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Home Security Cameras


Budget security cameras

Want to add extra security to your home without emptying your wallet? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at these gems.

Cameras for your security system

If you already have a security system and want to add some cameras or want to learn more about each system’s cameras, we’ve done the research for you.

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Abode Cameras Review
The Abode Iota and Outdoor Smart Cam have some unique offerings, including exceptional compatibility with...
ADT Blue Outdoor Wireless Camera Review
This ADT wireless camera has many features, but it doesn’t deliver what counts: clear video...
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ADT Cameras Guide: Indoor vs. Outdoor vs. Video Doorbell Cameras
Wondering how the differences stack up for ADT's indoor, outdoor, and video doorbell cameras? We...

Cameras that don’t need a security system

You don’t need a security system to add cameras to your home. These system-free picks will meet your needs.

Video doorbell cameras

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Ring Doorbell Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?
Wondering how the differences stack up for Ring vs. Ring 3 vs Ring Pro vs...
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SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro Review
The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is cheaper than competitors. We took it for a spin...
SkyBell Doorbell Camera Review
If you want a basic, no-fuss video doorbell with a clear image, SkyBell is a...

Popular camera brands

See our reviews and hands-on testing of the most popular camera brands on the market.


Camera reviews

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Wyze Cam Pan Review
Find out why Wyze's $50 Cam Pan is our budget pick for wireless cameras. SafeWise...
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YI Dome Camera Review
The YI Dome Camera U has privacy-first features in an affordable package. See how this...
We tested the inexpensive YI Home Camera 3 to see how its motion detection, two-way audio, and sleek design compare to pricier competitors.
YI Home Camera Review
We tested the inexpensive YI Home Camera to see how its motion detection, two-way audio,...

Top solar cameras


Best multi-camera systems

Camera brand comparisons


Resources and FAQs

We’ve rounded up your top questions to help you pick out a camera, install it, and prevent hacking.

Many of today’s security cameras are wireless, allowing them to transmit video via the internet.  
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Beginner’s Guide to Security Cameras
We dive into the basics of security cameras with a quick rundown of how they...
Security Camera Cost & Installation Fees
A security camera is a great way to protect your home without a costly security...
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Package Theft Prevention
Package theft is on the rise. Here's everything you need to protect your packages, recover...

How to install security cameras

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How to Install a Ring Video Doorbell in 10 Easy Steps
We walk you through your Ring Video Doorbell installation in 10 easy steps, with special...
How to Install Security Cameras
Everything you need to know about security camera installation including what to look for before...
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How to Install Nest Cameras Indoors and Outdoors
With a little time and a few tools, you can install a Nest Cam Outdoor...
Where Should Home Security Cameras Be Installed?
Home security cameras are a great addition to any home security system, providing you 24/7...

Helpful tips for using security cameras

6 Creative Ways to Hide Your Nest Cam
Nest cameras are small and inconspicuous, but it’s still a good idea to keep it...
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Protect Your Cameras from Hackers
Security camera hacks are scary business. Check out our video and tips on how to...
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How to Prevent Amazon Package Theft: 8 Security Moves
Use these Amazon package theft prevention tips and tricks to keep your Amazon packages safe...

Recent security camera articles

So fresh that they’re piping hot. Take a look at our latest and greatest security camera articles.

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What to Look for in a Baby Monitor
When choosing a baby monitor, decide whether you want a video monitor, audio-only device, Wi-Fi...
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Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor Review
The Nanit Pro smart baby monitor tracks sleep, breathing, and growth, but the cost of...
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10+ Simple Ways to Secure Your New Home
Don’t be overwhelmed about how to secure your home. SafeWise has 10 easy tips and...

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