The Best Samsung Security Cameras of 2019

Best indoor camera
Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ Camera
Best outdoor camera
SmartCam HD Outdoor
Best multichannel system (CCTV)
Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera

Samsung has long been a familiar name when it comes to mobile phones. But the company also makes security cameras with solid hardware and decent local storage options—without the cost of a monthly subscription.

Some other surveillance cameras have more intuitive software and better app performance. But if you’re more interested in Samsung’s name recognition or you already have an existing Samsung security system, we’ve collected some of Samsung’s best security cameras for inside and outside your home.

Best Samsung security cameras


Samsung indoor security cameras

Out of all Samsung’s security camera offerings, we like the Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ camera and the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro the best for indoor use.

Compare Samsung indoor security cameras

Data effective 5/9/2019. Offers and availability subject to change.

 Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ camera review: Best for indoors

Best for indoor camera
Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ camera

    Tech specs

    • Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 in.
    • Resolution: 1080p HD
    • Field of view: 96°
    • Night vision: Up to 16 ft.

    Pros and cons of Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ camera

    Pros
    • Pro BulletMotion zone select: real-time alerts for selected areas
    • Pro BulletTwo-way audio
    • Pro BulletAutomatic tracking for people and objects
    Cons
    • Con BulletLimited night vision
    • Con BulletNo cloud storage

    Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ camera features and flaws

    Samsung’s PTZ camera is a sturdy option with some cool extras. Automatic tracking uses the pan and tilt functions to automatically follow a moving object or person—so you’ll have clear footage of the perpetrators if anyone breaks into your home.

    Privacy Mode tilts the camera’s head away to hide the lens, keeping the camera from following you out of the bathroom, or wherever else you need some peace and quiet. It also allows you to create up to three motion zones—places in your house you want to keep an extra careful eye on.

    >>Buy the Samsung SNH-V6410PM PTZ camera.


     Samsung SmartCam HD Pro review: Runner-up indoor camera

    Runner-up indoor camera
    Samsung SmartCam HD Pro review

      Tech specs

      • Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.3 x 3.1 in.
      • Resolution: 1080p HD
      • Field of view: 128°
      • Night vision: Up to 16 ft.

      Pros and cons of Samsung SmartCam HD

      Pros
      • Pro BulletAutomatic lens-distortion correction
      • Pro BulletMotion zone select: real-time alerts for selected areas
      • Pro BulletTwo-way audio
      Cons
      • Con BulletLimited night vision
      • Con BulletNo cloud storage
      • Con BulletDifficult-to-navigate mobile app

      Samsung SmartCam HD features and flaws

      The Samsung SmartCam HD camera has an aesthetically pleasing design, customizable motion-detection zones, optional recording scheduling, and crisp playback in 1080p high definition.

      You won’t be able to store those recordings in the cloud though: Samsung cameras offer only local storage, and the Samsung SmartCam HD can hold only 64GB—around five or six hours—of video footage. After that, it’ll start writing over old footage. Plus, you’ll have to purchase an SD card separately.

      >>Buy the Samsung SmartCam HD camera.


      Samsung outdoor security cameras

      Samsung has a couple different outdoor security cameras to choose from. Here are our top picks.

      Compare Samsung outdoor security cameras

      Data effective 5/9/2019. Offers and availability subject to change.

       Samsung SmartCam Outdoor review: Best for outdoors

      Best for outdoors
      Samsung SmartCam Outdoor

        Tech specs

        • Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 4 in.
        • Resolution: 1080p HD
        • Field of view: 128°
        • Night vision: Up to 50 ft.

        Pros and cons of Samsung SmartCam Outdoor

        Pros
        • Pro BulletMotion detection zones
        • Pro BulletLong-range night vision
        Cons
        • Con BulletMinimal video storage capabilities
        • Con BulletNo audio

        Samsung SmartCam Outdoor features and flaws

        The Samsung SmartCam Outdoor is a good choice for basic monitoring. You won’t get two-way audio, but the Samsung SmartCam Outdoor has a decent viewing angle, night vision up to 50 feet, and weather resistance. If your town is partial to wind, rain, or sleet, you don’t have to worry about your camera getting beat up by the elements.

