Protecting our homes and our families with smart technology has never been easier. You now have the ability to see what’s going on when you are not at home, even if it’s just to see what the family pet is getting into today. Whatever your reason might be, we’ve got a roundup of indoor security cameras for you to choose from.
Stick it anywhere
Ring Stick Up Cam
This camera sends alerts when it detects any motion, has night vision, 2-way audio, and a battery-powered model. You can also mount it on walls.
Nest Cam IQ Indoor Camera
Nest Cam IQ differentiates between objects and people, shoots at 1080p, and can zoom in on someone as they’re moving across the room.
All the features
Arlo Pro 2
The Arlo Pro 2 shoots in 1080p, has night-vision, 2-way audio, activity alerts (with a subscription), and lets you store footage for seven days.
Hive View Indoor Camera
You get the usual 1080p recording and 2-way audio, and there’s also a Privacy Mode that switches off the recording at a scheduled time.
Yi Smart Home Camera 3
Yi’s excellent budget option uses AI to detect motion, and it comes with a 107-degree FoV, 7-day free video storage, night vision, and 2-way audio.
Wyze Cam Pan
This camera has a nifty 360-degree panning feature and notification alerts for motion detection. You get 14-day video storage for free too.
Amazon Cloud Cam
Cloud Cam has eight infrared LEDs for night vision, 2-way audio, and there’s also intelligent alerts that trigger when it detects a person.
Logitech Circle 2
The Circle 2 offers a 30-second time lapse video of the previous 24 hours, and instant alerts for motion detection. It also has a 180-degree FoV.
The Arlo Q gives you clear audio and video recording, instant notifications whenever motion is detected, 2-way audio, and night vision.
Best of the bunch?
Pretty much all security cameras have the ability to send notifications to you whenever it detects motion. Most, if not all, also have the ability to sound off an alarm. So you have to dig deeper into the features to help decide which one is the best for you. It’s also worth noting that a lot of these cameras have features hidden behind subscription paywalls, so if you need a specific feature, make sure you know if you’ll have to pay extra for it.
One that stands out is the Ring Stick Up Cam. Why? Because of its versatility. It works wirelessly, and can be mounted on a wall. It also has instant alerts for motion detection, night vision that works flawlessly at night, and 2-way audio.
If you’re on a budget but still want features, then the Wyze Cam Pan camera is what you are looking for. With motion tracking, clear video recording, sound detection, and 14-day free cloud storage, you’re getting a host of features from a budget camera. On top of that, it works with Alexa and Google Assistant. Not bad for a security camera on a budget.
September 11, 2019 at 10:18AM