The BEST smart security camera

  • Published on:  6/8/2018
  • Like so many gadgets of the past half-decade, security cameras have gotten smart thanks to advances in artificial intelligence. Almost all of the mainstream ones do motion detection, and some can differentiate between people and pets and even perform real-time facial recognition. But how smart do you need your camera to be? Here’s a guide on picking the right indoor home security camera for you, based on the right mix of price, AI features, and cloud subscription benefits. Subscribe: are some links to the products you saw in the video:Note: we sometimes place affiliate links directly to the best deals in our video descriptions, so we may earn a commission if you buy something.Amazon Cloud Cam: Cam IQ Indoor: Arlo Q: Circle 2: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+13

    What’s your favorite smart home device?

  • Themelis Pikos
    Themelis Pikos a years ago+86

    Didn’t even mention the $30 Wyze cam that does more than the Amazon cam and some others on that list without even a subscription? The features have doubled in number since I bought it... wtf

  • SirFluffyFox
    SirFluffyFox a years ago+48

    "is the cheapest cloud cam for your money" yeah but wyzecam is 30 bucks lol

  • AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke

    Just my two cents, I hate paying monthly fees - after testing many security cams, I personally like Reolink the best. Packed with features, super high-res cams, and I go with the NVR for 24/7 recording (for free :)

  • Bruno Fernandes
    Bruno Fernandes a years ago+21

    I vouch for wyze cam

  • Gabriel Soria
    Gabriel Soria a years ago+14

    Huge oversight The Verge. WyzeCam V2 seems to compete with these cameras on every level and even out do some for $20
    1080p/15fps, upto 32GB onboard, 14 days cloud event backups (using Amazon), two way communication, alarm zone notification
    The online video can be grainy when there's a lot of fast movement and only does 12 second clips at the time of any alarm event, but the onboard video is much better quality if you install an SD card on it and can be continuous or just the time there's movement.
    They have a new one that pans and tilts for $30, but i much rather buy two of there $20 cameras to cover the whole area all the time.

  • hyperspace36
    hyperspace36 a years ago+11

    I dont get why the heck I should pay monthly when i already invested over 100 bucks. Espacially for something basic like the "Zones". Thats just a plain rip-off

  • Collin Scott
    Collin Scott a years ago+9

    How come y'all don't talk about the Wyzecam? It's $20 with no subscription fees and seems to be every bit as good as the Amazon camera, even with zones built in. $30 gets you a camera that pans and tilts and can follow movement.

  • LALA
    LALA a years ago+9

    Don't you think 119$ is a bit too expensive? Xiaomi camera only cost 199 RMB about 30 USD which has the same exactly function and even support PTZ. so xiaomi best.!

  • Kai DuBois
    Kai DuBois a years ago+9

    So, y'all really just gonna act like the Wyzecam doesn't exist 🤔?

  • Casey Mills
    Casey Mills a years ago+5

    The reflection of the lights on his glasses and the shadows on his neck from his hands moving are so distracting I can't hear what he is saying.

  • kirin
    kirin a years ago+17

    Xiaomi cam

  • Dabmaster 9000
    Dabmaster 9000 a years ago+43

    Linus made a video about these BS cameras, go and watch that before you hit the like button :/

  • Lucas Haither
    Lucas Haither a years ago

    Nice comparison! And thanks for the new aspect ratio. superb

  • AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke

    Those intro security camera angles were a great idea, nice job!

  • Y Qi
    Y Qi a years ago

    Wyze cam has more function than Amazon. Only 20 bucks

  • NERO
    NERO a years ago

    you had never encountered the XIAOMI CAMS do you?

  • Yuli
    Yuli 7 months ago

    Thank you for the comprehensive reviews!

  • AT G
    AT G a years ago+1

    The more expensive the camera is the more chance the thief will rob you