The world of home security can be daunting – there are so many options and decisions to make. If you’re using a Mac, your choices for security cameras may seem limited. But don’t worry – there are plenty of great options out there that work with your Apple products.
And even if you realize that your security camera is not compatible with the MacBook or the video footage is now showing, there are ways to circumvent it. For example, you can convert AVI files for Mac from the file format you get from the camera feed.
Or, there might be a camera adapter that functions as a bridge between the computer and the security camera.
Having said that, it is still better to go with a tailor-made accessory. Or rather, one that works on Apple’s operating system without third-party tools and peripherals.
Here’s a look at 10 security cameras that are compatible with macOS and will keep your home safe and secure:
1. Wyze Cam Pan
This camera offers 360-degree coverage, advanced motion tracking, and two-way audio capabilities. It also has night vision and free cloud storage for up to 14 days of footage.
2. Arlo Pro 2
This popular camera features solid audio capabilities (the two-way is part of it), motion detection, night vision, as well as local storage (via a USB). It has an included rechargeable battery or optional solar panel power source.
3. Nest Cam Indoor
This sleek indoor camera is easy to install and comes with facial recognition technology as well as 24/7 live streaming. You can also get alerts when it detects any unwanted activity in your home.
4. eufyCam 2C
This wireless system is packed with features like two-way audio, night vision, local storage via an included microSD card, facial recognition software, and more. Plus, it’s Alexa compatible too.
5. Kuna Touchlight Camera
With this camera, you can record HD video day or night while getting illuminated by its built-in outdoor light fixture. Moreover, it has two-way audio so you can communicate with anyone on the other end of the camera if needed.
6. Logitech Circle 2
The Circle 2 offers multiple mounting options, including magnetic wall mounts as well as wire-free operation thanks to its rechargeable battery pack (sold separately).
Night vision is also part of the package, and its capability and instant notifications through the app, whenever it detects motion or sounds in your home, is a neat aspect of the camera.
7. Blink XT2 Outdoor Camera System
Perfect for keeping tabs on what’s happening outdoors, this weatherproof camera has infrared night vision technology along with extended battery life—up to two years on just one set of batteries.
The camera also connects directly to Amazon Alexa devices for hands-free voice control when used with the optional Blink Sync Module (sold separately).
8. Canary Flex HD Security Camera System
Canary Flex is an all-in-one system that includes a 1080p HD camera with night vision plus motion detection technology, so you know exactly what’s going on in the areas where you live, even when you’re not there.
And since it runs on batteries (or a solar panel), you won’t have to worry about strings of wires around your house either.
9. Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 3MP Wi-Fi Security Camera
This powerful security system includes four cameras that provide full 1080p HD video resolution regardless of what time it is, plus remote viewing capabilities over Wi-Fi connections or cellular networks if needed.
Because it runs off both AC power and batteries (not included), you have multiple powering options depending on your needs.
10. Vimtag VT361 Indoor High-Definition Security Camera
Vimtag’s indoor security comes with a plethora of great features, such as real-time video streaming through an app on your smartphone device along with accessible pan/tilt/zoom controls from anywhere in the world using the same app.
It also supports wireless connection up to 50ft away from the router for maximum coverage indoors without cords running everywhere.
Whether you’re looking for basic surveillance or something more advanced like facial recognition or two-way audio communication, these macOS-compatible security cameras offer plenty of features that will help protect your home no matter where you are.
Make sure to research which option works best for your specific needs before making a purchase so that you get all the benefits these systems have in store at their full potential.