May 22nd, 2019 | Updated on February 13th, 2021
We all consider our home like a safe haven and rightly so. At the end of the day, this is the place where we go to relax our tired bodies and souls. However, the rising crime rate is something that keeps all of us worried.
We all are concerned about the situation when an untoward incident spoils our life and causes damage that cannot be repaired. In such situations having a home security system ensures that we need not have to worry about any such incident.
Here we have analyzed the top 10 home security systems available in the market and you would be amazed to see such a wide variety present.
These gadgets would relieve you of all the tension you have regarding your home and let you sleep peacefully. Since you may be having budget restrictions you can always pick up a home security system which matches the same.
1. Wyze Cam Pan 1080p
Say goodbye to losing sight when something moves outside the view of your camera. With its 110°/sec rotation speed, 360° horizontal range, and 93° vertical range, Wyze Cam Pan delivers 360° coverage in under 3 seconds so you can see exactly what you want to see, when you want to see it.
The Wyze Cam has free cloud storage, optional local storage (a microSD card isn’t included), free motion-detection zones, integration with Amazon Alexa voice commands and more. The pricier Amazon Cloud Cam and Nest Cam Indoor don’t even offer all of these features for free. Strongly consider the Wyze Cam Pan if you’re looking for a cheap 1080p HD indoor home-security camera with plenty of features and decent performance.
2. SimpliSafe Pro Smart Home
Give your home round-the-clock protection with this SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. The 1080p HD camera captures sharp, clear video of anyone standing on your doorstep whether it’s dark out or light out. The 162-degree field of view on this camera lets you zoom in and pan out to get a closer look at visitors.
SimpliSafe’s Video Doorbell Pro ($169) is a streamlined smart doorbell offering crisp 1080p HDR video, sharp night vision, motion-triggered alerts and video recording, and a wide field of view. It’s easy to install and works as a standalone video doorbell or as part of a SimpliSafe Home Security System, but you have to subscribe to a storage plan to access recorded video. Moreover, it doesn’t offer the support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands and IFTTT applets that you get with our more expensive Editors’ Choice, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. But if you’ve already bought into the SimpliSafe ecosystem, it’s worth adding to your setup to keep the porch pirates at bay.
3. Arlo Pro – Wireless Home Security Camera System
Arlo Pro is a 100% wire-free indoor/outdoor security camera with rechargeable batteries and audio and can be added to any Arlo base station system. Arlo Pro includes rechargeable batteries, motion and sound-activated alerts, 2-way audio, a 100+ decibel siren, and 7 days of free cloud HD video recordings. Arlo covers every angle to help keep you safe and protected. Note: Place the camera within the WiFi’s range for the device to work effectively. Operating temperature -4° to 113° F (-20° C to 45° C).
There’s a lot to love about Netgear’s $250/£300 Arlo Pro security camera. Its rechargeable battery is simpler to deal with than the original Netgear Arlo’s expensive and hard-to-find CR123s. The Arlo Pro also adds in two-way audio so you can tell any unwelcome guests to get off your lawn, as well as receive audio alerts.
4. Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera
Get alerts on your phone, tablet and PC whenever motion is detected, so you can see, hear and speak to people on your property from anywhere. Armed with HD video, lights and a siren, Spotlight Cam protects your home around the clock – day or night, rain or shine.
Customize your motion zones to focus on the most important areas of your yard. Adjust the sensitivity of your motion sensors to find the ideal setting for your home. Add a second battery pack for backup power or an optional Solar Panel for a continuous charge.
That’s partially due to its comparatively easy installation. Screw in the baseplate, attach the camera and plug it into a nearby outlet — no hardwiring required. Its 1080p HD resolution and integrated motion sensor, LEDs and siren make it competitive in terms of specs. And, bonus: It works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Spotlight Cam is a strong option if you want a motion-activated outdoor light with a built-in high-definition camera. Just be prepared to pay $3 per month for cloud storage; you can’t view saved video clips otherwise.
