Best Wireless Home Security Camera Systems in the UK for 2020 – Buying Guide

The power of the internet is so widespread these days that you can even get a smart kettle! But, protecting your family, your home and your possessions have always been paramount. We have reviewed 10 of the best wireless security cameras that can be found online.

Wireless security cameras can be operated remotely thanks to the advancement in smart phones and Wi-Fi, in order for you to keep an eye out for intruders, your young baby or delivery drivers dropping off your latest purchases.

We have reviewed some of the best-selling wireless security camera and listened to your views, so that you can make an informed decision and spend your money wisely.

Top 10 Wireless Security Cameras

1Arlo Pro 3 Smart Home Security Camera

Arlo Pro3 Smart Home Security Camera
The Arlo Pro 3 gives you the ability to record and stream in 2K HDR with colour night vision that allows you to see video in colour rather than traditional black and white. You can see a much wider view with 160 degree which is 30 degrees more than the previous incarnation of the Arlo camera. It also offers 2-way audio, so you are able to hear and speak to people that maybe outside your door and also has a built-in siren and an integrated spotlight.

Pros

  • 160-degree view
  • Magnetic charging
  • Built in siren

Cons

  • Price

 

 

Subscription Prices – From £1.59p/m to £9.99p/m

Warranty – 1 year

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2Ring Spotlight Cam

Ring Spotlight Cam

The Ring Spotlight Cam is easy to install and will give you 1080p HD quality video in daylight or night vision and live view. The field of view is 140 degrees and it comes with a rechargeable battery pack so no need for hardwiring (unless you want that, then the Ring Spotlight Cam Wired or Floodlight Cam might be best for you!). The Ring Spotlight Cam works with your Alexa devices to launch real-time video with your voice as well as letting you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC.

Pros

  • Quality of image
  • Easy to install
  • Spotlight

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Wi-Fi connection isn’t great

 

Subscription Prices – £2.50p/m to £8.00p/m

Warranty – 1 year

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3Logitech Circle 2

Logitech Circle 2

The Logitech Circle 2 features a 180-degree wide angle lens with 1080p HD picture quality that you can stream online or on the available app for your phone. The Wire-Free version has a battery life of up to 3 months and can be re-charged easily. Using the app, you can highlight up to 5 Motion Zones to watch over as well as receiving alerts when motion is detected. The Circle 2 can be used with your Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit or Chromecast.

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Simple app
  • Wide viewing angle

Cons

  • Reliability
  • Not a very good night camera

 

Subscription Prices – From £2.99p/m to £13.99p/m

Warranty – 2 years

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4Nest Cam Indoor Camera

Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera

The Nest Cam Indoor camera lets you see, talk and listen with their Nest app on your smartphone, smartwatch or by sending you email alerts. The camera features 1080p HD wide angle lens which gives you a field of view of 130 degrees. It comes with a versatile stand and a magnetic base so you can take it anywhere with you, it is simply plug and play.

Pros

  • Easy set up
  • Well built
  • Quality of footage

Cons

  • App issues
  • Wi-Fi connection is poor

 

Subscription Prices – From £4.00p/m to £24.00p/m

Warranty – 2 years

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5Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera

Netatmo Smart Indoor Security Camera

The Netatmo Smart security camera is useful in many ways, not only as a security camera, but can also be used to look after elderly relatives or protecting your family. You can add names to faces to alert you when they come home. The camera features full 1080p HD footage which you can view 24/ on their smartphone app.

Pros

  • Excellent night vision
  • No subscription required
  • Great image quality

Cons

  • Poor support team
  • App is unreliable

 

Subscription Prices – No subscription

Warranty – 2 years

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6Canary Flex Weatherproof Outdoor and Indoor Security Camera

Canary Flex Weatherproof Outdoor and Indoor Security Camera

This Canary Flex security camera can be used either indoor or outside and has a built-in rechargeable battery so that it can be used wire free. The Canary Flex gives you’re the ability to contact the emergency services if you see something unusual from within their app. The camera has a full HD camera that can record up to 7 meters away from where it is positioned and has a built-in speaker and microphone, however you will need their membership for this feature to work.

Pros

  • Brilliant audio & video quality
  • Easy to set up
  • Good looking product

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Poor subscription model

 

Subscription Prices – £7.99p/m

Warranty – 2 years

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7Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

The Canary All-in-One Home Security Device features a 1080p HD camera with 147 degrees wide-angle lens. But this is more than just a security camera, it features a 90db siren to warn off intruders, as well as HomeHealth technology which monitors air quality, temperature, and humidity to help understand how your home might affect your health, and this can all be set up in minutes.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Fantastic quality
  • in-house enviroment control

Cons

  • Poor subscription model
  • App is unreliable

 

Subscription Prices – £7.99p/m

Warranty – 2 years

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8NEOS Smartcam

NEOS Smartcam

The NEOS Smartcam is certainly the cheapest of all the security cameras we have reviewed today, and you get a lot for your money. You get a 1080p HD camera with 8 times zoom and 110-degree angle lens as well as 2-way audio so you can talk and listen. It also has night vision and it can be used with your Alexa device, which you can connect with your TV if you have the Amazon Fire Stick connected.

