Have you looked at Blink? My #1 requirement (aside from integration potential) was that they be battery operated, so I didn’t have very many to choose from. Blink doesn’t yet have native support for HA systems, but there has been some progress on that front:
I’ve had the SmartCam PRO for awhile now and it’s great. No complaints.
I picked up the new SmartCam PLUS at Costco, mainly because I liked the look (smaller, black) and the price - it was about $100 at Costco, with an included SD card. I also knew that it would eventually be integrated into ST.
My only real complaint so far is that the WiFi range of the PLUS is much shorter than the PRO from my experience, so if I were to buy another camera, I’d buy another PRO.
I ended up getting the SmartCam Pro and agree it’s a pretty good cam. I’m just having trouble keeping it on my MsartThings app, at present it’s “UNAVAILABLE” despite being available via the SmartCam app. Is it stable for you within the SmartThings app?
I have the Plus and like it a lot. Bought it for its smaller size and discrete black color, which has made it easy to conceal. No problems access the camera using wifi anywhere. If I have to use cell service (Verizon), app drops connection periodically. Hopefully it will be part of the ST community soon. I would prefer to have only one app to keep track of things.
Here’s my input: definitely NOT the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro. The best thing I can say about it is that it worked well at one time. I’ve got 1 SmartCamHDPro, and I just got two Arlo cameras. The Arlo setup was far more satisfying, and they actually seem to work. Not QUITE as I expected, but that’s after I integrated with SmartThings. Now that I understand how they’re working, it makes sense. But the important part is that they DO work.