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

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