Gone are the days of stuffing your SD cards with unnecessary footage, or having to keep checking your phone after every five minutes to see if your garage is safe, or rewinding your videotapes every night to see if there has been any unusual activity. In the fast and busy lives of today’s world, no one has the spare time to do all of that.
Thankfully security camera companies have found a solution for us. Due to the rising advance in technology and the continuous evolution of artificial intelligence, security cameras have become so advanced that they can now detect motion and any form of movement and can automatically start recording at that moment. So that the user is at ease and does not have to scroll through a boatload of unnecessary footage and can easily browse the moments which matter.
These highly intelligent cameras are called the Auto security cameras and are equipped with advanced software which detects motion in milliseconds and only starts recording at that moment. Some even send alert notifications to the owner.
We have listed down, what we thought, are some of the best auto security cameras available in the market currently.
Ring has one of the most advanced as well as the most customizable motion detection software and features.
The camera itself is rugged and has a very minimalist and modern design. And is equipped with many outstanding features, including a siren, spotlights, infrared night vision, two way audio and Wi-Fi remote control.
Let’s start with the most important, this auto security camera’s motion detection features, are some of the most advanced in today’s markets, due to their customization properties. With ring, you can select areas in which you want the motion to be detected. For example, if you have the camera pointed at your front porch or driveway, you can select the floor and the door in your detection zone and leave out the sky and the walls. So that you won’t be unnecessarily alerted when a bird flies by, or a cat takes a stroll on your wall
The camera shoots in an outstanding High Definition 1080p resolution and has a wide angle 140° field of view, to give the viewers a crisp, vibrant and brilliant video, which will cover a large area of the view, thanks to the lens. The image quality of the camera is outstanding; the level of detail and vibrancy comes head to head with modern smartphone cameras.
Other than this, the camera supports two-way audio with noise cancelation. You can communicate with people standing near the camera, from your mobile phone, tablet or PC easily and clearly.
The camera has a dual night mode; it has infrared lights which can record clear video in pitch darkness, incognito. And it has a sharp spotlight which can be remotely turned on from your handset, or set on auto motion detection. And if for instance, you spot some suspicious activity, you can remotely turn on the siren, to scare away intruders. The siren itself produces a loud, 110-decibel alarm which can scare away any intruders easily.
Lastly Ring has a 1-year warranty for parts and a lifelong theft protection. Meaning that in the event of the camera being stolen, Ring will replace it free of cost.
- It doesn’t have any micro SD card support, for local storage.
- No rechargeable batteries, for a truly wireless experience.
- Weatherproof but not IP certified waterproofing.
The Yi 4pc Home camera is another excellent auto security camera.
It actually is a set of 4 cameras which can be viewed and controlled from a single mobile app. These cameras are basically designed to monitor every room of your home. They can be a great way of overseeing your children’s safety, while you’re away. Or even monitor babies while they sleep.
The reasons these cameras stand out are because of their advanced auto-detection features. In addition to an excellent motion detection feature, that alerts the user instantaneously when motion is detected, there is a “baby crying detection” feature as well. This feature is designed specifically for parents with new babies. Suppose a mother has a Yicamera set up near her sleeping baby and is working in the kitchen or the lawn. If the baby wakes up and cries, the camera will automatically send an alert notification to the mother’s phone.
Moreover, it records short 30 sec clips with every motion alert and sends them to the owner’s handset along with the alert notification. These short videos are also saved, free of cost, for 7 days on the Yi cloud.
The camera itself records a high definition 1080p/15fps, wide-angle video with a 112° field of view. In addition to this, it supports eight 940nm infrared LEDs which can be set to automatic turn on/off in low light. All of these features produce a crisp, beautiful and vibrant video, which can be zoomed in to up to 8x digital zoom, for closer monitoring. It also has a two-way audio channel with which you can communicate with people in your home. Lastly, it supports a Micro SD card of up to 32GB, for storing 3 days (72 hours) worth of footage. The footage can be set to auto motion detected record, as well as continuous recording.
- No waterproofing, therefore it cannot be used outdoors.
- No spotlight or floodlights.
- No siren.
- No rechargeable battery.
The Canary CAN100USBK, also known as the Canary All-in-one is another indoor auto security camera, but as the name suggests, it’s an all in one solution.
In addition to the high definition camera, it is equipped with a built-in siren, a climate monitor, motion detection, person detection, air quality, and night mode.
