When it comes to home automation there are basically two things that you want to do – control things and know things. You don’t just want to control the thermostat, for example – you want to know what the actual temperature is.
Likewise, we all have a desire to keep an eye on the contents of our homes. Whether that’s from within your home or from the other side of the planet, it’s a great comfort to have the ability to check in and see what’s going on at any time.
Old analogue and even later digital closed circuit camera systems are expensive, hard to install, and often have pretty useless quality. Thanks to the ubiquity of WiFi routers in average homes, using this wireless transmission technology makes sense for camera surveillance. It’s got enough range for home use, there’s enough bandwidth for high-quality streaming, and the connection goes in both directions so it is possible to have a camera pan and tilt as an example.
Here I have listed and reviewed some of the best selling WiFi cameras available online today. My favorites are at the top and the rest of the reviews are listed in no particular order.