- 1 The best indoor Wi-Fi camera for daily use
- 2 Fewer false alerts, but more expensive
- 3 Generous storage and versatility
- 4 Compact and cheap
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Logitech Circle 2
The best indoor Wi-Fi camera for daily use
The corded Circle 2 offers a sharp image, continuous recording, and 24 hours of free video storage. (More storage and features are available with a subscription.)
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The Logitech Circle 2 (corded) has stellar 1080p video with a 180-degree field of view, continuous recording with no gaps when activated by motion, 24 hours of free cloud storage for your videos (with the option to purchase more), smart geofencing that automatically arms and disarms the camera as you come and go, an easy-to-use app, and support for Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant.
Google Nest Cam Indoor
Fewer false alerts, but more expensive
The Google Nest Cam Indoor records 24/7, delivers alerts reliably, and can link to other smart-home products, but you’ll need the Nest Aware monthly subscription to get the most out of it.
The Google Nest Cam Indoor offers 24/7 recording, which means it never stops, so you won’t miss a minute of action. (The other Google option is the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, which we don’t recommend.) The Nest Cam Indoor captures above-average 1080p video, provides two-way audio, and offers accurate motion detection—but you’ll need a Nest Aware subscription plan to view recordings or create activity zones, which tell the camera the areas of the picture frame to pay attention to.
Generous storage and versatility
The Arlo Q offers highly customizable alerts, activity zones, and free seven-day video storage. But without a subscription, recording isn’t continuous, resulting in short gaps in between clips.
The Arlo Q offers customizable activity zones, a clear 1080p image, and seven days of free video storage, so most people won’t need to pay for a subscription. However, like a number of other cameras, the Arlo Q doesn’t record continuously without a subscription—it needs to reset after each recording, resulting in short gaps in between each video. That makes it a little less useful for security purposes, but it’s still great for keeping an eye on kids and pets. After years of long-term testing, since we began recommending this camera in 2016, we found that videos recorded with our test Arlo Q started to show a pink tint, something we’ve seen other owners mention. Customer service responded quickly, offering a replacement well after the warranty had expired. So even though the Arlo Q isn’t perfect, this type of service, its normally clear image, and the seven days of free storage make this camera a trustworthy pick for casual home monitoring.
Wyze Cam v2
Compact and cheap
This compact camera doesn’t deliver audio and video as well as our other picks, but it’s pretty darn impressive for the price. Also, it integrates with several other devices through Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.
For about the price of a pizza, the Wyze Cam v2 is a great choice for your first security camera (and for watching your pets). We are impressed by the number of updates and improved features Wyze keeps releasing for this model. As a budget option, its Complete Motion Capture cloud service, two-factor authentication for security, and several smart-home integration options make up for the limited field of view and lower quality video than our other recommendations.
Source: The NY Times
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