Protecting our homes and our families with smart technology has never been easier. You now can 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.
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Ring Stick Up Cam
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.
$100 at Amazon
Nest Cam IQ Indoor
Nest Cam IQ differentiates between objects and people, shoots at 1080p, and can zoom in on someone as they’re moving across the room.
$299 at Google
All the features
Arlo Pro 3
The Arlo Pro 3 shoots in 2K, has night-vision with 160-degree viewing angles and 2-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).
From $473 at Amazon
eufycam Indoor/Outdoor Camera
We love Eufy because they offer great, secure products for a one-time fee. With this unit, you get a 365-day battery life, 1080p resolution, and super-easy installation. It also comes with a 16GB microSD card that can store up to a year’s worth of recordings.
$238 at Amazon
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.
$50 at Amazon
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.
$35 at Amazon
Ring Indoor Cam
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.
$60 at Amazon
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.
$139 at Amazon
The Arlo Q gives you clear audio and video recording, instant notifications whenever motion is detected, 2-way audio, and night vision.
$130 at Amazon
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 2-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.