A home security system! The one thing that allows any homeowner to live with a little extra peace of mind knowing that their home is safer for their families.
But these systems have different components that make them up, and while some are more important than others, cameras have proved to be the most important bit by far, so far.
The thing is, even home security cameras themselves have differences that make them stand out from each other, and nothing quite beats what a facial recognition camera can achieve.
From the convenience of allowing you to identify friends and family to the more crucial aspects of identifying a human, pet, vehicle or other objects, these cameras really do the trick when it comes to securing your home in style.
So if you are setting out to get a new security system for your home, or you have your mind set on upgrading an existing one, here are some of the best facial recognition cameras that you can go for.
Let’s get started!
First on our list is an indoor camera that Tend Insights have designed with your need for the best facial recognition performance in mind. And this one goes above and beyond with a wide range of other great features too!
The first thing we loved about this camera is, well, the facial recognition aspect. With intelligent facial recognition software, it allows you to choose who the camera can recognize. This enables the camera to recognize those familiar faces, which in turn helps reduce cases of false alarms.
And all you have to do to allow the camera to recognize people who are close to you is upload their images, then leave the rest to it. That said and done, it is capable of sending you check-in notifications if it detects any familiar face, and alerts in case it notices an unfamiliar one. Awesome, isn’t it?
The resolution also makes this camera really worth the money. With a top-of-the-line 1080P HD live video and night vision, it not only records crystal clear videos during the day, but it also does an incredible job even in pitch-dark nights.
Another great feature that makes this unit worth the first spot on our list s the two-way audio on top of the great performance that it delivers. This not only allows you to communicate with your loved ones back at home, but it also comes in handy if you need to startle and scare off an intruder.
Motion detection is the other bit that goes the distance to make this camera even more impressive, as this helps save on energy, and it’s impossible to miss any activity in its field of view. Even better, it sends you instant alerts (accompanied by a live stream of the activity in the case of unfamiliar faces) as soon as motion is detected so you can investigate.
It’s also worth mentioning that this is a Wi-Fi camera, designed to support 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi band, which allows you to access the camera from your mobile using Tend Secure App. However, keep in mind that it doesn’t currently support 5Ghz Wi-Fi at the time of writing this post.
Its wide viewing angle at an incredible 125-degree diagonal is also worth noting, not forgetting that you also get up to 7-day cloud storage that is completely free for lifetime, and it’s super easy and quick to set up, taking only a matter of minutes.
- You get notifications for familiar faces and alerts for strange faces
- Automatically saves video and audio recordings in the cloud for 7 days
- You can connect an unlimited number of cameras to the app or even share cameras with others
- Get instant, motion-triggered alerts
- It’s effortless and fast to set up, and you can start using it right away
- No any extra or hidden subscriptions that could cost you money
- It’s so small; you can easily hide it from the view of an intruder
- Comes with a standard USB power cable that can extend to any length
- It would be great with a zone selection for the motion-sensing function
Taking the second spot on this list is yet another smart and feature-rich indoor camera that you’d be glad to have in your home.
First things first, the ability to recognize faces and distinguish between an intruder and familiar faces is one of the aspects that earn this one a spot here. And it really does a great job of letting you know whenever someone wanders into its field of view so you can investigate.
An alarm detection capability also comes in handy at enhancing the security of your home, since this unit sends you a notification if or when it hears an alarm go off in the house. This could be anything from a smoke alarm, door or window sensor alarms and just about any other security alarms you’ve installed in your home. Besides, it also records what is going on, just so you have a visual of the situation.
Ask any home security pro, and they will tell you the best way to keep your home safe is to have a camera that stays on watch 24/7. Well, that’s what this camera is all about, as it is designed to offer you round-the-clock cover with full HD video footage for both day and night.
Storage is the other aspect that stands in the way of most homeowner’s quest for a home security camera, which is one less thing you have to worry about with this unit in place.
