We tried each of the cameras in multiple locations around the house, ranging from six feet from our house’s Wi-Fi router to 30 feet away.
The router was connected to a Verizon Fi OS network, as well as an i Phone, an i Pad, and a Samsung Galaxy S6, when possible. Each camera has its own app, which walks you through the setup process.
We looked at recording quality, recording length, and frequency of alerts.
I have written about consumer electronics for over 15 years and has tested smart-home products from remotes and security cameras to AV receivers and speakers.
As a former editor for Electronic House and Big Picture Big Sound, I have written buyer’s guides for multiple consumer-electronics products and also tech articles for Wired, Woman’s Day, Geek Mom, Men’s Health, and others.
He’s also an elector for the Consumer Technology Association Hall of Fame and has written the inductee bios and the industry’s official history.
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.