You already know how important the security of your home is, and with the weather warming up, there is a lot more activity going on outside. If you haven’t looked for a while, home security technology is advancing and is much more affordable than you might expect. So whether you need a security camera for peace of mind at the front door or to keep an eye on valuables, or you just want to know who’s at the front door or when the kids get home from school, these home security cameras have you covered.
Evercam Wireless ($219)
One of the most exciting and newest home security cameras to hit the market comes from the folks at Anker. It’s called the Eufy Evercam and is a truly wireless camera. It connects via magnets to a base you can set up anywhere and will last a full year before it needs to be re-charged. It’s also “smart” and promises to cut down on false alarms and will learn to recognize familiar faces over time using facial recognition software.
You can pre-order this camera from Kickstarter right now where it’s already raised nearly $1.5 million!
Amazon Cloud Cam ($119)
Here’s a security camera option that integrates instantly with lots of the other smart products in your home. Just ask Alexa to show your live feed from your Fire TV, tablet, Echo Show or Spot anytime and anywhere. The Cloud Cam also offers a 1080p HD live feed and quick notifications of motion inside your home while you’re away. It also offers 24-hour clip storage and Amazon cloud subscribers can set motion zones and receive person alerts.
Nest Hello Video Doorbell ($229)
The front door of your home probably sees the most traffic, and that’s why the Nest Hello Video Doorbell is so valuable. Nest Hello lets you know who’s at the door and replaces your existing wired doorbell with HD video and crisp images day or night. You can stream video through the app 24/7 and the optional facial recognition feature can help you feel even more secure about what’s happening at your door. It also connects and works easily with your existing Google Home speakers for easy integration into your home.
Ring Spotlight Cam ($199)
This outdoor camera/porch light hybrid is a great option for added security, especially in dark areas. It’s easy to setup and allows you to see, hear, and speak to people on your property using two-way voice from your smartphone. You can also shine a bright light using the Ring and sound a 110-decibel siren if you notice some suspicious activity. It’s also connected with Alexa to easy voice activation.
Just in case the other options are a little out of your price range, Yi has a full suite of cams that can fit any budget. Their 1080p Camera is one of the standouts, with 24/7 full HD recording, two-way audio, and enhanced night vision. This one is best for indoor use and connects with their smartphone app so you can check in on your home wherever you are and get a little extra piece of mind.