Top 10 best outdoor Wi-Fi security camera

October 2020
best outdoor wi-fi security camera

Beefing up your home security should involve a mix of low and high tech methods. There are plenty of home security basics that are cheap yet could save your home from burglars. However, you’ll also want to use some more advanced options, such as installing the best outdoor Wi-Fi security camera.

 

Unlike older security cameras, the modern Wi-Fi versions are easy to install, record around the clock to the cloud, and are viewable from anywhere in the world just as long as you have an internet connection. They do require mains power and a working Wi-Fi connection at your property.

 

Having researched what’s currently available, we’ve picked a range of the best outdoor Wi-Fi security cameras which will record any unwanted visitors whether you’re at home, the office or relaxing on a beach.

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price*

Purchase

HeimVision HM311 3MP Outdoor Security Camera

9/10

£40.00

eufy Security eufyCam E Wireless Security Camera

9/10

£140.00

Victure PC660 Outdoor Security Camera

9/10

£46.00

Dragon Touch Outdoor Security Camera

9/10

£70.00

Ctronics Outdoor Security Camera with Colour Night Vision

9/10

£60.00

ieGeek Outdoor Security Camera

8/10

£40.00

SDETER Outdoor Security Camera

8/10

£48.00

Bosiwo Outdoor Security Camera

8/10

£30.00

TOUCAN Wireless Outdoor Security Camera

7/10

£70.00

WiTi W3 Wireless Security Camera

7/10

£37.00

* Prices correct at time of publishing

 

 

HeimVision HM311 3MP Outdoor Security Camera

HeimVision HM311 3MP Outdoor Security Camera

photo by HeimVision

 

Description

Offering Full HD images, the HeimVision HM311 3MP Outdoor Security Camera uses all-glass lens, 110° viewing angle, and 2 bright floodlights, ensuring excellent performance day and night. As light levels fall, it automatically switches to night vision mode.

 

The durable metal housing is vandal-resistant and IP65 weatherproof. Regardless of the weather conditions, it will continue to record. Always alert thanks to motion, sound, and human detection sensors, all of which are adjustable.

 

When motion is detected, you’ll receive an alert on your mobile device. It also uses the latest AI humanoid recognition technology to minimize fault alerts. At night, a motion-activated floodlight will illuminate any suspicious activity while capturing colour pictures.

 

Offering two-way audio communication, you can easily see, hear and talk with anyone on the camera’s side. As you can create multiple accounts, every family member can have access to the camera, enabling someone to always be in charge.

 

Storing videos and pictures is simple with a free 30-day trial of HeimVision’s cloud storage which is encryption protected. You can also save data to a MicroSD/TF card. A user-friendly free “HeimLink” App can be installed on iOS/Android as well as tablets and PC to watch, record, and share all the videos captured by this camera.

 

Pros

  • Full HD 1080p images
  • AI humanoid recognition technology
  • Two-way audio communication

Cons

  • Motion alerts only
  • Short power cable

 

Conclusion

The HeimVision HM311 3MP Outdoor Security Camera is easy to set-up and install, thanks to a detailed user manual which includes a drilling template. The app is also very easy to set-up and intuitive to use, regardless of whether you’re at home, work or out.

 

Even in Standard Definition, the picture quality is good. Having two-way audio communication is a nice feature which provides a good sound quality good, allowing you to clear talk or hear the person at the other end.

 

It performs equally well at night as it does during the day. At night, the built-in floodlights switch on when motion is detected, allowing for clear images. Using an IP65 rated case, it will survive all weather conditions with ease.

 

The power cable measure just over a metre and so is far too short unless you have a power socket on the other side of the wall. It does detect pets and insects who get to close, so you’ll need to experiment with the setting to ensure it only picks up humans. 9/10

 

 

 

eufy Security eufyCam E Wireless Security Camera

eufy Security eufyCam E Wireless Security Camera

photo by eufy

 

Description

The eufy Security eufyCam E Wireless Security Camera allows you to live stream HD video in real-time on your smartphone (compatible with iOS and Android devices). You can watch guests arrive and scare off trespassers.

