Want to learn how to keep an eye on your home? Wireless security camera system can do this for you, you can check your home from phone, tablet or PC. It will even send you notifications if they detect motion or loud noises. Most wireless security camera can provide motion-activated recording or night vision.
Today, we tested several top wireless security camera system on the market and rank each based of them on its performance, ease of use and affordability. Based on these criteria, winner is the Dropcam Pro from Nest ($199 on Amazon).
How Did We Tested These Security Cameras
We checked and tested each security cameras based from design, set up process, features, apps, performance and overall value. Design means, we checked each camera for size, aesthetic and simplicity.
We penalized a camera if it required an excessive amount of time to set up or suffered from a confusing setup process. We also docked points if the camera lacked important features offered by the competition, such as programmable security modes and scheduled recordings. However, this could be offset if the camera provided other unique or particularly helpful features.
We added points if the camera has a lot of features, like programmable security modes, scheduling recordings since this is really helpful and unique to other competitor.
We rated each and everyone mobile app for design, easy of use. We also check the performance by the camera’s resolution and view, remote viewing and quality of video (colors and details to be exact).
We also factored whether these cameras can offer cloud storage for recorded videos. Most manufacturers charge $10/ month for the service, cloud storage will let you access videos without the hassle of removing the card from the security camera. Cameras that uses local storage is at risk of losing the video if the camera is stolen.
Dropcam Pro is selling for $199 on Amazon.com, this is the top-selling Wifi security camera and it’s for a good reason! It’s pretty easy to set up, saves video on the cloud and provides an awesome quality of videos, all thanks to it’s 3 megapixel camera and 130 degree view. You can also use the built-in microphone and speaker to communicate. You have to pay $9.95/month to access your saved videos online though. Dropcam Pro also integrates with other Nest Products such as Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke detector.