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Home Security Camera Ratings Summary

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Editors' Choice Award
The best choice if you want high quality video in conjunction with impressive facial recognition
Top Pick Award
Great for outdoor monitoring, but only if you buy the subscription
Perfect for looking in on pets, and a good monitoring camera if you pay for a subscription
Useless without a subscription, but for $3/month becomes a top-tier model
A great camera that rivals the Nest, and really shines for those that want to use the Amazon Key service
Great video and sound quality, plus 24 hours of video history without a subscription
Top Pick Award
Offers by far the easiest way to quickly review everything that has happened in front of the camera
Wireless capabilities and high quality video make this a very versatile indoor/outdoor camera, but it must be taken down periodically to recharge
Good video and generous non-subscription services make this a good budget option in the long term, but poor real time viewing performance limits it usefulness
Wireless capability makes installation easier, but you do make a bit of a sacrifice in video quality
A great choice for those looking for the ability to check in on the house, and even see what has happened over the past week, but don't want a to spend a lot on a camera or a subscription
A decent budget option, but there is very little reason to get it over the even cheaper Wyze Cam v2
Mediocre all-around performance is out of step with the high list price
Best Buy Award
An incredible value for those looking for a low-budget option
Best Buy Award
A good, low cost outdoor camera, as long as you don't need a long video history
Great if you want to save some cash and don't mind somewhat reduced video quality
Relatively poor video quality and LED assisted night vision make this a poor choice for general monitoring