 

At the heart of the unit is a long-life battery which operates for 365 days on a single charge (or 3 years in Standby Mode).

 

Housing the camera is an IP65 weatherproof-rated case, constructed from cutting-edge ASA composite material. It works perfectly in rain, freezing winters, or scorching summers.

 

Unsurprisingly, a battery-powered unit, installation is super easy. Every eufyCam E comes with a magnetic indoor mount as well as an outdoor mount. Just stick the mount onto any flat surface, charge the unit, connect to your Wi-Fi and place in the mount.

 

The 140° wide-angle lens provides a panoramic view, spanning from your driveway to the front door. This lens ensures there are no blind spots.

 

Combining Full HD 1080p resolution with eufy’s night vision technology ensures any video is recorded with crystal-clear quality both day and night. Top-of-the-line Sony Exmor sensor, combined with a large f2.2 aperture, provides crisp and clear low-light footage in the evening.

 

It also features 2-way audio and a 100-decibel anti-theft alarm which sounds if the always-active accelerometer detects eufyCam is being forcibly removed.

 

There are no monthly fees and your data is secured using military-grade security. To access your recorded footage, you need to be logged on to HomeBase with the microSD card inserted.

 

In addition to the easy to use App, the eufyCam works with Amazon Alexa for easy viewing and control of your surveillance.

 

Pros

  • A single charge powers the unit for 365 days
  • IP65 rated ASA composite material case
  • 100-decibel anti-theft alarm

Cons

  • Requires HomeBase or HomeBase E

 

Conclusion

As the eufy Security eufyCam E Wireless Security Camera requires HomeBase or HomeBase E, the cost can quickly rise. That said, the product is solid, with high-quality design and an app which has seen a few updates since launch.

 

Putting that to one side, the system is very good with excellent video quality, accurate notifications and an easy to use App. Despite being a fixed position camera, the lens covers a wide area and the added features of 2-way communication and anti-theft alarm are excellent.

 

The system saves all recordings on the HomeBase microSD card and in the cloud. While the cloud is currently free and not required, it is likely to become a paid-for service shortly.

 

If you’re already using eufy product (such as their robovac) and want to build a more integrated smart home then you’ll probably want to invest in this system. However, if you’re looking for a standalone mains powered unit that offers movement tracking, then you’ll want to look elsewhere. 9/10

 

 

 

Victure PC660 Outdoor Security Camera

Victure Security Camera Outdoor

photo by Victure

 

Description

Covering more area and reducing blinds spots, the Victure PC660 Outdoor Security Camera provides 360° horizontal and 110° vertical rotation range. If suspicious activity is detected, the camera can alert the suspicious person and send a notification to your phone immediately.

 

Images and video are transmitted in full HD 1080p resolution, while the infrared night vision enables you to view what’s happening in pitch-black. A wide-angle lens capture clear pictures ensuring your safety both day and night.

 

The onboard Smart Motion Tracking will notify your smartphone when motion is detected. The sensitivity of the motion detection is easily adjusted to avoid false alarms.

 

Store images and video on a Micro SD card or upload them to the encrypted security cloud storage service. The first month of cloud storage is free, and additional charges apply after this.

 

It also works with the TuyaSmart APP, allowing you to monitor any suspicious activity from wherever you are. The app also allows you to use two-way audio communication, providing an additional level of security. You can control the camera using Amazon Alexa voice control.

 

Pros

  • 360° horizontal and 110° vertical rotation range
  • Broadcasts in full HD 1080p resolution
  • Works with TuyaSmart APP and Amazon Alexa

Cons

  • Micro SD card required

 

Conclusion

Capturing images/video in HD resolution, the Victure PC660 Outdoor Security Camera is good, night or day. You’ll need a power socket near the camera to ensure it operates. The app is superb for viewing live shots and playing back footage, where you’re at home or away.

 

Thankfully the app is user friendly as it allows you access to various settings including detection level, alerts and where content is saved. You can also use the app to rotate the camera.

 

You’ll need to buy an SD card or pay for the cloud service if you want to be able to record long clips when motion is detected as the unit only saves a few seconds online. Watching footage back is easy, and so is downloading clips or still images to your phone.

