Keep your family safe by monitoring what’s happening inside or outside your home. From HD video quality to Wi-Fi capability, today’s “smart” Wi-Fi cameras offer the latest technology and super user-friendly controls. Below we detailed our top picks for the best home security cameras. Prices range, $189 to $749.
Best Home Security Camera Systems Review
Arlo Pro 2 Camera Review
- 100 percent wire free: Free of power cords and wiring hassles
- 1080p HD high quality video with sharper and brighter details
- Flexible powering options use wire free, plugged in. Rechargeable battery
- Weatherproof Pro cameras are weatherproof so you can place them anywhere indoors and out
- 7 days of free cloud recordings pro comes with recurring 7 days free cloud recordings. Live stream or view recorded video and audio for up to 7 days
Arlo Pro 2 Security System includes three wi-fi security cameras. Specialized cameras are weatherproof — use as indoor or outdoor video monitoring!
- Video Quality: 1080p camera
- Cam Options: 1-6 security cameras
- Pricing: Expensive
Using the mobile app you can watch a realtime video on your phone or tablet. (saves videos for 7-days in the Cloud). Really cool feature is the 3-second look-back — if an alert is triggered, you can quickly look back to see what triggered it. Buyers love that Arlo Pro is easy to install and its HD video quality. Lots of positive buyer reviews.
Blink Indoor Camera Review
- Monitor the inside of your home day and night with our 1080P HD indoor plug-in smart security camera with motion detection and two-way audio.
- See, hear, and speak to people and pets in your home from your smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio.
- Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most.
- Use Mini as an indoor plug-in chime for Blink Video Doorbell. Hear a real-time alert from Mini when someone presses your Video Doorbell.
- Choose to save and share clips with a free 30-day trial of the Blink Subscription Plan or locally with the Sync Module 2 (sold separately).
The Blink XT connects via WiFi and runs on batteries. (lasts 2-yrs on AA batteries). You can easily organize cam video feeds using the Blink app. (i.e. “outdoor cameras” or “upstairs cameras”)
- Video Quality: 720p HD Resolution
- Cam Options: 1-5 security cameras
- Pricing: Medium
Security cameras perform in any weather: cold, hot, windy or wet (they’re waterproof!). Using the mobile app you can stream realtime video in HD quality. You can also set alerts for motion or other changes — If triggered you’ll get an alert on your phone. Blink XT security cameras are moderately priced with easy installation. Buyers love the night vision feature and user-friendly app.
eufy Security eufyCam Review
- 365-day Battery Life: The 100% wire-free and IP65 weatherproof-rated camera is designed to run for 365 days (or 3 years in Standby Mode) per charge, indoors and out.
- Full HD Surveillance: 1080p resolution, combined with our exceptional night vision technology, ensures video is recorded with crystal-clear quality both day and night.
- No Monthly Fees: eufyCam E doesn’t require any monthly fees to use, and comes with a 16GB microSD card that stores up to one-year’s worth of recordings. (30s footage, 10 times per day per camera)
- Easy Installation: 3 easy ways to install: 1) Screw onto the Outdoor Mount, 2) Stick onto the Magnetic Mount, 3) Stick on metallic surfaces
- What’s Included: 2x eufyCam E, HomeBase Station (Region A), 2x Magnetic Indoor Mount, 2x Secure Outdoor Mount, 16GB microSD Card (Inserted in HomeBase), Ethernet Cable, Micro USB Charging Cable, AC Power Adapter, Warning Sticker, Owner’s Manual, Happy Card
The new Eufy Security “eufyCam” is a wireless home security camera w/ the latest tech. Includes a 365-day battery and IP65 weather-proof 1080p HD surveillance camera.
- Camera: 1080p HD resolution
- Options: 1-3 wireless cams
- Pricing: Expensive
Along with the super high resolution of 1080p HD, the WiFi camera offers exceptional night vision and crystal-clear imagery. Buyers say it provides a crisp image, even when raining at night. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, the weather-proof WiFi camera is easy to mount. It even comes w/ an anti-theft alarm if tampered with. Very good reviews, but expensive price tag.
Ring Stick-Up Cam Review
The Ring Stick-Up Cam very popular + affordable. Using the mobile app, you can watch a live video stream.
