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

How to Mount a SimpliSafe Entry Sensor

I can’t believe we never published any articles on mounting security system components.  Today, we will start a series of articles on this topic with the SimpliSafe Entry Sensor. SimpliSafe is one of the most popular self-install security systems out there.  Generally speaking, most people start off with a bundle of devices that include a base station and keypad.  The bundle has a bunch of accessories included of which the entry sensor is most common.  These sensors are attached to doors and windows to detect an intruder. As mentioned above, this is the first in a series.  We will also … Read more

Mounts for the Blink Mini Home Security Camera

Today we will be looking at some alternative mounts for the Blink Mini Home Security Camera.  This camera was released in April, 2020.  We’re used to Blink’s wireless battery powered cameras but this is a totally different design. Our previous article on Blink XT2 Smart Security Camera Mounts covered some alternative possibilities for the wireless cameras.  None of that applies to this Blink Mini as the design is totally different.  Unlike other Blink cameras, this is not battery powered, it plugs into an A/C adapter.  Additionally, it connects directly to a wireless router, not through a traditional Blink sync module. Blink … Read more

Mounts for the Garmin deZlCam 785 LMT-S GPS and Dash Cam

Capitalizing on the success on their NuviCam products, Garmin has expanded into dash cameras for truckers.  The Garmin deZlCam 785 LMT-S combines the robust GPS features found in the existing deZl lineup and combines the capabilities of a very capable dashcam.  The deZlCam 785 LMT-S features a 7 inch display so it’s a fairly large sized device.  Let’s get into the mount discussion. Garmin deZlCam 785 LMT-S Included Mount Smartly, Garmin continues to use their standard 17mm ball and socket design on the mounts.  This is a proven design that has been in use with their deZl and Nuvi line … Read more

Mounting a Book to a Treadmill

For those going old school and wanting to read a book while on a treadmill, we present this article on how to mount a book to a treadmill.  Depending upon the treadmill, this may not be easy. We previously looked at how to mount an Apple iPad or tablet to a treadmill.  So today, we’re going low tech.  Our advice in this article applies to book or magazines. Treadmill Design All treadmills are different.  Some have a shelf built onto the display.  If the shelf is deep enough, and the book stays flat, read no further, you’re good to go. … Read more

Different Ways to Mount the Blink Sync Module

The Blink Sync Module is the brains of the system.  All Blink cameras communicate to the sync module.  It needs to be centrally located so that all cameras can consistently communicate.  Often, that central spot isn’t the most convenient.  So, let’s discuss different ways to mount this device. Our advice applies to all models including the Blink, Blink XT and Blink XT2. Placement Dilemma For those that have multiple Blink cameras, this becomes a bit of a juggling act.  Under the Blink app’s settings is a strength indicator for Camera to to Sync Module and Camera to Wifi.  These need … Read more