Mounting a Blink Camera on a House Without Drilling Holes

We have written countless articles on mounting the Blink line of cameras all over the place.  Blink finally changed their mounts from something that was barely usable to one that’s very versatile.  Today we figure out some of the best ways for mounting a Blink camera on a house.  We’re going to also look at ways to do it without drilling any holes. As we already stated, the original Blink mount left a lot to be desired.  We then raved over the improved Blink XT2 mount which was a very usable pivot mount but had a weakness when it came … Read more

Pocket Radar Mounting Ideas

The Pocket Radar is a small device that’s popular for measuring ball speed.  Typically used for baseball or tennis, you can hold this in your hand or mount it to a fence post or batting cage.  These can also be mounted on a large tripod. Before we start, let’s look at the dimensions of the Pocket Radar.  There are a few different iterations of the Pocket Radar but the maximum measurements are 4.7 inches high, 2.3 inches wide and .8 inches deep.  These dimensions fall in between a phone and handheld GPS. Using a Tripod for a Pocket Radar With … Read more

How and Where to Mount a Nest Temperature Sensor

A Nest Temperature Sensor adds a way to set your Nest Thermostat based upon the conditions in a room other than where your thermostat is located.  It’s a small puck but placement is key to effectiveness. Sometimes a homeowner winds up with the thermostat being located in a room where they aren’t spending the majority of their time.  That’s where this accessory comes in handy.  Associate it with a thermostat in your Nest App.  Now you can control your thermostat based upon the temperature sensed by the Nest Temperature Sensor. Optimally Locating the Nest Temperature Sensor As already stated, these … Read more

Blink Outdoor Security Camera Mounts

The Blink Outdoor Security Camera mounts are their best yet.  In what used to be a very weak included accessory, Blink has come a very long way from the original mount to the Blink XT2 then to what you see in the accompanying photo. This is the third iteration of mounts for Blink.  The original Blink mount left a lot to be desired.  We then raved over the improved Blink XT2 mount which was a very usable pivot mount but had a weakness when it came to a ceiling mount. Using the Blink Outdoor Security Camera Stock Mount The The … Read more

EZVIZ HD Home Security Camera Mounting Options

EZVIZ is a new one to us.  They make budget priced home security cameras.  The software functionality is actually pretty advanced.  Only drawback is that it lacks a free cloud option.  But, this isn’t a home security camera site, we talk about mounts. There are a few advantages to adding a SimpliSafe SimpliCam to your security system.  For those with a SimpliSafe security system, a feature known as video verification can be opted into.  This permits the SimpliSafe monitoring center to access video corresponding to an alarm event.  The video can be forwarded to law enforcement. Options to deploy a … Read more

SimpliSafe SimpliCam Mounting Options

It makes logical sense that SimpliSafe would add a home security camera to their product lineup.  The SimpliSafe SimpliCam was introduced as a supplement to their already strong and varies product selection. There are a few advantages to adding a SimpliSafe SimpliCam to your security system.  For those with a SimpliSafe security system, a feature known as video verification can be opted into.  This permits the SimpliSafe monitoring center to access video corresponding to an alarm event.  The video can be forwarded to law enforcement. Options to deploy a metal privacy shutter corresponding to the alarm system state is unique.  … Read more