Home Security Camera systems are becoming important part of modern homes today. Home security cameras are a easy, quick and cost-effective method to monitor what's happening at home while you are away, and over the last few years many companies have entered this business, offering a greater selection for consumers. We are comparing the best home security cameras of 2018 by focusing on the multiple criterion such as:

  • Cost
  • Video and picture quality
  • Cloud monitoring packages and pricing
  • Ease of installation and usability
  • Types of video storage options
  • App features and pricing
  • Alert Options and other features
Arlo Nest Amazon Ring Canary
Model/Description Arlo Pro 2 VMS4230P (2 Camera Kit) Nest Cam IQ Amazon Cloud Cam Spotlight Cam Battery Canary All-in-One
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Video Quality / Resolution 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD
Two-way Audio
Camera Field of View 130° 130° 120° 140° 147°
Night-Vision Capable
Motion Detection
Outdoor capable Need to purchase Nest Cam IQ Outdoor version Need to purchase Canary Flex Model
Power Options/ Battery/Rechargeable Power Adapter
Battery Operated
Rechargeable Battery
Power Adapter
Battery
Rechargeable Battery
Power Adapter
Battery
Rechargeable Battery
Battery Operated
Rechargeable Battery
Power Adapter
Battery
Rechargeable Battery
Cloud Recording (for 1 Camera) FREE 7 days of Audio/Motion Triggered recordings FREE Live Streaming FREE 24-hours of activity triggered recordings for upto 3 cameras Only Paid Cloud subscriptions FREE 1-Day Audio/Motion Triggered Video Clips (no 2 way Audio Talking support in Free Mode)
Cloud Recording (for 2+ Cameras) FREE 7 days of Audio/Motion Triggered recordings (upto 5 cameras) FREE Live Streaming FREE 24-hours of activity triggered recordings for upto 3 cameras Only Paid Cloud subscriptions FREE 1-Day Audio/Motion Triggered Video Clips (no 2 way Audio Talking support in Free Mode, upto 4 cameras)
Local Storage Memory/Local Recording Local Recording on USB Flash Drive
Geo-Fencing
Amazon Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT Integration Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT (limited rules)
Voice/Audio Detection
Text/Email/App Push Notification Alert App based Push Notification
Email Notification
Text Notification* (with HTML tags)
App based Push Notification
Email Notification
Text Notification* (with HTML tags)
App based Push Notification App based Push Notification App based Push Notification
Cloud Pricing Plans 30-Day recording for upto 10 cameras $9.99/Month ($99/Year)
60-Day recording for upto 15 cameras $14.99/Month ($149/Year)
5-Day 24/7 recording for $5/month ($50/Year)
10-Day 24/7 recording for $10/month ($10/Year)
30-Day 24/7 recording for $30/month ($300/Year)
Basic (7-day recording, upto 3 cameras) for $6.99/month or $69.99/year
Extended (14-day recording, upto 5 cameras) for $9.99/month or $99.99/year
Pro (30-day recording, upto 10 cameras) for $19.99/month or $199.99/year
Protect Basic (60-day Recording) $3/month per camera or $30/year per camera
Protect Plus (60-day Recording) $10/month or $100/year for unlimited cameras
30-Day recording for upto 5 cameras for $9.99/month ($99/Year)
Siren (In Base Router) 110 dB Siren
Additional Features LED Lamp Temperature, humidity, and air monitor
Warranty 1 Year hardware Warranty
90 days Free Phone/Email Support
2 Years hardware Warranty
1 Year hardware Warranty
1 Year hardware Warranty
1 Year hardware Warranty
2 Years hardware Warranty extension for Paid Members