        >>Buy the Samsung SmartCam Outdoor.


         Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1 review: Runner-up outdoor camera

        Runner-up outdoor camera
        Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1

          Tech specs

          • Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.4 x 1.9 in.
          • Resolution: 720p HD
          • Field of view: 110°
          • Night vision: Up to 24 ft.

          Pros and cons of Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1

          Pros
          • Pro Bullet24/7 event-based monitoring
          • Pro BulletBattery power
          • Pro BulletTwo-way audio
          Cons
          • Con BulletLow-quality HD
          • Con BulletSmartCam hub required
          • Con BulletLimited app capabilities
          • Con BulletLimited battery life

          Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1 features and flaws

          The Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1 stands out for its event-based, 24/7 monitoring and its ability to schedule event recordings. Plus, it’s battery powered, which makes for an easy-breezy setup.

          Still, its playback quality is on the lower side, and users have complained about the camera’s dated software and the Wisenet SmartCam+ app’s functionality.

          >>Buy the Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1 camera.


          Samsung CCTV cameras

          If you’re looking for a multichannel surveillance solution, this is where Samsung cameras really shine. Here are our top two picks.

          Compare Samsung CCTV cameras

          Data effective 5/9/2019. Offers and availability subject to change.

           Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera review: Best for DVRs

          Best for DVRs
          Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera

            Tech specs

            • Dimensions: 9.2 x 3.0 x 6.5 in
            • Resolution: 1080p HD
            • Field of view: 105°
            • Night vision: Up to 130 ft.

            Pros and cons of Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera

            Pros
            • Pro BulletLow price
            • Pro BulletUltra HD resolution
            • Pro BulletExtensive night vision
            • Pro BulletMotion and privacy zones
            Cons
            • Con BulletUser complaints about longevity
            • Con BulletLimited DVR compatibility

            Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera features and flaws

            The Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera has ultra-high-definition video and an extra wide 105° field of view, and you can customize it to fit your needs with privacy and motion zones.

            It also offers night vision up to 130 feet in ambient lighting and up to 82 feet in total darkness. However, because it’s ultra HD, it will only work with 4MP DVR models, like Samsung SDR-B85300 and SDH-C85100.

            >>Buy the Samsung Wisenet Bullet Camera.


             Samsung IR Camera review: Runner-up CCTV camera

            Runner-up CCTV camera
            Samsung IR Camera review

              Tech specs

              • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 3 in.
              • Resolution: 1080p HD
              • Field of view: 94°
              • Night vision: Up to 82 ft.

              Pros and cons of Samsung IR Camera

              Pros
              • Pro BulletLow price
              • Pro BulletWeather resistance
              • Pro BulletMotion and privacy zones
              Cons
              • Con BulletLimited viewing angle

              Samsung IR camera features and flaws

              The budget-friendly Samsung IR Camera has crisp image quality and allows you to create custom motion and privacy zones. It’s also one of Samsung’s highest-rated cameras on Amazon.

              What is IR?
              Definition
              IR refers to the camera’s infrared lights. These lights give the camera the ability to create a clear image with high-quality color reproduction during both day and night.

              Still, users say that the iOS and Android apps leave much to be desired. Plus, the camera has limited DVR compatibility, so it may not work with your existing Samsung security system.

              >>Buy the Samsung IR camera.


              Samsung SmartThings & ADT

              Samsung offers a SmartThings ADT Home Security starter kit if you’ve just started your home automation journey. The bundle includes an easy-to-install touchscreen ADT security hub with a built-in siren, plus battery and cellular data backup; two ADT door/window sensors; and an ADT motion detector.

              It’s a bit more expensive than other starter kits, but it lets you choose between self-monitoring and professional monitoring.

              >>Read our full Samsung SmartThings plus ADT review.


              Our recommendation

              If you’re looking for a security camera that covers the basics but not much else, Samsung has some solid surveillance options for indoors, outdoors, and multichannel systems.

              But if you want a more reliable solution when it comes to keeping your home safe, we recommend one of our picks for this year’s top security cameras.

              >>Keep your home secure. Check out our top choices for HD and outdoor security cameras.