Recommended Smart Home CCTV Cameras

By Bradly Spicer December 7th, 2020

2020 has been a big year for us with Smart Home Security, whilst we’ve been testing Smart Cameras on the market, Ring brought out the most mind blowing futuristic tech I didn’t think we’d have any time soon.

But more on that later! If you’re looking for a CCTV Camera that doesn’t break the bank and can be watched from your phone or Smart TV, we’ll breakdown everything we’ve reviewed here.

Smart Cameras we’ve used and reviewed

To save you the hassle, check out our reviews of specific Smart Home Cameras that we’ve set up from scratch as a new user and how they work in day to day life.

Recommended Smart Cameras breakdown

Not got any time to read a full review? We get it. Check out these bitesize Smart Home Security Camera reviews.

A Quick look at the Blink XT2 Camera

Blink XT2
Photo by me! 🙂

For a long time, the Blink XT2 was our go-to camera, regardless of indoors and outdoors usage. If you got the Blink products before they added a subscription fee, you’ll be happy to know there is no subscription! Otherwise, joining the Blink Family does have its downsides.

They are quite expensive, but the app is great and you can watch your Blink XT2 on your Amazon Firestick or Echo Show with ease, so it’s definitely up there for myself in terms of usage.

Does the Blink Mini pack a punch?

Recommended Smart Home CCTV Cameras
Photo by me! 🙂

I don’t have much to say in terms of condensing down my initial review, to sum it up. It’s a great little purchase, but there are better alternatives out there. There wasn’t much in terms of an update to this other than size, as it still detects Small pets and it’s built using cheaper materials.

If you want it though, wait till Amazon Prime Day

Neos Smartcam

Recommended Smart Home CCTV Cameras

Before going fully into the Blink XT2 ecosystem, the Neos Smartcam was my go-to purely because it’s hackable.

If you’re looked on Kickstarter, I’m sure you’ve seen this exact hardware under a lot of different names. This is likely because it’ simply shipped out from a factory and given to companies like Neos and Wyze to create their own firmware.

If you’re into custom firmware and DIY set ups, check out the Neos Smartcam!


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