A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera.

Smarthome cameras will not only keep an eye on your house while you aren't home, but with many you can use your smartphone to check in on things, as well as get notifications when something isn't quite how it should be. They are a great place to start if you are just hopping on the smarthome bandwagon and there are plenty of options out there.

Whether you are after a nice and simple model to watch the cats while you are at work, or you want something a little more substantial, such as one with a siren or one that can sing a lullaby, here are a few of the best smart cameras available, or coming very soon to bring a bit of Bond to your home.

Click here for a few of the best smarthome cameras we have come across so far