Protecting our homes and our families with smart technology has never been easier. You can now 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.
This camera sends alerts when it detects any motion, and it has night vision and 2-way audio. It is available in battery-powered, plug-in, or solar-powered versions. You can also mount it easily on any flat surface.
Nest Cam IQ differentiates between objects and people, shoots at 1080p, and can zoom in on someone as they’re moving across the room.
The Arlo Pro 3 shoots in 2K, has night-vision with 160-degree viewing angles and two-way audio. With Arlo’s Smart Service, you get activity alerts and the ability to store footage for up to 30 days (requires a subscription).
These IP67 weatherproof security cams have batteries that last a full year on a charge and are easy to set up and recharge. They come in a two-pack bundle (though you can add additional cameras to it), and they offer free cloud storage, as well as the ability to store video locally.
Yi’s excellent budget option uses AI to detect motion, and it comes with a 107-degree field of view, seven-day free video storage, night vision, and two-way audio.
This camera has a nifty 360-degree panning feature and notification alerts for motion detection. You get 14-day video storage for free too.
Ring’s Indoor Cam is easy to install (just plug it in) and easy to use thanks to Ring’s tight integration with Alexa. Use Live View to check on your home at any time, and record and store all of your videos for only $3 per month with Ring Protect.
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 field of view.
The Arlo Q gives you clear audio and video recording, instant notifications whenever motion is detected, two-way audio, and night vision.
Wyze has been expanding its product line of late to include innovative products like smart thermostats and fitness bands, but the product that started it all was the Wyze Cam. The second version streams 1080p video in real-time, along with motion recording, sound recording, and free cloud storage.
Whether or not you spring for the optional (but very cute) bunny ears, if you pick this camera up, you’ll be set with one of the best baby video monitors around. It’s also just an excellent indoor security camera and is equipped with 1080p video quality, two-way talking, and advanced night vision. Plus, it has a lullaby player and night light.
Best of the bunch?
Pretty much all security cameras can send notifications to you whenever they detect motion. Most, if not all, also can 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 to us is the Ring Stick Up Cam. Why? Because of its versatility. It works wirelessly (but also comes in wired and solar-powered versions), and it can be mounted on a wall or flat surface. It also has instant alerts for motion detection, night vision that works flawlessly at night, and two-way audio.
If you’re on a budget but still want a good collection of 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.
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