Best Indoor Home Security Cameras

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Best Indoor Home Security Cameras

Finding the right security camera for your needs can be tricky. It’s highly recommended to check reviews and do your own due diligence before settling on a purchase. I’ll break down a few good options for you below, but your home and lifestyle may require other features.

I’ve also included a brief, general description for you of each of the following cameras so you can better understand what each one has to offer. This goes past the feature set and helps you understand what features are important to you.

Should you have any more questions, my advice would be to do additional research.

Ring – Best Indoor Home Security Camera Overall

The Ring is an omnidirectional camera. We’ve had a few of these, and they’re definitely a high-quality camera. They’re easy to install, last a long time, and record to a Micro SD card [easy to swap]. In addition, they have motion detection that will turn the recording on if it detects movement, and the battery lasts for months.

There are weaknesses to the camera. It has a fixed viewing angle [meaning you have to point it directly at the area you want to see], there is a lag of about 1-2 seconds from live to recorded, and the people are grainy. Nevertheless, this is the best indoor home security camera.

We’ve used this camera throughout our house, but in our opinion it’s most ideal for small places like a small rental, a vacation home, dog fence, or just remote areas of your main home [garage, driveway, backyard, entry way, or laundry room].

In addition, many people have had success using this as a baby monitor.

Google Nest – Best Wired Indoor Security Camera

When it comes to wired home security cameras, the best one on the market is the Nest Cam. This camera is easy to install and has a motion sensor, night vision, and two-way audio capability. This means it can detect motion, alert you, and allow you to speak to people or pets in your home. You can get alerts on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and you can monitor your home live from anywhere. The Nest Cam has a 130-degree wide angle lens with a high quality 8-megapixel sensor and high definition 1080p video. There is also a two-way microphone so you can even speak to people you see in the house. If you want to extend the range of motion detection, you can do that with the Nest Cam, but it is all done via the internet and does require a power cord.

Arlo – Best Wireless Indoor Security Camera

If you’re looking for one of the best indoor home security cameras then look no further than Arlo. This camera is best suited for outdoor use, but can also be used around your home.

Features

You can adjust the field of view from the standard 75° to 150° so you get the perfect view of your room. The LEDs are infrared night vision so the images will look clear even in the dead of night.

Two-way audio is another fantastic feature of Arlo, it allows you to communicate with anyone in the room-as well as the people next door if you like.

You can choose to record your cameras events to the cloud or to a USB. The fact that you can record it both ways is fantastic. You can really find out who did what in your home. No one will ever be able to accuse you of fabricating evidence.

The Arlo camera has many accessories that are sold separately, including weatherproof power cables that are moisture and dust resistant, surge protector power cables, motion detection options, weatherproof wire mounts, screws and anchors and wall mounts. You can place this camera any way you like.

The Blink indoor camera is the first and only wireless security camera that you can set up in 10 seconds without a smartphone, a PC, or any clunky software.

When you're using Blink, you'll notice that it has a Jaws-like tentacle motion that it uses to cover up the lens so it doesn't capture a picture when it's inactive. It displays the latest camera activity in a "last 24 hours" calendar view. Unfortunately, some people are hesitant to trust a completely wireless security camera like this and are worried about the security of images when it's disconnected from a router and stored in the cloud. However, all of the images are stored in a non-identifiable manner, meaning there are no accounts or user names; they know that the uploads and downloads have occurred, but they are unable to tell who the camera belongs to or how many different cameras are being used.

Additionally, this camera can only communicate with the Blink cloud in order to send data and even then, it only uses a 128-bit SSL encrypted channel that's 128-bit SSL encrypted. That means it's pretty safe from the get-go, and it'll only get safer!

Wyze – Most Affordable Indoor Camera

Wyze doesn’t just stand out in the smart home camera industry. They stand out in everything they do."Best smart home accessory" is a title given to the Wyze Cam, a wireless HD security camera that also records high-quality video. However, sometimes they added a "best" too many, and this results in an incredibly low price.

This Wyze Cam camera has it all – a 111-degree viewing angle, 720p high definition video, night vision, and two-way audio … and that’s just the hardware. It’s a DIY installation that comes with a USB cable, a mount, and a stand. The Wyze Cam runs on power from the microSD card, so this is not a battery-powered camera.

As far as functionality, IP cameras let you connect and monitor your camera from anywhere in the world. You can also set up motion alerts you can receive via email or mobile app. Wyze has a two-way audio feature that lets you speak to family members or other users of the mobile app.

Pricing Rundown of 2021’s Best Indoor Cameras

One of the quickest ways to determine your best security camera options is to evaluate the features you want in an indoor security camera, then compare the cameras that match that criteria. There are several products on the market that may fit what you're looking for, but it's important to do your research and make sure you're getting the best camera for your needs. That's where this article comes in. It's going to give you a detailed look at five of the top-rated, most popular, and highly-acclaimed indoor cameras that are sure to give you the peace of mind you want in your home.

For this article, I decided to narrow down the search and create a list of cameras that carry a standard indoor camera look. I saw a lot of interest in the standard look, but many readers wanted additional features not found in your standard indoor camera. For that reason, I decided to list a product that had several of these features.

Whether you're in need of a quick and easy camera solution for an entryway or office or are looking for a camera that you can use to monitor your baby or kids, there is likely an indoor solution that will work for you. The following product reviews will give you a detailed look at the features of each camera, a list of the pros and cons, and will provide ways in which you can work with each one.

So, let's get to it!

Methodology Behind Our List of the Best Indoor Cameras of 2021

We looked at dozens of 6-Pack home security cameras and selected these top 10 based on positive online reviews from around the web. Our key considerations were video quality, easy installation, and modern design to ensure a level of sophistication in your home.

Methodology Behind Our List of the Best Indoor Cameras of 2021

We looked at dozens of 6-Pack home security cameras and selected these top 10 based on positive online reviews from around the web. Our key considerations were video quality, easy installation, and modern design to ensure a level of sophistication in your home.

FAQs About Indoor Cameras

These are some frequently asked questions that will help you get the most out of your indoor camera.

What are the Benefits of Security Cameras?

Security cameras can help give you the feeling that someone is monitoring your house while you’re still at work or away. Through the use of a remote network DVR or setting up a DVD security DVR you can have a record of any movement or activity around the house.

In addition to monitoring the interior of your house, an outdoor security camera can help you spot things like trespassers and unauthorized vehicle movement. Many cameras are weatherproof so you can place an outdoor camera outside your home or business for added security.

Do Security Cameras Work For Home Use?

Home security cameras may seem unnecessary. After all, who is going to break into your home? But burglar break-ins do happen. People will see if you live in a large house, small house, and you’ll be surprised at how creative burglar are.

Not everyone keeps a firearm in their home for protection. Some people rent their home and landlords won’t allow for firearms to be stored in the home. But a security camera is something anyone can have because they aren’t lethal.

If you own a business and want to deter burglars from targeting you, a security camera is an option for you.