Best Indoor Security Cameras

Indoor security cameras are a great way to give yourself peace of mind when you're away from home. Not only can you check in on pets if you have them, but you can also receive notifications that'll alert you to intruders. Many cameras feature smart alert systems that can tell you about out-of-the-ordinary sounds and motion in your household; some cameras feature both a speaker and a microphone for two-way communication, and a few even come with sirens and alarms to scare away intruders. If you'd like to add an extra layer of security and safety to your household, consider picking up an indoor security camera!

If you're still mulling over the pros and cons of an indoor security camera, you should take a look at my piece on the reasons why you might and might not want one!

Why you might (and might not) want an indoor security camera in your home

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Mikah Sargent

Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he's not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you're so inclined.

  • What criteria was used to declare these the "Best" security cameras?
  • "Best" as in "can create an affiliate link" sadly. It really hurts the iMore brand. I may just stop reading these "best" articles. They don't put anything of substance in them. :/
  • No detail review of image and video, no really review by editors like other website. Sucks.
  • Just the total amazon review and brand, I think so. Not the test by them.
  • I use old iphones and ipods as well as my iMacs. With free apps, you can watch, listen and talk, as well as be alerted to movements, and have those movements recorded.
  • I found an app called "ManyThing". Uses old iOS/Android devices. Free without recording to the cloud. Works well.
  • I too found ManyThing just a few weeks ago, makes use of my old iPhone 3GS and does indeed work well, with reasonable cost cloud recording when you might need it.
  • I'm still waiting for the HomeKit versions to come out. I know a few manufacturers have announced them but I haven't seen them on the market. I have a few arlo pros for the outside. I would prefer a "more" secure camera for the inside of my house. Am I wrong to assume that HomeKit cameras are more secure? Sent from the iMore App
  • My two cents, after testing a few cameras. Nest : good image quality but some refined detection features linked to a monthly subscription. Withings video quality was crappy for me. And my favorite overall is the Security Cam from Myfox recently bought by Somfy) : good image quality and it has a motorized shutter in front of the lense: it closes when you turn the camera off so that people in the house are sure that nobody/nothing is watching them when there are in.
  • We have the Arlo Pro cameras and they are great. Especially since you gets 7 days recording for free. We also tried the Nest Outdoor camera. The quality was a little bit better than the Arlo but you have to pay for subscription. Plus the Arlo Pro lets you record locally to an external USB drive.
  • Double check your video settings in the app The Pro is set from the factory to better battery life mode but you can change it to better performance for higher image quality. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Same here. We've bought the bundle Arlo packages and have been completely satisfied with them. Wireless lets you place them wherever you want and the Pro models offer even more. Cloud recording for 7 days free!! Upgrade to get permanent recording. Sent from the iMore App
  • Check out Yi cameras on Amazon, cheap alternative and great video and audio quality.
  • Nest is my favorite. It can send a alert or email with a photo of the event to my iPhone.
  • I went with an Arlo Q for dedicated living room duty and an Arlo Pro Cam for moving wherever the heck I want to on any given day. Absolutely love both, the app and the free 7 day cloud storage. I did have to return my original Pro Cam because the microphone quit working, but the company was very prompt and helpful. I'd highly recommend them. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • check out WyzeCam for $25! It's got a lot of great options, good app, easy to use, and good quality.