Wireless Cameras for Home Security | Top 3 2018July 9, 2018
Unless you live in a gated community home security is always a big priority. Even as a deterrent, security cameras seem to work the best. I have a big Great Dane running around my yard during the day so I’m not too fussed during the day but, at night he is all snuggled up in my bedroom.
I don’t live in a bad area by any means but at night my imagination does run wild, with house noise, wind, our land backing onto shire land and expensive outdoor furniture, it’s always good to have another safeguard. A few weeks back I invested in a set of Wireless Cameras for home security and I have never slept better.
I have put together a quick list of Wireless Cameras that you can use to upgrade your home security.
The Arlo is one of those Wireless Security Cameras that you will find on most lists online. This is because it is overall reliable and is easy to set up. For the average consumer, the Arlo is more than enough and sets up easily in minutes. It can be used in any area that there is a power point close by and for the areas that aren’t close to power points there is a Pro version of the Arlo that has a rechargeable battery and is completely wireless.
This camera is one of the best on the market but it still has a few negative reviews, most of those are due to a slight motion detection lag that can be present in some devices but isn’t a global issue for all. My advice would be to test out the cameras on your network set up, there are a number of factors that can affect performance IE, Current Network Setup, Bandwidth, Wall thickness and Distance from the router.
The Palm-sized Arlo is packed with features like IP65 Waterproofing, 720p HD Video, Motion Detection, LED Night Vision, Phone Notifications, and Free Cloud storage for 7 days.
- Easy Set Up
- 720p Video
- Cloud Storage
- IP 65 Waterproofing
- Night Vision
- No Continuous recording
- Motion detection lag reported on some devices
Price – $200 USD for 2 Cameras
The Ring Spotlight Camera can kill 2 birds with one stone, simultaneously lighting an area when motion is detected and recording a 1080p. This is a perfect front or backdoor camera and requires minimal setup and can be up and running in minutes. The Ring Spotlight comes standard with rechargeable batteries and if you spend a further $45 you can pick up the compatible solar panel which allows for a complete set and forget experience.
Did I mention this camera records in crystal clear 1080p :), this thing also comes with a 110db Siren you can activate via the app to scare off any intruders. The Ring Spotlight camera can also be integrated with Alexa which is an added bonus in this space.
This camera isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but it performs well and comes with a few extra features that you don’t usually get at this price point like, Alexa Integration, Motion Detection, motion activated Spotlight, Siren, 2 Way Audios, Wireless, Weather Proof and 1080p Video
- Easy Installation
- 1080p Video
- 2 Way Audio
- Weather Proof
- Not great looking
Price – $199 USD
My personal favorite of the bunch, the Netatmo Presence certainly does have a presence about it and it stands out from the crowd. The Presence will easily replace an existing wall light and the installation is easy enough for even the most basic DIY person.
Much like the Ring Spotlight Camera, this camera has motion detection. What differentiates the 2 is the Netatmo’s claimed “Smart Detection”, it has the ability to differentiate and tag in-app, dogs, cars and people and you can set it up so the motion detection only reacts to whatever you choose. It’s a cool party trick but it comes at a cost. This is the most expensive camera on the list today.
The Netatmo presence comes with a few features: 1080p Live Streaming, 100 Degree field of view, Infrared night vision, Smart Motion Detection, Optional backup to Dropbox, 12W LED Floodlight
- 1080p Video Streaming
- Infrared Night Vision
- Smart Detection
- Specific Aesthetic
- Need to replace an existing wall light
Price – $299.99 USD
How to Choose a Wireless Camera
At the end of the day, it comes down to what you need the Camera for. Do you need multiple cameras for multiple entries and exit points? Do you need 1 camera to watch your expensive outdoor settings? Do you need a camera to check on your dog during the day? Do you need a camera that doubles as a spotlight?
As you can see the choice is completely unique to you, you need to make the choice based on your scenario. Hopefully today the few cameras I mentioned can help you out in securing your home and your valuables.
What Wireless Camera do you have at home? Comment below and let me know