Ratings Overview - Home Security Camera

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 Nest Cam IQ
Building on the legacy of the original Nest Cam, the IQ packs in improved hardware and new features. Namely the field leading 4K camera sensor allows the camera to zoom in on faces and recognize...  read more >
$300

Editors' Choice Award
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Monitoring Performance - 8 of 10
8
Video Quality - 9 of 10
9
App Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Real Time Viewing - 8 of 10
8

 Nest Cam Outdoor
The Nest Cam Outdoor is essentially a Nest Cam Indoor stuffed into a weatherproof shell. Its magnetic mount makes installation easy, and it simply needs to be plugged into any outside outlet...  read more >
$200

Top Pick Award
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80
Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
7
Video Quality - 8 of 10
8
App Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Real Time Viewing - 8 of 10
8

 Nest Cam Indoor
The Nest Cam Indoor was one of our favorite models for real time viewing. No matter the wifi or 4G conditions we were treated to a smooth, high quality video feed whenever we viewed it. This makes...  read more >
$200

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Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
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Video Quality - 8 of 10
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App Ease of Use - 9 of 10
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Real Time Viewing - 8 of 10
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 Amazon Cloud Cam
Unless you're looking for the advanced facial recognition of the Nest Cam IQ, the Amazon Cloud Cam is a worthy Nest alternative, especially for those that want to use the Amazon Key service (a...  read more >
$120

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Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
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Video Quality - 8 of 10
8
App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Real Time Viewing - 8 of 10
8

 Logitech Circle
The Logitech Circle's 1080p resolution put it amongst the top scorers in our video quality testing, and it performed well in every other metric. What really sets it apart is its 'day brief' feature...  read more >
$200

Top Pick Award
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73
Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
7
Video Quality - 8 of 10
8
App Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Real Time Viewing - 7 of 10
7

 Canary All-In-One Security Device
The Canary All-in-One Home Security Device provides top notch video, a well designed app, the best sound quality of any camera we tested, and a decent real time viewing experience. We think the Nest...  read more >
$200

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Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
7
Video Quality - 8 of 10
8
App Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Real Time Viewing - 6 of 10
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 Canary Flex
The Canary Flex is a versatile camera that can be used indoors or out. As it runs off of batteries you don't have to worry about cables when mounting it outside. The battery life depends greatly on...  read more >
$200

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Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
7
Video Quality - 7 of 10
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App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Real Time Viewing - 5 of 10
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 NETGEAR Arlo Q
The strongest member of NETGEAR's Arlo line, the Arlo Q provides good video quality, a nice app, and a solid bevy of non-subscription monitoring services. Its only real weak point is its real time...  read more >
$200

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Monitoring Performance - 7 of 10
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Video Quality - 7 of 10
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App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Real Time Viewing - 5 of 10
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 Samsung SmartCam HD Pro
The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is the only model we tested that offers the ability to tell the camera where to look for motion without a subscription (though in our testing this technology wasn't...  read more >
$180

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Monitoring Performance - 6 of 10
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Video Quality - 8 of 10
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App Ease of Use - 5 of 10
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Real Time Viewing - 7 of 10
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 YI 1080p Home
If you're looking for the most inexpensive yet effective way to keep an eye on what happens in your home, the YI 1080p Home is it. Providing sharp, high definition video, decent real time viewing...  read more >
$60

Best Buy Award
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Monitoring Performance - 6 of 10
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Video Quality - 7 of 10
7
App Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Real Time Viewing - 6 of 10
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 NETGEAR Arlo Pro
The NETGEAR Arlo Pro is a wireless, weatherproof indoor/outdoor camera uses a well designed and intuitive app, but it otherwise its an all around mediocre performer. It is also one of the few models...  read more >
$250

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Monitoring Performance - 5 of 10
5
Video Quality - 6 of 10
6
App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Real Time Viewing - 5 of 10
5

 NETGEAR Arlo
The NETGEAR Arlo is a wireless and weatherproof outdoor security camera whose lackluster performance in our testing doesn't match its high price. We found the Arlo to be below the benchmark set by...  read more >
$220

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Monitoring Performance - 4 of 10
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Video Quality - 6 of 10
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App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
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Real Time Viewing - 6 of 10
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 Blink XT
With 1080p resolution, water resistance construction, and decent night vision, The Blink XT is a good budget option for outdoor tasks like monitoring the driveway and monitoring the front door. Its...  read more >
$130

Best Buy Award
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Monitoring Performance - 4 of 10
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Video Quality - 6 of 10
6
App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Real Time Viewing - 4 of 10
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 YI Dome Camera
The YI Dome Camera offers reasonable performance at a rock bottom price, and was a shoe in for our Best Bang for the Buck Award. The sleek, motorized design allows you to pan the camera in almost a...  read more >
$70

Best Buy Award
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Monitoring Performance - 5 of 10
5
Video Quality - 5 of 10
5
App Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Real Time Viewing - 6 of 10
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 Blink
The Blink camera attempts to offer a low cost method for placing multiple security cameras in your home. However, multiple sacrifices are made to achieve this end, as the Blink had the worst video...  read more >
$100

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Monitoring Performance - 4 of 10
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Video Quality - 3 of 10
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App Ease of Use - 8 of 10
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Real Time Viewing - 5 of 10
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