Outdoor security cameras provide a quick way to get some peace of mind when it comes to home security. Over the years, security cameras have improved considerably, from better image quality to the ability to distinguish a stranger from the neighbor kid selling raffle tickets. After testing the best outdoor security cameras, we recommend the Nest Cam (battery) (available at Best Buy for $179.99) as our top pick for its fantastic spread of free smart features and multiple installation options.
Looking for something cheaper? The Wyze Cam Outdoor (available at Amazon) is a value-packed security camera that works great for outdoor use. But there are plenty of other choices available, each with its own specialties. To make sure you find the right pick for you, we installed the most popular home security cameras on the market and put them through our tests.
These are the best smart outdoor security cameras we tested:
Nest Cam (battery)
Wyze Cam Outdoor
Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera
Ring Stick Up Camera
Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Cam
Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro
Logitech Circle View
Eufy Solo Cam E40
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
Blink all-new Outdoor Cam
Lorex Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera