An IP camera, or Internet Protocol camera, is a type of digital camera that can be accessed over a network connection. It allows users to remotely monitor and record images or videos from anywhere with an internet connection. IP cameras come in various forms including indoor and outdoor models and can offer features such as night vision, motion detection, and two-way audio. They can be easily integrated with home automation systems and can be accessed through a web browser or mobile app. IP cameras provide a convenient and flexible solution for home security and surveillance.