IP Camera features compared

Learn more about IP Camera features and compare various products

Introduction

Security?? Cameras? You were not doing that at all? and we understand that.There are plenty of other things that require your attention. After all, there is only 24 hours in a day! Yet it does not hurt to just stop and think about the safety of your own home, surrounded with everything that you find important and that you worked hard for.

After all, you should not think about anything that happens. With an IP Camera you can leave your home with peace of mind because you can always keep an eye on things! With a security camera you get a notification immediately when someone comes to visit unsolicited and you can immediately see what happens. All-in-one systems even have a siren built in to prevent burglars from entry.

Read here about the different possibilities.

Main features and benefits

These are the features that are important for most IP Camera uses

App control and push notifications via your smartphone

Push notifications are messages that you receive on your smartphone. The purpose of push notifications is to notify you as soon as possible. If you have a security camera in your home, you want to be informed immediately if there is danger detected by your security camera. To notify you as soon as possible, you will receive push notifications via your smartphone app.

 

Integrated or external siren:

All-in-one cameras have an integrated siren. As soon as a camera sees something, the siren immediately goes off. There are also possibilities to link additional external sirens. This way you can provide several rooms with a siren to produce even more noise.

 

Motion detection:

Motion detection is an essential feature of a security camera. A security camera with built-in motion detection ensures that you get a push notification when motion is detected in your home. Do you have pets? Then look at security camera that offer options to switch zones off or cameras that let you adjust the sensitivity.

 

Live streaming:

Do you want to be able to see what happens at home at any time of the day? Then choose an IP camera with a live stream. Via the livestream you can keep an eye on your home every moment of the day. The quality of the livestream can vary per camera from SD to Full HD.

 

Other features:

Night vision Burglars usually work when you are sleeping. To still have a good view when it is dark you need a camera with night vision.
Cloud or SD-card storage The images or video taken by an IP camera have to be stored somewhere and the most common solution is cloud storage. Here you as a user get your own secure environment where images & videos can be stored for later viewing.
Expandabillity More and more IP cameras work together with other products or services. Think of a Philips Hue: as soon as you detect camera shake, the Hue lamps should start to flash. Or if you leave home and turn off the TV, the camera must be activated automatically. This can be done directly with other products or you can leave everything in-house to '' talk '' via services such as IFTTT, Apple HomeKit or Google Home. The possibilities are endless.
Compatibility Do you want to do more than just watch your home? There are several solutions where the IP camera can be incorperated with other sensors such as a window / door contact sensors or motion sensor. So you not only have an IP camera but a complete alarm system.
Privacy What about my privacy? using an IP camera into the home raises this question for many people. Fortunately, there are various solutions for this. Some IP cameras offer a privacy mode, other IP cameras have a physical privacy shutter that closes as you enter the room -That way you can be sure that no one is watching!

Popular IP Cameras compared

Over £200 Under £200 Under £100
Nest Cam IQ Canary All-in-one Somfy One Shop Now Somfy Indoor Camera Shop Now Logitech Circle 2 Wired Nest Cam Indoor Foscam C1 Smartwares C180IP
Recommended Retail Price
£249£159£189£139£169£159£44.99£45
Video Streaming
1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD720p HD720p HD
Video Storage
Paid CloudFree 24h CloudFree 24h CloudFree 24h Cloud, SD CardFree 24h CloudPaid CloudPaid Cloud, SD Card, NASSD Card
App Control
Push Notifications
Microphone & Speaker
Motion Detection
AI Human Detection
Facial Recognition
Internal or External Siren
External SirenInternal SirenInternal & External SirenExternal SirenExternal Siren
Privacy Mode
Privacy ShutterPrivacy Shutter
Additional Security Accessories
Motion Detector, Smoke DetectorIntelliTAG, Motion Detector, Indoor Siren, Outdoor SirenIntelliTAG, Motion Detector, Indoor Siren, Outdoor Siren, Somfy Home AlarmMotion Detector, Smoke Detector
Additional Security Features
Community intervention via appCommunity intervention via app
Smart Home Integration
IFTTT, Nest, Google AssistantIFTTT, Google Assistant, Amazon AlexaIFTTT, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Works With NestIFTTT, Somfy TaHoma, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Works With NestApple Homekit, Amazon Alexa, Google AssistantIFTTT, Nest, Google Assistant
Over £200 Under £200 Under £100
Nest Cam IQ Canary All-in-one Somfy One Somfy Indoor Camera Logitech Circle 2 Wired Nest Cam Indoor Foscam C1 Smartwares C180IP
Recommended Retail Price
£249£159£189£139£169£159£44.99£45
Video Streaming
1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD720p HD720p HD
Video Storage
Paid CloudFree 24h CloudFree 24h CloudFree 24h Cloud, SD CardFree 24h CloudPaid CloudPaid Cloud, SD Card, NASSD Card
App Control
Push Notifications
Microphone & Speaker
Motion Detection
AI Human Detection
Facial Recognition
Internal or External Siren
External SirenInternal SirenInternal & External SirenExternal SirenExternal Siren
Privacy Mode
Privacy ShutterPrivacy Shutter
Additional Security Accessories
Motion Detector, Smoke DetectorIntelliTAG, Motion Detector, Indoor Siren, Outdoor SirenIntelliTAG, Motion Detector, Indoor Siren, Outdoor Siren, Somfy Home AlarmMotion Detector, Smoke Detector
Additional Security Features
Community intervention via appCommunity intervention via app
Smart Home Integration
IFTTT, Nest, Google AssistantIFTTT, Google Assistant, Amazon AlexaIFTTT, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Works With NestIFTTT, Somfy TaHoma, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Works With NestApple Homekit, Amazon Alexa, Google AssistantIFTTT, Nest, Google Assistant