The smart artificial intelligence of the camera has a variety of different features that make home security, easier as well as more efficient. The most important of which is its person detection. You can set the camera to only alert you when it detects a person roaming about in your home, and ignore all the other motions detected, such as pets, things moving due to wind etc. Moreover, it recognizes when you are around and disarms its motion detection. And automatically arms when u are not in its field of view
Secondly, the Canary has a loud 90+ decibel siren inside it, which can be remotely turned on from any mobile, tablet or PC, configured to the device. If you spot an intruder in your home or some unusual activity, you can quickly scare them off with the tap of your finger.
The camera records crisp HD 1080p videos with a 147-degree field of view. Along with a crisp video, audio can also be recorded through it.
Night vision support, allows you to see the crisp video during both day and night.
The Canary also gathers climate information, such as temperature, humidity, and air quality and sends it directly to your phone. And can also be connected to Alexa.
- The canary is not waterproof therefore isn’t suitable for outdoor usage.
- Its large size makes it difficult to hide.
- It doesn’t have any battery and relies solely on direct power from a socket.
The Ying mini is another excellent auto security camera with a very distinct 360 degrees HD panoramic video recording capability.
It’s shaped in an almost flat square piece, which will not resemble a camera, to glancing eye. Any onlooker will have to look at it at least twice, to realize that it actually is a camera.
The 360-degree panoramic view means that you can place it on the roof in the middle of the room and cover each and every angle as well as the corner of the room. No need to install more than one camera anymore as this camera covers every single inch of the room with its six camera lenses combining to give you a truly seamless panoramic view.
All six lenses are equipped with night vision which can cover up to 10 meters of crystal clear vision in complete darkness.
It also supports two-way audio for you to communicate with your friends and family, even scare off intruders if need be.
Moreover, it supports a micro SD card up to 64GB to record your videos in a loop or standard formats. It can be set to automatic recording as well.
The Ying mini has a very smart AI inside which automatically detects motion, and sends a notification to the mobile phone application of the user.
The unusual design, 360 HD video, 2-way audio and auto motion detection makes the camera very suitable for indoor surveillance.
- The camera is an IP camera but it does not have any internal battery, therefore it will need to be wired in. And as it is designed for the roof, it might be little inconvenient to install it at first.
- Secondly, it is not water or weather resistant, therefore, it isn’t suitable for severe outdoor conditions.
Although this is not a traditional security camera per say, the unique motion detection features of the camera made it an important mention in our top auto security cameras list.
The Skymee smart doorbell video cam is not just a simple traditional doorbell; this specific, unique doorbell has a camera, a speaker, a mic, a battery, IR night vision and a very useful and efficient software running it.
The unique motion detection feature in this camera is that , if it detects any person standing in front of the camera for more than a preset time (4 to 5 seconds), it will automatically record a loop video, save that video in a secure cloud, as well as notify the user via the mobile app.
You can now check who’s at the door from the comfort of your couch, or even your office. Actually, you can check who is at the door from anywhere around the world.
The camera fitted inside records a crisp wide angle HD video of 170° field of view. Along with a strong IR light which can give you a crisp video during the night as well?
You can also communicate with the people at the door via the 2-way audio system. For example, if you aren’t at home and you get a package delivery, or you have a salesman trying to pitch you about something, and you just don’t want to face them, with the help of this doorbell you can easily dismiss them, without even getting up from your couch.
The doorbell also supports a battery and a low power consumption mechanism. The bell can stay on for 6 to 8 months on a single charge.
Garmin which was known for its action cameras is now also known for the dash cameras it has produced. Its Dash Cam 55 makes the top of our list thanks to its amazing features and crazy sharp imagery. It has great things to offer including a polarizing filter. This greatly affects the image clarity because it blocks out the entire car’s glare from your window screen. Thanks to its G-sensor technology, as it automatically stored all the other credential clips too. Another thing that amazed this cam is that it has a GPS built in the functional unit which helps in keeping track your moving location or even the time as well. So through this, you can easily know exactly that where, when and at what time the incident happened
- It has Voice Control which allows you to start or stop the recording or take a still picture.
- The GPS enabled system combined with the G-sensor helps you save the video footage as soon as it happens and helps show exactly where and when the event happened.
- It also comes with the lane departure and forward collision warnings for any nearby red light or speed camera
- The camera is high quality 3.7 megapixel and has 1440p video. Another great thing about the camera is that it works even in low lighting.
- Its small and compact size makes it easy to be inconspicuous.
- Has excellent video quality.
- The battery life is very low.
- The control offered by the app is very limited.
