Best Security Monitors & Displays in 2020



25fps 1080P HDR WiFi Security Camera Indoor, Ctronics IP Security Camera with Upgraded Night Vision, Motion & Sound Detection, Two-Way Audio, 355°Angle for Baby, Pet, Home Surveillance Review:


Wow! My husband is a such of a techie and on top of that has a security background. He is ridiculously skeptical and often hard to please when it comes down to cameras and the security of our babies. I knew he was impressed when I actually heard him say the word, "Wow" on two separate accounts! The image is incredibly crisp during the day as well as with the Nighttime vision. It's impossible for us to be in the same room as both of our babies 100% of the time, even if we would like to. This camera definitely has been a huge help and puts a great deal of my stresses to rest.
There are motion-activated and sound-activated notifications as well as a remote control by Mobile App. If one of the dogs pushes the door open and walks into the room of our son's room at night, we know about it! And we can even talk to him from the other room. With our old monitor, we couldn't always tell if our little ones were just cooing or talking in their sleep or if they were actually awake. This camera is so high def, that we can actually see better on the image rather than if we were standing right by them. I'm very impressed and highly recommend this specific camera to parents or anyone looking to have a more secure home with more peace of mind.
On a security stand point, it is always good to update the camera's username and password. Excellent camera!



TOGUARD Portable Monitor 12 Inch TFT LCD HD 1366x768 Color Computer Monitor Display Screen with HDMI VGA MIC Port for PC Raspberry Pi Use Built-in Speaker 160° Wide Viewing Angle Review:


This is a good monitor, and will work fine for most all customers, but would not work for my application. I need a new remote monitor mirrored to my MAC via a HDMI over Cat6 cable about 50' long, and the HDMI circuit on this monitor is not industry standard for sensitivity. Two other monitors, one a 22" and the other a 7" both worked fine, but this one shows a black screen after flashing "No Signal" on the screen, even with the signal booster powered on. I tested a 6', and 12' HDMI cable, the 6' worked but not the 12', so this monitor needs a strong HDMI signal to work. Interestingly enough a 25' VGA cable worked fine also. The screen has great color and is bright, but the stated 160º view is only for horizontal and vertical up, vertical down is much less, like 45º, not an issue unless you will be sitting below the monitor.



TOGUARD Security Monitor 10.1 inch Portable Monitor CCTV Ultrathin HD 1024x600 TFT LCD Color Computer Display Screen with HDMI VGA AV Input, Built-in Speaker, Touch Keys, Remote Control for Raspberry Review:


This is a convenient portable monitor which has a great 9.7" display, multiple inputs including VGA and HDMI, and an articulating stand which allows flexible positioning of the monitor.

The monitor is light and comes well protected in foam. The package arrives with the manual, monitor, power supply, stand with optional foot/padding and a bonus HDMI cable. Including a HDMI cable is a bonus as these accessories are commonly excluded, with the expectation that the customer provides them.

Assembling the monitor is straightforward, adjust and attach the monitor to the stand and plug in the power supply. Connect media devices to the desired input port on the monitor, then turn on the monitor.

The monitor is currently being used for gaming and media streaming (FireStick 4k), it works wonderfully. The picture is crisp/sharp and the speakers provide great sound.

I am satisfied with this purchase and highly recommend!



Eyoyo 12 Inch HDMI Monitor with BNC VGA AV HDMI Input 800x600 Portable 4:3 TFT LCD Mini HD Color Video Screen with Bulit-in Speaker Review:


Nice little monitor. I purchased to use with a few different vintage computers. They require VGA/Composite in the 4:3 aspect ration and this monitor does both well. I would suggest if you plan to use the composite input with the stand that you purchase one of the 90 degree RCA plugs to make it more usable. (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00404XPN6) With the wall mount you wouldn't need the adapter. The price seems a little high, but it is a nice size for my use. Changing inputs with the buttons is not very intuitive, but once you figure it out you get use to it.



Video Baby Monitor with Digital Camera, ANMEATE Digital 2.4Ghz Wireless Video Monitor with Temperature Monitor, 960ft Transmission Range, 2-Way Talk, Night Vision, High Capacity Battery (sm24) Review:


My child is 3 1/2 and we have owned a baby monitor since she was born. We have gone through 2 monitors so far and this one, is our 3rd. In comparison, this monitor far surpasses the others we have owned. Pros: 1) It's compact which I like a lot. You don't have to carry a clunky object around the house. 2) The screen doesn't come on unless you want it to! You can black out the screen but still hear your little one. 3) The picture quality is great. With the others we have owned, if it was just getting dark outside, the screen would be black and fuzzy and you couldn't see anything. 4) This monitor doesn't have a physical/tangible antenna so there are no worries about breaking it off.
The only con I have found with the monitor is that you can't move the camera remotely. You must manually move it. However, our child mostly sleeps in the same spot in the bed every night, so this isn't a biggie for us.



TOGUARD Portable Monitor 7 Inch IPS Small HDMI Security Monitor USB Powered HD 1024x600 Computer Display Screen with AV VGA Input, Touch Keys, Built-in Speakers, Remote Control for Raspberry Pi PC Review:


The TOGUARD portable monitor is a value packed device that works great at home or on the go. It provides a compact footprint, while offering features commonly found on larger monitors which are more expensive. The package was delivered quickly through Amazon Prime and includes the monitor, AV cable, bracket/stand, manual, power adapter, remote control, USB power cable, and VGA cable.

