Surveillance cameras allow you to keep an eye on your home from anywhere. Here’s our guide to the best battery-powered cameras, for quick and easy installation. Battery powered surveillance cameras are much easier to install due to the absence of a power cable. In order to see more clearly, our guide selects the best battery powered surveillance cameras for you.
By following a strict procedure, we gauge how easy the installation and application is, even for novices. Then, we take the direction of the laboratory for the tests. We analyze the image quality in all modes (day, infrared or color night vision) and the definitions available to us. The reaction time to switch from day mode to night mode is then timed, then the detection sensors are scrutinized. We then check if the speaker, microphone and siren are performing.
All this allows us to have an overview of the real capabilities of the device, which we share with you in this guide.
Netgear Arlo Pro
It is clear that Netgear has raised the bar with this camera. From quick installation to innate use, through the rich application and a cloud offering worthy of the name, the Arlo Pro is a good camera that does what is asked of it pretty well. Our advice, however: prefer a wired power supply for better image quality.
Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera
Focusing on the essentials, Arlo pulls off the bat and signs a good surveillance camera. The Essential Spotlight is an efficient solution equipped with a projector that brings real added value. The application is rich in options, but you have to sacrifice a few dollars every month to access the video history. On this point, the Ezviz C3X is not only more accommodating, but also more efficient.
The new version of the Blink Outdoor expresses its full potential by day, as the images captured at night are hardly usable. Easy to use and install, it also leaves a feeble access to the manufacturer’s cloud to be regretted , even if it is possible to save images locally via its connection bridge. In our opinion, it is better to opt for the Ezviz C3X (running on mains) or the Arlo Essential Spotlight (on battery) which provide more interesting overall benefits.
Ultra easy to install, the new generation of the Blink Indoor offers good daytime image quality. On the other hand, at night, it should not be relied on to monitor effectively. For a more efficient overall performance, we prefer the Ezviz C1C 1080p , for example.