Best Security Cameras Brands

5 best (based on marketing research) brands of security cameras for both outdoor and indoor video surveillance.
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 Annke Professional Surveillance
2 Nest Cam Security Camera

This IP camera is meant for indoor use only. Nest Cam is a wireless security camera that uses a corded power plug for the power supply. Additionally, this model offers Wi-Fi connection and thus you can control the camera and configure the settings with your smartphone even when you're far away from home. The design of Nest Cam allows for 2 mounting types.

3 Vstarcam Home

Keeping an eye on a child presumes a lot of work and fuss that can exhaust a lot of parents. With advanced technologies, though, now you can try a different solution and purchase an indoor camera from Vstarcam. It's possible to use the camera remotely; you only need to install it in the right place and download Eye4 app on your tablet or phone via which you will be able to access the camera settings and do all the rest manipulations. To use the Vstarcam indoor camera, make sure to keep it plugged in the mains, while if you need to connect it with your tablet, activate W-Fi or use Ethernet port. The camera features a pan and tilt mechanism to allow users to rotate it in all directions and get the best surveillance view within 355° horizontal and 120° vertical angles.

4 Wansview Outdoor

Today surveillance cameras offer much more balanced performance, features and quality than ever before and the Wansview IP security camera isn't an exception. Having got this camera at home, you get a chance to keep an eye on your home remotely via your phone or PC provided that you've previously downloaded Wansview app on your gadget. The app allows remote access to the settings of the camera as well as a preview of the footage. Compared to many other indoor security cameras, this one is much more versatile and can also be used outdoors if you wish to monitor your property while being on a trip or elsewhere. The IP66 water- and dustproof design along with the aluminum housing predetermine the camera use under any weather conditions and in any region you need. The camera shoots in Full HD and saves the recorded footage on a cloud service.

5 Canary All-in-One Home

A lot of devices today can easily be called all-in-one equipment due to the functionality and a broad range of features they provide. The Canary All-in-One Home Security Device is called so for the same reason. Let's see what features make it different from the rivals and what is so special about this particular one. The camera is designed for indoor use only, which might be taken as a downside by customers who seek a versatile video surveillance solution to use both indoors and outdoors. However, if you need a camera to keep an eye on your property at home, it will do a great job. Besides recording video of the observed area, it also incorporates the functionality of a thermometer and a humidifier, so a user gets not only protection but quite useful information on the home climate environment.

6 Panasonic KX-HNC800EW Security Camera

The Panasonic is a cute Full HD camera that can be wall-mounted or stand on its little base. It has a rolling two-second video buffer, which means that it is continually recording. The benefit of this is that if the sound or motion sensors are slow in triggering the space it is monitoring then you shouldn’t miss the crucial moment that something happens.

7 Netatmo Welcome

This offering from the French smart home specialist looks great: it’s sleek and small and has an attractive pale gold aluminium finish. It had face recognition before its competitors, and uses it to alert you when your child gets home, for instance. If you receive an alert with a face you don’t recognise, you can record footage of the intruder either using the 8GB microSD card supplied in the device or by uploading it elsewhere to your Dropbox account, say.

8 Netgear Arlo Pro

Netgear’s small outdoor camera is entirely wireless " it’s battery-powered and the rechargeable cell claims to last six months between charges. The camera is weatherproof, too, so just make sure it’s placed out of a thief’s reach. It connects wirelessly to a dedicated hub base (60 metres plus) with decent range that sits indoors, obviously.

9 Piper NV Smart Security Alarm

Do not press the alarm button on this camera just for fun. Even if you’re ready for it, you’ll jump out of your skin. It’s 105db. Like others here, the Piper offers Full HD recording and it stores the footage from motion-triggered events online free, though you have to view it there rather than transferring it elsewhere.

10 Nest Cam Outdoor

The stylish Nest Cam Outdoor is easy to install: the back part screws into the wall and the main camera attaches magnetically so it’s simple to angle it just right. It streams footage day and night so you can check in on the view on your phone. It’s designed to be clever enough to know the difference between a branch swaying and a person coming into view. It can also send you “Person Alerts”, though there’s an £80 a year charge for this for subscription to Nest Aware.

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