Not quite ready to decorate your house with window, door and motion sensors and hire a guard monitoring service? Do not worry! You can still keep your home safe without messing with your wires. Setting up a camera or two is an affordable alternative.
Knowing that you can check in when you’re gone gives you peace of mind, but many of us have a hate-love relationship with these cameras. There is an obvious security benefit, but you are exposing yourself to privacy risks. We break down what to keep in mind when buying one and we’ve put together our favorites after thorough testing.
Be sure to check out our many other guides, including the best outdoor security cameras, best pet cameras, and best password managers. And if you want more smart home products, we also have guides on smart connectors and bulbs.
Updated June 2022: We added a second-place camera, a safety note on the Wyze and a few honorable mentions after testing cameras from Ezviz, SwitchBot and Blink.
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