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The Best Outdoor Security Cameras for Your Business or Home

These weatherproof devices can keep a watchful eye on your property

Complete security systems are expensive, but it's actually become very affordable and easy to install a couple of security cameras outside your home. Cover the exterior and you'll know whenever there's an intruder. Outdoor security cameras can deter burglaries, home invasions and porch pirates; they're also great for keeping an eye on the comings and goings of your family and pets.

The potential security benefits are attractive, but there is a trade-off in privacy, and you can expect some ongoing costs and maintenance. After months of rigorous testing, we've identified the best outdoor security cameras. We also highlight what should be top of mind when buying an internet-connected device, as well as installation options. Just want to monitor your home's interior? Our Best Indoor Security Cameras, Best Video Doorbell Cameras and Best Pet Camera guides can help.

Updated May 2022: We added cameras from Arlo, D-Link, Ezviz, Nooie and others. We also added a note on the recently exposed security flaw with some Wyze cameras.

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