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Last updated: 15 March 2024


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Our test covers indoor and outdoor wireless cameras that plug into mains power, as well as "wire-free" models that are battery powered and don't require a power cable. These cameras work locally and over the internet, giving you access via your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Our expert testers give every security camera a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are the best performers
  • are easiest to install and use
  • have the best features.

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Our security camera buying guide explains which features to look for, while how we test security cameras tells you more about how we get our results.

Our interactive comparison tool will help you find which wireless security cameras have the specs you might need, such as pan/tilt and zoom functions, remote control, microphones and speakers, motion detection, battery powered operation, and local and cloud storage.

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    Image quality score

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    Image quality score takes into account normal light (50%) and low light (50%) conditions.

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    Ease of use score

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    Ease of use score includes installation (30%) plus recording and motion (70%). Recording and motion takes into account image and video capture ability, cloud storage and remote access, as well as alerts and notifications.

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    Where the camera is intended to be positioned, whether indoors or outdoors or either.


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      Wire-free cameras are powered by batteries.

        Removable battery

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        Whether the battery can be removed from the camera for charging.

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          • Image quality score
          • Ease of use score
          • Ongoing costs (cloud storage, remote access)
          • Good points
          • Bad points
          • Tester comments
          • Country of origin
          • Price
          • Kit or camera only
          • Kit required
          • Kit inclusions
          • Placement
          • Wire-free
          • Power supply
          • Rechargeable battery
          • Number of batteries
          • Removable battery
          • Claimed battery life (months)
          • Solar panel accessory available
          • Weatherproof rating
          • Maximum resolution
          • Megapixels
          • Field of view (H/V or diagonal, degrees)
          • Frame rate (fps)
          • Video format
          • Image settings in app
          • Night vision (m)
          • 802.11n Wi-Fi band (GHz)
          • Ethernet
          • Pan
          • Tilt
          • Zoom
          • Stand or wall mount
          • Wallmount option
          • Email alert
          • Motion detection
          • Motion detection actions triggered
          • Motion detection scheduler
          • Motion area selection
          • Home and away setting
          • Microphone
          • Speaker
          • Siren
          • Noise detection
          • Local storage
          • FTP storage
          • Cloud storage
          • Remote access
          • Remote access via Android and iOS apps
          • Remote access via web browser
          • Google Home integration
          • Warranty (years)


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