Some, like the Withings Home, even look good, so you don't have unsightly tech ruining your decor.Others, like the Netatmo Welcome, might not be as pretty but when you've got facial recognition on your side you can be sure that as soon as a stranger walks in your home you'll be alerted an instant.
Additionally, one of the very first qualities we notice is an attractive—though discreet—design.
It's important that the camera looks like something you actually want in your home, but depending on your needs, you may not want it to stand out too much. Our favorite cameras allow you to check in from anywhere, whether it's an app on your phone or a web browser.
Whether you're checking in on your kids, pets, or an exotic jewel collection, a home security camera is a great tool for keeping an eye on things from afar.
Although capabilities vary from device to device, security cameras allow you to monitor what's going on in your home through live or recorded video. Some have alarms or can send you notifications when they detect activity, some offer two-way audio, some are meant to , and some even double as full-on home automation hubs.
We've tested lots of home surveillance cameras over the last few years, so we know what's important to look for.