Highly-Reviewed Smart Home Video Cameras for Security and Surveillance

This 2015, people who are already tuned to smart home devices are in for a treat as we are going to feature the internet’s highly recommended smart home video cameras for security, surveillance, and everything in between. If you are looking for the best smart home camera, you’re definitely in the right place.

Whether budget is not an issue for you or not, you will find that our featured smart home video cameras are as reliable as they get. So without further ado, let’s get started with SmartHome.City’s very own list of amazing home automation video cameras.

Belkin NetCam HD+

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Belkin is quite known in the Information Technology (IT) field for providing reliable routers and other network-related goodies. Today, they are stepping in the home automation scene to complement their WeMo device. The Belkin NetCam HD+ comes with an amazing 95-degree viewing angle and its lens comes packed with 850nm IR LEDS that is capable of capturing up to 26 feet.

With the option to purchase a cloud storage, Belkin’s NetCam HD+ is truly an amazing option especially if you need surveillance in low-light areas. One of the best features of the NetCam HD+ is its amazing color production at 25 frames per second (FPS). While it is not the fastest smart home video camera in the market, it’s safe to say that it does the job very well.

Samsung SmartCam HD Pro

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The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is arguably one of the best smart home video cameras that we are going to feature today. This camera has a great viewing angle at 130 degrees, and it offers Full HD quality video at 1920 x 1080. If clarity, color, and reliability is what you’re after, this video camera can really compete with the best of the best.

Just like the previous camera we’ve discussed, the SmartCam HD Pro comes is great at capturing videos thanks to the 30-FPS capability. It also comes with IR LEDS that has up to 16 feet of visibility. Another great feature worth noting is that this smart home video camera can use a microSDXC to save footages on the fly. One disadvantage of this camera, on the other hand, is its inability to avail cloud storage subscriptions. Overall, if you are all about clarity, smooth video capturing and color accuracy at 1080p, you will love the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro.

Netgear Arlo

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Netgear’s Arlo is another great option if you are looking for a smart home video camera that comes with a 130-degree viewing angle that comes with a crystal-clear 720p display that clocks at 30 FPS. This monitoring camera comes with the same technology as the Belkin NetCam HD+ when it comes to low-level lighting to no lighting thanks to its reliable 850nm IR LEDs capable of capturing footages up to 25 feet.

With the option to use the cloud storage, as well as amazing and seamless compatibility with pre-existing routers, the Netgear Arlo is a must-have camera for people who are looking for a reliable device that has enough local storage as well as Wi-Fi capabilities.

Nest Dropcam Pro

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The Nest Dropcam Pro is one of the most popular smart home video cameras simply because of the features and specifications that come with it. While the resolution is a mere 720p, it still produces and captures amazing quality that is almost near-life accurate. Colors and image quality aside, this video camera comes with a very wide 130-degree field of view that is diagonal.

As for night vision and cloud storage compatibility, the Nest Dropcam Pro is capable of doing both with amazing reliability. If you want to get your money’s worth, you will truly find this smart home security camera to do what most cameras can do… plus more.

Honorable Mentions

At Smarthome.city we guarantee that you get the best devices your money can buy without worrying about compatibility and reliability. We’ve included three of our products for you to consider. We hope you will consider these options:

Generic Camera WiFi Indoor

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This Generic Indoor Wireless IP Camera features high quality video and audio, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night vision as well as a built in network video recording system. Furthermore, it is iPhone and Android compatible and viewable over the 3G network using the standard browser (no app necessary) or free webcam apps

For the price of $90 AUD, this Generic Indoor Wireless is all you need especially if you have the Z-Wave Home Controller like Vera 2, Vera 3, and Vera Lite. So make the most out of your purchase with this smart home camera.

Generic Camera Dome LAN Indoor

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The Generic Indoor WiFi/LAN Dome IP Camera features high quality video, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night vision as well as a built in network recording system (Windows). Furthermore, it is iPhone and Android compatible and viewable over the 3G network using the standard browser (no app necessary) or using free IP camera apps available on the iPhone App store and the Android Market place.

Generic Outdoor WiFi Camera

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This generic Wide Angle Wireless IP Camera features high quality video, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night vision as well as a built in network recording system (Windows). In addition, this camera is rugged, fully waterproof and is built for outdoor applications. Furthermore, it is iPhone and Android compatible and viewable over the 3G network using the standard browser (no app necessary) or using free IP camera apps available on the iPhone App store and the Android Market place.

 

The camera works perfectly as part of a complete home or office security system with remote monitoring ability. It features 640×480 pixels resolution, up to 30 fps, night vision up to 20 m using 24 bright infrared LEDs, wired and wireless networking – including WPA2 encryption for added security. If you want one of the best smart home video cameras at a reasonable price, you can never go wrong with this Generic Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera for only $109 AUD.