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The best local storage security cameras for 2021

If you receive packages at home while you are away, you should invest in a storage security camera. These little cameras capture what’s happening outside of your front door. Some run on batteries, and others run off your home’s electrical system. 

A local storage security camera is a choice that makes sense if you’re worried about criminals accessing your security cameras remotely. A local storage solution means that you don’t have to rely on the cloud to store your security footage and can keep your cameras offline.

It’s important to compare features like storage space and recording quality when selecting a security camera. Our top picks will give you a better idea of which security cameras with local storage would make a good addition to your security system.

EufyCam E

Keeping an eye out for packages being delivered is a task on its own, but the EufyCam E has you covered with a weatherproof design, anti-theft alarm, night-vision capabilities, and easy installation. With the included HomeBase, there’s a MicroSD slot that can accommodate cards up to 128GB in size, ensuring your footage stays with you.

Another reason why the EufyCam E is an exceptional outdoor camera is that it doesn’t necessarily require a constant power source and is IP65 weatherproof. Thanks to the built-in battery, you can plop the EufyCam on just about anything, including flat surfaces like a wall or even something as uneven such as a tree. You won’t have to worry too much about battery life, either; a full charge can deliver approximately a year’s worth of juice.

Wyze Cam v2

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This 1080p Wyze cam is notable for its affordability — it costs much less than other cams, but still provides the features you want. that includes motion and sound detection, plus alerts for your phone if you want, a magnetic base for easy installation and no screws, and night vision for dark hours.

The Wyze Cam v2 allows for both local and cloud storage, letting you save your content remotely or using a MicroSD card. A 32GB card nets you roughly two days of HD video storage, or seven to eight days if you opt for standard definition, and this particular package includes such a card with purchase, making it an even better deal.

Zumimall Rechargeable Home Security Cam

The internal battery on this cam lasts from two to five months based on how often it turns on, and can be installed anywhere that gets a good Wi-Fi connection. It’s weatherproof for all kinds of outdoor use, and offers a 1080p, 130-degree image.

Motion sensors and night vision help the cam operate in a variety of environments. It includes a slot for a MicroSD card up to 128GB. Like many security cams, the Zumimall Rechargeable Home Security Cam also offers a two-way mic to enable conversations.

Swann Smart Security Camera

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One stellar feature the Swann Smart Security Camera offers is that it includes internal storage. This camera functions solely by using its internal storage, whereas others need an external Micro SD card. It’s capable of storing any video clip between 10 and 60 seconds in length. It’ll save the clips for up to a week, so you have time to review the footage before it’s recorded over.

Honeywell Lyric C2

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While it’s standard fare than security cameras detect motion, it’s pretty rare that they are able to distinguish between different sounds. However, sound detection is one of the top-notch features of the Honeywell Lyric C2 camera. Its quality sound recognition technology allows the device to differentiate specific sounds such as a crying baby or an alarming smoke detector.

The Honeywell Lyric C2‘s 145-degree viewing radius gives outstanding visibility, along with incredible daytime image quality. You can set your Honeywell up to use cloud storage, but you can also maximize potential storage by inserting a Micro SD card. Another excellent feature is its external two-way voice conferencing system.

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