Pros

  • Price
  • Picture quality
  • Fantastic app

Cons

  • Set-up is way too intrusive

 

 

Subscription Prices – £3.49p/m

Warranty – 1 year

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9ieGeek Security Outdoor Camera

ieGeek Security Outdoor Camera

The ieGeek Security Outdoor Cameras offers 1080p HD footage in all weathers and has viewing angles which range from 80 degrees to 110 degrees depending on the model you go for. The camera gives you peace of mind that the camera will continue to record, even if the Wi-Fi connection is lost, the video will save into the SD card (sold separately). The ieGeek also has the built in 2-way microphone and speaker so you can speak to anyone that maybe at your door.

Pros

  • Price
  • Excellent daytime picture quality

Cons

  • Difficult to set up
  • Connection issues

 

Subscription Prices – No subscription

Warranty – 1 year

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10Blink XT2 Security Camera

Blink XT2 Security Camera

The Blink XT2 security camera can be used both indoor & outdoor and features a battery life of up to 2 years. The Blink XT2 works with Alexa and also has 2-way audio. The lens has 1080p HD quality and 110 degree viewing angle. The Blink comes with Free Cloud storage at no extra cost, which is unlike most of the others we have reviewed that usually need a subscription. Blink XT2 can be placed or mounted (using the included ball mount) indoors or outdoors for complete coverage and peace of mind.

Pros

  • Very good motion detection
  • Easy to set up
  • Alexa and Fire TV

Cons

  • Poor mounts
  • Battery life

 

Subscription Prices – No subscription

Warranty – 2 years

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Wired, Wireless & Wire-Free

Wired security systems require cabling for internet, video transmission as well as power. One of the main benefits of a wired security system is its reliability as they are not vulnerable to interference from wi-fi signals. Despite this, you may find that the system may suffer from power outages. If your home was to suffer from a power cut, then your security system will also lose power.

If you are looking for an easy installation solution, then a wireless home security camera system may be more suitable for you. Most systems can be set up in minutes and connects with your home Wi-fi network however this may come with some interference issues depending on the strength of the signal.

Wire-free security camera systems may be the perfect option for homeowners or tenants as these systems are easy to install and easy to move. These camera systems will be able to save the video footage to various cloud services. While there may not be any wires connecting to power, that does mean that the cameras are reliant on rechargeable batteries or constant charging.

 

Things to consider before you buy

Here are some things that you should really know before you make your choice…

 

Can my security camera be hacked?

With all “smart” home appliances privacy is paramount. Privacy risks can include private data like passwords being exposed as well as been snooped on by hackers. There have been cases of apps using unencrypted data, so that when you are using passwords for example, to your Wi-fi connection, anyone can view it, which can potentially lead to hackers gaining access to your home wi-fi network or gain access to other devices that is using that connection.

 

Will a security camera work as a baby/kid/pet monitor?

Many people use a wireless security camera as a way of keeping an eye on their families or pets. With a wireless security camera, you get the flexibility to be able to move it around your house depending on where and when you need it. You have the ability to communicate with the two-way audio and the quality of the footage, especially at night, has really improved.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Security Cameras

Outdoor wireless security cameras are designed to protect your property from intruders before they enter your home. They are built to withstand outdoor elements like the weather or the ever-changing light conditions.

Indoor wireless security cameras are there in case an intruder is able to get inside your home; they will be able to give you HD quality footage. You can use indoor systems to keep an eye on loved ones, belongings or pets while you may be away from home. They tend to be smaller and lighter and less durable compared to an outdoor camera.

 

Which wireless security camera has the best quality?

Most of the wireless security cameras we have reviewed come with 1080p HD quality. The Arlo Pro 3 comes with a 2K HD camera but there is also a Ultra 4K HD version available too. It also has a extremely wide 160 View, which is the most of any of the cameras.

 

How much should I spend on a wireless security camera?

The prices of these devices range anywhere between £25 and £600 with most of the cameras ranging between £130 and £200. You will have to take into consideration the various subscription packages that come with each of the cameras for extra features. These can set you back another few pounds a month on top of the camera. The beauty of having a wireless security camera system is that you wouldn’t need to get an electrician or handyman over to install them for you.