not ready yet Decorate your house with windows, doors and motion sensors and hire an on-call monitoring service? don’t worry! You can still keep your home safe without messing with wiring. Setting up a camera or two is an affordable option.
Knowing that you can check in when you’re out and about gives you peace of mind, but many of us have a love-hate relationship with these cameras. There is a clear security advantage, but you expose yourself to privacy risks. We’ve broken down what you should keep in mind when buying, and after rigorous testing, we’ve rounded up our favorites.
Be sure to check out our many other guides, including the best outdoor security cameras, best pet cameras, and best password managers. If you want more smart home stuff, we also have a guide to smart plugs and bulbs.
Update June 2022: We’ve added runner-up cameras, safety notes on Wyze, and some honorable mentions after testing cameras from Ezviz, SwitchBot, and Blink.
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