Home Security Cameras: The Best of 2019

If you’re looking to get wireless security cameras for your property but not quite sure which ones are the best on the market, we’ve narrowed it down for you. Find out which wireless security cameras have the most features, best Wi-Fi connectivity and other perks.

Wire-free security cameras are built for convenience and flexibility due to their Wi-Fi connectivity and wireless power source like a battery. We will also take a look at some cameras that have wires, because some are just too good to pass up. Let’s take a look at the best ones.

Arlo Pro

The Arlo Pro is truly wireless and extremely versatile. This camera works indoors and outdoors, delivering a clear picture on sunny days, in the dark and also in artificial light. The installation process for this camera is simple, making it all around convenient.

Pros: 100% wire-free, indoor/outdoor versatility, simple setup, connects to smart home.

Cons: High price (around $200), required base station, very sensitive motion detection.

Wyze Cam Pan

This little guy can scan an entire room in about 3 seconds. You can adjust settings with the Pan Scan feature to automatically scan an area. The Wyze Cam has a motion tracking tool that will follow the motion throughout the room. This little, yet powerful camera is under $40

Pros: Affordable, 360 coverage, smart motion tracking, free 14-day cloud storage.

Cons: Wired power cord, rough motion tracking, hit-and-miss motion alerts.

Frontpoint Premium Indoor Camera

This wireless indoor camera is stylish and safety approved. It doubles as a booth speaker and you can instantly connect with other users on your Frontpoint account. Digital pan allows you to scan the whole room and also offer enhanced zoom.

Frontpoint’s cameras-only self-monitoring plan is just $14.99/month and gives you remote access and control, two-way audio, storage up to 1,000 video clips, motion detection, and customized mobile alerts. Or you can add it to a full Frontpoint home security system with 24/7 monitoring—but that requires a contract and Frontpoint’s Ultimate Plan (which costs $49.99/mo.).

Pros: Build-in bluetooth speakers, 180 coverage, one-touch calling, stylish, 24/7 professional monitoring available.

Cons: Monthly fee for app access, extra cost of $15/mo.

Ring Spotlight Cam

This camera can be installed on the exterior of your home and you’re not limited to locations near a power supply due to its wireless capability. It runs on a rechargeable battery or you can get the solar version. There is also a spotlight as an extra intruder deterrent. Two-way communication is available for talking to visitors even when you’re not home. A little pricey, it is valued at $200.

Pros: Wireless, built-in spotlight, motion activated sensors, Smart home compatibility.

Cons: High price, shorter battery life, Wi-Fi connection issues.

Amazon Cloud Cam

Only compatible with Cloud Cam subscription, you get 24 hours of video clips stores for free but you need the subscription to support multiple cameras, use person detection, or set motion zones to limit false alarms. Without the perks, it’s a good camera to keep an eye on things while you’re away.

Pros: 24 hours of free video clips, compatibility with Alexa, Fire TV, viewable from mobile device or PC, intelligent alerts that work with wearables.

Cons: Required Cloud Cam subscription for full function, mediocre night vision, limited scheduling options.

Amcrest ProHD Indoor

This wireless indoor camera has remote pan and tilt function, east setup and variety of video storage options. It also has free cloud storage and two-way talk. It is limited if you mount the camera on the wall, however, it is under $100.

Pros: Remote pan and tilt, variety of storage options, two-way communication, smart digital zoom.

Cons: Limited rotation when mounted, confusing user manual, laggy live streaming.

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