What are the best outdoor security cameras?

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    #1Nest Cam Outdoor

    Nest Cam Outdoor

    Nest Outdoor Camera is a wireless home security camera which stands to watch 24/7, rain or shine. Plugs into power so you never have to worry about dead batteries. Sends alerts to your phone when it detects activity via the Nest app.

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    John Stewart
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Someone stole a package off my front porch yesterday. Needed a security camera to monitor my house. I already have a Nest thermostat so I decided to buy the Nest Cam Outdoor. Great purchase! My house (and porch) is now protected."
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    #2Swann Pro Series HD

    Swann Pro Series HD
    Monitor your home or office with this Swann Professional HD digital video recorder. Four cameras capture activity in real time for monitoring directly from your smartphone, and the 500GB hard drive lets you record and save video for viewing later. This Swann professional HD digital video recorder provides up to 15 days of continuous recording.
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    $449.99

    James Mills
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "The Swann Pro Series HD is amazing. The image quality is great and the smartphone app is great. My wife was home with the baby last week and heard noises outside. She couldn't remember her password to access the camera so she texted me to ask that I look outside via the cameras to see what was going on outside. Turns out that a neighborhood cat was going to war with a family of raccoons near our garbage cans, and they were making a ton of noise. I told my wife and she was mildly relieved."
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    #3Netgear Arlo Pro

    Netgear Arlo Pro

    Netgear Arlo Pro is a wireless home security camera with siren. This can be used either indoor or outdoor as it has night vision and includes Cloud storage. It can also cover every angle in your home to keep safe and protected. 

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    Nicholas Warren
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This surveillance camera is easy to install because it's a wireless solution. There is a plethora of accessories that are available, such as a solar charger so you don't have to dismantle the outdoor camera in order to recharge or replace batteries. And you can set an alarm mode when motion or audio is detected."
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    #4Foscam FI9900P

    Foscam FI9900P

    Foscam's FI9900P is an outdoor 1080p HD wireless IP security camera that combines a high-quality HD digital video camera with a powerful built-in web server to provide live video anywhere. All that's required is an internet connection and viewing device such as a smartphone or desktop computer. 

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    Carl Ortega
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This Foscam camera is a decent outdoor security camera, for the price. As I mentioned, it's a solid value, and it performs rather well under a range of conditions - you don't have to worry about it holding up in inclement weather. That said, the software can be a bit tricky to use, and quite a bit of bandwidth is required for ideal operations."
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    #5R-Tech CA-IR140-HD

    R-Tech CA-IR140-HD

    R-Tech CA-IR140-HD is an outdoor professional level security camera which is suitable for residential and commercial use. This is weatherproof and can work in harsh conditions, as well as during any time of the day. 

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    Stephen Andrews
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "The R-Tech camera is a high resolution camera made to see everything in light and dark conditions. The camera itself is great and works to pick up any movement, though it doesn't come with any software or hardware to record, so you need to provide your own DVR."
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    #6Night Owl DVR Surveillance System

    Night Owl DVR Surveillance System

    Spot unusual activity in your home or business with this eight-channel Night Owl video security system. It comes with four 1080p cameras with motion-activated recording and 100-foot night vision to provide clear footage in Full HD. This Night Owl video security system has 1TB of hard drive storage and is expandable up to 4TB.

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    $299.99

    Tyler Thomas
    Written on October 11, 2017
    "This is a pretty good all-in-one solution for the home or small-scale security novice who just wants to monitor a property or building. I installed this around my house after an incident with some neighborhood kids and vandalism. The picture quality is very good. The cameras are challenging to adjust and setup can be frustrating, but for the price point, this is a good option. I think this will help me catch the little troublemakers who've been smashing my windows."
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    #7SV3C SV-B01

    SV3C SV-B01

    SV3C SV-B01 is a full HD 1080P POE IP Camera, outdoor & indoor, IP66 Waterproof, IR night vision, motion detection, support remote view by iPhone, Andriod Phone, Pad and Windows PC.

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    Harold Little
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "The IP66 certification makes this a decent camera for the price. IP, in this instance, is "Ingress Protection." That is protection from solid particles and water. The first "6" of the "66" means it is dust tight. The second "6" is the nice part here for me. It is protected against powerful water jets. This means you can mount this right on an outdoor wall with no eave protection, and it will stay watertight. Since it is also 2 megapixels at 1080p resolution with night vision, it is an incredible camera for the price."
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    #8ANRAN 8 Channel Home Security Camera System

    ANRAN 8 Channel Home Security Camera System

    For the ultimate in protection, the poe security system/kit includes 8pcs all-weather x 1080p Cameras with powerful night vision. The cameras are truly weather proof with an IP66 rating for water resistance and the cables are threaded through their mounting stands for added protection from vandalism and interference.

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    Stephanie Duncan
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "My neighbor recently had someone try to break into his house which really shook up the whole block and everyone rushed out to purchase outdoor security cameras for their home. I like that these came with 8 cameras which is plenty to put around my house as well as that they have excellent night vision. Most break ins happen at night so having a camera that has powerful night vision is important. The big bonus for me is the remote access. I love being able to check up on my house when i am not there. "
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    #9Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System contains 4 pack smart HD outdoor Wi-Fi cameras with night vision. The camera is also weatherproof, making it ideal to be installed outdoors.