5. Logitech Circle 2 Indoor/Outdoor Wired Home Security Camera Works
Meet Circle 2, the only indoor and outdoor, weatherproof, wired or 100% wire-free 1080p full HD home security camera with night vision and up to 180° wide-angle field-of-view that you can set up in minutes, and goes just about anywhere. You can count on your footage being secure. Every Circle 2 security camera is digitally signed and comes with 24-hours of free AES 256 Bit Dual Layer Encryption storage in your own secure private cloud.
No matter where you are, only you have access to your footage using your Logi Circle mobile app or Web App. Key features include: 1080p full HD video, 180-degree wide-angle view, Night vision up to 15-feet, Free 24-hour secure cloud storage, Free smart alerts with snapshots, Two-way talk speaker and microphone.
Premium features include: Person detection, Motion zones, custom Time-lapse Day Briefs and additional storage options available through Circle Safe Home subscriptions. Circle 2 Wired camera integrates seamlessly with your smart home and works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and the Google Assistant. Circle 2, it’s whole home security made simple.
Keeping an eye on your property has never been so easy, or so cheap. Gone are the days of bulky and expensive CCTV cameras which had to be professionally installed. Instead, all you need is the latest IP security camera that connects to your Android/iPhone smartphone via an app and away you go.
One of the latest to join a growing line up is Logitech’s Circle 2. It’s similar to the first Circle unit, but with a few supposed improvements including better battery life and weatherproof for outdoor use. Two versions are available (wired and wireless) but we tested the slightly more expensive wireless model.
6. Nest Security Camera
Home security has never looked so good. The Nest Cam Indoor is the perfect addition to any home. The Nest Cam Indoor is beautifully designed and it plugs into power, so you never have to worry about dead batteries. With motion and activity alerts, the Nest Cam helps you stay informed about what’s happening even if you aren’t home.
You’ll get a notification when the kids come back from school, when the dog decides to eat those new pillows you bought, or when someone enters your home who shouldn’t. Nest Cam Indoor also features a built-in speaker and microphone allowing you to listen in and speak to whoever is there.
The nest is focused on making simple, human, delightful things. That’s how we’re creating the thoughtful home: A home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it.
Startup Dropcam emerged on the connected webcam scene in 2009. The team churned out a handful of products over the years and Dropcam — particularly with help from its $200 Dropcam Pro — quickly rose up the ranks as the high-res DIY security cam company to beat.
Then, smart-thermostat maker and Google property Nest swooped in and bought the brand for a cool $555 million last June and, after some serious speculation, finally unveiled a “new-and-improved” Dropcam Pro replacement called Nest Cam just last week. Here’s the gist: Nest Cam is better than Dropcam Pro. It has a full 1080p video resolution, a rotating, magnetic stand, a new app interface as well as a couple of other minor improvements. It even retails for the same amount as its predecessor.
But all that stuff isn’t enough of an upgrade for me to urge existing Dropcam Pro users to run to a local store to snatch one up today. If you’re in the market for a webcam with a few security features, the $200 Nest Cam is rapidly replacing Dropcam Pro as the gold standard and I highly recommend it. Just don’t expect it to function as a true security camera.
7. Withings Home
The Home app creates a daily home diary, displayed as a timeline of events. 5-second animated sequences are included in the timeline each time an event is detected. Watch up to 48 hours of events through animated sequences and time-lapses. Optional cloud video recording automatically saves up to 30 days of continuous footage.
Your smartphone controls a variety of lulla light and sound programs (music paired with customized LED light sequences) that are designed to entertain and soothe your baby.
Withings has expanded from fitness trackers and health-monitoring devices into the growing digital home arena with the Withings Home monitoring system ($199.99). This cylindrical device houses a 5-megapixel image sensor and a variety of sensors. It can record video and store it in the cloud, send alerts when motion or sound is detected, and let you know when the air in your home contains an unhealthy level of pollutants.
