As parents in an increasingly busy world, it's not always easy to keep an eye on our little ones every moment of the day. Thankfully, as technology advances, we're given tools that make parenting lives a bit easier, and one of them is wireless cameras (as in, Wi-Fi connectivity, although we've included some wire-free options for your convenience too). We have an awesome range of indoor cameras that can help ensure your child's safety, even when you're not in the room. Whether you're tech savvy or not-so-tech-savvy, these solutions will make keeping an eye on the kids much easier. Plus, they are relatively affordable too so you can have an extra pair of eyes without breaking the bank. In this article, we share some of our top wireless indoor cameras for keeping an eye on the kids!
What features to look out for
It pays to know what features to look out for when choosing a wireless indoor camera for keeping an eye on the kids - especially if you decide to explore options too. These are some of the key features that we kept an eye out for when compiling this list:
Resolution: It's important to see your children clearly, right? This is why we've chosen cameras with a high resolution. While you can get away with 720p, we've selected cameras that are 1080p or even 2K camera to provide richer detail.
Audio Features: Two-way audio allows you to communicate with your child from another room or even when you're away from home. This is an extremely handy feature so we've made sure to include cameras with this.
Night Vision: Kids can get up to mischief at any time, day or night, or perhaps you just like to have that extra peace of mind during the night. Night vision capabilities ensure you have 24/7 visibility.
Field of View: A larger field of view can cover more area in your home, ensuring nothing escapes the camera's watchful eye. Cameras that pan and tilt offer the maximum range of coverage so we've included at least one of these.
Motion Alerts: This feature is crucial for instantly knowing if your child is moving around when they should be in bed or if they enter a restricted area in the home.
Wired vs. Wire-Free: Our wire-free options require no cables (apart from when they're charging) which is a great benefit as you're not limited to where you can place them. Our wired options, however, mean you never have to worry about charging up when the battery is low.
Wi-Fi Frequency: All of the cameras on this list are wireless (meaning they connect via Wi-Fi). Many of them will connect to a 2.4GHz frequency band only. Ensure you have a compatible router to operate your selected camera.
Now, let's get onto our top choices!
1. eufyCam Indoor Pro
Taking the top spot on our list is the Eufy eufyCam Indoor Pro 2K Wireless Security Camera, an all-round sensation for parents. The Eufy eufyCam Pro shines with its crystal clear 2K resolution, providing vivid details and colour in live stream or playback mode. Built-in AI will also notify you of excessive noise levels, making it a great choice to monitor your little one! It also incorporates a two-way audio system, letting you soothe your little one from afar or remind your kids that it's dinner time. Its Smart Human Detection feature cleverly avoids false alarms by differentiating between humans and pets. To top things off, with its night vision technology and sleek, compact design that can easily fit in any room, this wireless camera brings quality and convenience together.
2. eufyCam Indoor Pro - Pan & Tilt
Adding another star to the lineup, Eufy presents the eufyCam Indoor Pro - Pan & Tilt. This device offers the same sharp 2K resolution, meaning clear images that enable you to monitor your children's activities. Beyond providing excellent quality video, this camera takes surveillance to a new level with its pan-and-tilt feature. It covers an expansive field of view with 360° horizontal and 96° vertical range, assuring no blind spots in your home. Additionally, its intelligent AI tracking automatically follows movement, keeping your children in frame when they're on the go. This model also includes two-way audio, allowing for effortless communication with your kids, even from a distance. And when it comes to night-time supervision, its advanced night vision technology assures clear footage round the clock.
3. Google Nest Wire-Free
For parents interested in an integrated smart home experience, the Google Nest Wire-Free Battery Cam is a notable option. Fully cordless and powered by a long-lasting rechargeable battery, this camera allows for placement in any room without worrying about power outlets. The Nest Cam provides 1080p HD video quality and has a 130-degree field of view. It includes person, motion, and sound alerts - notifying you of any significant actions in your child's environment. With its robust built-in speaker and microphone, the two-way audio function lets you hear what's happening and speak directly to your child. The seamless integration with Google Assistant and other Nest devices means you can operate the camera hands-free and even use it as part of your wider smart home system.
4. Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera
The Arlo Essential Spotlight camera offers top-tier features to help you maintain a secure watch over your kids. This camera delivers clear 1080p HD video, and with its wide 130-degree field of view, you won't miss any activity. It stands out for its colour night vision feature, providing detailed video even in the dark. Thanks to its wire-free design, installation is a breeze, and you can place it anywhere around your home. With two-way audio, you can listen and speak to your kids directly from your phone. Moreover, it includes a built-in siren and offers smart alerts, such as person detection, ensuring you're informed about important events. It's weather-resistant, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
5. EZVIZ BC2 Wire-Free Standalone Camera
The EZVIZ BC2 Wire-Free camera is compelling for its meticulous design and reliable functionality. Completely cordless, powered by high-capacity rechargeable batteries, the BC2 eliminates the hassle of wiring, offering flexible installation and a clutter-free setup. While the robust 1080p resolution captures clear, detailed video, the wide-angle lens ensures comprehensive coverage of your child's room. Equipped with smart motion detection and night vision, the camera can alert you of any movement, day or night. Don't want to get alerted repeatedly when your curtains flutter in the wind? The BC2 integrates a PIR sensor with a human-shape detection algorithm to make sure it alerts you only when it matters. It also features two-way communication which allows you to interact with your kids straight from your smartphone, and a 2,000mAh battery is capable of running up to 50 days on a single charge.
6. TP-Link Tapo C210 - Pan & Tilt
Even with a small budget, you can still get a quality indoor security camera! TP-Link’s Tapo C210 offers great value delivering 2K high definition video, 850nm infrared night vision (with a visual distance of up to 9m), live view, two-way audio, and a 360° horizontal range to provide ultra wide coverage of your home - all for less than $100! Additionally, it has a privacy mode that lets you shut down surveillance when you need some privacy. Footage is stored locally to a microSD card (up to 256GB) which means you don’t have to spend extra on any subscription fees either!
And there you have it – our top pick of indoor cameras designed to help you keep an eye on your little ones. Head over to our Top Home Security Cameras article (and scroll down to our Top Indoor picks) to check out some more of our favourites. Otherwise, head over to our Security & Surveillance department for our full range of solutions!