- Video Quality: 1080p HD Resolution
- Install Time: 5-10 mins
- Pricing: Affordable
It includes a motion detection sensors – if tripped, you get an alert on your phone (through the app) — Ring Stick-Up also comes w/ night-vision. Good option as deck or pool-side smart camera. Security System connects via WiFi and includes a battery (in case of electricity outage). Buyers say they love the motion detector: garages, basements, backyards, work offices
Nest Security Camera Review
Nest home security camera is a top seller online. You’re able to watch realtime video using the Nest App — quality is 1080p HD (very crisp!) + 24 hour continuous recording (for 10-30 days).
- Video Quality: 1080p HD Resolution
- Cam Options: 1-3 indoor/outdoor cams
- Pricing: Medium
Security camera gives 130° view + includes motion detection (and sends an alert to your phone). It easily connects to your WiFi — Buyers confirm that it takes 3-5 mins to install. Nest is a favorite among parents. Many user have a notification for when their kids get home from school.
Ring Floodlight Cam Review
- Connect your Ring camera with Alexa then enable announcements to be alerted when motion is detected. Talk to visitors through compatible Echo devices by saying “Alexa, talk to the front door”. With a Ring Protect Plan (subscription sold separately), Alexa can also make voice announcements and automatically show live video feed on an Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire Tablet when your Ring Spotlight Cam detects a person.
- Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC.
- Powered by the quick-release rechargeable battery pack.
- With a Ring Protect Plan (subscription sold separately), record all your videos, review what you missed for up to 180 days, and share videos and photos.
- Monitors your home in 1080HD video with infrared night vision and Live View.
Ring Floodlight Camera is motion-activated w/ excellent HD video quality. Security system is triggered by motion or someone who rings your doorbell — when it rings, you are notified on your phone (using the Ring App). Also features 2-way audio system letting you communicate w/ your invited (or uninvited) guest through your phone. Features include siren alarm and floodlight. Buyers found this system affordable, convenient and easy to install.
Panasonic HomeHawk Review
- 100% WIRE-FREE - Powered by long-life rechargeable Panasonic battery technology
- SUPER WIDE ANGLE VIEW – 172-degree front door camera fully covers front door top to bottom
- COLOR NIGHT VISION – Full color night vision help to understand who is visiting in the dark night
- RECORDING VIDEO – Store videos to the wireless base unit's Micro SD card, no cloud service required. (Recording approximately 9 hours per 4GB Micro SD card, Card sold separately).EASY INSTALLATION – Put camera on the wall using wall mount adaptor.WEATHER RESISTANT – IP65 rating, operating temp. -4°F – 122°F for outdoor use.Monitoring by Smartphone or Tablet - Use dedicated HomeHawk App. for monitoring. (iOS and Android).WORK WITH ALEXA – Control HomeHawk Front Door and Outdoor cameras with your voice through select Alexa devices. Also compatible with Google Assistant
- RECORDING VIDEO – Store videos to the wireless base unit's Micro SD card, no cloud service required. (Recording approximately 9 hours per 4GB Micro SD card, Card sold separately).EASY INSTALLATION – Put camera on the wall using wall mount adaptor.WEATHER RESISTANT – IP65 rating, operating temp. -4°F – 122°F for outdoor use.Monitoring by Smartphone or Tablet - Use dedicated HomeHawk App. for monitoring. (iOS and Android).WORK WITH ALEXA – Control HomeHawk Front Door and Outdoor cameras with your voice through select Alexa devices. Also compatible with Google Assistant.
Panasonic HomeHawk is a security camera system connected via WiFi. It comes w/ full-color night vision and 2-way audio. The camera has a wider spectrum than most with 172° of viewing. HomeHawk home security camera is perfect for larger rooms – basements, offices, garages, etc.
Also includes: color night vision, security video recording, easy install, home monitoring subscription (optional). Even though it is a newer model, but has excellent buyer reviews!
Nest Outdoor Camera Review
- 24/7 live video: 130 Degree view shows your home in 1080P HD day and night
- Weatherproof: Camera cable and adapter are all weatherproof
- Clear as day even at night: Night vision evenly illuminates the whole scene. See who's at the door and talk back to get their attention
- Alerts on your phone: Get activity alerts so you know if anything happens while you're away
- Install it yourself: Install yourself and point it anywhere with the unique magnetic mount. No hub required.
Nest Outdoor Security Cameras are connected via WiFi + provide 1080p HD video. The mounted security camera has a 130º field-of-view and 4X zoom using the Nest App. Buyers also love the new nigh-vision feature. Also includes 2-way audio — lots of buyers use it to tell their dog to back come inside (random, I know!)
