Anker Eufy Cam 2
Whilst a more expensive option the Anker Eufy Cam 2 is a fantastic device with an IP67 rating and no Subscription required. It only records in 1080p resolution and when triggered (No constant recording), however, what it lacks here is outweighed by the 365-day battery life and lack of subscription.
Ring Indoor Cam
The Ring Indoor Cam is a phenomenal budget camera that records up to 1080p HD 24 hours a day. It offers two-way audio which is incredibly clear to hear despite the price of the product. The only downside is the requirement for a subscription service.
The Blink Mini is a fantastic little camera that records in 1080HD, however, it does require a subscription. Whilst this is a downside, the Blink XT2 does offer night vision as well as Two-Way audio. The audio isn’t amazing and does have a weird echo based on the acoustics of the room.
Arlo Pro 3
Whilst these cameras are significantly more expensive, they record at a 2K resolution and free cloud recordings that stay around seven days. It has two-way audio that is incredibly crisp and the video is surprisingly good at night although we do suggest having the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight if you’re using this outside.
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 break down everything we’ve reviewed here.
Ring Indoor Cam
Arlo Pro 3
Arlo Essential Indoor Camera
Anker Eufycam 2
Nest Cam Outdoor
Night Owl Security Camera – CAM-2PK-IC8
Not got any time to read a full review? We get it. Check out these bitesize Smart Home Security Camera reviews.
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 me in terms of usage.
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
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 setups, check out the Neos Smartcam!