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How Often Do You Have to Charge Wireless Security Cameras?

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Homeowners sometimes prioritize wire-free security cameras over wired ones for ease of use. Wireless security cameras aren’t just easy to install—powering them is also a breeze. The tricky part lies in how often you need to charge the camera. The answer depends on how the wireless camera is powered. Read on to find out what you …

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What is an IP Rating? Understanding Weatherproof Ratings on Security Cameras

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An IP rating, or ‘ingress protection’ rating, is an international standard used to indicate how resistant a product is to both solids and water.  Anyone that’s been on the lookout for a security camera for outdoors will have seen IP ratings thrown around to advertise weatherproofing, but there’s more to it than just a random …

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Why Do My Wireless Cameras Keep Disconnecting? | 5 Quick Fixes

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Everyone wants to stay on top of what goes on inside and outside their property, but there’s always times when internet security cameras go offline. The longer the security camera stays disconnected, the more vulnerable people feel about their home’s and loved ones’ security. So, why do internet cameras disconnect, and what should you do …

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How to Stop Your Doorbell Cameras from Freezing? 5 Tricks to Manage Fog and Frost

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If you live in perennially cold climates or with unforgiving winters, we know how frustrating security camera freezing must be. Doorbell cameras are susceptible to fogging and frosting, particularly in their lens systems. Moisture buildup can impact the doorbell camera’s viewing capabilities, making it more challenging to identify who is at the door. No modern …

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Does Cold Weather Affect Security Cameras? (and How to Do About It)

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Yes, cold weather does affect security camera functionality—as does hot weather. Before making any purchase, it’s important to be aware that not all cameras are temperature-tolerant or waterproof. It means if it’s going to be placed in an environment of extreme cold or extreme heat, it may not function properly. But there are numerous ways …

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Make a Waterproof Camera Cover with This DIY Guide (9 Steps)

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Protecting cameras from moisture is as vital as learning how to operate your device. Read on to discover how to make cameras waterproof, and learn one of the most innovative ways to weatherproof a home security camera. 4 Ways to Protect Your Cameras from Water Waterproofing your camera isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Homeowners …

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How to Connect Security Cameras to Your Phone in 5 Painless Steps (with Pictures)

Smart devices have made security efforts more efficient and useful than ever. Most security cameras on the market now feature native smartphone support through apps, making it super easy to connect your device to your phone to view it any time, any place. Don’t know how to connect your camera to your phone? No worries—read …

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How to Install Wireless Security Cameras Indoors in 8 Easy Steps (with Pictures)

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We wouldn’t hold it against you if the prospect of installing a security camera induces a sigh and an eye roll.  It’s hardly anyone’s idea of a fun Saturday afternoon. But wireless security cameras are actually quite simple to set up and don’t require as much time or effort as you might imagine. Although different …

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How to Install Outdoor Security Cameras in 7 Simple Steps (with Pictures)

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Installing an outdoor security camera isn’t that different to installing one indoors. But, there’s no denying that it requires more time and effort if you want to do it properly. Don’t panic—we’re here to help. Follow these 7 simple steps to get your outdoor security camera up and running smoothly. Got an indoor camera instead? …

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How to Protect Your Security Camera from Hackers

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Hacking—a word that inspires fear in internet and tech users everywhere. For as long as ‘technology’ has existed, so too has the ability to manipulate it for monetary gain, data collection, and general misuse. Compared to the peak of the pandemic, where there were as many as 125 million breaches, hacking is clearly on a …

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