You can also purchase the monthly subscription option which gives you 24/7 recording and realtime alerts. It is a nice bargain for home security updates and notifications. As outdoor security cameras, the Nest Cameras are extremely durable. Each is waterproof and can withstand strong winds or bad weather. Nest outdoor security cam is very popular. Lots of positive buyer reviews.
Ring Doorbell Camera Review
- 720p HD video doorbell that lets you see, hear and speak to people from your phone, tablet, or select Echo device.
- Get notifications whenever motion is detected by adjusting your motion zones.
- With Live View, you can check in on your home any time through the Ring app.
- Easily setup your Ring Video Doorbell by connecting to wifi via the Ring app and mounting in your desired location.
- Powered by a built-in rechargeable battery or connects to existing doorbell wiring. With a Ring Protect Plan (subscription sold separately), record all your videos, review what you missed for up to 60 days, and share videos and photos.
The Ring Doorbell is the security camera that put them on the map. It was actually pitched on Shark Tank (season 5). Ring Doorbell Cam is the perfect solution for monitoring visitors or delivery packages. It also includes a 2-way talk audio — easily communicate w/ guests or a delivery man (or suspicious visitors). Doorbell runs on existing power from the doorbell wiring, so you don’t need to charge it or change the batteries. Buyers say it’s very easy to install and good video quality.
Canary Security Review
- AWARD-WINNING TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN: Trusted by over a million users & over 10,000 first responders – a camera beautifully designed in New York that doesn’t look like a security camera
- OUTDOOR INDOOR WIFI CAMERA: 24/7 watch live HD, weatherproof, wire-free & wired, motion alerts, speaker & microphone, wide-angle lens, night vision, 10x zoom, privacy settings, auto arm/disarm
- ADDITIONAL FEATURES: 30-day video cloud history, smarter motion alerts with video clips & person detection, activity zone masking, safety button, extended warranty & more with Premium Service plan
- EASY SETUP IN MINUTES: DIY, no installation required; download the app, plug in the camera, connect to wi-fi and monitor your home, use as pet camera, baby monitor, for elderly care or childcare
- SECURE DATA PROTECTION: US-based company with all data stored in certified high security data centers using AES 256-bit, TLS & SSL encryptions & access control systems to ensure complete privacy
Canary Flex HD Security Camera comes w/ 3 cameras. It detects when people visible + can be programmed for specific alerts (i.e. when a door is opened). Pre-programmed numbers — call the police or emergency services by pressing 1-button. Camera system is weatherproof and can be plugged in or run wire-free.
It comes w/ 2-way talk feature means you can talk to people inside your home or on your doorstep through your smartphone. Buyers find it user-friendly and like that the settings can be adjusted to satisfy their needs.
Notable – Ring Alarm System Review
- Ring Alarm puts whole-home security at your fingertips. Get alerts on your smart phone when doors or windows open or motion is detected.
- Optional 24/7 professional monitoring. No long-term contracts or cancellation fees.
- Manage Ring Alarm and other Ring products—including Ring Doorbell—with the Ring app.
- Customize Ring Alarm for your needs. Add components at any time for whole home protection.
- Easily setup Ring Alarm in minutes—without tools or professional installation.
Ring Home Security System is very popular online. It comes w/ Mobile App functionality giving you realtime alerts and log of activity. Personally I think it is the best security system for parents — see a log of activity and scheduling alerts (i.e. get a message when your kids are home from school)
Ring Security System is a 5-piece kit: motion detector, range extender, base station, contact sensor and keypad Personally, I love the optional home protection plan. It costs $10/month for 24/7 home monitoring which is relatively cheap compared to full home security installation. According to reviews, buyers found it easy to install + love the affordable monthly plan
Notable — Ring Doorbell Camera (Elite)
- Connect your Ring doorbell with Alexa to hear announcements on your compatible Echo device when your doorbell is pressed and see a live view of your camera if you have an Echo device with a screen. Talk to visitors by saying “Alexa, talk to the front door”
- Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC
- Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell
- Connects to ethernet cables for power and internet connection
- Monitors your home in 1080HD video with infrared night vision
Ring Video Doorbell Elite has a live-camera feed. It is an upgraded version and includes 1080 HD video quality. The Ring Elite doorbell comes with 2-way talk system which connects to your WiFi. You view the camera in realtime using your mobile phone, tablet or desktop. Buyers love the HD video quality and live streaming (via mobile app). More expensive than others home security cameras, but has better video quality.