Buyer’s guide to smart indoor security cameras
Keep an eye on what’s going on at home with a smart indoor security camera that links straight to your phone.
What is an indoor smart security camera?
An at-home camera that links to an app that you can control through your mobile device, tablet or computer, and is suitable for indoor use.
How much are smart security cameras?
Smart indoor security cameras can range from £20 all the way up to £200, depending on the quality of the camera and what functions you want them to do.
Who are smart security cameras for?
Smart indoor security cameras are great for people who want to keep an eye on what’s going on in their house during the day. They’re also a good option for people that have pets.
Our top picks…
Have peace of mind with the SimpliSafe indoor camera. You can watch live HD video and audio 24/7 from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Intelligent sensors are calibrated to detect the unique heat signature of humans, so it will only notify you when really necessary.
Add an extra layer of security in your home with the Hive View camera. Whether you want to check up on your furry friends or make sure there are no unwanted guests, this camera could be for you.
It will blend into your interiors as it is available in black brushed with copper and white brushed with champagne gold. It’s also compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and IFTTT products.
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If you’re after a device that does everything, this camera could be the one for you. It can detect, view, light up, talk and listen to callers, providing a full security camera and intercom solution all in one product.
One of its unique functions is that it has a siren alarm that is ideal for getting rid of intruders. It can be activated within the Yale View app, making sure you are in control.
The Neos Smartcam works with Alexa so you can ask Alexa to show you the kitchen, lounge or wherever you have a camera set up in your home.
It has free cloud storage for 14 days, where videos will be stored for your use, plus it has 2-way audio meaning you can chat to your pets when you’re not there, offering them a comforting voice.
The Ezviz camera is a great budget option and has an HD 720p camera which records the inside of your property, allowing you to see small details. It also has night vision, so you can see everything clearly even in the dark.
Plus, the clever two-way audio systems let you chat to people in other parts of the house, which means no more shouting down the stairs or having to send a text!
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