Best Wireless Home Security Cameras

By | May 5, 2017

What is great about our time is that technology has never gone through so many advances before, and this is only the beginning. This means that even our houses can be “smart” now, including, of course, the surveillance system that lets you sleep better at night.

Security cameras are a great tool for those who wish to keep an eye on their kids, pets, or any valuable goods they might possess. If you buy a great model, you will be able to check what is going on around your house where you are not there.

So, what exactly makes a security camera good, and what factors should you consider when choosing a model? Here is an overview of the most important features.

Resolution

The more megapixels a camera offers, the better the view of the images it shows. Nowadays, almost all cameras come with 1080p, although some of them still offer only 720p.

Field of view

Most of the cameras have wide-angle lenses, but they vary in the degree they cover. The larger the area you want to watch, the wider the field of view it requires.

Connectivity

You have to consider your needs and choose one that works with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or both according to what you are looking for.

Motion detection

These cameras send an alert to your device when they detect movement in their field of view.

Device support

It is necessary to be able to access your camera’s view through an app in your phone or tablet.

Price

In addition, the price is also something to keep in mind, as some of them might seem cheaper than other similar models but ask you to pay extra fees to save the videos and camera’s content in a cloud storage. Keep an eye on this when you are buying your new home security camera.

As for the models we have selected, they are wireless and save you loads of trouble with cables and wires. Here is a list of the five best wireless home security cameras.


Arlo Security System – 2 Wire-Free HD Cameras, Indoor/Outdoor, Night Vision (VMS3230)

Arlo security cameras are the only 100% wireless cameras you can find on the market. They also offer HD images with motion detector and night vision to keep your house safe at night.

Features

  • Patented 100% wire-free design
  • Magnetic mounts
  • 1080p HD images
  • Night Vision
  • Waterproof
  • App for your smart devices
  • Motion activated cameras with real-time notifications
  • Up to 1GB of cloud storage included
  • 4 video streams at the same time

Pros

  • The Arlo records only when motion is detected to decrease battery use
  • It is super easy to set up, and works for indoors as well as for outdoors
  • No computer required to make it start working
  • You can add as many cameras as you need to the security system
  • It is completely wireless and works on batteries

Cons

It records no sound


YI Dome Camera Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wireless IP Security Surveillance System 720p HD Night Vision (US Edition)

The YI Dome Camera is a great, affordable option with sound and microphone features, as well as both Cloud and microSD storage.

Features

  • 720p HD images with 112° wide-angle lens and 360° coverage
  • Night vision with infrared LED beads
  • Responsive microphone with 2-way audio experience, both parties talk or one party talks while the other listens
  • Real-time alerts
  • User-friendly app for phones and tablets
  • Cloud and microSD storage for recordings

Pros

  • It has a slot for a microSD card which can come in handy
  • The price is very affordable compared to other security cameras

Cons

  • It offers only 720p resolution, which is low compared to the now common 1080HD
  • The camera app demands permissions, downloads files without consent, modifies system settings, and access personal information unnecessarily


Yeskam Security Camera System

Yeskam is a great system of security cameras that not only record 24/7 high-quality videos, but brings an 2TB hard drive and a wireless mouse that simplifies management of your recordings.

Features

  • 1080p HD quality video
  • Infrared New Generation LED Array that covers up to 100ft in the darkness
  • Waterproof metal case
  • Wi-Fi wireless connection
  • 2TB hard drive
  • Includes camera app

Pros

  • It supports greater number of video formats for those who have issues with other cameras
  • Includes a USB mouse
  • 2TB Hard Drive

Cons

  • It is not entirely wireless as the camera needs to be plugged to receive power
  • Some users have reported software issues


Wireless Camera, Nextgadget WiFi Camera Home Security

This wireless camera offers a simple setup with audio experience for you to have a wide-angle and sound coverage of your house while yo are away.

Features

  • Built-in responsive 2-way audio experience
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • iSmartViewPro app can be downloaded for free
  • MicroSD card storage of up to 64GB
  • 720p HD images with 140° vision angle
  • Night vision
  • Motion detection included

Pros

The Nexgadget camera is super easy to set up, taking less than ten minutes to have it running

Cons

  • The resolution is low compared to the now normal 1080p HD images
  • The plastic structure is not very resistant


Reolink Home Business Wireless Video Security Camera System

The Reolink security cameras stand out on the market not only because they require no configuration to start working, saving you a lot of time, but also because they support up to 4TB of hard drive, making it possibly the only video camera security system to offer this feature.

Features

  • 4-channel 1080p HD video
  • 1TB Hard drive pre-installed
  • Plug-and-play easy setup
  • App for your devices included
  • Audio recordings, as well
  • Waterproof
  • Aluminum body

Pros

  • Supports up to 4TB of hard drive
  • It requires zero configuration; you plug it, and it starts running
  • Is user friendly and compatible with all smartphones and computers

Cons

The system seems to operate over normal Wi-Fi frequencies, which interferes with the normal signal of the house’s Wi-Fi, making the download speed drop considerably.


Conclusion

The best camera for you will depend on what you need. Some cameras, as reviewed above, only record when there is detection of movement; if you want a 24/7 camera, these are not for you. In addition, if 720p video quality does not cause you too much problem, you can acquire a more affordable camera as well.

Before buying a wireless home security camera, it is a good idea that you go over the features and decide, according to what you are looking for, which one will best do the job. If you want help on deciding, please leave me a comment below and I will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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