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    Brenda Davis
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "The video quality is good and clear in either day or night exposure. The instructions are not very clear and I ended up having to do the install with trial and error. I figured it out, but could have used better guidance from Zmodo on installation. Overall I think these are a good value for the money."
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    #10GW Security GW810HD

    GW Security GW810HD

    This simple and easy to use yet powerful camera will allow you to get color pictures of everything without anybody noticing that they are being recorded: it is so small no one will notice it's there. 

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    Marie Jacobs
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This got a few good reviews and there are questions asked, though none rave that it is the best. It also does not have audio, I feel spy cameras should."
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    #11Reolink RLC-410WS Security Camera

    Reolink RLC-410WS Security Camera

    Reolink RLC-410WS Security Camera has 4MP super HD resolution. It is a wireless IP camera with 16GB micro SD. Its weather-proof properties make it ideal to be placed outdoors for maximum security.

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    Scott Hunt
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Great for keeping an eye on your property. Has all the features you want in a security camera."
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    #12Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A is a wireless security alarm system for homes and business offices. This DIY kit comes with an auto-dial function, motion detectors, panic alarm button, and 110dB alarm alerts when intruded.

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    Larry Richardson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This is pretty good. It has a lot of useful stuff to it. Also it's not very difficult to do yourself. However some of the features are not the best as others have better."
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    #13Amcrest ProHD Outdoor Security Camera

    Amcrest ProHD Outdoor Security Camera
    Amcrest ProHD Outdoor Camera has 3MP vandal-proof dome and IP67 weatherproof features. This package does not include Power Over Ethernet (POE) injector which is required to operate this camera.

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    Grace Meng
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This camera is tamper and weather proof, making it ideal for outdoor home security. It can be accessed from an app on your phone, to check what is going on any time, anywhere. It does need additional accessories to be functional, but the base price allows for that within a tight budget."
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    #14YI Security Camera

    YI Security Camera

    YI Security Camera is a security surveillance system capable of 1080p resolution display. Features night vision monitor that works with iOs and Android, as well as Cloud Service. Comes with a microSD card slot up to 32GB capacity.

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    Dennis Perry
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "The YI Security Camera is great it works great for a number of problem and even has capabilities to stream video to your phone for while you are away. The microSD slot allows for storage of videos and cloud service is great if you need more than the microSD can hold. I would definitely recommend this product."
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    #15Reolink Argus Security Camera

    Reolink Argus Security Camera

    Reolink Argus Security Camera has weatherproof properties that make it also ideal as an outdoor cam. It includes HD display, two-way audio, night vision, and microSD card slot of up to 64GB.

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    Kimberly Williams
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The price is competitive, but the camera just doesn't do it justice. I bought it for the sole purpose of being able to monitor LIVE while away from home, but you can't. It also requires special and expensive batteries that don't even last long. They only lasted 3 months, even though the guarantee is 6. And when trying to contact customer support, they never get back to you, or at least not in a timely manner. I would NOT recommend this product if you're looking for a live camera with good viewing software."
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    #16Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera

    Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera

    Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera features 2-way communication microphone and speaker, motion sensor, and works with Alexa Smart Home. It has 100 dB siren alarm. It can send notifications to a smartphone via Kuna mobile app.

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    Sharon Martin
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This camera is useless because it is hypersensitive to any motion. Insects flying near it at night will set it off constantly. The price isn't very good either."
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    #17CP Plus Astra CP-GTC-T24L2

    CP Plus Astra CP-GTC-T24L2

    CP Plus Astra CP-GTC-T24L2 is a 3.6mm lens security camera that has 1/2.7 inch 2.4MP HQIS Pro image sensor. It features an IR LEDs for clearer night vision. 

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    Gilberto Morán
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "After my house was broken into I really wanted to upgrade my security system. The CP Plus Astra CP-GTC-T24L2 was the first product that I reviewed online. I ended up purchasing this setup and had a friend help with the installation. So far it seems like a decent product."
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    #18EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance System

    EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance System
    EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance System is a security camera kit with bullet cameras, channel DVRs, and 1TB hard drive. This wide-angle unit comes with weatherproof and night vision cameras that can send motion alerts directly to your smartphone.
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    Ronald Valdez
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This a cool system and would be great edition. It has some awesome features and you should be extremely happy with it."

Summary

Best What are the best outdoor security cameras
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Nest Cam OutdoorElectronics 15 Paid
2Swann Pro Series HDElectronics 12 Paid
3Netgear Arlo ProElectronics 11 Paid
4Foscam FI9900PElectronics 9 Paid
5R-Tech CA-IR140-HDElectronics 8 Paid
6Night Owl DVR Surveillance SystemElectronics 7 Paid
7SV3C SV-B01Electronics 5 Paid
8ANRAN 8 Channel Home Security Camera SystemElectronics 2 Paid
9Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System Electronics 1 Paid
10GW Security GW810HDElectronics 0 Paid
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