Updated May 14, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Indoor Security Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in May of 2019. Whether it's for deterring criminals, checking up on the family dog, or staying in touch with your little ones while you're away, maintain peace of mind wherever you go by installing one of these handy indoor security cameras. We've included options with advanced motion detection, infrared night vision, and an ability to capture high-definition video footage. Many can also be used outdoors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best indoor security camera on Amazon.

10. Morvelli FHD22

9. Houzetek IP

8. Wyze Cam Wireless

7. Swann SWWHD

6. Amcrest UltraHD

3. EZViz CTQ2C

2. Ring Stick Up

1. Ooma Butterfleye

Editor's Notes

May 09, 2019:

Reliable network connections, high-definition video, automatic push notifications, 2-way audio communication, and ease of setup are all important considerations when installing any one of these indoor security cameras in your home. At the end of the day, you just want to make sure your family, pets, and belongings stay safe when you're not around to monitor them all day long. That said, I did my best to take all of these values into account when adding options to the list. I also wanted to include some options that could be used both indoors and outdoors.

The Ooma Butterfleye has a variety of benefits, including a rechargeable battery to keep it functioning in the event of a power outage as well as motion, sound, and thermal detection sensors to help reduce the frequency of false alarms. Unlike some of its competition, this device also offers optional facial recognition functionality and GPS-based arming and disarming, which I thought was pretty convenient. I also liked the Ring Stick Up, thanks to its pairing with the Echo Dot and its ability for motion zone customization, which comes in handy if your property has certain obstructions that could otherwise hinder its ability to monitor a space appropriately. Also added the EZViz CTQ2C for the impressive night vision range and magnetic bases for easy installation. I also included the Reolink C2 Pro for its rotational flexibility and 3x optical zooming capabilities. I thought the expandable and weather-resistant design of the Blink XT System made it a versatile surveillance solution for both indoor and outdoor use. The Amcrest UltraHD is a good option for use in low-light surroundings and for keeping video file sizes down to a minimum, thanks to the H.265 compression technology. I also included the Wyze Cam Wireless due to its Motion Tagging and Smart Sound Recognition functions. The former is used to display visual outlines of whatever it's tracking, while the sound recognition feature allows the unit to recognize the frequencies produced by many carbon monoxide detectors. Finally, I added the Morvelli FHD22 for its sleek appearance and powerful CMOS sensor.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on May 14, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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