If you’ve ever had a parcel stolen from your doorstep or a car broken into while parked in your driveway, chances are the criminal was long gone by the time you realized you had been victimized. There’s an even bigger possibility that you may never find out who did it.
If this is relatable, it may be time to consider purchasing some wireless home security cameras.
A Security Camera Can Improve Home Security in an Instance
Outdoor cameras offer many benefits to your home security systems. They are built to weather rain, snow, and harsh temperatures, often connect to your home Wi-Fi system and allow you to view live video footage of events taking place outside your home.
They can also send a notification to your phone when someone or something is nearby, capture footage of the event, and, depending on the features, let you communicate with whoever is on your premises, all without you ever having to open your door.
We’ve comprised a list of the most premium quality yet affordable security cameras. Keep reading!
The Best Wireless Security Cameras
1. Reolink Argus 3 Pro
The Reolink Argus 3 Pro is a favorite of ours because it functions nearly as well as the Arlo Pro 4 for half the price, making it an easy pick to top our recommendations as to the finest security camera system.
While Reolink’s online storage isn’t as great as that of Arlo or Ring, it does have a microSD card slot which offers it a local storage advantage. A paid subscription is not required to save recordings from your Reolink camera.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s also a low-cost solar security camera, making it one of the most affordable wireless cameras. A Reolink solar panel costs roughly $25, which is less than half the price of solar panels for Arlo and Ring cameras.
However, this wireless security camera does not come with a removable cam battery so if there is a power outage in your area, it won’t capture any recordings.
2. Wyze Cam v3
The Wyze Cam v3 expands on Wyze’s first sleeper hit by adding outdoor smart features, a built-in siren, enhanced night vision, continuous video recording, intelligent motion detection, and a faster frame rate for a smoother video. While this outdoor security camera received a tiny price increase shortly after its release, $36 is still a deal for a wireless camera of this caliber.
This camera is notable because it produces color night vision videos by combining a starlight sensor with two types of infrared LEDs.
The Wyze Cam doesn’t have free cloud storage, but the paid cloud video storage plan supports full-length video clips and is ideal for people who wish to improve their video recording without purchasing a microSD card. It’s also one of the most affordable options, costing only $2 per month or $15 per year.
3. Arlo Pro 4
The Arlo Pro 4 is more compatible with smart home systems than any other product on our list. It works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings.
This wireless outdoor camera has outstanding video quality. Its 2K footage captures more detail than other outdoor security cameras and due to its infrared night vision and a built-in spotlight, it shoots clear videos at any time of day.
Our company loves that this is completely wire-free—it doesn’t require a power cord and still outperforms its competitors. Its Wi-Fi connection and batteries allow it to be installed almost anyplace a ladder can reach.
While you have to pay for cloud storage on the Arlo Pro 4, it’s one of the more affordable subscriptions out there at $2.99 a month.
4. Ring Stick Up Cam Battery
The third generation Ring Stick Up Cam Battery is joining a growing field of battery-operated, WiFi-connected cameras. It costs only $100, making it an affordable option for outdoor and indoor cameras.
Stick Up Cam Battery promises a long-lasting battery, crisp video, and robust features (most of which are accessible for a low monthly cost). The third generation has a solar panel option, which allows you to charge the battery and should reduce any worries about battery life.
This wireless outdoor security camera is ideal for Alexa smart homes, but we would prefer it to support Google Assistant and HomeKit as Arlo.
Get Professional Wireless Security System Installation Service For Your Home
We hope that this has helped you to choose the most suitable wireless home security cameras for you!
Read our guide to the best hidden camera devices if you need more security for your home.
Just a reminder: always consult a home security expert to guide you on the installation, maintenance, and monitoring of your home security devices.
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