Best Home Security Cameras

 

BEST HOME SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM REVIEWS

 

For Wireless Security Cameras, my top two picks for 2019 are:

 

1.  WYZE CAM PAN

2.  Yi 1080P DOME HOME CAMERA

 

Don’t have time to read my review, but know what you want?  The following links will take you directly to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Wyze Cam Pan On Amazon

Yi Home Camera On Amazon

 

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1.  Wyze Cam Pan Review

(Pros, Cons, Specs, Features, What’s In The Box, Price & Video)

2.  Yi Home Camera Review

(Pros, Cons, Specs, Features, What’s in the box, Price &  Video)

 

WYZE CAM PAN

 

 

I love the DIY security industry mainly because their home security cameras are so affordable.  You no longer have to pay an arm & a leg to hire a security company to keep watch on the place you live.  I also like checking in to see what my dog & cat are up too.  Sometimes I’m not impressed.

 

The Wyze Cam is just one of those affordable home security systems.  It’s even easy to set up.  I have a YouTube video below to show you just how simple it is.  Even though the Wyze Cam is under $40, it still delivers good video (with night vision).  It also has a 360-degree field of view with a  93-degree vertical tilt range. The audio on this one is crisp & clear.

 

RATINGS:  At the time I wrote this review, PC mag made The Wyze Cam their Editor’s choice for home security cameras.  It’s also on the #l best sellers list on Amazon with a 4.2 Rating Out of 5589 Reviews.

 

Before you make a purchase, take a look at the specs & features of the Wyze Cam.

 

FEATURES:

  Pan, Tilt & Zoom
  Pan 360° Left or right in under 3 sec.
  93° Vertical Up or Down
  15 fps
  8x Digital Zoom
  Live Stream From Anywhere In 1080p Full HD
  1920 x 1080 Resolution
  Night Vision – 6 infrared LED’s (Can See Up To 30’ In Darkness)
  2 Wave Audio
  Motion Tracking
  Sound Detection
  Time-Lapse Recording
  Mobile Push Notification When Camera Detects Movement In Your House
  Free Cloud Storage Held For 14 Days
  Works With Alexa & Google
  Camera Share (get someone you trust to download the Wyze App & They Can Watch Your House Also.  (It’s easy to remove them as well)

 

SPECS:

  Color: White Mate
  Height: 5.02
  Width: 2.36
  Weight: 8.78 oz
  Power Cable 6’
  CPU: 1.6GHz
  Resolution: 1900 x 1080p
  Field Of View: 120° lens
  Live Streaming

 

Pros For Wyze Cam PanWYZE CAM PAN PROS:

  Inexpensive (under $40)
  Good 1080p Video Quality (with motion tracking turned off)
  Clear Audio
✅  Built-in IFTTT Automation
✅  Motion Tracking
  Time-Lapse Video
  Carbon Monoxide Alarm Alerts
✅  Night Vision
✅  Free 14 Day video Clip Storage (clip-based only)
✅  Mechanical Pan & Tilt

 

 WYZE CAM PAN CONS:

❌  Motion Blur When Motion Tracking Turned On 
❌  Some Features Lack Depth
  No Web Portal

 

To read what others like & dislike about the Wyze Cam click, Amazon Reviews.

 

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BUY WYZE CAM PAN

 

At the time I wrote this article, this home security camera was $37.98. If you purchased the camera & the micro SD card together, the price was $50.96.  Do check both companies below.  Quite often you can get a really good deal on e-Bay.  Amazon also has deals from time to time.

 

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What’s Included When You Buy The Wyze Cam?

 

When you purchase the Wyze Cam, you’ll get the following:

 

■  Wyze Cam Pan
■  1 Power adapter
■  1 USB cable
■  1 Quick Start Guide

 

NOT INCLUDED:  A microSD memory card is not included. You can purchase the card from Amazon.

 

As promised, the YouTube video below shows you how easy it is to set up.

 

Yi HOME CAMERA

 

 

Another affordable home security camera system is the Yi Dome 1080p.  This wireless security camera has a high-definition with panoramic photo capture. It also provides you with a mechanical pan, tilt, and zoom.  Along with that, it comes with motion and sound-triggered recordings.

 

What I like about the Yi is, when it detects a new motion or activity, it automatically follows the action or person until it disappears.  Also, you don’t have to store your footage online.  You can if you want.  You can save the footage on the local micro SD card.  That SD card will give you about 6 days of footage on a 32GB micro card.

 

RATINGS: At the time I wrote this review, the Yi Camera was on Amazon’s #1 bestsellers list with a 4-star rating from 4419 customer reviews.

PC Mag said it was an excellent choice & gave the camera a 4-star rating out of 5.

 

Always read about the Features & Specs before you make a purchase.  You don’t want to have to return it because it doesn’t have something that you wanted.  I’ve learned that lesson the hard way.

 

FEATURES:

  Motion Sensor and Will Record Video When It Detects Movement 
  Night Vision using Eight Infrared LEDs
  Panoramic Photos
  Captures Video at 1080p
  4 X Digital Zoom
  112° Field Of View
  115° Vertical Tilt Rotation
  Base Has USB Power Jack
  115° vertical (tilt) rotation
  345° horizontal (pan) rotation
  Reset Button

 

SPECS:

  Dimensions: 4.3” (high) x 3.6” (diameter at base) x 2.5” (diameter at top)
  Weight: 11.4 oz
  Can Be Mounted On Ceiling, Wall or Flat Surface
  Resolution: 1080p camera
  CPU: no battery-power option
  microSD card slot: you can store up to 32GB of video
  Field Of Vision: 112°
  Night Vision:
  Colour:  Black or White
  Power Cable: 5 ft.
  Standard and Premium storage plans

 

Pros For YI Home CameraYi HOME CAMERA PROS:

✅  Very Affordable
✅  Mechanical Pan & tilt
✅  Sharp 1080p video
✅  Local & Cloud Storage
✅  Motion & Sound Detection
✅  Motion Tracking
✅  Panoramic Photos Come Out Great
✅  Baby Crying alert
✅  Two-way audio with built-in anti-noise filter
✅  Easy to set up

 

Yi HOME CAMERA CONS:

❌  Doesn’t support Alexa, Google Assistant, or IFTTT
❌  Takes too many steps to access cloud-stored videos
❌  No standard audio alerts
  Wi-Fi connectivity on the 2.4GHz band only

 

To read what consumers are saying about the security camera go to, Amazon Reviews.

 

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BUY YI HOME CAMERA 1080p

 

At the time I wrote this article, this security camera was priced at $39.99.

 

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What’s Included When You Buy Yi Home Camera

 

When you purchase the Yi dome camera, the following is included:

 

  Yi Home Camera
  Micro USB Cable
  AC Power Adapter
  Mounting Bracket
  Instructions

 

NOT INCLUDEDA micro SD  memory card is not included.  You can purchase one on Amazon.

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO – YI 1080P DOME CAMERA

 

I hope this review made it a little easier on which home security system to purchase.  If you’ve purchased a Wyze Cam Pan or a Yi Dome Security system, please leave a comment below.  Let us know what you liked or didn’t like about it.

 

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