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CNET: The best cheap security cameras of 2020

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Whether you're concerned about theft or you simply want to check in on a mischievous pet, home security cameras can provide alerts and peace of mind. Some of the security cameras CNET likes are expensive, but there are a handful of solid models that cost a lot less money. Here's our curated list of the best cheap security cameras priced at or under $100. These three bargain home security cameras range a lot in terms of features and functionality, but CNET recommends them all.

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Best overall

Wyze Cam

CNET TAKE: You really can't beat the Wyze Cam (https://www.cnet.com/reviews/wyze-cam-review/#ftag=CAD187281f) if you're looking for an affordable security camera system with solid performance. Here's the gist:

-It costs $20.

 

-It comes with two weeks of free cloud storage.

-The camera has optional local storage via a built-in microSD card slot.

-You can set a custom motion detection zone for free.

These things combined make the Wyze Cam surveillance system hard to match. Yes, it's indoor-only and the app isn't perfect, but the Wyze Cam is an excellent choice if you want a live streaming indoor camera that works well for less. It also works with Alexa voice commands - and Wyze's other devices.

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