Not only do battery-poweredgive you more installation freedom than their wired counterparts, they also typically have weather-resistant housings for use outside. That means you can install these cameras on a fence, in a tree — or pretty much anywhere, as long as your Wi-Fi network reaches it, to keep an eye on your home and help deter intruders.
I’ve picked three models that I especially like for a variety of reasons, though I took into account things like video quality, field of view, whether it offered a mobile app and recording options, if it connects to your existingsetup and, of course, battery life. The is my favorite all-around camera. Period. Since it happens to be battery-powered too, it’s my favorite for this list. I like the for its reasonable price — $100 — and its long battery life (up to two years). The third and final camera in the list, the , offers a wide range of compatible accessories to further extend its battery-powered convenience. So, keep reading if you’re looking for the best battery powered security camera to meet your wireless outdoor .
The Arlo Pro 3 home security camera is battery-powered so you can mount it to a tree or a fence without having to think about an annoying power cord. It’s also weatherproof to tackle the elements and is supposed to last for a few months on a single charge, depending on usage.
In addition to its convenient rechargeable battery, the Pro 3 has a lot of standout features: a built-in siren; arm/disarm modes; and person, animal, vehicle and package detection alerts (with an optional Arlo Smart subscription plan). The device also allows for two-way communication and has both color and black and white night vision for a crystal clear view of what’s going on in your yard.
It has typical features, too, like motion alerts, night vision and two-way talk. The Pro 3 works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Blink XT2 costs $100. For your money, you get one battery-powered camera and one Sync module. The Sync module is supposed to extend the camera’s battery life and it helps the app and the camera communicate.
If you already have a Sync module from a previous Blink purchase, you should be able to use it with the XT2 as well. If that’s the case, you’ll only need to buy the standalone camera for $90.
The camera has 1080p HD live streaming, alerts, free cloud storage, night vision and weather-resistant housing. It sends push notifications to your smartphone via an app when its sensor picks up movement. The weatherproof device also offers two-way communication. It runs on two AA lithium-metal batteries that are supposed to last for up to two years.
I’ve been testing one since July 2019 — and it’s still going strong. The Blink XT2 works with Alexa.
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