Category: Home Surveillance

The Best Home Security Cameras of 2017 — from pcmag.com

Name
Lowest Price
Editors’ Rating                    
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, Z-Wave Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Integration IFTTT IFTTT Amazon Alexa IFTTT, Nest N/A N/A Nest Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT, Nest N/A
Field of View (Degrees) 130 180 130 130 147 135 130 130 100 135
Video Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Photo Resolution 1,280 x 720 1,920 x 1,080 1,920 x 1,080 1,920 x 1,080 1,920 x 1,080 1,280 x 720 1,920 x 1,080 4K N/A 1,920 x 1,080
Storage Cloud, Local Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Local Local
App Mobile, Web Mobile Mobile, Web Mobile, Web Mobile Mobile Mobile, Web Mobile, Web Mobile, Web Mobile
Notifications Push Email, Push, Text, Call Email, Push, Call Push Push Push Push Email, Push Email, Push, Text, Call Push
Alarm
Digital Zoom
Night Vision
Two-Way Audio
Pan
Tilt
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Icontrol Networks Piper nv
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LG Smart Security Wireless Camera LHC5200WI (With ADT Canopy)
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Nest Cam Outdoor
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Canary All-In-One Home Security Device
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Logi Circle
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Nest Cam Indoor
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Nest Cam IQ
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Netatmo Presence
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Zmodo Pivot
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Use Google+ For An Easy Home Surveillance System !

Google+ Hangouts is bringing people together. The video chat service is just so easy to set up with a click-and-go sort of system. Whether you’re checking in on your kids, pets, or an exotic jewel collection, a home security camera is a great tool for keeping an eye on things from afar and now with video chat capabilities to add to motion detector and alarm settings !

You can use Google Hangouts as an on demand remote camera viewer.

You will need two Google+ accounts to make this work — one for the camera side and another to view the stream. But that shouldn’t be that big of an issue. Simply start a Hangout on one side and then email yourself the URL. Once you’re at work, or wherever, just open the link to look through the other side of the portal!

The little puzzle here is that like many video streaming services, inactivity will kick you from the Hangout. Use a program like Mouse Jiggler to prevent this. It simply sits in the background and inputs fake mouse movements to sustain the Hangout viewer camera.