What Are Some Good Home Security Cameras?

As of 2015, some good home security cameras include the Nest Cam, the Belkin Netcam HD+ and the Canary, according to Tom’s Guide. These digital security cameras receive top reviews based on their performance, affordability and ease of use.

The Nest Cam takes top honors among security cameras thanks to its high video quality and easy installation process. An updated version of the lauded Dropcam, the device takes high-resolution 1080p video and features night vision. The camera can also function as an intercom, and the Nest Cam’s magnetic base makes it easy to set up anywhere. A possible drawback is the device’s cloud storage feature, which requires a monthly membership fee.

Belkin’s Netcam HD+ wins praise for its affordability and useful features, including the ability to control home functions such as lights and electrical switches. The device also offers cloud storage and intercom functionality, though reviewers do note that its video quality is slightly lacking.

The Canary is another strong home security camera, boasting an innovative environmental sensor system that monitors heat, air quality and humidity. The device’s geofencing feature activates motion detection automatically when owners leave the home, and the Canary also features a loud siren to deter intruders. Reviewers praise the camera’s video quality and intuitive mobile app while noting that its price is a bit higher than competing devices.