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Review of the Best Security Cameras for Your House

Home security used to be complicated and expensive. There were monthly fees, lengthy contracts and unreliable monitoring. Now you can take control of your home monitoring with one-time purchases and no hidden costs. While some of these security cameras and systems can easily climb into the thousands, there are many reliable and affordable models for less than $500. Below, we highlight and review three models you can purchase for less than $300.

Under $100: Lynx Indoor 1080P Wifi Home Security Camera with Nigh Vision and Facial Recognition

Cost: $59 (currently on


– Free and secure 7-day cloud storage; no hidden fees

– 2-way audio, motion detection and instant alerts

– Access your camera through the Tend Secure App 24/7

– Multiple cameras can be installed in different rooms for monitoring of your entire home; add as many as you’d like

– Communicate via the app via audio

– Set alerts so you get notifications when motion is detected


– Does not pan or tilt

– There is no alarm


Under $200: Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

Cost: $136.99 (currently on

– Real-time video of your home with the 147 degree wide-angle lens, night vision and high-quality audio

– Features a 90dB siren and motion-activated recording and ability to access local authorities instantly

– Can also monitor air quality, temperature and humidity levels

– Instant alerts to your phone

– Free secure cloud storage included with options to upgrade for a fee

– Two-way talk available

– Add as many devices as you’d like to monitor your whole home


– Indoor only

– Cannot be integrated with voice controls like Amazon’s Alexa


Under $300: Netgear Arlo Pro

Cost: $249 (currently on

– Control with your Alexa device

– 100% wire-free for easy placement and monitoring of your whole house

– Weatherproof so they can go indoors or out

– Two-way audio

– 7 days of free cloud recordings; add additional storage options on for a fee

– 110 dB siren for alarm

– Wide-angle 130-degree lens

– Watch live or recorded

– Add multiple cameras on to monitor your whole home


– The rechargeable battery may feel cumbersome


Any of these security cameras for your home would give you peace of mind when you’re away from your house! Which one interests you the most?

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