Installing security cameras inside and outside of your home can help protect you from burglaries and potential intruders.


Security cameras don’t just deter the bad guys as they’re scoping out houses and planning their next break in; they also give authorities access to video files in the unfortunate case there is a break in at your home.

To get you started, we’re discussing the top five options for outdoor home security cameras with night vision in 2018.

Foscam FI9901EP

This powerful Foscam F19901EP security camera has an astounding 30 IR LED lights, which allows it to break through the darkness of the night and offer you amazing night vision enablement. Additionally, the HD resolution is better than most outdoor home security cameras.

It does have to be hardwired, but if you can see past this non-wireless option you’ll get great video quality and range for the darkest of nights.

CleverLoop Outdoor Camera

The CleverLoop outdoor camera comes equipped with 24 IR LEDs that give you the night vision ability to protect your home at all hours of the night. It also has a vision range of up to 65 feet (similar to the Foscam), which makes it a great option if you’re looking for an outdoor home security camera in 2018.

Its Wi-Fi capabilities and smartphone connectivity also make it a great option if you don’t want a complex installation.

Arlo Pro 2 by NetGear

The Arlo security camera by NetGear is completely wireless, weatherproof comes with rechargeable batteries that are expected to last you between four and six months. So you can mount is anywhere you feel necessary and aren’t bound by wires or connectivity issues as long as you’re in WiFi range. The Arlo Pro 2 even plays nicely with other smart home devices and offers free cloud and local storage options.

The night vision video range is less than the Foscam and CleverLoop, however, at 25 feet.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

The Nest Cam IQ home security camera provides continuous video streaming to protect your home as well as features like a powerful image sensor, facial recognition and enhance audio. Like the Arlo Pro 2 by Netgear, the camera’s enclosure is weatherproof with an IP66 rating. However, it does require an outdoor power source.

This camera’s LED lights offer 50 feet of night vision with a 130-degree field of view and zoom capabilities.

Zmodo Wireless Outdoor Camera

The Zmodo wireless outdoor camera offers stunning night vision with vivid 720 HD resolution. That means you can see activity in your yard and around your house in the dark with 24 automatic infrared lights with up to 65 feet of night vision. Since it will be outside, it’s important to note it comes with an IP65 weatherproof rating.


For those of you who don’t want wires for connectivity, you’ll be happy to hear the security camera is Wi-Fi enabled. However, it doesn’t come with rechargeable batteries like some of the other options so you will have to plug it into a power outlet.

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