Welcome goes that extra mile to offer you completely convenient storage for your videos, and completely free, too! What’s more, you can always access and stream the footage whenever need be. While still at it, you could also make the most of the flexibility that the company offers; you could store the footage on 32GB MicroSD, opt for a personal Dropbox or FTP server.
Also, Welcome understands that as much as you need a secure home for your family, they still need privacy. Now, this is where this unit’s intelligence kicks in, with the ability to recognize familiar faces, it allows you to disable recording as well as notifications for family and friends, so they can go on about their activities without feeling that they are being watched or recorded.
Lastly, the set up is very easy, and in most cases, it takes next to no time to have this unit all set and ready to start securing your home. All you have to do is place the camera right where you need it, then plug it in, download the app an hook it to your phone. Voila!
- Infrared night vision ensures clear videos at night as well
- Enjoy up to 130-degrees field of view
- A convenient 8x digital zoom to get a clear view of the object
- The 4MP video sensor is also remarkable
- Works with 2.4Ghz wireless Wi-Fi
- Flexible storage for your footage
- Full HD resolution at 1080P
- It is difficult to use without connecting it to cloud
Are you looking for an outdoor facial recognition security camera? Then this one from SimCam is for you. And it too has a long list of great features worth checking out.
Let’s begin with facial recognition, which is where this unit’s AI learning comes in to help you overcome those frustrating constant false alarms. With its robust local processor, this camera packs in remarkable learning abilities, allowing it to automatically learn and figure out a human form from other objects.
But it goes even deeper; after recording the faces, this camera does a 30-degree study to identify family and friends from strangers, thus sending you notifications or alerts that really matter.
Set any activity area that you would like the camera to focus on, thanks to a 150-degree wide custom range as well as motion detection functions, which allow you to set your camera to focus on areas that need attention.
Once it detects any motion, the unit starts recording immediately and sends you an instant notification. The range is not only wide enough to cover your garage door, balcony or doorway, but it is also very flexible as you could also set it to focus on any given item so it will only stick with that particular item.
It’s also very highly compatible, which goes a long way to offer you the flexibility you need. This unit works very well with both Alexa and Google Voice Assistant, and thanks to its ability to utilize both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi, you won’t have many challenges when it comes to connection.
Also, keep in mind that this camera doesn’t use battery power, as it plugs into AC power, which allows it to support round-the-clock continuous recording and AI video analysis.
Its weatherproof design is what makes this camera ideal for outdoor use, thanks to the IP66 waterproof construction that protects it from the elements, allowing it to serve you for years.
And for performance, you just can’t go wrong with the wide 140-degree view angle, as well as the 1080P Full HD resolution that it delivers. Then there’s the enhanced night vision with top-notch infrared lights for clear videos at night, not to mention that it can record objects as far as 65 feet even in pitch dark.
- Great Wi-Fi performance supporting 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz
- Guarantees round-the-clock coverage and AI video analysis
- Wide viewing angle at up to 140-degrees
- Allows you to set that ideal activity area you want to monitor
- Awesome waterproof design makes it ideal for outdoor use
- No subscription fees
- Great Movidius Processor for encryption and reduced latency
- The only problem with this design is that if the power goes out, so does your camera.
It’s robust, it’s durable, and it’s smart; this is yet another SimCam AI home security camera with a difference.
Let’s start off with the privacy, which is where this camera’s local encrypted storage option comes in. With an impressive 128GB microSD card, it allows you to save the footage locally, thus reducing any chance of your data getting hacked or stolen, which could pose a serious risk to your privacy.
Even better, it comes with a specially designed private mode, which lets you turn your camera on or off at any time, no matter where you are, so you are really the one in charge. It also has an impressive performance thanks to the high resolution at 1080P, you get Full HD coverage that lets you see everything in great detail.
And then there’s the infrared lights, top-class design for an unbeatable clear night vision footage, not to mention the camera’s ability to record up to 65 feet in the dark.
Connectivity doesn’t have to be a problem with this one, as it is compatible with both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz, which not only offers a lot of conveniences, but it also allows for flexibility as well. What’s more, you can use it with Alexa as well as Google Voice Assistant.
