Motion detection is common in security cameras, some just do it better than others. All the cameras in our lineup have HD resolution, sharp night vision, or easy installation. We also made sure to find cameras that notify you when they catch any action.
The Reolink Argus Pro is a versatile indoor/outdoor security camera with local and cloud storage. And, with a 130-degree field of vision and night vision up to 33 feet, you’re bound to catch the important moments night or day. The Amcrest 2K 3MP and the Vivint Ping also have their share of standout features. The Amcrest has the best resolution and night vision of any camera on our lineup while Vivint’s Ping has a 155-degree field of vision.
There are so many good motion sensor security cameras out there that we couldn’t pick just three. These cameras may not be top dog, but they have some features worth sharing with anyone looking for a motion sensor security camera.
When it comes to motion sensor cameras, location is key. You’ll want to find a spot that will catch relevant motion like people coming in and out. If you’re looking for an outdoor motion camera, consider one that can target specific zones so you won’t get a notification for every car that passes by your home.
Memory and storage are also worth considering. Cameras like the Argus Pro and Amcrest 2K 3MP have SD slots and access to a cloud service. There are other cameras, like the Ring Floodlight, that require a monthly fee to watch past footage. Access to your camera’s footage can be crucial, especially if it captures a home invasion or other illegal activity.
At SafeWise, we’ve done a fair share of research on motion sensors, cameras, and other home security systems. We paired our previous research with customer reviews and videos to find out what people want in a motion sensor camera. Once we established specs like resolution, motion trigger alerts, and night vision as priorities, we pitted top-selling cameras on the market against each other. Learn more about our research and testing process from our full methodology.