Updated October 30, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Wireless Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Whether you're looking for a way to increase security around your home or business, or you want to keep an eye on kids, pets, and housekeepers while you're away from home, one of these wireless cameras will do the job. We've included a wide variety suitable for indoor and outdoor use, ranked by their imaging and night vision capabilities, features, and ease of installation. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best wireless camera on Amazon.

10. Fredi HD Mini Spy

9. Amiccom Outdoor Surveillance

7. Zmodo IP 1080P

6. Netvue Outdoor Security

5. Bushnell Trophy Cam

4. Ring Floodlight

3. Ring Video Doorbell 2

1. Arlo Pro 2

Editor's Notes

October 28, 2019:

With continued advances in this sector, a lot of the models previously on our list have either been updated by their companies or ousted by newer, better offerings from others. The indoor/outdoor Blink XT system, for example, has been upgraded to the Blink XT2 Home Security. That new system includes the ability to customize the area in the frame to which you want to assign motion detection, so if there's any persistent but non-pertinent movement around your property, it won't trigger recording unnecessarily.

With regards to our threshold for what constitutes a wireless camera, we wanted to ensure that the video could be experienced by the end user without ever needing a wire to transfer footage. That means that even though models like the Ring Floodlight may require hardwired installation for electrical power, they still deserve a place on this list for the ability to transfer their footage wirelessly. Perhaps the biggest stretch to this definition comes from the Bushnell Trophy Cam, which admittedly lacks Wi-Fi connectivity, but which also provides no wired means of video transfer, nor does it rely on a power cord for use. It's strictly battery-operated, and it saves all of its video data to a micro SD card that can pop right into plenty of computers — no wires needed.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on October 30, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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