The Home$67.00 at Amazon is a neat-looking surveillance camera that’s simple to install, but it only works with iOS devices. Moreover, its HD video quality is lacking, and there’s no way to download and save recorded video. Our Editors’ Choice, the Piper invest Price at Amazon, is pricier, but it’s a much more robust camera for keeping tabs on your home.
8. Wansview Wireless 1080P Security Camera
Vivid 1080P full HD video: You can see crystal clear images with this full HD camera.
Listen And Talk To Your Home: With two-way audio function, you can hear and talk to your baby and family members at any time.
Stunning Night Vision: Night vision up to 20ft in the dark. Never miss out on any moment even at night.
Wider View Angle: Pan and tilt function with 4x digital zoom, keep eyes on the bigger space, you can set preset location for your reference. On mobile App, please use your two fingers to zoom in and out picture while you viewing the live video.
Take Lots Of Cute Photos & Videos: Wireless camera supports 4 person to view at the same time using wansview app on iPhone/android phone, PC and tablet. Capture special moments, and share with friends and family.
Before I bought this camera, I had already purchased 5 other Wansview cameras….so it was an easy decision to buy another one.
The most eye-catching thing about this camera initially is the price. For a camera that does so much, the price is amazing. As an owner of other Wansview cameras, I already knew the product would be easy to set up and operate.
My sentiments where confirmed when the camera arrived a few days after purchase……and was set up and operating within minutes. The box includes the camera, charging USB cable, an Ethernet cable and hardware to mount it onto a wall.
9. Samsung SmartCam Full HD
Is Sparky digging in the garden again? Has the delivery arrived? Did the kids bring the recycling to the street? The SmartCam HD Outdoor camera puts the answers at your fingertips, even when you are away or behind closed doors. Designed to withstand the elements and maximize your WiFi capabilities, the wireless SmartCam HD Outdoor delivers an intuitive security solution for areas outside your home or business.
Streaming in vivid Full HD to your computer and laptop and up to 720p on your hand-held mobile device,the SmartCam HD Outdoor camera is quickly customized to provide a range of advanced monitoring and notification options including Motion Detection and Motion Zone Select.
An easily-accessed, built-in slot for a microSD memory card affords reliable video storage while eliminating monthly cloud recording service charges-one more way Samsung demonstrates its commitment to your safety, security and peace of mind. iPhone, iPad, Android, smartphone and tablets
Samsung has just announced that two more Wi-Fi IP cameras will join its home security roster — the $179 SmartCam HD and the $229 SmartCam HD Outdoor. Both cameras offer 1080p streaming and wide-angle lenses with 128-degree fields of view.
That should mean that you will get to view crisp, clear footage of your home and the surrounding outdoor area all from a Web browser or the free Android or iOS SmartCam app.
The $179 SmartCam HD sounds very similar to the $199 DropCam Pro and to a slightly lesser extent, the $229 all-in-one security system, Piper. That makes SmartCam HD an intriguing option, but I’m especially interested in the HD Outdoor. That’s because we haven’t seen any DIY security systems that offer an outdoor camera.
10. D-Link Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera
View more, do more, and protect more with the clarity and mobile control of D-Link’s Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-5020L). With no monthly fees the exclusive mydlink app you can view and control the camera -anywhere, anytime -on your smartphone or tablet.
Experience confident clarity and control with the ultra-smooth pan/tilt and digital zoom functionality. Integrated motion and sound-sensing detection and night-vision technology provides around-the-clock surveillance.
Designed with an integrated Wi-Fi extender to easily expand your wireless network. With simple installation, you’ll have an effective, affordable home or business surveillance solution up and running in no time.
Being able to see your home from anywhere and confirm that everything is okay with your own eyes makes a device like the $120 D-Link Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera seem extremely useful. (The same model sells in the UK for about £80, and in Australia for AU$200.) D-Link’s camera with the unwieldy name does well in this regard.
The 640×480 resolution isn’t great, but it’s enough to clearly see what’s going on. And the ability to manually look around the room from afar by panning, tilting, and zooming the camera worked well and can help you check every nook and cranny.