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Older dedicated security systems that cost an arm and a leg are now starting to be replaced by IP Cameras. The transition to using PC’s to monitor cameras seems to be simple but due to the security camera market, it’s not really getting off the ground. IP cameras have been around for many years, we are not saying they are new but as the technology advances, they become more usable.
Most of these cameras come with APPS for your mobile, this makes it easier than ever for anyone wanting that extra layer of security to be able to see at any time. There are of course many different types of cameras so it’s important to think about the quality of picture you want vs the price of the cameras.
What are the Best Latest Wifi IP Cameras for Home Security with motion detection?
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The Foscam FI9821W is one of Foscams newest cameras, and it is one of the first to feature high-quality recording.
It has H.264 video Compression that supports videos in ultra-high definition. Compared to other compression standards, H.264 offers premium quality at lower bit rates.
This day/night surveillance IP camera detects motion and sends alerts via FTP or e-mail. It pans, tilts, and comes with IR LEDs on/off Auto Switch.
The Foscam FI9821W V2, in particular, boasts of high definition 1280 x 720p video resolution for that crystal clear and crisp recording. Compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones, you can access the camera and control it remotely via an app. An alternative is to use the web interface to access the camera from any browser.
Another IP camera from Foscam, the FI8910W features 300k Pixel HD, embedded free DDNS, motion detection, built-in mic & speaker, and audio jack for external mic & speaker. With two-way audio support, video footage is accompanied with audio for better day/night surveillance.
Thanks to the embedded IR-Cut filter, picture and color quality are automatically enhanced via the mechanical filter that changes lighting exposure accordingly.
The camera comes with a free Foscam Central Management Software and app for iOS and Android devices. Remotely access and control the camera from your computer or smartphone via these programs.
You can also use the camera as a baby monitor with your iPhone.
This is an IP camera and floodlight in one. It boasts of a 1080p resolution for clear footage that can be stored either locally or in the cloud. The all-metal casing enables the device to withstand outdoor conditions for a 24-hour surveillance in Full HD.
When motion is detected, the security light is activated. Unlike other cameras that are motion sensitive, the Netatmo Presence can differentiate movement between a person, car, or animal for more specific alerts.
This indoor camera gives you a 180-degree view of any room at a 1080p resolution. It supports two-way audio and comes with a microSD slot for local storage. You also have the option to store videos in a cloud.
While the 180-degree view makes the D-Link DCS-2530L a great choice, the poor quality of its plastic build is a deal breaker for many. The setup procedure is also long and complex.
Reolink Argus 2
Can be used indoors and outdoors, the Reolink Argus 2 is a flexible choice. It features a starlight night vision for a clear view of up to 36 feet without the need for extra ambient light. It’s powered by a battery or the sun (solar) and monitoring is possible via an app, the same one you should use to set up the camera.
Although it has motion detection with email and push notifications, the Reolink Argus 2 showed some delays.
Nest Cam Outdoor
This outdoor IP camera has a resolution of 1080p, supports two-way audio, and is integrated with IFTTT and an ecosystem of other products. It lacks local storage, but you can use the cloud to store up to 30-days of footage. Cloud storage is possible via Nest Aware service, which many finds quite expensive.
The Nest Cam Outdoor can be integrated with other Nest products for enhanced functionalities.
Featuring 1080p resolution and supports two-way audio, the Logi Circle indoor IP camera is a good choice for 24-hour surveillance. It is compact and swivels for a quick survey of any room.
One of its best features is its ability to record and edit the day’s events. You can view the edited highlights via Day View. Because of its small form factor, it’s not the best choice for larger rooms.
This indoor IP camera features a compact, solid, and smart design. With a 1080p resolution and cloud-based footage recording, it delivers clear videos that are accessible anytime.
Use it with the Arlo app to access different features and modify settings with minimum fuss. It doesn’t have an ethernet port or microSD card slot, however.
Overall, the usability and robust build quality of the Arlo Q makes it a good start for a discrete security camera.