The best outdoor security cameras not only have to be tough enough to survive the elements, but they also have to deliver video that’s clear enough for you to see what is happening outside your house. In this blog post, we have named the top-rated outdoor home security cameras.
Nest, a Google-owned security brand, was the leading competitor with Amazon’s Ring. Nest offered DIY install camera choices for people who want continuous video recording (CVR), which is not available from competitors like Ring.
Nest Outdoor Security Cameras are simply the best for an easy DIY setup. For instance, the Nest Cam Outdoor ($149) and Nest Cam IQ ($159) simply plugged into an outlet. Compared with the standard outdoor cam by the nest, these two models have been upgraded in weather resistance- they are vandal resistant and can recognize faces automatically! The doorbell camera is also very simple to install (and it runs off a long-lasting lithium battery).
Lorex Technology had an amazing selection of industrial-quality outdoor security cameras. As compared to leading home security cams, Lorex Wi-Fi and IP cameras outperformed them in durability and high-performance capabilities which made them virtually vandal proof. They also offered a long depth of field with color night vision for up to 115 feet distance or more depending on the model, as well as 4K resolution starting at just $159 price point.
With Lorex, you can record continuously or choose audio-triggered and motion-triggered alerts only. Sensitivity to off-screen activity is a unique feature that helps you monitor your home when there are noises from outside the camera’s field of view.
For people seeking totally DIY (do it yourself) home security, Arlo offered the best selection of outdoor wireless cameras for $189 and up. Color night vision, floodlights, and facial recognition are among their special features. We chose from four different indoor or outdoors options with varying resolutions, including 720p 1080p 2K 4k choices, but they also have an option that includes video doorbells to pick between 300-foot range choice, which is perfect because it would be able to cover your front porch as well as back patio area if you wanted!
The Arlo brand was a great option for indoor video security. The camera, which is portable and has features such as air quality testing to lullaby mode, quickly became wildly popular among customers with baby’s safety in mind.
Ring’s small doorbell cameras are the perfect device for protecting your home. When it comes to video security, Ring provides an entire property from outside the front gate all the way up into our homes with no need for professional backup.
The selection of outdoor security cameras from Ring was impressive. The company had multiple models to choose from and offered options for power, solar energy, or plug-in equipment depending on the needs of each user. Cameras started at $99 before discounts with special features including sirens, two-way talk, and infrared night vision, all included as standard in their weatherproof cameras.
What should I look for when buying outdoor security cameras?
Night Vision: Outdoor security cameras need to have night vision with a good range. Cameras do not see as far at night as they do during the day, and their distance varies from about 30 ft to 300 feet! Make sure your camera has an acceptable minimum of 50 ft in its nighttime mode so you can monitor your business or home premises better when it’s dark outside!
What’s the difference between surveillance cameras and security cameras?
Security cameras are also famously known as CCTV cameras, are used to monitor an area remotely. Surveillance cameras work on IP networks and transmit data directly from the remote location back home to security personnel who can watch live or review footage of what happened in that particular spot at any time they want.
What is the best home security camera system without a monthly fee?
Our four top-rated no-monthly-fee home security systems are SimpliSafe, abode, Ring, and Arlo.
What is a good cheap security camera system?
Our top cheap security cameras:
- Wyze Cam Pan
- YI Dome
- Hoop Security Camera
- Blink Outdoor
- ZOSI C19
- Reolink Argus 2
Desiree Macy is the Editorial Director of Security Forward which is frequented by security executives, corporate security officers, and private protection professionals each month. Desiree’s interests revolves around cyber-security, and business continuity.