Which Smart Home Camera Is Best For You?
WHICH SMART HOME CAMERA IS BEST FOR YOU?
As technology evolves and becomes increasingly integrated into our everyday behavior, it can be difficult to imagine life without it. Smart phones, laptops, tablets, GPS—they were all designed to solve a problem and make life easier.
With the rise of smart home technology, we’re seeing more and more security cameras on the market that promise to solve a problem. Home security cameras no longer require expensive, professional installation. These accessible new smart home options let renters and homeowners keep an eye on their homes, families, pets and more, all from a smart phone. But how do they stack up against one another? And how you know which one is right for you?
Here we broke down the top 4 smart home security cameras to help you decide and here's how they ranked.
Halo - The best performer wrapped in elegant design. The no compromises camera.
Arlo Pro - Dethroned as the battery-life king, still a decent camera until you open the app. The only camera of the bunch that requires a separate wireless base station.
Canary Flex - The simple app experience is stifled by the product’s short battery life.
Nest - Dated aesthetics with a design that’s gone unchanged since 2010. Sub-par usability and portability due to being tethered to power outlets.
On technical performance alone, it’s clear that Halo is the most advanced smart home security camera out there. When you factor in its premium, wire-free design, it becomes the obvious choice for both homeowners and renters. Halo is the only smart home camera that takes into account the décor of your home. Rather than sticking out like a piece of technology, Halo blends in seamlessly while delivering best-in-class performance—exactly what the best technology should do.
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Easy setup, user friendly app, luxury design with premium materials, blends into home décor, freestanding plus the only available in-ceiling mount, operates up to a year on a single charge, two-way audio lets you talk and listen, intelligent alerts know the difference between a person, pet and package, adjustable angle lens offers a customized view.
No audio detection
Easy to set up and use, user friendly app.
Short on battery life (as little as 1 month), Canary Flex has to be plugged in which limits placement, alerts don’t differentiate between pets and humans so you’re constantly checking to make sure everything is ok every time the dog moves around, one-way audio lets you listen but not talk, non-adjustable lens limits your viewing angle, doesn’t blend into the home décor, no mount option.
Easy to set up, zero wires (for the camera) means it can be placed anywhere, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, wall-mount option.
Poor app experience, requires installation of Arlo’s large WIFI hub, doesn’t show room temperature or humidity, alerts don’t differentiate between pets and humans so you’re constantly checking to make sure everything is ok every time the dog moves around, non-adjustable lens limits your viewing angle, doesn’t blend into the home décor.
Easy to set up, wall-mount plus magnetic option, two-way audio lets you talk and listen, intelligent alerts know the difference between a person, pet and package.
Has to be plugged in which limits placement, non-adjustable lens limits your viewing angle, doesn’t blend into the home décor, cannot be placed outdoors, no free storage.