When it comes to indoor and outdoor home security cameras, Security Baron is the expert. We personally test out all of our security cameras to make sure that they’re up to Security Baron’s Necessary Features Test. The test reviews a camera for its video, audio, night vision, storage options, smart platform integrations, artificial intelligence, convenience, and overall value. We also take a look at the camera’s app and make sure that it has high ratings from both iPhone and Android users, drawing on customer reviews from the Apple and Google Play stores.
Typically, we prefer cameras with at least 1080p HD video display, the industry standard, a field of view of no less than 120 degrees, and the ability to zoom in optically. We prefer infrared night vision over a bright white light, as its less conspicuous than color night vision. We also like cameras with two-way audio, both cloud and local storage options, and integrations with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. A camera can receive full marks for artificial intelligence if it has person detection or facial recognition. We are also looking for cameras that are easy to set up and that have an affordable price.