Surveillance Camera Recs

Home Surveillance Camera Recommendations

“We submitted a rebate request for our Arlo indoor/outdoor wifi security cameras [by NETGEAR] and it was accepted! I encourage everyone to check out the Arlo security camera system and the DC private security camera system incentive program. It has brought us so much peace of mind!”

—  Capitol Hill Resident, Mar. 14, 2016

The Best Digital Guard Dogs of 2015:  Surveilling the New Generation of Smart Cameras (

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  1. Butterfleye:  “Most Convenient”
  2. Samsung Smartcam HD (Outdoor): “Most Conventional (in a Good Way)”
  3. Piper NV: “Most Comprehensive Security System”
  4. Canary: “Best for Renters”
  5. IC RealTech Allie: “Most Versatile”
  6. Dropcam Pro: “Last Gen Ain’t Bad”

The Best IP Cameras for Home Surveillance (PC Magazine, Nov. 10, 2015)

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  1. D-Link HD Wireless N Day/Night Outdoor Cloud Camera (DCS-2330L)The D-Link HD Wireless N Day/Night Outdoor Cloud Camera (DCS-2330L) is a full-featured Wi-Fi security camera offering motion detection, email alerts, and crisp HD video.”
  2. Icontrol Networks Piper nv: “The Icontrol Networks Piper nv is a unique security camera that doubles as a home automation hub. This time around it offers night vision, a more robust camera sensor, and a faster processor.”
  3. Withings Smart Baby Monitor: “The Withings Smart Baby Monitor is an intelligent fusion of baby monitor and webcam.”
  4. Canary All-In-One Home Security Device“The Canary All-In-One Home Security Device keeps tabs on your dwelling with 1080p video capture and sensors for air quality, humidity, and temperature.”
  5. Nest Cam“The Nest Cam is a dual-band Wi-Fi surveillance camera that offers crisp 1080p video, motion and sound detection, and integration with other Nest devices. It’s a snap to install, but you have to pay to view recorded video.”
  6. Netgear Arlo Security System (VMS3230): “With Netgear’s Arlo Security System, you can place wireless cameras just about anywhere to keep tabs on your home, but you’re trading some functionality for battery power.”
  7. Flir FX WiFi Home Monitoring Camera FXV101-H:                               “The Flir FX is a versatile home surveillance camera that lets you monitor activity, temperature, and humidity levels from your mobile device, but it’s susceptible to false alerts and its cloud storage plans can get pricey.”
  8. Kuna:  “The Kuna security light features a built-in camera that lets you view what’s going on outside of your home using your smartphone.”
  9. Logi Circle:  “While the Logi Circle is an attractive and easy-to-use home security camera, it lacks some of the more useful features of the competition.”
  10. Withings Home“The Withings Home is an attractive surveillance camera that also monitors air quality, but it won’t let you save recorded video.”