Mounting a Nest Protect Smoke and CO Detector

The Nest Protect is a big step forward in smoke and CO detectors.  It’s a smart detector that integrates into the Nest app that is used for the popular Nest Cam line of home security cameras.  The app allows you to check the status and even do a reliability test from the convenience of your armchair. There are two types of connectivity hence two different models.  The Battery Powered Nest Protect provides the most flexibility in placement however you will need to replace the battery periodically.  Battery life is stated by Nest as being multiple years.  The Wired Nest Protect … Read more

A Wall or Window Shelf for Nest Cam and Other Home Security Cameras

Many owners of Nest Cam and similar home security cameras see value in using the device for outdoor monitoring.  Sure, you could buy an outdoor home security camera, but there are challenges with finding power and worries about security of the camera.  That’s where using the camera behind a window come in.  We look at a good solution for this situation which is a window shelf for Nest Cam or other similarly shaped home camera. The photo that accompanies this article is the ElHook Stick-On Nest Cam Security Video Wall Mount.  As you can see, it’s a handy way to perch … Read more

Mounts and Tripods for the Nest Cam IQ

We’re impressed with the Nest Cam IQ.  It’s a high quality camera that recognizes faces.  The camera will email you when it sees someone.  That’s pretty innovative. The Nest Cam IQ comes without any mounts in the box.  There’s a round weighted base which the camera is attached to.  That’s fine for those wanting to place the camera on a flat surface like a table or shelf.  If that’s where you need the camera to be, stop here, thanks for coming by. The weighted base makes for an excellent stand on a flat surface.  The Nest Cam IQ is seated … Read more

A Gooseneck Mount for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro Product Review

The DropCases Gooseneck Mount for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro is a well made, bargain priced accessory for your camera.  This is a multi-purpose mount that enables functionality beyond the basic stand that comes in the box with the cameras. I chose to include a photo of what you actually get with the DropCases Gooseneck Mount for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro.  It gives a better idea of what comes with the product. It’s an extremely well made mount that is made of metal.  It comes delivered in one piece.  No assembly required.  I selected the white variety but it … Read more

Outdoor Mounts for a FLIR FX HD Home Security Camera

The FLIR FX Home Security Camera is a well made, feature rich portable camera.  Similar to the very popular Nest Cam, the FLIR FX has features that are somewhat unique.  One of those great features is portability.  Thanks to an internal battery and a wide variety of mounting options, these cameras can go anywhere. So what makes the FLIR FX somewhat special in our eyes, is that the company had the foresight to also make a line of mounts for their cameras.  Finally, a manufacturer of home security cameras that saw an opportunity to make some additional sales by offering … Read more

Outdoor Home Security Camera Mounts

Several well known security camera manufacturers have recently introduced models that are made to work outdoors.  An excellent example is the Arlo Smart Home Security Camera.  Like most outdoor cameras, these are waterproof and made to withstand typical weather elements such as snow, ice and rain.  Today we discuss outdoor home security camera mounts. Outdoor home security camera mounts are not all created equal.  I have seen some inexpensive imports made of plastic that aren’t likely to hold up to a decent wind storm.  Don’t make the mistake of saving a few dollars for a mount as breakage will result … Read more