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Smart Security Cameras: 5 Good Choices For Any Budget

Piper NV $269.99

The Piper NV is in its second gen stage with this model that now incorporates a night vision camera. The mini tower design looks classy and fits in with any décor.  The Piper NV can be linked to a max of five other Piper cameras.
PROS
  Easy installation process 3.4-megapixel camera with 1080p resolution 180-degree lens, with pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities. Allows for control of air conditioner or heater 2-Way Audio and 105dB Siren   CONS
  Very Pricey Problem with connectivity Can’t save video Video quality is inconsistent

Logi Circle $199.99

  Here is another camera that uses the classic “ball and base” design.  It also incorporates a magnetic wall mount, and pivoting camera head with a 135-degree wide-angle glass lens. 
PROS
  Records in 360p, 720p, or 1080p HD  Unlimited 1080p HD steaming Smart Filtering (Filters motion activated footage providing quick access to action) 24-hour secure Cloud storage Intercom speaker and mic let’s talk and listen while away from home. Night Vision with 15 Feet range 1080p HD video recording    CONS
  A bit expensive Only 12 hours of battery life when used without the base Doesn’t backup your video by default.
 
Homeboy $189.00

  This neat little camera sports a “ball on a base” design that allows for multi-direction pointing.  Easy installation allows you to put this nifty camera almost anywhere you need. Features include the ability to connect to your existing Wi-Fi network, record audio and video with night lighting, easy mounting to locations with magnets, and low bandwidth usage.
PROS
  Connects to existing Wi-Fi network Mounting anywhere with base and magnets Records Audio and Video with night lighting  Motion-sensing camera with built-in lighting 5 – 30 second video clips Rechargeable battery (3 Month Battery Life) Receive trigger alerts through included app.
CONS
  No HD Video Capability No Live Video Streaming

Canary $160.00

  The Canary promotes itself as the all-in-one-system.  It has a contemporary design that looks similar to those fancy automatic air fresheners.  Canary is portable allowing it to be positioned and relocated anywhere security is needed. Canary system can be customized for disarmed and privacy modes to suit customer needs. You can get a Canary System in black, white and silver. 
PROS
  1080p HD Camera with Night vision Temperature, humidity, and air quality sensors Motion detection with alerts Speaker and microphone Tagging feature allows Canary to learn environment.   CONS
  The camera does not tilt of pan Speaker and mic do not allow for two-way audio Over sensitive sensor may trigger false alerts. No battery backup No Home Health notifications

  Guardzilla $79.00

  This is security camera is the cheapest of the cameras in this review.  This cute little pyramid camera is an all-in-one that can provide affordable monitoring and protection on your smartphone from anywhere. Just download the app and your Guardzilla will be up and running in no time. 
  PROS
  Listen and talk with build-in speaker and microphone Motion detection with smartphone alerts Pet Immunity (Can be set for pets) 100db Siren Can record up to 5 days of video on Micro SD card.   CONS

No Pan, Tilt, or Zoom capability App has limited features No Audio Recording Motion Notifications Are Not Consistent

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