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Ring Spotlight Cam Pro

Ring Spotlight Cam Pro

The outdoor security camera selection from Ring was impressive. While other companies had just one or two models, Ring had multiple options. For power, we were offered our choice of batteries, solar energy, or plug-in equipment. The cameras were priced fairly and had the best outdoor security features overall. Examples of special features on Ring’s weatherproof cameras included sirens, two-way talk, LED floodlights, and infrared night vision. The 100-decibel sirens on Ring’s outdoor cameras were activated via the motion of a trespasser or when we pressed a button in our Ring mobile app.

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The hub used for Ring security cameras also let us automate our home. It had a Z-Wave radio chip and connected wirelessly with smart lights, keyless door locks, and other smart home equipment for safety and convenience. We used Amazon Alexa to command our cameras and other equipment connected to the Ring hub. For example, “Alexa, show us the most recent event from the camera behind the garage” and “Alexa, turn off the bedroom light.” We also tried out Siri and Google Home speakers with our Ring camera system.

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Wyze Cam v3 Indoor/Outdoor Video Camera

Wyze Cam v3

The Wyze Cam v3 builds on the foundation of Wyze’s original sleeper hit by introducing outdoor capabilities, a built-in siren, improved night vision, and a higher frame rate for smoother video. Like its predecessor Wyze Cam v3 lets you see and record 1080p video right from the Wyze mobile app. New to Wyze Cam v3 is its waterproof design allowing for outdoor installation with an IP65 rating.

Color Night Vision

Wyze Cam v3’s night vision is noteworthy because it uses a starlight sensor with two types of infrared LEDs to produce color video at night. This is also one of the first Wyze cameras to record videos at 20 frames per second (fps) during the day, which gives it smoother video playback and live viewing than Wyze’s older cameras.

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  • Affordable price
  • Powerful color night vision
  • Indoor and outdoor capabilities
  • Built-in siren


  • Wired power cord
  • Special power source for outdoor operation

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Redfora Complete Earthquake Bag

Redfora Complete Earthquake Bag

Despite the name, the Redfora Complete Earthquake Bag is ideal for any evacuation emergency, whether it’s an earthquake or a fire. Along with a well-stocked first aid kit, this kit also includes food, drinking water, shelter, water purification tablets, and a tube tent.

Emergency Survival Kits

It has safety goggles to protect your eyes from smoke, N95 dust masks (N95 means they keep out 95% of particles), a whistle, and 50 feet of nylon rope that can be used in a pinch as a leash for a pet or to tie up extra supplies.

We like the helpful information pamphlet with a checklist of additional suggested items for you to add to the bag, like extra clothes and prescription medication. The bag itself has plenty of extra loops on the front for you to add your own gear.

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Best corded outdoor security camera

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The Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In Wi-Fi camera comes with a lengthy, weather-resistant power cord but can also run on a battery (sold separately). We prefer the cord, which enables the camera’s ability to record longer clips and more accurately capture motion events. The camera delivers crisp two-way audio and 1080p video, with a 130-degree field of view. A Ring Protect Basic plan (which starts at $4 per month or $40 per year) is required to store camera recordings, but it also enables person alerts and smartphone notifications with video stills.


Add security to your home – inside or out – with the versatile Stick Up Cam Plug-In, an HD security camera with motion-activated notifications and two-way talk. It installs in minutes and plugs into a standard power outlet, so you’ll never have to worry about charging a battery.Customize your motion zones to find the ideal setting for your home.Create privacy zones to focus on important areas, and disable motion recording, alerts and audio for some peace and quiet.Connect to all your Ring devices in the app to control your entire home security from your phone, tablet, or select Echo device.

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Circle View Camera features our Logitech TrueView best-in-class video experience. Capture everything in razor-sharp detail with full HD, 180° diagonal field-of-view glass optics, and more.An ultra wide 180° field-of-view ensures you keep your eye on what matters without missing what’s happening on the sidelines.Glass optics and a high-quality sensor with wide dynamic range means you catch every detail crystal-clear no matter how bright or dark the environment is.

Circle View Camera features a stunning design with premium details, including a metal base, matte finish, and a power cable that blends seamlessly with any space.Circle View Camera’s infrared powered night vision is optimized for full-field visibility and superior clarity in the dark up to 14.5 ft away.Circle View Camera can be placed on a shelf or wall-mounted with ease, and features a weatherproof body that’s built to withstand the elements.

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Blink: Battery Powered Security Camera Captures Short Bursts When Motion Detected

Rather than stringing up security cameras that have long ugly cables connected to them that you have to place next to an outlet, Blink is a home security camera that’s powered by just 2 AA batteries and will last for 2 years. Instead of continuously recording footage 24/7, the Blink camera takes short bursts of footage whenever it senses movement nearby.

In reality, what good does capturing hours of video that is the exact same static image? The only thing you really care about when installing a security camera is when it actually captures some movement, which is exactly what the Blink camera does.

The Blink camera not only records just the movements of what’s in front of it, but it will also send you notifications to your smart phone when it records something. This way you can immediately check and see if whatever the movement was is something to worry about. There’s also a live video feed that you can open up using your smart phone to just check in on what’s currently happening.

The Blink camera comes with a sync module that connects to all of your Blink cameras and allows you to access them from the internet. The sync module is the only device that will need to be plugged into the wall.

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Seco-Larm SK-1011-SDQ ENFORCER Access Control Keypad

SECO-LARM SK-1011-SDQ ENFORCER Access Control Keypad, Up to 1,000 possible user codes (4-8 digits), Output can be programmed to activate for up to 99,999 seconds (nearly 28 hours)

Key Features

  • Up to 1,000 possible user codes (4-8 digits)
  • Output can be programmed to activate for up to 99,999 seconds (nearly 28 hours)
  • Up to 50 (01~50) possible temporary visitor codes, which can be programmed for onetime or limited-time use (1~99 hours)
  • Durable and attractive stainless-steel faceplate
  • Programmable delayed egress input lets users exit the premises without keying in the code
  • EEPROM Memory protects programmed information in case of power loss
  • 12~24 VDC/VAC Auto-adjusting operation
  • Mounts to a standard single-gang back box (surface-mount back box included)
  • Programmable wrong-code lockout
  • Real-time clock to auto-disable access at specific times
  • All features are programmed directly from the keypad: No need for an external programmer

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