The best cheap security camera in 2024

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Smart home technology has made home security systems cheaper than ever, but it can still cost hundreds to protect a home. As this guide shows, however, it's possible to pick up an internet-connected, high-definition security camera for significantly less.

One of the main ways that savings are achieved is simply by going for indoor designs, which aren't as strong or waterproof, but still work as part of major systems from Blink, Ring, Arlo, and others. There are plenty of choices that will work outdoors too – Wyze has a proven track record for offering extraordinary value, quality products, and a good set of desirable features. The US company’s Cam v3 is even weather resistant for outdoor use, connects to Alexa and Google Assistant, and has color night vision, yet costs just $30.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

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