Other WiFi Security Cameras Reviewed: D-Link vs Samsung Smartcam vs Guardzilla

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Here we review WiFi security cameras that aren’t in our main Wifi camera comparison (and for your convenience, our top 3 to the right). If you’re new to security cameras, we encourage you to start with our security camera guide.

Now without further ado, here are our reviews of the remaining WiFi security cameras requested by our readers:

D-Link | Samsung Smartcam | Guardzilla

Best WiFi Security Cameras

Remember the cameras below placed outside of the top 3 in our main review where we cover the top 3 you see at right plus 7 more security cameras. That being said, depending on your unique needs and budget, they may still be worthy of your consideration. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments!

D-Link Review

D-Link DCS-8600LHView on Amazon

D-Link has many cameras available with different features. Here we review D-Link’s DCS-8600LH camera, one of their newest WiFi security camera models. This camera can be used inside and outside, but it didn’t make our top 3 because D-Link consistently comes out with newer versions replacing outdated versions that aren’t up to par with the competition.

Pros

Cons

  • Motion and audio detection activated
  • View video remotely on iOS or Android through the mydlink app or mydlink.com
  • Syncs with home router
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Saves footage to cloud or SD card
  • Two-way audio
  • Must be plugged into wall outlet for power

Tech Specs & Pricing

  • $149.99
  • Night vision up to 23 feet
  • 1080p HD
  • Digital zoom
  • Field of view: 135°

Samsung SmartCam Review

Samsung SmartCam HD SNH-V6414BNView on Amazon

Samsung’s SmartCam HD SNH-V6414BN HD Plus 1080p WiFi IP security camera is one of a few cameras that allows you to save footage locally to a memory card (maximum size 128 GB). The image quality is good, but users still find issues with the device, software and mobile apps. Many users say the packaging is “misleading” saying that this camera works with Samsung Smart Things, but it doesn’t.

Pros

Cons

  • Two-way talk capability
  • Motion and audio detection
  • Saves footage locally on SD memory card
  • 1-year warranty
  • Good image quality
  • Indoors only
  • Must be plugged into electric outlet
  • 1/3 of Amazon reviews are 1 star
  • Some users claim “misleading” packaging
  • Pay an extra fee for cloud recording
  • No pan/tilt

Tech Specs & Pricing

  • $164.98
  • 1080p HD
  • Night vision up to 32 feet
  • 4x zoom
  • Field of view: 130°

Guardzilla Review

Guardzilla 180 Outdoor CameraView on Amazon

Guardzilla has multiple cameras, but here we’re reviewing the 180 outdoor camera, which you can use indoors or out. As its name implies, this budget-friendly WiFi camera gives you an impressive 180° field of view, night vision and two-way audio. And you can use it with rechargeable batteries or A/C power. Unfortunately, this model (and all of Guardzilla’s cameras) get poor reviews for unreliable connections and other problems.

Pros

Cons

  • Budget-friendly
  • Two-way audio
  • Motion detection with real-time alerts to mobile apps
  • Night vision
  • Siren on base
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Free cloud recording storage for 2 days
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Syncs with Amazon AlexaGoogle AssistantNestIFTTT and Samsung SmartThings
  • Easy to install
  • Many user complaints that the cameras don’t stay connected to WiFi or just stop working entirely after a couple of months
  • Users say customer service is poor and unresponsive
  • Tech support isn’t available 24/7
  • Free cloud storage motion-detection clips are only 8 seconds long
  • Operating temperatures aren’t listed
  • No pan, tilt or zoom

Tech Specs & Pricing

Read Our In-Depth Guardzilla Review

Comparison Table

 1st: Arlo Ultra2nd: Nest Cam IQ3rd: Amcrest IP2M-841D-LinkGuardzilla 180Samsung SmartCam
WirelessCheckmarkCheckmark
Rechargeable BatteryCheckmarkCheckmark
Outdoor Operating Temperature-4° to 140°F-4° to 113°FUnlisted
Audio Activated RecordingCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Two-Way AudioCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Free Cloud Storage7 Days4 Hours2 Days
Activity ZonesCheckmarkCheckmark
1080pCheckmark
4K option too
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Pan/TiltCheckmarkCheckmark
Zoom12x8xCheckmarkCheckmark4x
Field Of View180°130°90°135°180°130°

Still Can’t Decide?

If you’ve checked out our main review already, plus the cameras on this page, and still can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know below in the comments and we’ll see if we can’t dig up a good fit for you!

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About The Author:

Kimberly is our home security expert, and has been researching and writing about security and safety since 2013, covering everything from security systems and home automation to identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems and more. She has personally tested hundreds of system components and interfaced with dozens of home security companies to find out what's happening behind the scenes.

In 2018, she had her first child, and that opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing products and services.

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