Are you concerned about your home being broken into and want to purchase a security camera that can help you stay safe?
In this “Best Outdoor Wireless Security Cameras 2020” list I am going to reveal 3 of the best rated cameras for this year, with their pros and cons.
I am also going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding security cameras.
Best Outdoor Wireless Security Cameras 2020 Revealed:
This Ring Floodlight security camera is the most expensive out of the 3 options, but this is due to features not available with the other 2 outdoor cameras in this list.
Firstly, Ring is a very popular brand that makes all sort of security devices, such as video doorbells, security cameras and security systems.
Secondly, this camera features floodlights that come on when motion is detected. Not only do these floodlights help with picture quality at night, but they also act as a deterrent to intruders.
The camera also has an integrated siren and comes with a lifetime theft protection: if your camera gets stolen, Ring will replace it for free!
- Connects with Alexa, so that Alexa can let you know when motion is detected
- Two-way voice communication
- 1080HD video with night vision
- Videos can be watched on demand
- Alerts sent to your phone, tablet and PC
- Siren can be activated on demand
The HeimVision HMD2 camera has got many of the features seen in the Ring camera, such as the two-way audio and the night vision but it can also be re-charged via the HeimVision solar panel, meaning that you will never have to worry about the battery.
HeimVision do offer cloud storage but this camera also has an SD card slot, meaning that you can store the recorded videos without the need to pay for a subscription.
However, you may still want to consider cloud storage to take advantage of features such as:
- Unlimited Storage
- Live Sharing
- All-day Recording
- 7-day Loop Recording
With a 1080P HD resolution and night time vision, this camera can capture clear pictures even at night.
It also features a 130° wide-angle view, an app that sends push notifications in real time and it is perfectly weatherproof.
This Netvue 1080P camera is the most affordable out of the 3 options, but don’t be fooled by its price! This camera has been highly rated and has most of the main features found in the Ring and HeimVision cameras.
It features motion detection sensors, night vision, instant alerts, two-way audio and it is also Alexa compatible.
It has a slot for SD card storage as well as Cloud storage which offers continuous 24/7 recording of up to 14 days.
This Netvue camera can be used as a wireless device as well as connected to the router via Ethernet cable.
The only thing to note, which might be annoying for some, is that this camera is not battery powered and requires a wall plug.
With a wide 100° angle view and a clear night vision, this camera is the perfect purchase for those on a tight budget.
How to install an outdoor security camera
Here are 3 videos showing how to install each one of the best outdoor cameras reviewed at the top of this post:
How do wireless security cameras work?
Wireless cameras transmit videos via a radio transmitter. The video is then sent to the camera storage or cloud storage and is available for you to watch.
Here are some of the features outdoor wireless security cameras can have:
- Motion detection
- On demand recording
- Two-way audio
- 24/7 recording
- Automatic cloud storage
- Instant notifications
Are wired security cameras better than wireless?
Wired security cameras can be a bit more reliable but harder to install and easily detectable by intruders.
Wireless cameras are easier to install and can be put in places where wired cameras can’t be installed.
Ultimately, you should decide which type of camera to go for based on your needs and where/how this camera will be used.
How long do batteries last on wireless security cameras?
Batteries for wireless security cameras can last between one to three years.
Where is the best place to install an outdoor security camera?
How high should a security camera be mounted?
There is no specific rule. Before fixing the camera to your desired location, you should test the camera and check that it can clearly capture the area you intend to monitor.
Can you use wireless security cameras without Internet?
If your internet connection was to suddenly go off but you own a wireless security camera that supports an SD slot, this should still be able to record anything triggered by a movement.
You would not be able to view the footage on demand, but it would still be stored in the SD card
If internet connection stability is your concern, I recommend you contact the manufacturer of whatever camera you choose to buy and ask what would happen in the event of losing connection.
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