Netatmo Smart Outdoor Cameras now work with Apple HomeKit Secure Video

The Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera (formerly Presence) was one of the first floodlight cameras to enter the market and it is still one of the best. While Netatmo haven’t flooded the market with new devices each year (currently just 7 options in their security range) they have continued to improve things over the years. The … Read more

EZVIZ LC1C Full HD Wi-Fi floodlight camera upgrades previous LC1 with human detection PIR and starlight colour night vision

I previously reviewed the Ezviz LC1 in 2019, at the time it was one of the only floodlight cameras on the market, and I found it to be a superb camera as long as you are willing to commit to the Ezviz system. Hikvision have been trickling down their advanced object detection and low light … 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

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

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

Imou Ranger IQ Review – A PTZ human detecting camera compatible with NVRs

While I am not a huge fan of indoor cameras for my personal usage, I was quite excited to be offered to review the Imou Ranger Pro, which provides a wide range of impressive features including: PTZ with 355 degree pan and 90 degree tilt Human detection – which can then smart track with PTZ … Read more

Setting up Anker Eufycam 2C with a NAS Surveillance Station or BlueIris NVR

The Anker Eufycam 2C is my current favourite wire-free security camera, it is affordable, has a built-in spotlight, offers colour night vision and best of all has human detection to reduce all the annoying false alerts. On top of all this, Eufy cameras also have an RTSP option which allows you to integrate it with … Read more

WD Purple vs Seagate SkyHawk Network Video Recorder Surveillance Hard Drive Comparison? And are Surveillance Drives Needed?

Over the past few months, I have upgraded my home surveillance, moving from cameras that recording motion only to microSD cards, to cheap Ezviz NVR and finally a BlueIris NVR with Sentry AI human detection. I have done everything as cheap as possible, and that includes re-using old desktop hard-drives. I had one of them … Read more

eufyCam vs Arlo – Which is best & is the Arlo Ultra or Pro3 worth it over the eufyCam 2 & 2C?

Arlo, formerly owned by Netgear has long been the dominant company for wire-free security cameras, I would argue that they are the company responsible for the popularisation of the battery-powered wire-free outdoor surveillance camera. Since the launch of Arlo, many companies have come along replicating their features, many of them are inferior, plenty of them … Read more

BlueIris with Sentry AI Human Detection Review – How accurate is the AI for recognising people?

BlueIris is an extremely popular piece of camera recording software allowing you to turn a Windows PC into powerful NVR that offer vastly superior features to most affordable network video recorders. I recently replaced my Ezviz NVR with a self-built system based on the Ryzen AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, it is not the most powerful … Read more

The best network video recorders (NVR) for CCTV home surveillance cameras including 4K, ONVIF, POE

I am a big fan of outdoor IP home surveillance cameras; I personally think they are one of the best deterrents for thieves and criminal behaviour on your property, and in the event of something happening, you have some video footage to show the police or insurance companies. Many of the wire-free surveillance cameras I … Read more

The Best Colour Night Vision Home Surveillance Security Cameras for 2020 – Starlight CCTV cameras

In recent years, one of the big improvements in home surveillance is the availability of cameras that can record video at night in full colour Starlight Vs Darkfighter Darkfighter is specific to Hikvision cameras and these are able to provide full-colour images up to 0.002 lux, and black and white up to 0.0002. Starlight is … Read more

Reolink E1 Pro Review – 4MP PTZ Wi-fi IP Camera with two-way audio, ideal for baby monitoring.

The Reolink E1 Pro is a new PTZ indoor camera padding out the extensive range of Reolink cameras currently available. Currently priced at just £49.99 this is positioned well as either a pet cam or baby cam and integrates with the Reolink app which is compatible with the full range of Reolink cameras. The camera … Read more

The best floodlight home security cameras for 2020

I am a big fan of home surveillance cameras, I feel like they are one of the best burglar deterrents and with all the wireless options out there it has never been easier to have some surveillance around your home. While there are a vast number of choices out there one of the biggest problems … Read more

Annke I91BF 4K 8MP POE IP Security camera Review – An affordable 4K POE CCTV camera suitable for home users wanting improved performance over wireless CCTV

Annke is a popular, affordable IP CCTV brand that you can buy on Amazon. They generally sell their hardware as a system and you can pick up four of these cameras, an 8-channel NVR and 2TB hard drive for £489.99 on Amazon with an option for an additional £56 off. Alternatively, you can buy this … Read more

Blurams Launches Advanced Smart Doorbell with Free AI Facial Recognition for just $89.99.

I was previously impressed with the performance of the Blurams Outdoor Pro, the affordable camera is one of the few AI facial recognition cameras on the market and it was quite accurate, much better than standard motion detection. Blurams are now taking that tech and shoving it in a smart doorbell and to make things … Read more