Best indoor security cameras 2023

Protecting our homes and families with smart technology has never been easier. You can now see what's going on when you're not at home, even if it's just to see what mischief the family pet is up to.

In some homes, a battery-powered indoor camera might make the most sense. They're easy to place anywhere and can be taken down and stored away. That's great for folks who only like cameras in their homes when they're on vacation. Other folks who prefer 24/7 coverage will likely be better off getting one that's always plugged into an outlet. Whatever your reason might be, we've got a roundup of the best indoor cameras for you to choose from.

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Which indoor security cameras are best?

Pretty much all security cameras can send notifications whenever they detect motion. Most, if not all, can also sound off an alarm. You have to dig deeper into the features to help decide which one is the best for you. It's also worth noting that many of these cameras have features hidden behind subscription paywalls, so if you need a specific feature, make sure you know if you'll have to pay extra for it.

The Ring Stick Up Cam is our first choice when choosing the best indoor security camera because of its versatility. It works wirelessly and comes in wired and PoE versions, and it can be mounted on a wall or flat surface. You'll find cheaper cameras that keep you tethered to specific spots, but the Ring Stick Up won't limit your options. Of course, you can save money with the Ring Indoor Cam and get a lot of the same features, minus the versatility.

Folks who want more intelligent surveillance that's available 24/7 should check out Nest Cam Indoor 2021 Wired. While most of Google's 2021 Nest cameras aren't worth their cost, the Nest Cam Indoor is a superb product that gives users advanced notifications, three hours of event history, and deep tie-ins to Google services with no subscription. Google has a Nest subscription that delivers more features and up to three days of storage, but having that backup recorded history for no additional cost is a great addition.

If you're on a budget but still want a good collection of features, then the Wyze Cam Pan camera is what you are looking for. With motion tracking, clear video recording, sound detection, and 14-day free cloud storage, you're getting a host of features from a budget camera. Moreover, it works with Alexa and Google Assistant. It'll sweep its gaze across a wide room, so you don't need to buy multiple cameras.

Before buying any indoor cameras, consider which of the best outdoor security cameras you want. You may want to buy the same brand both inside and outside your home, so you can check alerts and recordings on one app and pay for one subscription. Or if you want to avoid paying for a subscription at all, look for the best security cameras with local storage options instead.

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, VR/AR and fitness

Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.

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