 

Overall, the detection settings are quite sensitive and so you’ll need to experiment with them so that dust or flies don’t trigger a notification. That said, it tracks any detected motion well and then returns to its saved position. 9/10

 

 

 

Dragon Touch Outdoor Security Camera

Dragon Touch Security Camera Outdoor

photo by Dragon Touch

 

Description

Ideal for indoor and outdoor video surveillance, the Dragon Touch Outdoor Security Camera lets you see more details with no blind spots. Offering a 90° viewing angle, 355° pan, 90° tilt, and 4x zoom, View live video in up to 1080p Full HD resolution day and night.

 

The IP65 rated case ensures it can withstand all weather conditions. Producing detailed picture during the day, 4pcs infrared LEDs and 4pcs white LEDs ensures you can record clear pictures and video recordings at night.

 

Automatically track and record video of moving objects while sending push alerts to your smartphone. Record alerts 24/7 with either 128GB TF card (not included) or cloud storage.

 

Connect to your camera using Wi-Fi or wire it into your router using an Ethernet cable and to the mains using a 1-metre power cable. A 3-metre power extension cable is also included.

 

An app allows you to view live and recorded videos and images from anywhere in the world and multiple family members can be given access to the camera. Plus, control it with just your voice thanks to seamless integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices.

 

Use the camera’s built-in microphone and speaker to speak with your family members, guests, or scare off intruders. The built-in upgraded noise reduction technology ensures audio is crystal clear.

 

Pros

  • 90° viewing angle, 355° pan, 90° tilt, and 4x zoom
  • Voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices
  • IP65 rated case

Cons

  • Short power cable
  • No free cloud trial

Conclusion

Getting the Dragon Touch Outdoor Security Camera set-up takes minutes. The built-in features such as the zoom and 360° rotation make it simple to use. It produces clear images both day and night, thanks to the spotlights.

 

Thanks to the built-in two-way intercom, you can easily talk to or scare the person at the other end. The audio is pristine and loud, and can even pick up noise from 10 metres away.

 

You do need a power socket close by but can wireless connect it to your router or hardwired it. It does require a memory card to record images and videos, but will overwrite old events. You can store footage to the cloud. However, this is an additional cost with no free trial. 9/10

 

 

 

 

Ctronics Outdoor Security Camera with Colour Night Vision

Ctronics Outdoor Security Camera

photo by Ctronics

 

Description

The Ctronics Outdoor Security Camera automatically tracks human movement, offering you complete protection. When it senses movement, the camera will rotate in line with the perceived direction. Images and videos are displayed in Full HD 1080p.

 

Built around the HiSilicon 3516EV200 chip, this security camera features a fast processor, stable performance and minimal power consumption. Captured information is processed in an intelligent, timely and fast manner.

 

The built-in humanoid algorithm avoids false detects while enhancing image processing, both day and night. It has two modes of night vision: Coloured and IR.

 

With a dual light source design including 4 floodlights and 5 IR lights, this home security camera can show you vivid colour images in total darkness with a distance up to 25m.

 

Offering a horizontal movement of 355° and vertical of 90° you can remotely control the video camera to view a wide area using your smartphone. A built-in microphone records what happens including ambient sound and a speaker allows you to communicate.

 

Control and view your Ctronics security camera using your smartphone (iOS, Android), tablet (iPad, Android), and PC (Mac OS, Windows) from anywhere, anytime.

 

Use an SD Card (sold separately), to record footage around the clock. While no cloud backups are available, you can easily view real-time and watch recorded footage, using a range of smart devices, secured by AES 128-bit Encryption.

 

Pros

  • Full HD images including colour night vision
  • 355° horizontal movement and vertical of 90°
  • 2-way communication

Cons

  • No cloud back-ups

 

Conclusion

With easy installation, within minutes, the Ctronics Outdoor Security Camera will be set-up. Once connected to the mains power, you can either connect to your router using an Ethernet cable or via Wi-Fi.

 

It’s well-design and the case is IP 66 rated, so will survive various weather conditions. As it offers 355° horizontal and 90° vertical movement, it can track anything it detects with ease and you can tweak the sensitivity.

