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A Wi-Fi camera lets you monitor household activity while you’re away and can alert you to activity.
Wi-Fi coverage will also affect where you position a camera: If you’re looking to put a camera in a spot that doesn’t get a good Wi-Fi signal, consider upgrading your router or adding an extender or repeater.
It’s a good rule of thumb that if your smartphone or laptop gets good Wi-Fi reception in the place you want to mount the camera, you probably won’t have a problem with that location.
Once the cameras were hooked up, we monitored day and night activities, including the coming and going of two adults, one child, and a dog.
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.
Overall, we’ve tested 26 indoor Wi-Fi cameras—15 for the initial version of the guide and 14 for the latest update (we tested some models for both iterations).