The portable monitor is ready to use out of the package. The monitor attaches to the bracket/stand, the power supply is connected, and the desired input is connected to the monitor. There is broad device compatibility as the monitor has AV, HDMI, and VGA support. The monitor was connected to Amazon Fire TV 4K stick and Nintendo game console; the 1024 x 600 display was able to output a bright and crisp picture, very good quality for gaming, movies, and television. The additional features of this monitor which users will appreciate are a remote control and touch keys on the monitor; they improve the convenience and ease of using this monitor. This is a good multi-purpose portable monitor. Recommended!



Kasa Spot Indoor Camera, 1080P HD Smart Wifi Security Camera (3-Pack) Night Vision, Motion Detection, Works with Google Assistant and Alexa (KC100P3) Review:


I already have a couple of Kasa plugs, and this integrated seamlessly into the app with the other products. I'm not paying for a monthly subscription, but I have an alert set up and you can view the videos and download them. I forget how long the videos are kept with the free subscription. The video is crisp and clear and the sound quality is good.

The only negative I encountered during my first week of use is that the camera is, at times, sensitive to changes in room lighting. On one mostly cloudy day, when we also left our blinds open, we were alerted every few minutes for several hours. When I watched the video clips, however, all I saw was the window getting brighter and darker with changes in the sun.

Now, personally, for the price and how well the camera performs otherwise, this isn't a big issue for me. And, in about 8 days, it only happened the one day, when we also left the blinds open, so the changes in lighting were more dramatic than on previous days.

Overall, very pleased and I considered it a fantastic value!



101AV Security 18.5 HD LCD Security Monitor HDMI VGA & BNC Input Build in Speaker Audio Video Display Computer PC monitor for CCTV DVR Home Office Surveillance Optional Mount Review:


I have this connected from the second story of the house to the first floor with a 30' HDMI cable. Picture is as sharp as you could wish it to be. Note that picture quality depends a lot on the DVR and the quality of the cameras connected, so I have those in tip top form as well! This stays on 24 hours a day, so only time will tell how long it will last. I have it wall mounted with space behind, so if it needs ventilation it is getting it!



WSDCAM 4 inch Portable Wrist IP Camera Tester CCTV Tester 4K H.265 IP CVBS CVI TVI AHD Analog Camera Tester with POE/IP Discovery/Rapid ONVIF/Firmware Update 1800ADH-Plus Review:


I was looking at cheaper alternatives to this tester before I decided that this was by far the tester with the most features for the money. I really only needed a tester for an analog camera system, but knew that I would eventually be testing IP cameras sometime in the future.
I did respond to customer reviews and felt it was my responsibility to review this as well. They made (or imported) a very high quality tester that they deserve to sell many more. This tester is really an android device with all the peripherals built in. They gave it a fair sized battery, which I want to get a spare. The charging routine is a little confusing. I'm not sure I am doing it right, but as soon as the red charging light changes from solid to flashing red, that's when I assume it's full. The instructions said not to leave it unattended when charging. That's a little bit scary.
Right now all I can attest to is the functionality of the analog test, which is flawless. I purposely got this wrist mounted device because I usually work alone and it's very handy not only to see the camera working, but also to be able to aim and focus the camera without getting off the ladder.
I will do an update of this tester after I encounter an IP camera and test it as well.
I think I know where one is laying around...



Kasa Cam by TP-Link – WiFi Camera for Home, Indoor Camera, Works with Alexa and Google (KC120) Review:


SUMMARY: At least $30 (probably more) less than Nest, a much better picture than nest (night vision also), and gives you 2 days (up to 1GB) of cloud storage for recordings.. I dig it.

I'm giving it 5 stars, it might be more like 4.7 but I'm thinking the things that it needs will be added in software updates.

I bought the nest 2 weeks ago and was underwhelmed. This is much cheaper (though I got the nest on sale for $160... it's still $30) and gives you 2 days (up to 1GB) of cloud storage for free. That right there is what makes it worth it because every other cam (worth having) requires a subscription after a trial period. Everybody wants a piece of your monthly money because it's practically guaranteed income when people forget they pay for it.

The quality of the product is MUCH better than nest was (I also have a pretty good foscam spy camera that records to SD, Kasa Cam wins against that, too).

Setup was a piece of cake, but to be fair I'm pretty technical.

I do understand the other reviewers issue about the white cord, but ultimately I think they went that route because of the probability people will run this camera somewhere where the wire will be against a wall... and there is an abundantly more amount of white trim/light color walls (or just walls that look better with white than black). Even if you're hiding the camera, odds are the wire will be hidden also. So, the times when a black wire would be a better choice are minimal and it's just easier to let the user use one of the thousands they have lying around.

It only lets you schedule the 'on/off' setting, i.e. when you go to work. Nest has a location setting where if you're home it won't notify you. So Kasa will basically shut off or turn on at times you designate... Nest you could leave on all the time but then not get notified constantly while at home; meanwhile when you are out on a random trip you'll get a notification saying there was motion. To achieve this with Kasa you'd have to turn it off then turn it on when you leave. Again, I think a software update to the app will come out and fix this.

Also, it doesn't appear that is linked up to Google home yet (which would make the above issue a little less taxing)... but again, I'm sure it's incoming given all their other stuff is linked.

I think that's it.