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We asked, you told us: Here's what kind of security camera you prefer

It turns out that most polled readers prefer IP cameras to cloud-based solutions from the likes of Ring.

Published onNovember 2, 2022

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Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

Security cameras are one of the most important purchases you can make for your smart home, and they’re available in both cloud-based (e.g. Ring) and IP-based versions.

Our own Dhruv Bhutani recently wrote about switching to an IP camera, calling it the best home security decision he’s ever made. But we wondered about the security cameras our readers had, posting a poll inside Dhruv’s article. Here’s what you told us.

What kind of security cameras do you use?


Just over 1,700 votes were tallied, and it turns out that the most popular type of security camera was an IP-based camera. This accounted for 49.03% of the vote. We’re guessing this article, praising IP-based cameras, attracted at least some IP camera fans. Nevertheless, advantages like privacy, local storage, and no need for paying a subscription fee are big reasons to go for these cameras.

On the other hand, 33.39% of surveyed readers said they had an IP-based camera like those sold by Ring and Nest. These devices are all-in-one solutions that tend to be much easier to set up and use.

Finally, 17.58% of respondents said they simply didn’t use any security cameras. We’re guessing this figure will come down somewhat as the tech drops in price and more models are released.

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