Reolink RLC-822A 4K Security Camera Review – 3x zoom & wide angle make this superior vs RLC-820A & RLC-810A

Reolink is quickly padding out their smart detection camera product line-up. I have previously reviewed: 5MP Reolink RLC-510A 4K Reolink RLC-810A 12MP Reolink RLC-1220A The new Reolink RLC-822A is a 4K dome camera with the addition of 3x optical zoom. This additional feature incurs a small premium of £10 compared to the two other 4K … Read more

Annke NC400 IP Security Camera Review – A cheap 4MP True Full Colour Night Vision PoE Bullet IP Security Camera

Recently I have reviewed a lot of the superb Reolink cameras camera, which I think are a range of cameras that offer some of the best performance for your money on the market. In the past, I reviewed the Annke 4K POE camera and was quite impressed with it, at the time it offered a … Read more

Arlo Wire-Free Video Doorbell vs Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs Eufy Wireless Doorbell – Which is the best battery powered video doorbell?

I am a big fan of video doorbells, in a period of time where the vast majority of my shopping is done online, I get packages daily as well as regular pickups due to the nature of my work. Thanks to COVID-19, delivery people have changed the way they work, so it is less likely … Read more

Reolink RLC-1220A Review – A 12MP Dome PoE Home Security camera with person & vehicle detection

Following on from my review of the superb Reolink RLC-510A and RLC-810A cameras, I have been sent the brand new and yet to be released Reolink RLC-1220A. It should be available soon, and you can buy it from here. The is a monster 12MP camera offering a recording resolution of up to 4096×3072. Similar to … Read more

EZVIZ C3X Dual-Lens Colour Night Vision Security Camera Review – Hikivision tech gets trickled down

The EZVIZ C3X is the latest outdoor camera from the consumer branch of Hikvision. This new camera sits at the top of the outdoor range and priced accordingly at £149.99. The camera adopts a lot of the technology you find on the commercial Hikivision cameras. Combining a dual-lens colour night vision recording with smart object … Read more

Reolink RLN8-410 NVR Review – An affordable 8-channel network video recorder with ONVIF support

The Reolink RLN8-410 was launched around three years ago, so this new isn’t anything particularly new, but with the growing number of POE Reolink cameras I have covered it made sense to see what the NVR was like. Even though this has been out for a few years, it still has access to the advanced … Read more

Eufy Battery Powered Video Doorbell 2K Review – Is this good enough to replace my Ring Doorbell 3 Plus? [Currently 20% off at £143.99]

I have been a big fan of smart video doorbells ever since getting the Ring Doorbell 2. I receive a huge number of parcels as well as regular pickups, and it is a genuine cause of stress for me (first world problem). Ring massively alleviated that, and I now rarely miss the door when I … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

New Blink Indoor & Outdoor vs Old indoor & Blink XT2 – Try to spot the difference

Today Amazon has announced Blink Outdoor and Indoor – Blink’s all-new flagship wireless smart home security cameras that run on two AA lithium batteries for up to two years, making them easy to use and maintain. Normally, I would go into a long post about the differences between these new models and the existing Blink … Read more

Reolink RLC-511W Review – 4X Optical Zoom Wi-Fi Outdoor Security Camera with Blue Iris / ONVIF support

Following on from my Reolink RLC-522 review is the RLC-511W. It is a similar camera in many regards, offering the same image quality and software features. However this camera ups the optical zoom to 4x (from 3x) and ditches POE in favour of a Wi-Fi connection (you still need to supply power). Features 5-megapixel (2560×1920) … Read more

Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera vs Eufy 2C vs Ring Spotlight Cam – Arlo introduces a new affordable hubless spotlight camera for just £129.99

Arlo may be the biggest name in the wireless security camera business, but its rivals have quickly gained grounds. Brands like Eufy offer extremely appealing alternative systems. However, Arlo has been good at introducing new cameras and features to keep up with the times. Recently they finally made the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera available, … Read more

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. Specification … Read more

EufyCam 2 Review – The incredible battery life justifies the cost vs EufyCam 2C

I have previously reviewed the EufyCam E and the EufyCam 2C, with the 2C being my favourite wireless surveillance camera to date. The EufyCam 2 is the more expensive model, but the true successor to the EufyCam E I reviewed last year, with an incredible 365-day battery life. EufyCam 2 vs 2c However, when it … Read more

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 … Read more

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