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The Best Security Cameras for 2020

1. Arlo Q ($$) – Best Affordable Indoor with Free Cloud Storage

The Arlo Q is definitely one of best indoor home security cameras on the market, offering an affordable price, high-quality video, and lots of cool features. And it comes with free 7 day cloud storage!Arlo Q ($$) - Best Affordable Indoor with Free Cloud Storage

It has a very clean and discrete design, motion triggered recording (even during the night), night vision, 1080p resolution, two-way audio, 130 degrees of field view and integrates with Alexa/Google Assistant. There isn’t any option for local storage or battery. The Arlo app enables you to receive push notifications on you mobile (iOS or Android) when motion is detected, sound or both.

You can’t go wrong with the Arlo Q to keep your home safe.

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2. Wyze Cam Pan ($) – Best Indoor on a Budget

The Wyze Cam is the cheapest fully functional option you can get. It’s quite impressive that you can get so much for so little.

Wyze Cam Pan ($) - Best Indoor on a BudgetIt has resolution up to 1080p HD, 110 degrees of field view, night-vision, local-storage, integration with Alexa/Google Assistant and comes with an impressive 14 days of rolling cloud storage… for free! It also tracks motion with 360 degrees in under 3 seconds. The Wyze let’s you know when motion or sound is detected.

Still amazing how this camera is so cheap.

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3. Arlo Pro 2 ($$$$) – The Best Security System at a Price

The Arlo Pro 2 is a high-end security kit that comes with 2 cameras capable of recording 1080HD and a base station. The cameras are optimal for indoor and outdoor due to the fact that they are waterproof and have magnetic mounts. The station also works as an alarm (100+ decibel) that can be triggered when movement or sounds are detected.Arlo Pro 2 ($$$$) - The Best Security System at a Price

It has a very clean and discrete design, 8x zoom, motion triggered recording (even during the night), night vision, 1080p resolution, two-way audio, 130 degrees of field view and integrates with Alexa/Google Assistant. The Arlo app enables you to receive push notifications on you mobile (iOS or Android) when motion is detected, sound or both. This model gives you local storage in the base stations and the option to be battery powered. It also comes with free 7 day cloud storage!

The Arlo Pro 2 is great for anyone that take security seriously and is will to spend.

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The Blink XT2 security cameras are totally wire free and run on batteries that last for about 2 years without needing to be replaced.

Blink XT2 ($) - Best Outdoor Security on a BudgetThe camera comes with 1080p resolution, 110 degrees field view, night-vision, weather resistance, motion detection sending real-time alerts to your smart-phone with a small clip and Alexa integration. It doesn’t come with local storage but you have free cloud storage limited to 2 hours.

A great option for outdoor security on a budget.

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5. Nest Cam Indoor ($$) – Best Inteligent Indoor Camera

The Nest Cam IQ Indoor can tell you when there’s movement in you house and can differentiate if it’s a family member, a stranger or an animal.

Nest Cam Indoor ($$) - Best Inteligent Indoor CameraThe camera comes with an astounding 4K resolution, 130 degrees field view, night-vision (the crisp night images are really impressive), intelligent zoom, weather resistance, motion detection sending real-time alerts to your smart-phone with a small clip and Nest/Alexa/Google Assistant/IFTTT (and others) integration and two-way audio. It doesn’t have local storage and you need to pay for cloud storage.

To take advantage of the Nest ecosystem you need a Nest Aware subscription, but a great option if you’re willing to subscribe.

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6. Nest Cam IQ Outdoor ($$$) – The Best Outdoor Camera

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is the most popular outdoor security camera on the market.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor ($$$) - The Best Outdoor CameraThe camera comes with 1080p resolution, 130 degrees field view, night-vision (the crisp night images are really impressive), intelligent zoom, weather resistance, motion detection sending real-time alerts to your smart-phone with a small clip and Nest/Alexa/Google Assistant/IFTTT integration and two-way communication. It doesn’t have local storage and you need to pay for cloud storage.

To take advantage of the Nest ecosystem you need a Nest Aware subscription, but a great option if you’re willing to subscribe.

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7. D-Link Full HD DCS-8300LH ($) – Another Great Indoor Security Camera on a Budget

The D-Link Full HD is another great and very affordable security camera packet with a bunch of features

D-Link Full HD DCS-8300LH ($) - Another Great Indoor Security Camera on a BudgetIt records sharp 1080p HD resolution video, has motion triggered recording, night vision, 1080p resolution, two-way audio, 130 degrees of field view and integrates with Alexa/Google Assistant, NEST and IFTTT. It enables you to receive push notifications on you mobile (iOS or Android) when motion is detected, has local storage and 24 hour free cloud storage for motion and sound triggered video.

A really good option for people on a budget.

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8. Arlo Pro ($$) – The Best Security System on a Budget

The Arlo Pro is an older and cheaper security system that still holds up.  The cameras are equipped for indoor and outdoor, they are waterproof and have magnetic mounts. The base station has a 100+ decibel siren.

Arlo Pro ($$) - The Best Security System on a BudgetIt has a very clean and discrete design, motion triggered recording , night vision, 720 resolution, two-way audio, 140 degrees of field view and integrates with Alexa/Google Assistant. The Arlo app enables you to receive push notifications on you mobile (iOS or Android) when motion is detected, sound or both. This model gives you local storage in the base stations and the option to be battery powered. It also comes with free 7 day cloud storage!

The Arlo Pro is great for anyone that take security seriously and is not willing to spend on the newer options.

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9. LOGI CIRCLE 2 ($$) – A Great Indoor Security Camera

The Logo Circle is a fun option and has some neat functionalities, such as the “day brief” videos that show a sped-up version of the day’s security video.

LOGI CIRCLE 2 ($$) - A Great Indoor Security CameraIt has a cool design, motion triggered recording, night vision, 1080p resolution, two-way audio, 180 degrees of field view and integrates with Alexa. There isn’t any option for local storage or a battery. It enables you to receive push notifications on you mobile (iOS or Android) when motion is detected. It doesn’t have local storage, but gives you 24 hour free storage. It doesn’t have an always-on recording option which could be a problem for some users.

A really good option to monitor the house and pets.

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