Now, onto the face recognition part, where this camera boasts a remarkable 360-degree pan tracking, which allows it to follow a person around to ensure it has him/her in the frame.
It also sports an artificial intelligence that allows it to identify any familiar faces and is capable of distinguishing them from unfamiliar ones.
What’s more, it can identify any specific objects and has the ability to focus on certain areas, giving you many customization options.
To ensure easy and convenient communication, this unit features 2-way audio, which can be very helpful when you need to speak to someone at home to check in on them. Also, this feature could come in handy in case someone shows up in your living room, you could let them know that they are being watched, thus scaring them off.
To reduce latency and enhance performance, this camera features a complete on-device security design, which beats most Cloud AI cameras by far. In addition, it comes with an Intel Movidius processor that gives it 10X fast speed than most other cameras by reducing latency.
The Intel Movidius VPU also brings on board a great deal of data encryption, ensuring your data stays safe from hackers.
Lastly, the set up is super easy, and you are able to take charge of everything from your mobile using an app that this unit comes with. Even better, you could also create sub-accounts from your account, allowing family members to access and view your camera’s footage as well as receive notifications at any time.
- A 360-degree pan allows it to keep the object in the frame
- Intel Processor for high-speed performance
- AI design for impressive facial recognition capabilities
- High-resolution thanks to the Full HD construction
- Great night vision, capable of recording up to 65 feet
- Offers a great deal of privacy for your data
- The clips are a bit short, at 15, 30 and 60 seconds.
- This camera doesn’t use batteries, so it needs to be plugged in throughout.
This Blurams Dome Pro brings up the halfway mark on this list, and it too has several features that are sure to transform your home’s and family’s safety.
First things first, the detection capabilities of this camera simply puts the competition to shame. This unit boasts an awesome facial recognition performance by creating a database of friends and family and distinguishing them from strangers.
But its AI goes even a step further to include capabilities to detect a face, sound, and motion too, which allows it to differentiate humans from pets or other moving objects such as cars.
Once the detection is triggered, the camera sends you a notification right away and it gets down to automatically recording a 10 to 15-second video, which it then stores in AWS cloud for up to 24 hours.
The angle of coverage is also worth keeping an eye on, and this one definitely does a great job at that, thanks to its ability to cover up to 360-degrees. The lens covers a wide-angle at 122-degrees, which combines with a 355-degree horizontal and 105-degree vertical rotation to offer complete 360-degree coverage of its surroundings.
Better yet, you can always customize the camera to your liking, where you can set an Auto-Cruise mode for the complete all-around scan, or set it to focus on your bookmarked areas or activity zones where you want the camera to monitor.
With a multi-camera viewing option, you can get access to up to 4 cameras simultaneously right from the Blurams app or on the manufacturer’s web portal.
This allows you to keep an eye on any action going down in the house, or even share the camera view with any number of family members and friends to help you keep an eye on what’s going on.
Speaking of which, the connection of this unit with the app is very convenient as it supports 2.4 GHz, but keep in mind that it doesn’t support 5.0 GHz so far.
For the much-needed privacy, Blurams have fine-tuned this unit with an Auto-Mask mode, which allows the lens to go under the cover, so it won’t be recording without your go-ahead. Also, you can decide which areas to monitor and which ones to ignore, it’s all up to you.
Onto the footage quality, this unit’s 1080P Full HD resolution gives you a super clear view of anything that’s going on in and around your home. What’s more, it also offers great night vision coverage for around-the-clock footage.
Storage shouldn’t be a problem, as this camera comes with local backup storage with a 128GB micros SD card with FAT32 format.
- This unit comes with a siren to scare off criminals and alert anyone nearby
- Works with Alexa for convenience and ease of use
- Delivers Full HD resolution and night vision
- Auto-Masking allows you to take charge of when to record
- you can monitor up to 4 cameras at once with the Blurams App
- The lens has a unique distortion correction function for a great visual experience
- Two-way audio allows you to communicate with loved ones
- The only downside is that the siren can’t be set to activate automatically on motion detection
Here’s another one from blurams, with a fair number of great features to look forward to as well.
