The best floodlight home security cameras for 2021 with Black Friday deals

[Updated November 2021] I have updated this post with Black Friday deals and new cameras. 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. … 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

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

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 Outdoor Pro Review – An affordable outdoor camera with facial recognition

One of the big problems with outdoor security cameras is all the false alerts. A gentle breeze will set off some cameras. You can generally tweak the settings to find something to minimise alerts such as motion zones and sensitivity levels, but it is never perfect. The one exception I have found is the Netatmo … Read more

D-Link Wire-Free Camera Kit Review – A competitively priced wire free surveillance system – DCS‑2802KT‑EU

Conveniently following on from the Anker Eufy E review, I have also been checking out the new D-Link Wire-Free Camera Kit. Functionally this is very similar to the Eufy E, and the Arlo Pro which both of these systems will be trying to steal some of the market share from. The D-Link has an RRP … Read more

Anker Eufy Security eufyCam E Review – Wire-free, 365-day battery life outdoor security camera

Recently, Anker’s sub-brand Eufy released a new wire-free outdoor security camera solution which hopes to gain some traction in an increasingly competitive market. Price at £319.99 but currently available with £20 off, the eufyCam E Security Camera claims to be able to achieve 365 days between charges and 3 years in Standby Mode. Off the … Read more

Reolink Go Review – An affordable Arlo Go alternative.

This year I have reviewed a few different Reolink cameras and found them to be a great affordable alternative to popular cloud-based security camera solutions such as Arlo, Ring, and The Reolink Go recently launched and is yet another affordable option to one of Arlo’s offerings, the Arlo Go. It is a bit of a … Read more

Arlo introduces new security camera with 4K and spotlight

Arlo has expanded their range of wireless outdoor security cameras further with the introduction of the Arlo Ultra. The wireless camera features a 4K Ultra HD resolution sensor with high dynamic range (HDR) and comes with a built-in spotlight that can place a bright beam on anyone who moves in front of the device.  As far as … Read more

Reolink Argus Pro Review – Wire free CCTV with no subscription and local recording

I previously reviewed the Reolink Argus 2 and found it was a very appealing option for home security. At £120 it is cheaper than many other brands, it is entirely wire free and has no hub, there is also no subscription required, and it stores all its content on a microSD card. I have now … Read more

Kodak Security Network surveillance camera with pan / tilt /zoom review: Model EP101WG


I have reviewed a large number of home security cameras now but the Kodak EP101WG is actually the first model I have tried out with pan / tilt /zoom, so it is an interesting alternative to the many options available nowadays. The Kodak EP101WG is part of a new security system Kodak has developed and … Read more

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