Dome security cameras are one of the most popular types of surveillance cameras on the market right now. They are named because of their shape and design, which resembles a dome-shape. You often see this type of camera as part of a larger security system in places like restaurants, casinos, stores and homes. The reason that this type of surveillance camera is so popular is because it’s design helps it to easily blend in with its surroundings, especially when you compare it to other types of security cameras on the market. Plus, the shape makes it impossible for someone to know which way the camera is actually aimed. If you’re interested in putting some dome cameras in your home for security purposes, check out our list of the best dome security cameras for the money right now.
Top 10 Dome Security Cameras in 2015 - 2016
Annke SP1 Model IU-11A 720P Wi-Fi Camera Review
Right now, the top rated model with our reviewers when it comes to the best dome security cameras on the market is definitely the Annke you see listed up above.
This camera has earned a strong 5-star rating by our team and we love that this thing is packed with great features.
You get 1280 x 720 HD video. And what’s even better is that the camera takes 350-degree, vertical 100-degree live video when you have it going. So, no need to worry about the safety and security of your home while you are away on vacation or business cause this camera can cover all the angles. And if you add more than one to your home, then you get even better coverage!
You can hook this camera up to your phone or table with the SP1 app, or use your home’s wireless connection to patch into the camera and view a live video feed any time you want.
One cool feature is that it has a two-way microphone, so if you do see a would-be intruder, you can use the mic to spook them. Or, use it to play a prank when you see friends or family outside.
Set up for the Annke SPI is very easy and controlling the camera is as simple as the touch of a button on the screen. And yes, this camera does have night vision, with visibility up to 10 meters.
Foscam FI9821P Plug & Play IP Camera with IR-Cut Review
Right now, this Foscam FI9821P model is the best selling home security camera that Foscam makes. This is probably due to it’s cheap price. In fact, we think that it is the best dome security camera under $100 for the home.
You can buy this camera in either a black or white body, so choose the one that best blends into the surroundings where you plan on mounting the camera.
The camera records and streams video in 1280 x 720, which is great quality. And, you can access the video stream via the Foscam Viewer app on your phone or tablet, or pull it up using your wireless connection.
There is a built-in speaker and microphone, but it is not a two-way setup. However, there is an audio jack for you to install an external mic and speaker if you want to do so.
The Foscam FI9821P hone surveillance camera does have night vision capabilities, with a visibility of up to 8 meters. It also has motion detection alerts, which is perfect for when no one is at home and you want to be alerted to any suspicious activity outside the home.
Overall, this is a good, cheap home security camera that you install at and around your house. You can also use this camera as a cheap baby monitor camera, if that interests you.
ROCAM NC300 Wireless IP Camera Review
Are you on a tight budget and need a good home surveillance camera under $50 – $100? If so, you need to take a look at this ROCAM dome security camera.
What you get here is a pretty decent dome surveillance camera at a great, low price. You can view the live video feed on your phone or tablet with the app, or on your computer with your home’s wireless connection.
Though the video resolution quality isn’t quite as good as the other models listed above, it is still pretty decent. The camera even has night vision for up to 10 meters that also looks pretty good.
Motion alerts are supported as well, plus you get two-way audio and speaker with this model. Pretty impressive for such a cheap home security camera, huh?
Setup is very easy and you’ll be able to have a very low cost home security camera system if you get a few of these around the home. You can even use it as a baby monitor or elderly monitor.