A security camera is your extra set of eyes at home. The camera can sit inside or outside your house for peace of mind in all kinds of scenarios, like keeping an eye on the kids, monitoring your pet’s mischief while you’re at the office or checking who’s knocking at the door. Here’s our guide to the best security cameras.
The Arlo Pro is a top seller, available in a series of releases from the original to the Arlo Pro 4. The Arlo Pro camera is wireless and rechargeable, so you’re free to position the cameras (up to four) in any location. From the Arlo Pro 2 on, the camera features a water-proof lens and weather-proof housing, prepared for surveillance in all seasons. It’s equipped to sync to either local or cloud storage so that you can seamlessly access the footage.
One of the great features of the Arlo Pro is that you don’t have to hang tight until you check the recording—it has a customisable alarm to alert you to programmed triggers, such as motion tracking. It’s also a stand out for smart home compatibility.
Ring Stick Up Cam
Some security cameras, like the Ring Stick Up Cam, come in either a battery or plug-in model. Think about the planned location for each camera at your home—do you prefer the flexibility of a battery pack or the reliability of a constant electricity supply? This will help you decide on the configuration best suited to your needs. In either case, the Ring Stick Up Cam connects wirelessly to your phone to stream HD footage. It also boasts a range of useful features that you’ll often find in security cameras, like motion detection and two-way audio communication so that you can talk to your visitors clearly.
Anker Eufycam 2
The Anker Eufycam 2 is a great option that has plenty of features and an affordable price tag. It’s weather-proof, battery-operated (claimed to last for 365 days for year-round coverage) and it transmits the footage to the BaseStation unit that accompanies it, so your footage is stored securely on site.
Swann Spotlight (Outdoor)
Looking for a camera to keep an eye on the perimeter of your home? The Swann Spotlight Outdoor security camera ticks a number of boxes to protect your place and the people in it. Made for the outdoors, this stand-alone camera uses heat, motion and person-sensing to alert you to what’s happening outside your door. It also features motion lighting and a siren to disrupt intruders, plus two-way talk to greet guests. The Swann Spotlight has excellent image quality, capturing video in 1080-p HD for clarity.
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