One of the features that make it truly outstanding is its siren and flashing alarm, which comes in handy at scaring off any intruders or unwanted guests wandering into your property.
This camera comes with impressive 2-way audio too. But this is not just any other 2-way audio, this one has a 3D noise reduction function that allows you to clearly hear and communicate with your loved ones and guests.
Then there’s the intelligent facial recognition, which allows you to get important notifications such as when the kids are back, or alerts in case of an intruder on your property. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to activate its cloud service to make the most out of the facial recognition function.
But that’s not all; it also features sound, human and motion detection, all of which help the camera differentiate humans from pets or other objects, and notifies you so you can take the necessary action.
As an indoor and outdoor camera, it needs to be weatherproof, which is where the robust IP65 weather-resistant design of this unit comes into play, enabling it to withstand constant weather changes such as wet & cold and dry & hot as well as snow conditions.
The set up is a breeze too since you only need to install the unit and then scan its QR code and you can complete the set up in next to no time.
But what really caught our interest is just how convenient the storage is as well, since you can choose between storing your footage on a microSD card. Alternatively, you could opt for the blurams cloud (which offers AWS protection for your data by the way), it’s all up to you.
And once set, you can get to view up to 4 cameras at once from the app, but the best part is that you’ll still be able to share it with your family and friends to ensure someone’s keeping an eye on the home at all times.
The 1080p FHD isn’t any different from the other cameras we’ve looked into, but it’s every bit as great anyway so it’s worth mentioning too. Similarly, the night vision capabilities of this unit, thanks to its SONY CMOS sensor and highly powered IR LEDs as well as an IR CUT filter, the night vision that this camera delivers is top-notch.
The other features worth noting on this one include its ability to communicate with Alexa, which gives you extra flexibility and convenience. Then there’s the 129-degree ultra-wide viewing angle, which allows it to cover a significant area.
Also, the package comes with everything you need; from the camera to the mounting accessories, as well as a USB power cable, and a user guide to take you through the process.
- Awesome night vision technology for 24Hr surveillance
- A wide-angle of coverage would work just about anywhere in your home
- Great facial, human, sound and motion detection capabilities
- It’s easy to install and set up and supports flexible storage options
- The siren and its flashing alarm help scare off intruders
- Clear 2-way audio for clarity of communication with loved ones and guests
- The cord isn’t as waterproof as the camera itself, making it difficult to install on a roof
There’s always something about battery-powered home security cameras that makes them downright amazing, and as our list rolls right on, it’s time to meet one such camera.
Tired of those annoying false push ons? This camera’s smart AI got you covered, thanks to its embedded Intel chip.
Thus, it is able to see and analyze anything moving within its range to figure out if it’s a person or another object, and further (thanks to the Sticker-Eye design), recognize the faces so as to alert you for only the most important moments.
As a completely wireless camera, you can bet that its installation is going to be as easy as it can get, and it truly is since you don’t need any tools or professional know-how.
What’s more, you could easily install it anywhere you want it, both indoors and outdoors as well, all thanks to adhesive stickers that it comes with as well as the magnetic camera base itself.
Speaking of outdoor installation, this unit might not be as tough as some that we’ve listed here. Nevertheless, we loved its IP54 weatherproof design, which protects it from dirt, dust, light showers and non-corrosive substances.
For day and night coverage, this unit not only boasts a 1080p HD video as most of the other options we’ve listed here so far, but it also delivers just as robust HD night vision.
Then, its two-way audio comes in to make communicating with your loved ones back at home even easier and more fun, thanks to an inbuilt microphone and speaker.
With an awesome 8GB local storage and an additional 32GB space on another SKU, this camera is designed to allow you to store the data locally.
This helps minimize the risk of theft and hacking, and further allows you to enjoy low-cost protection as you can easily bypass those costly monthly fees just like that.
When it comes to connection, you might not get a 5.0GHz with this camera as you would with others that we’ve looked into, but it still does a great job thanks to its 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity.
