The 10 Best Wireless Cameras
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.
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.