Home Security

Seagate Ironwolf vs. Barracuda – Hard Drives Compared

One of the comon comparison requests I get is for the Seagate Ironwolf vs. the Seagate Barracuda. This is quite interesting because the Ironwolf is a NAS-focused drive and the Barracuda is an internal hard drive for PCs. Both are available in 2.5" ...

Hikvision vs. Lorex – The Most Popular IP Cameras Compared

Hikvision and Dahua are the two most common brands that DIY IP camera enthusiasts flock to. But for those who are more budget conscious, there are other brands such as Lorex, Swann, Q-See, Amcrest, Reolink. These are also some of the IP camera ...

Best Outdoor Wireless Security Camera System with DVR

Does the thought of laying hundreds of feet of Ethernet cable up and down your attic, around the house and under the eaves fill you with dread? Outdoor security cameras paired with a video recorder are a great idea but is there a way to do it ...

Best 20 Megapixel CCTV Cameras

Looking for the best 20 Megapixel CCTV cameras on the market? We have rounded up the best IP cameras on the market that offer both incredible daytime detail and outstanding night time performance with no compromises. The Best 20 Megapixel CCTV ...

Best Budget IP Cameras – 2019 Recommendations

Looking for an affordable budget IP camera that won't fall apart after a few months, doesn't spy on your family and doesn't cost a bomb in 'subscription' fees every month? Yes I have been there too. The market is awash with cheap generic ...

QNAP QVR Pro vs QNAP Surveillance Station – NAS NVR Software Comparison

QNAP recently released QVR Pro, a new surveillance app for their beefier NAS models. So if your NAS makes the cut, you now have a choice between the default Surveillance Station app and the new QVR Pro app. But is it worth switching? Let's find ...

How to view all your security cameras in one place

Imagine having to open different apps to live-view your many different cameras from different brands. What a pain, right? Thankfully there is a better way! We started our home security journey with a single outdoor security camera. Soon, we were ...

Arlo vs. Arlo Pro 2 – What’s the difference?

Is the Arlo Pro 2 worth getting over the plain vanilla Arlo? Let's find out as we compare them in our detailed head-to-head. Arlo vs. Arlo Pro 2 - Comparison Table Arlo vs. Arlo Pro 2 - Video Quality This is perhaps the single biggest ...

Secure Remote Viewing of Home Security Cameras – Port forwarding vs. P2P vs. VPN

So you bought security cameras to watch your home while you are away. You followed the manufacturer's instructions to set up the camera. Voila, you are now able to view your cameras from anywhere in the world. Job done. Or is it? Most security ...

15 Biggest Mistakes when buying DIY Home Security Cameras

Its not easy to decide which security camera to buy, is it? So many specs to understand and compare, so many brands to choose from, and so many watch outs. So its wise to take a little time to do your research. This is, after all, something that ...

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