There are plenty of reasons to install a front-porch security camera. They can deter burglars, monitor package deliveries, show you who’s at the door, alert you when the kids get home from school and so on. Of course, choosing one can be a challenge. There’s the initial cost, of course, then the ongoing fees for cloud storage. And what about power? Do you have to wire it in? Or deal with batteries? Read more: The best security cameras for 2019 I found a product that solves a lot of these challenges, and scored you a pretty sweet deal on it. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Soliom S60 outdoor solar wireless camera is $88.96 with promo code SWZB7U5N. Regular price: $139. See it at AmazonI’ve spent about a week test-driving the S60, and after battling a few setup hiccups (read the manual, Broida!) and learning my way around the app (which definitely has some issues), I’m ready to recommend it — with a few caveats. After you charge the internal battery, you install the camera someplace it can get direct sunlight for at least a couple hours per day — enough to keep it perpetually charged, according to Soliom. A week in, even with many cloudy days in the mix, power hasn’t been a problem. Ideally, it’ll also reside fairly close to your router or an extender, because live video requires a strong Wi-Fi signal. My porch is only about 10 feet from an extender, and so… [Read full story]
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