As the dust settles from Black Friday and Cyber Monday is about to begin, what are the best-selling wireless security cameras? We saw very healthy levels of traffic on our website this weekend and we hope you got some great deals.
Wireless security cameras are great for home monitoring and surveillance. They can be used as baby monitors, pet monitors, or simply to watch your property for peace of mind, especially when you are away. Most of the best-sellers here are indoor cameras, but can also be potentially used outdoors under a porch or somewhere it is not exposed to the elements.
Well, if a lot of people are buying a particular camera, you are going to find a lot more user reviews on the Internet. Also, Amazon who provides the information used in this best-sellers list is bound to have more user reviews as well.
All those users will be using their cameras in different ways for different applications and this will give you a more varied and better understanding of the product than any controlled test or single review can. So check out the list below and we hope you find a camera that suits your needs the most. As always, if you need help choosing a camera for your specific needs, just get in touch with us through the comments section and we would be glad to assist.
Unless otherwise noted, all these cameras are wireless(usually WiFi) and support email alert notifications and/or push notifications.
We have not mentioned prices as they would quickly become outdated. This is because the selling price varies day-to-day and also depends on the deals available. You can click on the ‘Check price on Amazon’ link to see the current offer price and check out detailed user reviews.
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Sricam Wireless Baby Monitor and Indoor Home Security Camera
Sricam Baby Monitor and Home Security Camera is the best-seller this November and you can see why. Its a 720p HD IP Camera with built-in IR LEDs for night vision, a microSD card slot, a built-in microphone and speakers. It has Wi-Fi and supports the Onvif 2.4 protocol, which makes it possible to add it to an existing DVR/NVR system. As a baby monitor, you will need to use your smartphone to view the video stream. It can also send motion detection email alerts and push notification alerts to your smartphone. The Sricam Baby monitor also has an SD card slot has very good reviews on Amazon.
Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Indoor Wireless IP Security Camera
The Amcrest ProHD security camera is a massively popular camera and has a 4.5/5 review rating over 455 reviews. The free Amcrest View Lite app lets you easily set up the camera using the QR code on the camera. The high quality Sony image sensor is responsible for the very good image quality this camera can produce. It comes with 4 hours of free cloud storage at the moment but also supports microSD cards which is great if you do not want to use the cloud.
Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with wireless screen and PTZ
This baby monitor is a complete set – it comes with a camera and a wireless monitor. The camera is quite unique – it comes with interchangeable lenses. This means that you can choose the lens most appropriate for the area you are trying to cover. A lens with lower focal length will give you a wider area of coverage whereas a lens with a higher focal length will let you zoom in on a specific area. The DXR-8 camera also supports Pan Tilt and Zoom functions from the monitor.
D-Link Indoor Wireless Network Camera (DCS-932L)
D-link is a company that has been around for a long time producing branded affordable wireless home security cameras. This model has a local recording option in the form of either an SD card or a dedicated mini-NVR. If you are confident that you do not need a more elaborate home CCTV system based on industrial grade cameras such as a Hikvision, we recommend the D-Link Camera and Video Recorder kit which lets you:
- simultaneously record video and
- view real-time or play back recorded video from up to 4 mydlink cameras.
Arlo Smart Security – Outdoor HD Camera Security System
The Arlo from Netgear is unique in being battery powered and thus truly wireless. However this is its biggest weakness as well. Security cameras need to be 100% reliable and you just can’t get that from battery powered cameras. So while it is a best-seller, we cannot recommend it as a home monitoring system. If you have a very specific purpose where battery powered wireless cameras are the only option, these are a good bet. Eg. bird-watching, or spying on wildlife in the garden.
Amcrest HDSeries 720P Indoor WiFi IP Surveillance Camera System
Foscam FI9821P Indoor Security Camera
Foscam is a brand that is well-known to most home security hobbyists. This American company has found great success in the wireless security camera niche and have capitalised on homeowners looking for smart cameras. As a first step into the world of home surveillance, the indoor Foscam cameras are a good choice. However many of our readers have found that for a little more money you can get industrial grade IP cameras that are much more reliable and feature-rich – an example is the very popular B07M9KNJCJ which has much better image quality thanks to its larger 4 megapixel sensor.
Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt Wireless Indoor Security Camera
A solid 4/5 star review rating on Amazon across more than 6000 reviews is proof that this camera delivers at a shockingly low price. It has true night vision thanks to its IR cut filter (the technical name being Infrared-Cut Removable or ICR Filter). An IR cut filter is a mechanical filter that lets the camera see infrared rays in the night time. During the day time, the filter lets the camera function normally thus providing good quality colour images. Always buy a security camera which has an IR cut filter. This is key to getting good quality night videos and photos.
Samsung SmartCam HD Pro 1080p Full-HD Wi-Fi Camera
A solid and reliable product offering from Samsung, this camera has figured on our Annual Recommended Indoor IP Cameras list.
Canary All-in-One Home Security Device
Though its not strictly a wireless home security camera, the new Canary all-in-one security device belongs on the best-sellers list because it does so much more. It is proof that a simple integrated security system is of great attraction. We feel that this is still too much of a gadget as its size and form factor does limit your positioning and placement options.
Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera
No surprise seeing the Dropcam Pro in the top wireless 15 cameras, customers love the simplicity of setup and operation as much as they do the gorgeous styling. Home security can be glamorous too! What we don’t like is the complete lack of local storage options, and the requirement of a cloud subscription for video archives of any length. Cloud storage of something so private like surveillance footage of your home and what happens inside it is simply not our cup of tea. We recommend a local storage option such as the other cameras on this list that have an SD card slot or a dedicated Network Video Recorder (NVR).
D-Link DCS-5009L Wireless Pan & Tilt Network Camera
Another Pan-Tilt enabled wireless camera, the D-link is priced competitively against the Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt. Both models are very similar and support VGA resolution and the faster Wireless-N standard. The D-link website does mention the presence of an IR cut filter, so it matches the Foscam there.
Misafes 360 Cam Wi-Fi Camera
Bringing up the tail end of the most popular wireless home security camera list is one of the many other brands that make up this hugely diverse industry. However this camera sets itself apart with its 720p HD resolution, SD card option, 360 degree rotation flexibility and a stylish Dropcam-like shape. The free MiCam IOS and Android app is a standard live-view app. Night vision is missing and apparently the notification that is sent any time someone logs into the camera cannot be switched off, but at this price, can you really complain?
What do you think about these wireless home security camera top-sellers? Did you bag one during Black Friday or planning to on Cyber Monday? Leave a comment below – we love hearing from you!