 

The full-colour night vision is a useful feature and when paired with the bright built-in lights, can detect and deter any would-be burglars. An alarm can be set to trigger if any human movement that is detected after a certain time.

 

While Ctronics doesn’t offer cloud backups, this camera does use an SD card to record and support sending files via FTP for remote storage.

 

In addition to excellent picture quality, the onboard 2-way audio allows you to easily communicate with people or scare them away. 9/10

 

 

 

 

ieGeek Outdoor Security Camera

ieGeek Security Outdoor Camera

photo by ieGeek

 

Description

The ieGeek Outdoor Security Camera delivers 1080P HD images, allowing you to always capture a clear image. A wide-angle lens with distortion correction ensures that you will see all activity. With 36 IR LEDs, the ieGeek camera night vision is more detailed than most other units.

 

Designed to withstand all weather conditions, the metal case is IP66 waterproof rated and is sealed using a unique double sealing technology to prevent any dust, water, snow, ice, oil or debris.

 

Using a micro SD card (not included) for storage, there’s no reason to pay for cloud storage every month. Also, the ieGeek camera supports FTP, allowing you to automatically save videos and pictures when motion detection is triggered.

 

Every video file is encrypted using Military-Grade AES 264-Bit data encryption ensures your footage is kept private on transmission and storage.

 

Avoid accidental triggers by adjusting the detection zones and time of motion detection on Camhipro app and set four detection zones on HiP2P. The app also allows you to set notification and email alerts, enabling you to know what happened no matter the time of day or night.

 

The ieGeek camera supports up to 4 devices (app and PC browser). As long as your camera is online, you can view your camera via your phone and PC. As the ieGeek camera supports both 2.4GHz WiFi and Ethernet cable connection, you have access to the best live video experience.

 

 

Pros

  • 36 IR LEDs for superb night vision
  • IP66 waterproof rated
  • Supports up to 4 devices

Cons

  • Automatically overwrite micro SD card when full
  • No cloud storage

 

Conclusion

As a fixed position unit, the ieGeek Outdoor Security Camera offers an outstanding picture, super-bright night vision and is easy to install and set-up. It can connect to your Wi-Fi route wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable. It requires mains power but does have a long, 3-metre cable.

 

The PC software and instructions aren’t great due as poorly written, but you should be able to follow them. That said, setting up email alerts and remotely view videos is relatively simple.

 

As no cloud storage is available, you’ll need to buy a Micro SD card and then download and delete saved data regularly to avoid losing footage as it will automatically overwrite old clips when full.

 

Motion detection isn’t zonal and it only has three sensitivity levels to adjust when it triggers, so tends to capture too much. You’ll need to experiment with the setting to ensure dust, insets or pest don’t trigger it.

 

If you don’t need a security camera which is able to rotate and follow movements when triggered, then consider buying the ieGeek Outdoor Security Camera. 8/10

 

 

 

SDETER Outdoor Security Camera

SDETER Outdoor Security Camera

photo by SDETER

 

Description

SDETER Outdoor Security Camera is a wireless, battery-powered unit that doesn’t require mains power.

 

With a built-in 6500mAh rechargeable battery, this wireless camera work without electricity. Its low power consumption ensures a long run time before needing to be recharged. You no longer worry about thieves cutting off the power to steal or disable it.

 

Recording and streaming images and videos in 1080p Full HD ensures you can see what’s happening at home, whether you’re there or away. The crystal clear image resolution isn’t hampered by night as in night vision mode, an IR light automatically turns when ambient light is low.

 

The onboard software uses AI Intelligent Motion Detection to sense movement up to 6 metres away. When triggered, the camera will alert you. You can choose humanoid, pet, vehicle motion detection type, Security camera also allow you custom detection range.

 

Record footage either on to a TF card or to cloud storage, and use the Vicoo app to view your camera everywhere, anytime, check the battery level and tweak the settings.

 

You also have two-way audio built-in allowing you to use your smartphone to view and talk to anyone who triggers the sensor in real-time, whether you’re at home, work or on holiday.

