4MP cameras for 150° surveillance using mobile data

I have previously reviewed the innovative and quirky POE powered Reolink Duo. More recently, I reviewed the Reolink Go Plus, which is the 4G camera that competes with the Arlo Go 2. The Reolink Duo 4G is a sort of love child of those cameras. It has good potential for remote surveillance as you have…

Best POE Security Camera with AI Person / Vehicle Detection
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Best POE Security Camera with AI Person / Vehicle Detection

I have covered a lot of home surveillance technology over the years. One of the best advancements in this technology has been the introduction of object detection. Cameras are able to identify the difference between a randomly moving object, people, vehicles and sometimes even faces, pets and packages. For an outdoor camera, I find this…

Reolink RLC-510A & RLC-810A Review –  Smart human & car detection surveillance cameras with  5MP/4K
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Reolink RLC-510A & RLC-810A Review – Smart human & car detection surveillance cameras with 5MP/4K

Reolink has finally joined the growing list of companies that offer an advanced smart motion detection technology enabling the camera to distinguish between people and cars. I have been a massive fan of human/car motion detection since I first experienced it with the Netatmo Floodlight Camera. Since then, other brands have adopted the technology including…

Ring Always Home Cam – One up’s every home surveillance brand with a new automated indoor drone & is the new archenemy of your cat
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Ring Always Home Cam – One up’s every home surveillance brand with a new automated indoor drone & is the new archenemy of your cat

Throwing a complete curveball in the world of home surveillance, Ring has launched the Always Home Cam. They seem to be coy about calling it a drone, but it is one. While it was inevitable drones would enter the consumer home surveillance market, I wasn’t expecting it so soon. Ring was at the forefront of…

Reolink RLC-522 POE security camera review – An affordable optical zoom camera compatible with Blue Iris & ONVIF
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Reolink RLC-522 POE security camera review – An affordable optical zoom camera compatible with Blue Iris & ONVIF

The Reolink RLC-522 is the latest POE security camera for the brand and is quite unique in that it offers 3x optical zoom, but not PTZ. It is significantly cheaper than its PTZ optical zoom counterparts, and the advantage here is that you have a bit more flexibility about where you locate the camera. [amazon…

Hikvision DS-2CD2386G2-I 8MP Acusense turret IP camera Review – Colour Night Vision CCTV with AI detection
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Hikvision DS-2CD2386G2-I 8MP Acusense turret IP camera Review – Colour Night Vision CCTV with AI detection

Most of the CCTV / home surveillance reviews I have done have been for affordable consumer products. However, after being impressed with the night time performance of the H.View HV-500G2V5 5MP colour night vision camera and installing BlueIris, I have become a little obsessed with wanting to upgrade my cameras. The Hikvision DS-2CD2386G2-I is one…