It also boasts 130-degree wide-angle field of vision and 8 IR LEDs and full 1080p HD, so you can monitor activity and record high-resolution images, both day and night.
Nest’s cloud storage program, Nest Aware, shifts Nest Cam Indoor into another gear that competitors just don’t have.
Although it doesn’t have true 4K resolution, Nest Cam IQ has a 4K image sensor, which allows for a better zoom quality (12x digital zoom).
This means zoomed-in images don’t lose as much quality as competing 1080p cameras.
You won’t get cloud storage capability, but you can access live video and download local recordings to the micro SD card.
If you want high-quality night vision, take a serious look at the YI Home Camera 2, especially if you want to store your own footage.
Motion detection does two important things: it triggers the camera to record activity when it detects motion, and it sends you a notification that something has happened within your camera’s view.
These notifications and alerts can be particularly helpful with doorbell cameras and indoor cameras.
Don’t settle for anything less than 720p HD, but if you can find a camera with 1080p, you’ll be able to zoom in farther and uncover more descriptive details like facial features or license plate numbers.
Grainy, garbled footage defeats the purpose of capturing a would-be intruder on camera.
You can’t catch the bad guy if you can’t make out what they look like.
That’s why I chose Amcrest Pro HD Outdoor as the top pick for an outdoor security camera.
It has 1296p HD resolution, whereas most competitors max out at 1080p.