The Best Wireless Cameras of 2019 Review

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There are many advantages to wireless cameras as opposed to cameras that plug in. One, without any wires to set up, installation becomes much easier. Aesthetically, wireless cameras are more pleasing, as you won’t have to look at a tangled nest of wires. It’s also really helpful for outdoor cameras in particular, as they may not be near outlets. But when it comes to shopping for a wireless security camera, the sheer amount of choices can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, that’s what I’m here for! I’ve personally tested out dozens of wireless cameras, and the following five are the best the marketplace has to offer. Let’s get started!

Editor’s Pick
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery

This wireless indoor/ outdoor camera is perfect for those already in the Amazon ecosystem, with 1080p HD video display, beautiful infrared night vision, and two-way audio. 

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Top Contender
Arlo Ultra
Arlo Ultra
Arlo Ultra

Person detection, package detection, animal detection, integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, color and infrared night vision— the latest wireless camera from Arlo has a ton of cool features to help you protect your home. 

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Best Budget
Blink XT2
Blink XT2
Blink XT2

For only $99.99 if you already have a Blink sync module, the Blink XT2 is an awesome wireless camera for those that don't want to spend a ton of money. 

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Best Outdoor
eufyCam E
eufyCam E
eufyCam E

With an IP rating of 65, the eufyCam E works in temperatures from negative four to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for even the harshest of weather conditions. 

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Editor’s Pick

Ring Spotlight Cam Battery

Ever since I reviewed the Ring Alarm security system, I’ve been a huge fan of Ring in general, so their Spotlight Cam Battery is no exception. Not only does it have built-in LED light strips, but it also has an 110-decibel siren, which is about as loud as a jackhammer, perfect for scaring off potential intruders. Of course, the camera is totally wireless and has a rechargeable, quick-release battery pack, so you never have to worry about buying new batteries. For even more backup, you can add a second battery pack or even a solar panel for continuous charge. The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery is the only camera I’ve reviewed with a solar panel option, and I think it’s a great idea. On top of that, the camera comes with Lifetime Theft Protection, so if it’s even stolen, Ring will replace it for free. TBH, you had me at rechargeable battery pack! 

Aside from its unique design features, the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery has tons of Security Baron’s Necessary Features like 1080p HD video, a wide 140 degree field of view, infrared night vision, two-way audio, an Alexa integration, and, if you buy a Ring Protect Plan, local storage and 60 days of cloud storage. Plans start at just three dollars a month and there’s no long-term commitment. You can use the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery indoors or outdoors, the latter being more ideal considering the spotlight and siren. Its only real weaknesses are its lack of zoom and person detection. Aside from that, the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery is a great wireless camera for only $199

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Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery

This wireless indoor/ outdoor camera is perfect for those already in the Amazon ecosystem, with 1080p HD video display, beautiful infrared night vision, and two-way audio. 

Top Contender

Installing the Arlo Ultra 4K Camera

Arlo Ultra

The Arlo Ultra camera has more features than almost any other wireless security camera that I’ve ever reviewed. First, let’s start with it’s artificial intelligence capabilities. If you buy Arlo Smart Home which starts at only $2.99 per camera, you’ll not only get person detection but also detection for packages, animals, and cars. That’ll make your notifications incredibly specific, so you don’t have to be notified every time your camera detects motion. It’s motion-activated spotlight and siren are ideal for outdoor usage, along with its weather-resistant design. The spotlight means that the Arlo Ultra has both infrared and color night vision, and you can choose whichever you prefer (I recommend the less conspicuous infrared). It also has two-way audio, integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the widest possible field of view at 180 degrees, free cloud and local storage plus 1080p HD video display. 

Now, the major drawback of the Arlo Ultra is its price, $299.99 if you already have the Arlo Hub and $399.99 if you don’t. And while the company claims that it can shoot in 4k, which would perhaps justify the high price, I couldn’t get the camera to work in anything above 1080p HD. However, if you’re willing to pay the price, the Arlo Ultra is a really advanced wireless camera. 

For more information, check out my full review of the Arlo Ultra

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Arlo Ultra
Arlo Ultra
Arlo Ultra

Person detection, package detection, animal detection, integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, color and infrared night vision— the latest wireless camera from Arlo has a ton of cool features to help you protect your home. 

