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5 October 2020

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.
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Hollie Hennessy

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

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90%
Best Buy
£86.49
Reviewed

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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87%
Best Buy
£60.00
Reviewed

This is one of our joint top-rated wireless security cameras. You'll get clear and bright footage and the full-featured and easy to use app delivers prompt alerts with plenty of information. The camera has a 180 degree wide-angle lens and can be integrated with a wide range of smart home systems.

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85%
Best Buy
£86.55
Reviewed

If you're searching for a security camera for the outside of your home, but don't want to spend a fortune, then this camera is a great option. It has impressive video quality, an easy to use app and good protections against hacking attacks, all for under £100.

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77%
Best Buy
£49.49
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This big brand camera proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a fantastic Best Buy indoor surveillance. It's simple to set up and use, has impressive video quality and some useful features. Plus it has solid protections to fend off hacking attacks.

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76%
Best Buy
£149.99
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This model is an amazing Best Buy camera. Video quality is pin-sharp and audio is equally as good, so you’ll have no problems with the footage. App functionality is also great, with plenty of options for viewing and receiving alerts. It’s not without its faults though – footage is stored on an SD card, so you can’t use cloud storage. It also doesn’t link with other gear, so bear that in mind if you like your smart products to work in unison.

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Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct at March 2019.

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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.

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44%
Don't buy
£49.00
Reviewed

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%
Don't buy
£16.99
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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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