And as far as the field of view goes, you can’t go wrong with the wide 60-degree vertical, 110-degree horizontal, 130-degree diagonal angles that this camera can achieve, which helps keep a wide area covered.
Its robust 600mAh rechargeable battery is built for some serious heavy lifting, which gives it an incredible 3-month standby lifetime, and a 2-month lifetime with up to ten 15-second footage recording per day.
- The installation is a breeze, thanks to the wireless design
- A Smart AI construction helps eliminate virtually all false alarms
- The Sticker-Eye design gives it better facial recognition than PIR motion sensor cameras
- Great visual quality thanks to the 1080P HD and great night vision performance
- Convenient two-way audio helps keep in communication with family
- Wide field of view ensures you never miss a bit
- Comes with a Type-C charging cable and mounting screws
- The battery lifespan is reduced by night vision
Not yet found the camera of your choice? Well, how about this one from SimCam, which is jammed-packed with great features, which not only save you money but also save you those frustrating false alarms.
Let’s start with the most crucial bit, face recognition, which allows you to upload photos of your loved ones. Then the camera’s algorithm automatically stimulates the features of the individual’s side face with a whopping 99% accuracy. The camera will then be able to recognize them and send you notifications when they arrive at your house.
And there’s more; this unit is also capable of detecting pets such as dogs and cats, and then keep you posted concerning their status, thanks to deep learning of your pet data.
And to eliminate false alerts, the camera is designed to learn different types of body shape, and can only be triggered by humans, sending you alerts/notifications, and following up with manual or automatic tracking of the person.
Always keep a lookout with the 24/7 recording of this camera, which combines with the unit’s ability to analyze and identify any suspicious activity, which then records for up to 15 seconds, thus letting you see only what is worth checking out.
Still, on the footage, it’s also worth mentioning that this camera is built to deliver an impressive 1080P HD video quality. It all comes from efforts of the unit’s Ambrella 10nm processor’s combination of the image sensor and its AI accelerator to give you clear details (such as someone’s face or license plates) of the object even from a significant distance. And the same goes for the night time too, thanks to its similarly high-quality night vision.
Chances are, you’ve had it with the frustrating latency and those costly subscription fees, and SimCam has put paid to that with the Ambrella 10nm processor on this unit. It does an amazing local analysis without ever having to upload any data.
Thus, it helps cut on subscription fees for cloud services and ensure up to 100% privacy, as well as guarantee on-device AI processing, thus eliminating lug to its operation.
What’s more, the combination of the local processor and the upgraded server goes to great lengths to ensure your camera isn’t affected by any Wi-Fi conditions. Thus, it’s good at delivering no stall, no latency performance even with a considerably weak signal.
The other features that make this camera really worth the money include a pan, tilt as well as a zoom function that comes in very handy when tracking and recording. But it would be unfair to leave without mentioning the 2-way audio, which allows you to check in on your loved ones and pets, or communicate with guests in real-time.
- Enhanced face recognition, person and pet detection
- It’s not easily affected by weak Wi-Fi signal
- The pan, tilt and zoom functions help keep the object within FOV
- It sends only one push even when the same person walks repeatedly in and out of view
- Offers clear images with high resolution even during nighttime
- It’s quite expensive
As our list draws close to an end, we hope you’ve found that camera you’ve been looking for, but now that you have scrolled down this far, why not press on and have a look at these two last options.
This one will blow you away with its wide range of features, especially the built-in battery that you can count on even when the power goes out. Since it is rechargeable, the battery not only ensures you never have to worry about power outages; it also makes the installation super easy as this unit is 100% wireless.
Also, it has a built-in speaker and microphone, which allows a convenient two-way talk with your family or guests whenever you want to. But there’s a twist to this one, you’ll need a subscription to get the most out of it.
Moreover, a built-in 16GB storage allows the unit to continue recording and storing your footage even when there’s no internet connection. This convenient unit doesn’t solely rely on the very connections that could fail when you need them most.