Best Budget

Blink XT2

The Blink XT2 is only $99.99 on its own, or $149.99 if you don’t already have the Blink sync module. It’s even more impressive when you consider the Blink XT2’s outdoor capabilities, which typically increase the price. It’s weather-resistant and can work in temperatures from negative four to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a wide enough range for most people’s climates at home. 

Aside from its price and durability, my favorite things bout the Blink XT2 are its 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, two-way audio, free cloud storage, and integration with Amazon Alexa. Plus, it’s battery has a life of two years, which makes its convenience factor ginormous. Of course, every rose has its thorn, and the Blink XT2’s thorns include its narrow, 110 degree field of view and its lack of local storage and person detection. Otherwise, this is a great wireless camera for indoor or outdoors, that won’t break the bank. 

Want to learn more? Read our full review of the Blink XT2 camera

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Blink XT2
Blink XT2
Blink XT2

For only $99.99 if you already have a Blink sync module, the Blink XT2 is an awesome wireless camera for those that don't want to spend a ton of money. 

Best Outdoor

eufyCam E

eufyCam E

In the age of climate change, you never know what the weather is going to be. That’s why, when it comes to outdoor cameras, they better be super durable. Fortunately, the eufyCam E has an IP rating of 65, which, if you don’t know, means that it is completely protected against solids and can even handle being sprayed with water jets, so long as the nozzle is 6.3mm or less! It’ll work in temperatures from negative four to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, which covers most of the Continental United States. But durability isn’t the only thing that the eufyCam E has to offer. 

The camera slays Security Baron’s Necessary Features, with 1080p HD video, a wide 140 degree field of view, clear infrared night vision, two-way audio, an Amazon Alexa integrations, and an included 16 GB micro-SD card for local storage. Of course, it doesn’t hit everything we look for, with no person detection, zoom feature, or free cloud storage. However, for a wireless outdoor camera with an 100-decibel siren built-in, this camera is definitely worth it’s $179.99 price tag. 

For more information, read my full review of the eufyCam E

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eufyCam E
eufyCam E
eufyCam E

With an IP rating of 65, the eufyCam E works in temperatures from negative four to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for even the harshest of weather conditions. 

The Best Wireless Cameras of 2019 Pricing Rundown

Pricing Rundown of the Best Wireless Home Security Cameras of 2019
Pricing Rundown of the Best Wireless Home Security Cameras of 2019

As you can see, these prices aren’t cheap, and the cost can vary pretty widely. Wireless cameras are more likely to require a hub so that your camera can communicate with your mobile application, which could raise the price even higher. If you already have a hub, I recommend getting a camera that works with it to save you some money. Arlo, eufy, and Blink all require hubs, so if you already have a camera from any of these brands, you should definitely continue buying from that company.

The Best Wireless Cameras of 2019 Methodology

When it comes to reviewing wireless cameras, I like to depend on Security Baron’s Necessary Features Test. It combines technical specifications along with my experience installing and testing the camera to judge it in terms of its video, audio, night vision, storage, smart platform integrations, convenience, and overall value.

I prefer cameras with 1080p HD video, the ability to zoom in optically, fields of view of 120 degrees or wider, two-way audio, infrared night vision, free cloud and local storage, person detection, integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, simple installation and a low price. I also look at each camera’s app to make sure that it’s user-friendly and has high ratings from either the Apple or the Google Play stores, depending on what kind of mobile device you have.

For wireless cameras in particular, I’m looking for long battery lives and easy installation especially. If it’s an outdoor camera, I want to it be completely dust-tight and able to handle water jets at the very least. It should also have a temperature range that works for your climate. You should always look at the camera’s IP rating to determine whether it will work for your outdoor conditions.

IP Ratings

For more details on what I look for in a home security camera in genera, check out my review of the best home security cameras of 2019.

Recap of the Best Wireless Cameras of 2019

That’s all I have for the best wireless cameras of 2019! If you’re still not sure which camera is right for your home, I’d recommend checking out the best indoor cameras of 2019, the best outdoor cameras of 2019, or, if you’re looking for a camera within a larger security system, the best home security systems of 2019. If you still have questions, feel free to leave them below and I’ll answer as soon as possible.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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