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Technology.

13 August 2021

Top cheap wireless security cameras

We round up the best wireless security cameras for less than £130 to give you peace of mind when you're not at home. Plus, see the models to avoid.
Andrew Laughlin
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You don't need to spend a fortune if you're looking for a good security camera to help you keep your home safe. In fact, there are some great cheap models that can give their more expensive rivals a run for their money. 

However, it's worth finding a camera that not only captures great-quality footage, but is simple to use, too.

There's not much difference between models when it comes to size or shape, but choosing the right camera for your needs will depend on its range of features. In the table below, we've picked our top five cheap wireless security cameras, all of which cost less than £130. From models with optical zoom to battery-powered cameras, you're bound to find something to suit you.

If you're looking for a simple model that won't break the bank but still takes great video, night or day, you'll find the best models here. We've also highlighted the Don't Buy security cameras that are worth avoiding.

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Best cheap wireless security cameras

  • 90%
    £84.97

    Thanks to its versatile design, you can use this affordable wireless security either indoors, or on the outside of your house. It excels in both scenarios, and scored five stars across the board in our in-depth testing. Plus, it has good security protections against hacking attacks.

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  • 89%
    £49.00

    For a wallet-friendly price you get a high quality indoor security camera from a well-known brand that did very well in our testing. It's easy to use, has good video quality and some useful features. If you're shopping on a tight budget, get this camera on your shortlist.

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  • 86%
    £24.99

    If you don't want to spend too much on a security camera for inside your home, this big brand model shows you can get quality on a budget. It has very good video quality, is easy to use and costs comfortably under £50.

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  • 85%
    £37.99

    You might not have heard of this brand but you will absolutely love the indoor security camera it has produced. With superb video quality, an easy to use app and free video storage, it is both excellent and affordable.

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Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct at August 2021.

Not found the right camera for you? Browse all our wireless security camera reviews.

Cheap security cameras to avoid

The inferior wireless security cameras from our testing not only take awful-quality video, but they're laborious to use and have limited features. We've seen some models with flimsy build quality, insecure privacy settings, and a narrow field of view. Make sure you don't waste your money on a sub-par wireless security camera.

  • 44%
    £49.00

    A clear Don't Buy: this model is best avoided. The mobile app is simple to use, but that's about as good as it gets - the ratings for video quality, motion detection and alert functionality are all below average.

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  • 38%
    £24.99

    This wireless security camera is pitched as an affordable security surveillance system for your home or a small office. However, it scored badly in our tests and we recommend avoiding this model at all costs. It captures very poor-quality video during the daytime and at night, has a restricted field of view, and little-to-no privacy or security settings.

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