The Mio MiVue 766 is also one of the finest rundown cams. If I compare it to the above one so no doubt it is compact but not that much because it has a (2.7) inch touch screen inch only which actually allow simple control. But the job this camera does, it does it really well. This also has a GPS built in function like the above one that keeps tracking your speed and the video location overlays and WIFI. If you’re looking for a well-priced camera that covers all the basics you will need while on the road without going overboard on the specs, this camera is your best choice.
- The video quality is 1080p with a 140 degrees viewing angle.
- The feature that captures most people’s interest is Wi-Fi. This feature helps you download the video footage to your phone whenever you want. So if you urgently need to check a scene or present it as evidence to a police officer, the Wi-Fi connection will help do that in minutes.
- The 2.7-inch screen at the back is a touch screen which makes it easy to change a setting or anything else you may want to do.
- It has collision alerts that warn you when they sense a forward presence and lane departure warnings for when you drift outside your lane.
- The only camera that comes with a GPS at this price.
- The video footage quality is smooth and incredible.
- The package itself is great all around.
- It doesn’t come with an SD card. You have to buy it separately.
- It isn’t the cheapest option out there.
This auto security camera comes with a CMOS Sony Exmor 2.19MP sensor which helps provide excellent quality. The F-770 is designed to be placed just beneath the rearview mirror. It doesn’t have a touch screen instead has small buttons but that’s because it has a Wi-Fi connection that allows you to control it from your phone’s touch screen.
- The best two features about this camera are that it offers the finest night vision. Like you can say the super active vision. So whether your car is parked or you are away from your car this CCTV access will surely keep you aware and alert without any asking.
- Thanks to its built-in speaker and microphone, audio is also possible in this camera.
- It also comes with the basic GPS and G sensor to keep track to keep track of speed and traffic light cameras. The sensor quality is 720p with a 140 degrees viewing angle. All these small features add up to make this a really good deal.
- The footage you receive from this camera is crystal clear.
- The night mode offered is great.
- It comes with a Micro-SD card and has internal storage.
- It doesn’t come with a rear camera.
- The buttons on it are very fiddly.
This camera will impress right out of the box. With similar front-rear cameras, a mounting style that’s extremely clever and good looks it looks like it can do a great job. It’s the best choice for professional drives. This auto security camera comes with an OBD II port converter that is plugged into the diagnostics port easily. Another phenomenal thing which I personally like most is that this camera offers you an appropriate parking guidance or you can say surveillance. The clear advantage this camera has over other is its cloud abilities which mean you are able to connect it to your smartphone, laptop or PC whether the car is parked or driving.
- It comes with a CMOS 2MP sensor and lens with the 129-degree range that captures HD quality videos, especially from the front. While there is also a unit which is available that records around 720p with an effective detective technology that automatically flags the right or (the accurate footage).
- Rest, this unit is small, sleek and modern and looks perfectly in sync with the car.
- The removable design is clear and easy.
- It has Wi-Fi connectivity to help connect to phones and PCs.
- The day and night video is great for both the front and rear cameras.
- The voice feedback is really squeaky and hard to hear.
- Overall it’s really pricey.
- The initial set up is also very tricky.
This is the simplest to use dash camera out there. Interacting with this camera is extremely easy thanks to its 3-inch touch screen display. But not much interacting will be needed as its auto set to do its job. It starts recording as soon as the car is turned and stops recording when you turn your car off. If you want a simple camera with easy to use instructions and no hassle and still delivers great image quality then this is the best option for you.
- It has an Ambarella A7 processor with an Omnivision OV4689 CMOS sensor.
- Amazing resolution of 2304×1296 or 2560×1080p and 145-degree diagonal view.
- It also comes with an HDR super night vision giving you clear photos and videos even in the darkest night.
- Comes with a 32GB SD card and can support up to 64GB micro cards.
- It uses an internal capacitor instead of a battery. And has an internal microphone and speaker that is mutable.
- It has the easiest auto operation.
- The image quality is superb.
- No over the top features that create a hassle.
- It doesn’t come with a GPS tracker.
- The features offered with this camera are very few when compared to its rivals.
Nowadays accidents and problems on the road are very common. On top of that, the average teenager starts driving at the age of 16. This becomes a matter of serious concern for parents. These auto security cameras mentioned above will help ease some of your worries. This help while driving on the road by pointing out red traffic light cameras and other things. They also help provide evidence if some accident was to happen. Overall these are a necessity to be bought alongside a car. And once you have installed a dash camera you won’t need to worry about it for a long time. So this becomes a long-term investment. So what are you waiting for? Just pick the one and secure your life from now on.