If you need to keep an eye on your home during your absence, a Wi-Fi cam is the best way to do it. Here are the best indoor Wi-Fi cameras you should consider.
Well, if you have a limited budget, there are certainly cheaper options than what we are discussing here. If you're in the market for cameras that favor low prices over premium components or features, read our guide to the best low-cost Wi-Fi cams instead.
All Wi-Fi cams listed below have the same basic features as 1
Nest Cam Indoor ($ 199)
When it comes to an easy-to-use interface that almost anyone can navigate with, Nest Cam ($ 199) has truly surpassed all others.
Nest makes it really easy to set up the camera and off we go. And once you're inside, you can easily search the timeline and the settings are easy to understand and understand. Not only does the camera support person recognition (you get a notification when a person is on your patio and not a raccoon), but also "face detection" (so you can set them to notify you when you do not know, but ignore your spouse). It is really a device that can be used by almost anyone.
However, the Nest Cam is also very expensive. The indoor model costs $ 199, making it one of the most expensive Wi-Fi cameras on the market. Plus, you'll have to pay $ 5 a month for the Nest Aware subscription because the Nest Cam is worthless without it. And since it's a Google product, there's no integration with Alexa. Nonetheless, if the price is not an issue for you and you are just looking for the best of the best, this is the solution.
Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 119)
We also included this in our inexpensive Wi-Fi Cam Guide, but do not let that put you off. The Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 119) is also good enough to keep up with the world's nest cams.
In addition, unlike the Nest Cam, it has a free storage space that stores video for up to 24 hours. However, if you opt for the paid subscription (starting at $ 6.99 / month), you'll get seven days of storage and person recognition (as opposed to general motion detection). This is a feature that requires you to pay $ 100 extra with the Nest Cam.
It can also be integrated with Alexa, so you can use it to show the video feed on your Fire TV or Echo Show, but since it's an Amazon product, it does not work with Google / Nest products, so it's integration with Google Assistant a No Go.
Netgear Arlo Q ($ 129)
Personally, I'm a big fan of Netgear's Arlo Pro camera models because they're completely wireless because of the built-in batteries. However, if you just need something a little easier indoors, the Arlo Q ($ 129) is a good option.
The Arlo Q comes with a generous seven days of video memory for free, which should be sufficient for most users. However, you can get the paid subscription for $ 9.99 / month, which gives you 30 days of storage. You'll also get a person detection feature and the ability to create different motion detection zones.
And unlike Nest Cam and Amazon Cloud Cam, the Arlo Q works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, so if you have the option to either use it or this could be a good way.
Logitech Circle 2 ($ 159)
The list is rounded off by the Logitech Circle 2 ($ 159), which can also be used outdoors, but also feels at home indoors.
Perhaps the most unique feature of the Circle 2 is that it is compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform, which can not be said for the other cameras mentioned above. But even if you are not a HomeKit fan, it will also work with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Another cool feature of the Circle 2 is that it can be mounted on any window to monitor the exterior of your home. Unfortunately, this accessory is available separately, but it's a truly unique way to attach a Wi-Fi camera pointing outside, like I've never seen it on any other camera.
Otherwise, you'll get 24 hours of free storage, but you may end up with a $ 3.99 / month subscription for up to 14 days. You will, however, have to opt for the $ 9.99 / monthly plan for person recognition and movement detection zones.