Best Wireless Indoor Home Security Cameras of 2018 You Can Buy Under $200

We’ve reviewed wireless security cameras since 2012 and spent more than 105 hours in the last year testing quality in four categories: video, audio, ease of use and connection. When our testing concluded, the Nest Cam Indoor earned our highest score as the best security camera overall. It has excellent video quality, works with countless smart home devices and has exceptional customer support.

Best Overall

Nest Cam Indoor

Our tests revealed that the Nest Cam Indoor works best in low light during the day, and it does well recording well-lit rooms, too. We had some issues during our nighttime tests – as objects close to the camera were washed out by the LED – but nothing that would be a deal breaker for most home security scenarios.
We especially like the simplicity of Nest’s mobile app, which makes it relatively easy to set up the camera using a QR code. The Nest app also lets you view videos and control other Nest products, and this model works with more smart home devices than other security cameras, including the August Smart Lock, IFTTT, Philips Hue and Scout Alarm. Nest Cam’s audio records well enough for most people, but it wasn’t as clear as the Foscam C2 and the Flir FX. Also be aware that you can’t schedule when the camera records. Nest Cam Indoor doesn’t require a paid subscription to view live video, get sound alerts and motion alerts. However, you need to pay for Nest Aware subscription to record video, download clips and create time-lapse videos. The Nest Cam Indoor’s two-year warranty is the best in our review.
PROS
  • Excellent low-light daytime video
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Strong smart-home compatibility
CONS
  • Highest cloud monitoring fees
  • Average nighttime video quality
  • No scheduled recording options
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