Taking home security seriously is no longer just an option. Did you know 52% of neighborhood burglaries take place in broad daylight when nobody’s home (Source)? You may be taking all the precautions necessary when you’re in your living room, but without proper home security, you never know what will happen when you’re at work or thousands of miles away on vacation.

It’s important to take your home security to the next level with a monitoring tool, like an outside security camera. Luckily, there are plenty in the market, so you have a plethora of options to choose from. Let’s dive into the best picks of 2018.

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Best Outdoor Home Security Cameras of 2018

First things first, you should know exactly what to look for when shopping for an outdoor security camera. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • Cost 
  • Resolution 
  • Field of View
  • Motion Detection
  • Audio
  • WiFi
  • Night Vision

Now that you know what to look out for, you’ll know which options are the best for you:

Amcrest ProHD

When you looked over the list of outdoor security camera factors, did “Resolution” stand out to you? If it did, the Amcrest ProHD might be the one for your household. It clearly identifies faces and even license plates. This stark resolution gives way to amazing night vision. On top of that, it can survive plenty of weather:

The ProHD also has one of the highest weatherproof ratings of all the outdoor security cameras we’ve reviewed.

Unfortunately, this camera has a limited WiFi connectivity and no audio capabilities, so keep that in mind.

Nest Cam Outdoor

The Nest Cam is perfect for a household that’s already geared up with smart tech and home automation. Got an Alexa Echo Dot? Good news, you can easily integrate this camera with voice commands. You can also integrate this camera with smart light bulbs.

This doesn’t have any pan/tilt functions, but it does have a wide enough angle.

Ring Floodlight Camera

Like the Nest Cam, the Ring Floodlight Camera also works with Alexa. It has superior motion detection, built-in floodlights, and an alarm, so you can sound it off whenever you see suspicious activity.

On the downside, this camera is on the pricey side, and unlike the Amcrest camera above, it might not do well in harsh weather conditions. Additionally, you will need to do some hardwiring to install the Ring.

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Protect America’s Wireless Outdoor Camera

Last but not least is our own wireless outdoor camera; what we like to call the HD crime-stopper. At 720p HD, a smooth 25 frames-per-second feed, and a 60-degree field of view, this camera gives you a clear and perfect view of the outside of your home. You don’t have to worry about squinting to see. Second, it’s small design is sleek and discreet, so your home doesn’t look bulky with equipment. Next, this camera’s four infrared LEDs automatically light up to 16 feet ahead in low-light conditions, giving you the best night vision capabilities out there. On top of being able to see, this camera also gives you the ability to hear and talk with it’s built-in mic and speaker. Lastly, 24/7 monitoring is easy, with live and secure streaming. Interested yet? Get a quote from us!

Protect America offers  24/7, professionally monitored home security. With no installation fees (ever), locked-in rates, and a price-match guarantee, it’s no wonder we’re a nine-time Consumers Digest Best Buy winner! Trust us, the other guys can’t say that. Find a better deal? We promise to match it. Check us out!