Four new Best Buy wireless security cameras revealed in Which? tests

Our latest round of wireless security camera testing has uncovered the joint top-scoring camera we’ve ever tested along with three other Best Buys. We’ve tested models that cost up to GBP200 – even more when you factor in ongoing subscription costs – but our latest batch of nine includes models to suit a wide range of budgets and it’s possible to pick up a great camera for less than GBP100. We’ve highlighted some models from our test batch below – click through to the full reviews to see how they performed in the Which? lab compared with other wireless security cameras.

Wireless security cameras[1] – see more than 35 security cameras tested.

Canary Flex, GBP199

Available in two different colours (black or white), the Canary Flex is an indoor and outdoor 720p (HD) wireless security camera with a built-in battery. It can be powered by mains via the weather-proofed cable or from the rechargeable battery (claimed to last up to two months). It also includes an adaptable mount system with a magnetic base, so it’s very easy to swivel the camera’s viewpoint to the desired position.

If you’re looking to install the Flex in a more permanent position, or in awkward places such as a plant pot, there are optional mounts available that range from GBP20-30. Read our full Canary Flex review[2] to see how it measures up.

Hive View, GBP189

Four new Best Buy wireless security cameras revealed in Which? tests

With a svelte design, this lightweight cube-like camera includes a built-in battery, which can power the camera for up to an hour when fully charged from the stand so you can place it around your home to keep an eye on things. It’s also available in two colour combinations: black and brushed copper or white and champagne gold.

At the heart of the Hive View camera is a sensor with 1080p (Full HD) resolution. The camera lens uses a 130-degree field of view and can easily cover a large room. It comes with 24-hour cloud recording for free but you’ll need to pay for a subscription if you want the full benefits of the camera.

The Hive Video Playback plan is GBP4.99 a month, which gives you 30-day rolling camera history for up to two cameras. Read our full Hive View review[3] for everything you need to know.

Logitech Circle 2, GBP137

Four new Best Buy wireless security cameras revealed in Which? tests

The Logitech Circle 2 is a security camera that records footage at 1080p (Full HD) and is available in wireless or wired versions (we tested the latter). The wired model comes with a 3 metre power cable, while the wireless model has a battery pack plus a shorter 2 metre cable for topping up the battery.

The camera is connected to a swivel hinge, which allows you to find the best viewing angle for your setup, and Logitech provides additional fixtures if you want to mount the camera to a wall. It’s also an indoor and outdoor camera, designed to withstand rain, snow, heat and cold. We haven’t tested its outdoor capabilities, though, so we can’t comment on how well it will perform in the elements.

This camera can also be controlled with your voice through Amazon’s Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant.

To find out if this security camera is ideal for your home, read our full Logitech Circle 2 review[4].

Other wireless security cameras tested in our latest batch

References

  1. ^ Wireless security cameras (www.which.co.uk)
  2. ^ Canary Flex review (www.which.co.uk)
  3. ^ Hive View review (www.which.co.uk)
  4. ^ Logitech Circle 2 review (www.which.co.uk)

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