Home security cameras help in providing peace of your mind whether you’re concerned about theft or simply want to check in on a mischievous pet or children. There are a ton of great options to choose from so you may feel a bit confused. Take a tour here, we’ve picked the best ones based on image quality, price, smart features, and more.
Arlo Pro 2
You can easily use Arlo Pro 2 in both indoors and outdoors as it is fully weather sealed. It is so easy to set up and also comes with free seven-day motion-based cloud storage. The wire-free cameras won’t suffer any downtime while charging as the batteries can easily be swapped and charged separately.
Arlo pro 2 home security camera; Image source: homebuyingchecklist.co
It can stream 1080p video live to your smartphone. But the amazing fact is, you dn not need to stare at your screen all day long, it has sound and motion sensors and will send alerts if either is triggered. You just need to click on a notification and you’ll get a short video showing exactly what triggered it. If you don’t want to get notification all day long, you can also specify your desired time duration.
Nest Cam IQ Indoor
Nest Cam IQ is a small camera which is capable of doing some amazing jobs. It can learn your behavior patterns and be scheduled to switch on or off at given times To store all your captured videos in the cloud and access it remotely, you need to pay for an extended subscription.
Nest Cam IQ Indoor; Image source: pocket-lint.com
By default the camera will respond to both motion and when it sees a person’s face, and will give you a notification through both your app and email. But non stop alarm and notification may annoy you. To stop this, it has a feature called home/away assist. It learns your behavior pattern slowly and tells the camera to switch on or off, depending on whether or not you’re at home.
Customers who subscribe to Nest Aware cloud storage will also gain facial recognition, so the Cam IQ will be able to tell the difference between members of your family and an intruder.
Amazon Cloud Cam
If you already have an Echo device or Amazon Fire tablet in every room of the house, the Cloud Cam security camera of Amazon could be the best choice for you. It streams in 1080p HD video. If you want to see the real-time feed of the camera, ask Alexa and it will show you on your Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Echo Show, or Echo Spot devices.
amazon Cloud Cam; Image source: cnet.com
It has many other features such as two-way audio, night vision, and even push notifications when movement is detected. The Amazon Key Home Kit also includes Cloud Cam in it.
Logitech Circle 2
The Circle 2 camera comes with a power adapter, a base you can rotate to suit pretty much any desired angle, the camera and optional mounting hardware. Mount it straight to a wall outlet for compact, cordless, always-on security or stick it right to a pane of glass with the Window Mount to keep an eye on what’s going on outside from the safety of your home.
Logitech Circle 2 security camera; Image source: cnet.com
It is the best Siri based camera available. It responds to Siri commands from a HomePod smart speaker. It not only works with Apple’s smart home platform, HomeKit, but also with Alexa and Google Assistant, giving you access to all of the the main voice assistant options. It includes the standard features of night vision, two-way audio, encrypted cloud storage, and 24 hours of free online backup.
Ring Spotlight Cam
Ring Spotlight Cam is a little different from other cameras due to its concern for crime prevention. The built-in motion detectors will immediately start recording video when it senses movement. The moment it detects any unusual movement it will simultaneously shine lights to scare off the would-be intruders or criminals. You can also sound the 110-decibel siren to warn others about suspicious activity or as a warning to possible lurkers.
Ring Spotlight Cam; Image source: pcmag.com
The camera is compatible with both iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as Mac and Windows PCs. You’ll be able to download the app and tune in anytime to see live footage of your home regardless of what kind of device you have.
Featured Image Source: compactappliance.com