That isn’t to mean you can take advantage of cloud storage, it comes with up to 7days of cloud storage, which is absolutely free by the way.
Another feature that truly sets this camera apart is the automatic arm or disarm function that operates on geofencing, which is also optional so you can always decide whether to have it in place or to take charge yourself.
Then there’s the facial recognition feature, which is also optional, and helps identify people as they come and go, and sends you only alerts that are important, thus eliminating the false ones. It’s even capable of identifying pets, so you can always keep an eye on your furry friend.
With a combination of smart temperature, motion as well as sound sensors, this camera is capable of identifying humans from other objects, thus helping further reduce any chances of false alarms.
It’s also important noting that this unit offers around-the-clock coverage, as it keeps on recording and streaming 24/7. And it even takes matters a notch higher since it’s designed to ensure that you won’t need any base station to get it working.
The videos recorded are in Full HD 1080P resolution, but the real deal here is that the unit carries out instant video recording once it detects any suspicious activity within its FOV, which is a wide one at up to 120-degrees.
And with a mobile app, you can always watch the videos from anywhere in the world, and always playback any moments that you might have missed.
- The in-built battery ensures continued coverage even with power outages
- Its geofencing arm or disarm fencing could come in handy if you’re usually forgetful
- Sufficient inbuilt storage ensures continued recording even without internet
- You can also make the most of the 7-days free cloud storage
- With inbuilt speakers, speaking with people at home becomes easier
- Remarkable facial, human and pet recognition capabilities
- On the flip side, however, this camera lacks night vision function
Last on our list is a camera that isn’t necessarily a facial recognition one, but its sheer resolution earns it a spot here (we’ll get into detail about that in a moment.)
But first, let’s take a look at the weather-resistant design of this unit, which is the second factor that makes it worth featuring on this post, as it is one of the few outdoor cameras we looked at.
With an IP66 weather enclosure, it is sturdy and durable enough to last for a long time in the outdoors. It can withstand searing temperatures and chilly winters (operating temp is between -30-degrees and 60-degrees C), as well as stand dust and rain.
The resolution that this camera delivers is downright astounding! Built with a 1/3’ progressive-scan CMOS, this camera packs in a punch with up to 5.0 megapixels (2592×1944) HD resolution, which is 2.4x clearer than 1080P.
Factor in the zoom that this camera comes with, and you have all it takes to enable you to see everything (from facial features to license plates) in amazingly clear detail.
Another great feature that makes this camera worth the money is its dual compression of H.265/H/264, which allows you to store more footage in less space by reducing the file size exponentially using up to date video compression format.
It is not only an easy plug-n-play unit when using NVRS, but it’s also compatible with Thrid software such as BlueIris, Milestone, ISpy, and others. And you can as well use it with NAS and Easy view if you are using such browsers as Firefox, IE and Google Chrome.
The field of view is also every bit as remarkable, as this unit’s 2.8nm fixed lens delivers an impressive 108 degrees FOV, enabling it to cover a considerably wide area. And its night vision is quite awesome too, stretching all the way to 65 feet and up to 98 feet depending on the environmental conditions.
It further offers a little bit of flexibility when it comes to power since you can use either PoE or a 12V DC power. However, keep in mind that this camera doesn’t come with a power adapter, so you’ll need to pick up one in your local store.
You also get day and night reliable recording, with up to three options for the storage or viewing the footage, which includes a) Use remote viewing using the free App or record on the cloud. b) Hooking your camera to a PoE NVR recorder then recording on the NVR using a hard drive. c) Recording on QNAP or NAS
The other features worth mentioning include a motion detection function, a microphone for audio, as well as super easy video playback on your phone.
- Super high resolution, more than twice Full HD
- Easy video access and playback on your phone or PC
- Reliable, convenient storage of the footage
- Great night vision coverage, up to 98 feet
- Wide-angle of view for large area coverage
- Sturdy metal base and it feels solidly built
- A manual and included CD makes the installation and set up easier
- The font on the manual is a bit too small
- There’s no way to turn off the infrared LEDs
What to Look For When Buying
Now that you have some of the best picks to pick from, let’s take a look at some of the things you should be on the lookout for when deciding the ideal camera to put your money on.
