You can’t always be home to keep an eye on things. The best way to make sure your house is prepared for intruders is by investing in a solid security camera.
Below is our list of the best indoor security cameras that will give you peace of mind while you’re away. As you’ll see, today’s cameras do more than just record footage to keep your home safe and protected.
1. Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera
If there’s one company that believes home is the best place to be, it’s Nest. They’ve created a number of innovative devices designed to make your place more comfortable, energy-efficient, and of course, safe. With the Nest Cam you’re getting one of the best and most popular indoor security cameras available today.
The Nest Cam provides live 1080p HD video 24/7 via a 130° wide-angle view and all-glass lens. It sends your phone an alert or photograph when it detects activity, plus it’s incredibly easy to set up. A built-in speaker and mic allow you to talk and listen through the app. Other features include advanced night vision and a free trial of Nest Aware, which offers continuous 24/7 recording that is saved in the cloud for up to a month.
2. Netgear Arlo Q Wired Security Camera
This is an excellent choice if your goal is to find a balance of flexibility and affordability. The Netgear Arlo Q offers all the options you’d expect from a camera twice the price but at a budget price tag. Worth mentioning is the near-perfect Amazon rating left by more than two thousand customers.
With this camera you’re getting live video 24/7 and then lets you watch past recordings on any smartphone, tablet, or computer device in 1080p HD. The camera has a 130° field of view while Netgear offers a 7 day free trial of cloud recordings that allow you to view and share footage. Other features include instant mobile phone alerts, a built-in mic and speakers for two-way communication, and advanced night vision.
3. Piper nv Smart Home Security System
iControl’s smart home security system comes with an advanced 180° camera that supports both live and recorded video, including night vision. The camera is outfitted with motion and sound detection technology along with sophisticated light, temperature, and humidity sensors. Two-way audio lets you communicate through the device and a loud 105 dB siren sounds when security is breached.
Although it comes with a higher cost than other options on this list, a big plus is that iControl has monthly fees or contracts. The Piper nv is also very easy to set up, delivers text and email alerts, comes with battery backup and SSL video encryption, and allows you to check in via our smart device. The option of black or white are available.
4. Samsung SmartCam PT
Unlike most top indoor security cameras, the SmartCam PT boasts an impressive camera pan of 350° along with a 155° tilt. This incredible field of view allows you to take your smart device and draw up to three “motion zones” boxes to indicate the places you want immediate alerts if motion is detected. A top-of-the-line Infrared LED also offers up to 5m in pitch-black darkness that switches into Black/White mode when darkness drops to 5Lux or less.
You’ll always be aware of what’s happening in your home thanks to instant push notification and email alerts whenever motion is detected. Samsung also tossed in two-way talk via mic and speaker, a privacy mode, and a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Add it it an auto-tracking ability that allows the camera to follow moving objects and you’ve got yourself arguably one of the best indoor security cameras on the market.
5. Vimtag VT-361 Super HD Security Camera
Not everyone wants to spend $100 or $200 on a camera. The Vimtag VT-361 is worth checking out if you’re in that group of people who don’t want to spend a lot on a top indoor security camera but still want a high-quality product. It’s a great option not just for home security but also for pet monitoring and to use as a webcam.
The Vimtag’s HD camera comes with infrared lights that allow it to record even when it’s dark. Monitoring your camera while on the go is very easy thanks to an intuitive app that works on any iOS 5.0/Android 2.1 (or above) device. It offers crystal clear 720P HD video, motion detection, two-way audio, and more. If you’re uneasy buying such an affordable indoor security camera, consider the excellent customer review rating on Amazon.
6. LG Smart Security All-in-One Indoor Smart Security Camera
One of the best things about this indoor security camera is that you get home automation control and Live viewing without having to pay for a monthly fee. At the same time, you do have the option of subscribing to an optional ADT monitoring service that offers a number of extra features. These include a Smart Security app, customer alerts, cloud-recording with footage accessible for 7 days, and more.
Even without the ADT Canopy service you’re getting a powerful 130° camera able to record 1080p Full HD video. LG’s smart security camera also comes with 2-way talk, a temperature and humidity sensor, and built-in siren for breaches. Your connection is also secured with advanced bank-level video encryption.
7. Canary All-in-One Home Security Device
The Canary is a top choice if you want an indoor camera that’s designed to not only monitor your home but to act if there’s a break in. The powerful 90+ dB siren sounds either automatically upon detecting intruders or manually via the Canary app. The system will also directly connect with local police, EMS, or the fire department.
Another cool feature is auto-arm/disarm which means Canary will automatically change modes when it senses your arrival. With the Canary you’re also getting a 1080P HD camera with night visual, superb audio quality, and a 147° wide-angle lens. Best of all, no contracts or monthly fees are required for these great features, plus you get free cloud storage.
8. CleverLoop Smart Home Security System
We added this comprehensive video security camera system for those of you who don’t mind paying a little extra for a lot more. The CleverLoop system comes with a total of four wireless 720p HD cameras— two for outside (65ft. night vision, 60° view) and two for inside (night vision, two-way talk, 115° view). All the cameras include auto arm security features, Wi-Fi compatibility, and rapid learning technology to eliminate false alarms.
The system also covers your home 24/7 and sends instant alerts to your mobile phone, plus the option to view live feed or recorded footage. You also have the option to store footage on an SD card or cloud backup. Check out the Amazon product page to see the many other features you’re getting with this complete video security camera system.
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