Review: Affordable Security Cameras for Inside Your Smart Home

There is now officially no excuse for not having an indoor security camera (or two) because Momentum offers the Cori HD Smart Home Security Camera 2-pack ($59.99). At $30 per camera, you could have two or even four around your house, or share one with a friend if you have a small apartment. There are no wires to install, just A/C power required. The cameras transmit over Wi-Fi and can store video recordings in the cloud, if you pay for a subscription, or just use the microSD card slot to store up to 128 GB on your own storage card.

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The cameras offer Nightvision and record at 720p HD resolution. The app supports two-way audio and connects to Google Assistant and works with Nest. The cameras also have motion and sound detection. This particular model is not for outdoor use, but Momentum has other models for such use cases.

Pros

  • Remarkably low price
  • microSD card storage
  • Nightvision and 720p HD resolution
  • Two-way audio
  • Motion/sound detection

Cons

  • Not for outdoor use
  • Cloud storage costs extra

Final Verdict

The Cori HD Smart Home Security Camera two-pack from Momentum is strictly for indoor use, but at that price, they could be a great option for apartment dwellers.

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