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It’s also the only model on our list that’s weatherproof, so it can double as an outdoor camera.
The Nest Cam Indoor offers some of the best 1080p images, audio, and smart-home integration we’ve seen.
As a former editor for Electronic House and Big Picture Big Sound, I have written buyer’s guides for multiple consumer-electronics products and also tech articles for Wired, Woman’s Day, Geek Mom, Men’s Health, and others.
Stewart Wolpin, author of a previous version of this guide, has covered technology for more than three decades.
The Netgear Arlo Q offers seven days of free storage, customizable activity zones, and a clear image.
None of the indoor cameras reviewed in this guide will actually make your home more secure, though; a home security system, such as the ones we recommend, may do a better job of that.
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He’s also an elector for the Consumer Technology Association Hall of Fame and has written the inductee bios and the industry’s official history.
Many then allow you to configure the alert frequency and create activity monitoring zones, so the camera will capture motion only in designated areas.
All but two of the cameras we tested require an AC outlet, so placement will definitely be a factor.
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