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I have a one bedroom apartment in a large apartment complex. My apartment has wifi / internet.  I am looking for a camera to record when i'm gone.  I have a  new Chromebook and a old android smartphone "moto g" that i take with me. I do not own a PC. I just need a camera to record my living room and I can watch the recording incase something were to happen. doing little bit of searching for security camera I was overwhelmed with all the options. I am sure the more options out there the better but for me I don't understand most.   Video sent to phone, cloud, alarm, multi camera, dvr, IR, etc... etc...    


I do not need to have hooked up to internet, or view from my phone, these are perks but not a must,  with my chromebook and my phone as my only tech, any recomendations on a security camera?


Again i'm looking for a single camera that records my livingroom/front door, and if a incident did occur I would be able to view the recordings. My max budget is 450$  no subscriptions.


ps. don't have to record all time, can record once someone comes in


I am a complete tech idiot,   simple is best for me.


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https://nest.com/camera/meet-nest-cam/ dropcam is a new product from nest (or a product that nest bought) that's a web connected security camera that you can view from y our phone or computer or anywhere, also has cloud storage. not the cheapest product on the market but it get's good reviews and it has the advantage of having the cloud storage available.



if you've got an old cellphone laying around that has a reasonable camera there are quite a few apps around that can turn it into a security/webcam for stuff like this. doesn't have to have service, it can connect to your wireless network and go from there

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