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Best Home Security Cameras

Home security is more accessible than ever before. But what security cameras should you buy? We’re testing dozens of popular models to determine the best security cameras for your home.

Best Home Security cameras

Over the coming months we’ll be testing, reviewing, and comparing security cameras from Nest, Ring, Arlo, Blink, and more. We will be continually updating this page as we launch new reviews. Once we’ve tested a sufficient number we’ll start to compile lists of the best home security cameras.

Security Camera Reviews

Below is the initial list of security cameras we’ll be testing over the coming months. Don’t see the camera you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments.

Security Camera Comparisons

Below we have our list of side-by-side home security camera comparisons.

Questions?

Have a question, comment, or suggestion for a security camera we should review? Please use the comment for below to send us your thoughts.

We’d like to hear what you have to say.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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  1. Hi,

    Reliability is a primary concern of mine, and WiFi and battery powered cameras have proven to be a an unreliable solution for many. Especial for locations with spotty WiFi, which these days is most contested buildings/neighborhoods, and homes with concrete and steel walls.

    I spot checked your list and only found one wired camera, and it was old school coaxial.

    Have you any IP PoE cameras on you list, or will you please consider adding them.

    I purchased what I thought was going to be a fantastic IP PoE system from Lorex, it had Smart cameras and cameras with optical zoom. Unfortunately, even after about 4 hours on the phone/computer with support we could not even get them to work with the Lorex Home app. And, the alternative browser based solution requires Internet Explorer, a dead browser technology. ONLY runs under explorer.

    Lorex support offered an alternative Cloud app, but it didn’t support key features of the cameras. From what I could tell, the cameras are great, but the poor performing software/apps/connectivity were a deal breaker for me.

    What I liked about the Lorex cameras I selected was 300 ft night vision and optical zoom. Seems like most of the system I see in your list are limited to 100 ft night vision.

    Reply
    • Hi Ben,

      Thanks for your comment and your feedback.

      You’re right, wifi cameras are far from perfect. That’s especially true if you’re not able to get good wifi coverage. But what they lack I think they make up for in price and ease of install.

      That said, as far as PoE cameras go, we haven’t tested any yet. However, it’s something I want to do more of in the near future. One I’ve been looking at is the Reolink line. We recently tested one of their wifi cameras and found it to be pretty good.

      They have a large line up of PoE cameras for indoor / outdoor use, in addition to NVRs. You can find their PoE line here – https://amzn.to/3k5YqLl

      PS – Thanks for sharing your experience with the Lorex cameras. Sorry to hear it was such a hassle…but hopefully your experience can save someone else.

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