Smart Home Security: Best Smart Home Cameras

Smart Home Security: Best Smart Home Cameras

Now that the summer holidays come and in the summer many are the users who leave their home in search of the desired and deserved rest. Is a good idea to leave the house under surveillance. It is not just a matter of leaving the keys to the neighbor, but of controlling at a distance everything that happens in our absence.

A good solution to control everything when it happens at home while we are away being the use of surveillance systems such as IP cameras. Which will allow us to have everything under control in a convenient and simple. A market in which we find multiple alternatives. From which we have come to pick up some of the ones we consider most interesting.

Panasonic KX-HNC800

It is one of the proposals that have arrived this year. An easy-to-use alternative that allows you to place it on any piece of furniture. In addition, and for the most jealous of your privacy has a system that making use of a blind. Allows to cover the lens and microphone to ensure that nothing is being recorded.

It has a system that makes recordings with 1080p resolution which includes a pre-recording function so that we have access to a few seconds before recording begins. It assembles a wide-angle lens that allows you to get a full-HD 142-degree view. So that with a single pass a large surface is covered and the lens you use is a fast focus. And you can capture motion pictures at 30 fps and achieve images Sharper.

The Panasonic KX-HNC800 can be purchased from the Amazon for around $150.

You can find it on Amazon here.

Xiaomi MiJia Smart Camera

The Xiaomi Mjiia Smart Camera seeks to offer a control of everything that happens in our home in our absence. And for this it uses a BSI CMOS sensor that offers a higher image quality by reducing the noise that is usually present in videos with poor light.

The Mjiia Smart Camera allows video recording in Full HD resolution at 20 frames per second with a field of view of 130º and includes a microphone and a loudspeaker. Either to capture the ambient sound or to be able to communicate with the house.

It operates in the 2.4 and 5 GHz band so that it is easier to connect to the home Wi-Fi network. In addition, it includes an IR sensor to be able to make nocturnal recordings in distances of up to 10 meters being able to record the content in local storage by means of the SD card of up to 64 GB or if we prefer to store what recorded in the cloud. We can find it at a very cheap price and as it is also usual in Xiaomi, we will have to resort to import as it is not officially marketed in Europe.

Netatmo Welcome

 Another alternative is the IP video surveillance camera Netatmo Welcome that stands out for the possibility of having facial recognition thanks to the integration of specific software. A camera that records video at 1080p with a viewing angle of 130 degrees and incorporates an infrared night recording mode.

The content you record is stored on micro SD cards up to 32 GB and has 802.11 b / g / n Wi-Fi Internet connectivity or Ethernet cable. The Netatmo Welcome is also a relatively affordable camera that can be found for about 180 euros on Amazon.

You can find it on Amazon here.

D-Link DCS-7517

A model of the manufacturer D-Link that has an optical sensor of 5 megapixels and a resolution of up to 2560 x 1920 pixels, which allows you to achieve high quality images that we can either see on our smartphone or computer or store a card Micro SD that we will use as an auxiliary recording medium.

It integrates a night vision system based on infrared LED illumination with a lighting range up to 30 meters. The camera also has WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) technology that improves the quality of the shots when lighting conditions are not good.

We can find the D-Link DCS-7517 at a price above average which reaches 859,99 euros.

You can find it on Amazon here.

Nest Cam IQ

Nest is the company that Google bought for something more than 3000 million dollars and one of the products of its catalog is the Nest Cam IQ, one of the best IP video surveillance camera we can find.

The Nest Cam IQ has a 4K sensor and a twelvex digital zoom, and displays 1080p HD video with great sharpness and clarity. It has sensor with which it achieves a complete angle of vision of 130 degrees that also is improved with an 8X zoom.

It has two-way sound, which means it allows communication with the person in front of the camera and a system of recording algorithms that can distinguish people from things, send alerts, enlarge the image and follow a person’s movement.

Regarding connectivity has connections via USB (which serves as power), Bluetooth and Internet via Wi-Fi and if we want to store the recordings we must hire a service provided by the company such as Nest Aware, which for 10 euros per month allows Save up to 10 days of recording. Use the Line of View feature in the Nest application to move around easily for the last 10 or 30 days of your continuous video history.

We can find the Nest Cam IQ in the market for a price of 349 euros

You can find it on Amazon here.