 

This IP65 level waterproof rating security camera can withstand rough weather even in storm and snowy weather. Free lifetime technical support and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty are included.

 

Pros

  • Built-in 6500mAh rechargeable battery
  • AI Intelligent Motion Detection with 3 modes
  • Store footage to a TF card or cloud storage, or view real time using Vicoo app

Cons

  • Will require downtime while recharging
  • Fixed position

 

Conclusion

If you don’t fancy having to install power sockets or run mains cables outdoors, then consider the battery-powered SDETER Outdoor Security Camera. It offers superb image quality day and night, with built-in IR lighting for night vision.

 

Getting set-up the camera up and easy, despite the need to charge the battery. The App (both iOS and Android) are well-designed and user friendly, and also allows you to save footage to your phone with ease. Multiple accounts can be created for one unit, so it’s great for families.

 

The large battery should last 3 or 4 months before it needs recharging. That said, it takes about 7 seconds to connect to Wi-Fi, and if there’s a drop-out, it doesn’t automatically reconnect.

 

What quite annoying, is the App asks you every time its launches if you want to upgrade to cloud hosting, for an additional monthly fee. There is no way to dismiss this pop-up.

 

As a simple, fixed position security camera that’s battery-powered, it scores: 8/10.

 

 

 

Bosiwo Outdoor Security Camera

Bosiwo Outdoor Security Camera

photo by Bosiwo

 

Description

Developed by a leading IP Camera manufacturer, the Bosiwo Outdoor Security Camera is a fixed position unit which records in Full HD 1080p resolution. View crystal clear images and videos, day and night. By night, powerful infrared LEDs allow the camera to view items up to 20m away.

 

Setting up is simple, as it requires mains power and a Wi-Fi connection either via wireless router or wired using an Ethernet cable.

 

Receive real-time motion alert to your smartphone as you can manually set motion detection, timing recording, motion recording according to your requirements.

 

With a wide sensitivity scale (0 to 100), you can adjust the unit to only trigger when it detects human movement and therefore avoids mistakes or irrelevant alerts. You can also set different sensitivity levels for the day and the night.

 

Watch in real-time from anywhere using PC or a smartphone (iPhone and Android). You can even use multiple accounts, allowing all family members to watch what’s happening outside. Record videos and images to a Micro SD card or upload to cloud storage.

 

You can even control the unit using any Amazon Alexa enabled device. No matter where you are in the world, you can keep your home safe. When you purchase the Bosiwo Outdoor Security Camera, they’ll give you 12 months of free cloud storage.

 

Pros

  • Full HD 1080p resolution
  • Wide sensitivity scale
  • 12 months of free cloud storage

Cons

  • Fixed position
  • Case not IP65 rated

 

Conclusion

The Bosiwo Outdoor Security Camera features a very high build quality and the units are nice and compact. As long as you power it using mains power, you’re able to connect using Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable.

 

The instructions are a little confusing. When configuring the camera, use the supplied Ethernet cable to plug directly into your router first. Save the settings and switch over to Wi-Fi.

 

The picture quality is very sharp even at night with good IR light emitted from the camera. We especially like the 1-year free cloud package which is included, even if you have to buy a Micro SD card.

 

For a fixed position security camera, this is more than enough. We would like to see, however, 2-way communications and an IP rated case. That said, Bosiwo offers superb customer support via email. 8/10

 

 

 

TOUCAN Wireless Outdoor Security Camera

TOUCAN Wireless Outdoor Security Camera

photo by TOUCAN

 

Description

Easy to install, thanks to a magnetic base mount with adhesives, TOUCAN Wireless Outdoor Security Camera features a built-in 4400mAH battery. A wide 131° angle lens allows you to see the entire front or rear of your home with a single camera.

 

When the PIR sensor is triggered by motion, the camera automatically starts recording directly into the cloud. Record or watch live in full 1080p HD video and features crystal clear night vision. 2-way communication is built-in and there’s a 100dB siren alarm to scare away potential intruders.

 

Adjusting settings is easy. 4 pre-recorded messages are available if you want to disguise your voice as well as access to call 999 directly from the app.

