Protect your home and possessions with a smart home security device
Keep an eye on who’s in your home with one
of these IP cameras
How secure do you feel in your home? If the answer is ‘not very’, then a home security camera is probably a good investment.
Today’s smart cameras are capable of much more than simply providing you with a live feed of your home while you’re away (or in another room), with security-conscious features like motion detection, alerts and easy access to the camera through your smartphone.
These modern functions are joined by other potentially useful tools like nanny cam features for looking after babies and toddlers, plus temperature and air quality monitors.
You have 24/7 access to your cameras through an app on your mobile, and in some cases you can also monitor through a web browser on your Mac. Many cameras also allow you to tweak settings to fine-tune your camera to your personal needs, while some make use of your phone’s location capabilities to switch themselves on or off depending on whether or not you’re at home.
To help you decide which smart camera is best for you, we’ve picked out six cameras from reputable manufacturers with a median price point of £150. As you’ll see later, you may also need to factor in additional monthly costs if you plan to store recordings online, but unless you’re desperate to look back over weeks and months, you’ll probably find the free plans more than sufficient. And if you’re
We’ve picked out six cameras from reputable manufacturers with a median price point of £150
queasy about relying on a cloud storage provider, you’ll be pleased to see we’ve sourced one model that stores your footage locally on its own microSD card or on your own FTP server.
So, let’s get testing. Note to family and friends: big brother is watching you…