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

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

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

Mounts for the Ring Indoor Cam

The Ring Indoor Cam is from the same company that makes the popular doorbell cameras.  Absent from the product line was an inexpensive indoor camera and this camera fits that role for the company. The Ring Indoor Camera was introduced in September, 2019.  It’s a small camera measuring 1.81 in. x 1.81 in. x 2.95 in. without the swivel stand. Ring Indoor Cam Included Mount Options Ring did a great job on their included mount.  The Ring Indoor Cam is shipped with the mounting base already attached to the bottom of the camera.  If looking to stand this camera on … Read more

Mounts for Garmin Dash Cam 46, Dash Cam 56 and Dash Cam 66W

Garmin has become a major player in the automotive dash cam space.  The new Garmin Dash Cam 46, Dash Cam 56, Dash Cam 66W line is the smallest and most feature rich to date.  You get a lot for the money plus some excellent support from a US based company. This is an upgrade to the Garmin Dash Cam 45, Dash Cam 55, Dash Cam 66W introduced back in 2017. Garmin Dash Cam 46, Dash Cam 56, Dash Cam 66W Overview First, a quick overview of the cameras. The cameras are only 1.5 inches high.  All models record and save … Read more