Panasonic WV-X6531N

The Panasonic WV-X6531N is characterized by a 40x zoom. That it achieves a higher image quality when you have to perform all that require the coverage of wide image fields.

It has the optical zoom of 40 magnification and adds the intelligent zoom function and the ability to analyze motion. In a way that focuses the recording with higher image quality in the area in which it notices some kind of incident happens.

It offers recordings in Full HD resolution and is designed for both indoor and outdoor use and to optimize the recordings makes use of the H.265 codec, which by means of intelligent algorithms manages to reduce the necessary bandwidth


A different alternative to the rest is that with Clever Loop we will use the security camera but also a central processing unit that works together with the camera connected.

This central unit, in which the brain is located and where the recordings arrive via Wi-Fi. Allows simultaneous use of up to 3 cameras and is in charge of storing the videos both in local mode on an SD card as in a Free server in the cloud.

It has integrated a system of recognition of objects and situations in the images that are receiving and over time can learn what activities and actions are normal at home so that false alarms are minimized.

We can find it on their website with prices starting at $ 249 for the most basic model with a single camera and the central workstation.

You can find it on Amazon here.

TP-Link NC250

Another affordable is this affordable IP camera from TP-Link, which we can already buy for a price of around 65 euros.

With the TP-Link NC250 we have a device with a size of 137x76x69 millimeters that integrates an optical sensor of 1 MP and a resolution at 720p with night vision and compression of the video sequences using the H.264 codec. It is not much, but for the price that it has nor can demand high benefits.

To control our home incorporates a motion sensor and a microphone so that we capture image and sound. It also allows sending alerts and instant notifications when they detect movement or noises through the e-mail address that we specify or to an FTP server.

It supports wireless connectivity using the 802.11 b / g / n protocol in the 2.4 GHz band thanks to which it can function as a repeater / extender of an existing Wi-Fi network.

You can find it on Amazon here.

Netatmo Presence

Another Netatmo camera, this time the Presence model. A camera in which we find a 4-megapixel sensor equipped with digital zoom and night vision. Thanks to powerful infrared LED sensor. It allows you to record video in Full HD, content that can be stored locally thanks to the Micro SD card slot or if you can transfer it to a personal FTP thanks to its Wi-Fi connection.

It has the Smart-Sight function that thanks to the use of an algorithm is able to learn from our day to day. And whose purpose is to detect and distinguish a person from an animal or vehicle. So you can say goodbye to those annoying warnings when in front of your security camera what happened was your pet and not an intruder. The Netatemo Presence has a price close to 275 euros

You can find it on Amazon here.

 EzViz Mini 360

Another camera that we can place on a shelf, table or shelf. This is the ezViz Mini 360 Plus, an indoor camera with HD quality recording with a 360 angle. In this way we can also control a large surface with minimal effort and in small size.

A camera designed to integrate in the intelligent home. Thanks to the compatibility offered with IFTTT so that it can interact with other devices like intelligent locks, garage doors, windows

It has an intelligent detection system that sends alerts movements to our mobile and can make recordings locally or in the cloud thanks to cloud play service, which allows recording and playback for a week. In order to access this service, we will make use of the ezViz app. The ezViz Mini 360 Plus camera is available on Amazon for $ 69.33

You can find it on Amazon here.

D-Link DCS-8200LH

One of the best known brands of electronics such as D-Link also offers an IP camera such as the D-Link DCS-8200LH. A camera with more interesting features. The D-Link DCS-8200LH allows you to detect the movements or sounds to be activated automatically. And also compatible with other devices in the D-Link mydlink Home range. In order to manage it we will have to make use of the application mydlink Home. Available for iOS and Android.

The D-Link camera has recording with 720p HD resolution  with a 180 angle and night vision thanks to the implementation of infrared LEDs. Content recording is stored locally via Micro SD cards, either by making use of the motion and sound sensors that you mount or manually activate.

In addition, it is compatible with the IFTTT platform, which facilitates integration with other connected devices in the house. For example, we can use a lot of applications and gadgets and interact with each other. And that such a recording starts when receiving a particular message or when we close the front door. A camera that we can find for a price close to 140 euros

With this selection of cameras, we find covered almost all the needs. However, in the market we find other alternatives that are not cameras themselves and can perform similar functions. It is only left to each user to determine which is best suited to their needs.

You can find it on Amazon here.



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