 

The Toucan app allows for user-friendly control with cloud storage (free 30 day trial), 5 video downloads, and add one additional user as well as all the other features within the service. The Shield Plans (optional service) also provides more storage and more users at affordable prices.

 

Use the app to operate multiple devices without needing a hub, from anywhere with an internet connection. Simply, add as many cameras you need. It also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for voice activation. Pair it with the Toucan Video Doorbell to secure your home.

 

 

Pros

  • 100dB siren alarm
  • Free 30 day cloud trial
  • Simple to expand without needing a hub

Cons

  • Limited rotation
  • Will require downtime while recharging

 

Conclusion

As a wireless, battery-powered unit, he TOUCAN Wireless Outdoor Security Camera is easy to install as there are no wires to drill holes.

 

It offers fantastic image quality in the day yet only adequate pictures at night. It takes a few seconds are being triggered to start recording, but which time the unwanted visitor might have been scared off leaving you with blank images rather than a clear idea of the person.

 

As a battery-powered unit, you will experience downtime while it recharges and as it’s has a quite small capacity, you might end up recharging it every few weeks.

 

The app does offer a range of nice features yet it struggles to perform the basics well. Some users have reported their going offline during the night, which is one of the primary reasons for having a security camera.

 

It’s not IP rated and so isn’t completely weather-proof. And as you’ll have to bring it inside to charge it, you could end up with it being water damaged if replaced incorrectly. 7/10

 

 

 

 

WiTi W3 Wireless Security Camera

WiTi Outdoor Wireless WiFi Security Camera

photo by WiTi

 

Description

The WiTi W3 Wireless Security Camera is equipped with 2.8mm Lens, allowing a max 106.4° wide viewing angle. Built around a 2.0MP CMOS and HiSilicon SoC which deliver Full HD 1080p resolution images. Videos and images appear crystal clear.

 

The IP65 metal case is both waterproof and dust-proof, meaning this bullet camera is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation. It performs well under all kinds of circumstance and provides continuous and steady video frames.

 

As a wireless security camera, installation is simple as it only requires mains power. However, it does have an Ethernet port, allowing you to hardwire it into your router.

 

With built-in 2-way audio, you can talk to quests or scary unwanted intruders. This function makes use of a noise reduction microphone and speaker, ensuring clear sound even at a distance.

 

The W3 bullet Wi-Fi camera has a built-in Micro SD card slot which supports up to a 128GB card (Micro SD card available separately). A looping record function is available and it could record 24/7. As there is no cloud storage available, it’s highly affordable to run.

 

Use the App to control and view your camera from anywhere in the world. it’s available for smartphones and tablets (Android &I OS) and PC.

 

Pros

  • Full HD 1080p resolution images
  • Built-in 2-way audio
  • IP65 metal case

Cons

  • Fixed with limited viewing angle
  • No cloud backup

 

Conclusion

Competitively priced, the WiTi W3 Wireless Security Camera is a fixed position camera which is easy to install and use. As a fairly basic device, it doesn’t offer any LEDs for night vision, thus will have limited use at night. Also, there is no cloud backup only SD card.

 

That said, it does offer an easy to operate App, which can be used from anywhere with an internet connection, metal case and can be set-up both wireless and wired depending on your situation. It delivers a superb image quality during the day. 7/10

 

 

 

What’s the best outdoor Wi-Fi security camera?

When it comes to picking the best outdoor Wi-Fi security camera, there’s no clear winner as many of our selection stand out. It’s best to highlight two which are unique.

 

First, Victure PC660 Outdoor Security Camera which offers 360° horizontal and 110° vertical rotation, allowing you to track unwanted visitors. The app is well-designed and easy to use. Plus it has built-in 2-way communication.

 

If you’re looking to build a complete camera system, then you’ll want to consider the eufy Security eufyCam E Wireless Security Camera. While you do have to buy an additional piece of kit for the system to work, it’s an excellent camera that takes seconds to install.

 

While these two are slightly different (one is mains powered, the other battery-powered), they both offer multiple control options including voice control using Amazon Alexa and Google Home. This ensures they will still be useful in years to come as we’ll become more reliant on voice control technology.