The 10 Best Outdoor Wifi Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in February of 2019. An outdoor Wi-Fi camera is a highly effective way to detect and deter would-be burglars and other mischief-makers, giving you peace of mind when you’re away from home or asleep. Our selections for this category include options that offer real-time alerts, two-way audio via intercom to your smartphone, cloud storage with a subscription service, and local storage with an SD card. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. ieGeek ZS-GX2S

2. Victure PC660

3. Arlo VMC2330

Editor's Notes

December 30, 2020:

It was a busy round of updates in a fast-moving category, one that saw the majority of our previous picks removed or replaced. While the Kuna Maximus, SY2L HD and Amiccom Wireless were all eliminated due to availability issues, the Blink XT was swapped out for the Blink Outdoor 3rd Generation, and the Arlo Pro 2 – while still maintaining a spot on our list – was joined by the Arlo VMC2330 — a similar model that includes the useful addition of an integrated flood light.

Some of our new picks this time around include the ieGeek ZS-GX2S — which is powered by a solar panel; the Victure PC660 — which features a 360-degree rotation range and 110-degree tilt capacity; and the Zumimall Q1pro — which is a nice pick for users looking to avoid a subscription service, as it can accommodate a 128-gigabyte SD card.

If you’re considering investing in this equipment as an add-on to your Amazon smart-home system, then you may be interested in our specialized list of Alexa security cameras.

March 05, 2019:

You’ll feel all the more safe and sound when you’re protected by one of these trustworthy, weatherproof outdoor Wifi cameras. Two reputable Nest models made our list, thanks to their impressive list of features like integration with smart home hubs and facial recognition capabilities. The Arlo Pro 2 will give you added security, with its loud siren that can be engaged either through the app or its motion sensors. While most of the models here offer limited free cloud storage, if you want to be able to access your clips for a longer period of time, you might need to pay for a monthly subscription. Some can be quite affordable, but if you’d rather not pay such a fee, consider the Blink XT featured here; however, note it does not offer two-way audio, which could be a deal-breaker for some. The Eufy Security is an up-and-coming selection with more useful features being added over time, and it provides the ability to store a year’s worth of footage locally.

Special Honors

Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor With features like a 4K sensor and 12x digital zoom, this is one of the most advanced models in the category. It uses a 128-bit encryption and two-factor authentication to protect your data.

4. Zumimall Q1pro

5. Nest Cam

6. Arlo Pro 2

7. Logitech Circle 2

8. Wyze WVOD1B1

10. Zmodo Wireless

Will Rhoda
Last updated by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.

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