The Logitech Circle 2 (corded) has the best combination of features of the models we tested, including stellar 1080p video with a 180-degree field of view, continuous recording, 24 hours of free cloud storage (with the option to purchase more), smart geofencing, an easy-to-use app, and support for Alexa, Home Kit, and Google Assistant.It’s also the only model on our list that’s weatherproof, so it can double as an outdoor camera.
A stand-alone Wi-Fi camera can help provide some peace of mind, let you track household activity while you’re away, and, in the event of an actual break-in, alert you of the situation—and possibly help end it sooner and catch the criminal.
The Nest Cam Indoor offers some of the best 1080p images, audio, and smart-home integration we’ve seen.
However, after the first 30 days, you get no free video storage—it’s basically useful only for live viewing unless you pay for a monthly or annual subscription to the Nest Aware service.
A Wi-Fi camera lets you monitor household activity while you’re away and can alert you to activity.
For the latest update to this guide, we spent more than four months testing 14 indoor Wi-Fi home-security cameras—evaluating motion and sound sensitivity, smartphone alerts, speaker and microphone quality, app features, storage options, placement flexibility, and image quality—and found the corded version of the Logitech Circle 2 to be the best choice for most people thanks to sharp video, continuous recording, and free cloud storage.