A WiFi security camera or IP (internet protocol) camera sends its transmissions to a computer via a wireless receiver, which then sends this data to the cloud. From here you can view what the camera has seen.
An IP camera is only as good as the software you use to monitor the camera. You want to ensure that your camera uses motion activated technologies but with software that allows for smart alerts. Most IP cameras capture all motion events such as spiders, birds and changes in light. Smart alerts can save you searching for these events to find what’s important and even alert you in real time such as when a person is detected.
Look for a camera with high definition capabilities, which will allow you to zoom in for a better look and not miss a thing. Whether you’re watching live or later, it should all be at your fingertips and easy to navigate.