The first thing you need to be on the lookout for is just how weatherproof it is, which could make a world of difference. A weatherproof camera not only gives you value for your money with durability, but it also offers you a lot of flexibility, as you can install it both indoors as well as outdoors.
Just how smart any camera is matters a whole lot when it comes to giving you that outstanding performance you need. The smarter is the better, as it further makes its use both fun and convenient. Thankfully, most of the cameras on the market right now are designed with the need for smart operation in mind.
Hence, some are capable of facial recognition, others can even identify a human from other objects, and others will identify pets and even vehicles, so if you have to choose, go for the best.
There’s a good number of cameras on the market (and on this list) that do a great job at auto-tracking the object to record everything going on. This goes a long way to give you detailed footage of what someone’s up to.
Such cameras come with features that allow it to move around, including tilt, pan, and even zoom function. And some are even capable of covering up to 360-degrees, which allows you to cut on costs as you won’t have to install two or more cameras in the same room, one should be enough.
It’s one of the factors most homeowners have in mind when it comes to thinking about that ideal camera for their home. The higher the storage capacity the better value you get for the money, so it’s always wise to be on the lookout for the best deals around.
Some cameras have local storage option only, which might not sound like enough, but this helps ensure you won’t have to rely on cloud storage, which sometimes could compromise the safety of your data.
Others offer a combination of both local and cloud storage, and there are those that offer subscription or free cloud storage, so it’s all about deciding what works best for you.
Wired vs. wireless
Another difficult choice to make here is if you should go for a wired or wireless facial recognition camera. Some cameras have to be wired to your house’s power system, while others come with rechargeable batteries, but each one of these comes with its perks and downsides.
A wireless one that is battery-powered proves to be easy to install, and can continue recording even during power outages. However, if the battery dies without your knowledge, or when you are away, then it would be useless until you recharge it.
A wired one, on the other end, might take some expertise and commitment to install and will be out in case of outages, unless it has a backup battery.
Other important features
The list of things that you need to keep an eye out for when shopping for these cameras is a long one. But besides the ones we’ve highlighted, you also need to be keen on other aspects. These include night vision, 2-way audio, and ease of setup, as well as the number of cameras you can view at once.
Questions and Answers
Question: What does face recognition mean?
Answer: It’s simple! The term doesn’t only apply to home security cameras alone, but it is simply the ability for a camera to identify different people’s faces and recognize who they are. This makes it easier for home security cameras to differentiate family and friends from intruders, thus reducing false alarms.
Question: Does my facial recognition camera need a night vision?
Answer: It is crucial that this type of camera, just like any other home security camera out there, comes with this function. It is during the night that thieves take advantage of the cover of darkness to break into homes and burglarize valuables, so this might turn out to be the time you need your camera the most.
Question: How good should the resolution be?
Answer: Well, as you might have noticed, most cameras can deliver high resolutions up to 1080P Full HD. However, this is more or less the standard resolution, any resolution higher than this is ok, but anything less could mean difficulty spotting crucial bits in the footage such as license plates.
Question: Should I install my facial recognition camera outdoors or indoors?
Answer: If you can get one for the outdoors, that is completely fine. If you are able to install it indoors, that’s also Ok. However, it’s best if you install one outdoor and another one inside the house. Just in case the intruder manages to enter the house within the outdoor camera’s blind spot, they might not be so lucky with the one installed indoors. It pays to have both in place.
Choosing the perfect facial recognition camera is never easy, but sometimes ending up with a cheap unit that can’t add any safety to your home is worse than having none at all. That is why it’s so important to ensure you get a camera that really offers the value you are looking for.
Fortunately, we took the time to do the heavy lifting so you won’t have to, and we believe this post has offered everything you needed to make a wise decision when buying. You can never say you’ve completely secured your home against criminals, just keep on adding one line of defense at a time.
And what better way to secure your family than with a camera that gives you the flexibility you need?