This security camera plugs into a light bulb socket

If you want a no-bells-and-whistles security camera that works indoors and out, doesn’t require hairy installation, and works with Alexa and Google, take a look at this light bulb security camera.

Subscription not required

The easiest to install security camera, hands-down, is this LaView indoor/outdoor light bulb model. It’s perfect for renters, those who don’t have the time or experience to mess around with tricky installations, and anyone who wants the option to view their property whenever they like without being attached to a costly subscription.

The LaView security camera works over your home’s Wi-Fi, has 2K resolution, two-way talk, motion detection, an audible alarm, and an IP67 waterproof rating.

LaView plugs into a standard light socket and works indoors and outdoors, giving you full 360-degree footage of your front door, backyard, entryway, pet areas, nursery room, or anywhere else you need extra eyes.

security camera light bulb in outdoor socket

LaView works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can connect smart home hubs like the Google Next Max or Amazon Echo Show 8 to speak with someone at your front door, check to see what the kids are doing in the yard, and peek at live coverage 24/7.

The LaView security camera does not require a subscription. The free app lets you see live footage anytime, no matter where you are. A memory card is included, too, so you can view recorded footage at the end of each day or week on your computer, iPad, smartphone, or Android tablet. You do have the option to add AWS Cloud to store your footage in the cloud for later viewing, and a 30-day trial of that service is included.

If you want an inexpensive security camera that installs in seconds and won’t shock your budget, LaView is a great option.


  • Impressive images and video
  • Audible alarm
  • Two-way talk
  • Good Night Vision
  • Superb value


  • Doesn’t support Apple HomeKit

Get this security camera on sale for $29 at Amazon