Hate the messy and ugly cablings? Want to monitor indoor areas with no power outlet?

That’s where the battery operated indoor security cameras come in.

And you never need to worry that your home or business may be vulnerable in case the burglars cut off the power!

Next, let’s explore the best battery powered indoor CCTV security cameras available and learn whether it is legal for you to record someone on the hidden battery operated indoor security cameras.

Pro Tip: If you need a battery powered outdoor security camera, click here to land you on the right path.

Buying Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras Shouldn’t Be Hard

Yes, it is tricky to buy the best battery operated indoor security cameras for your home.

But you can be a smart buyer to make the process much easier.

In the end, everything boils down to matching your needs with the features of battery control indoor IP security cameras.

And if you want a battery operated indoor home security camera with the following functions, remember to check these important things you should never miss!

Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras

#1. Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras with Motion Detection

Rather than record your place 24 hours nonstop, the battery operated indoor recording security cameras will be in standby mode unless motion is detected.

So it’s key that the battery powered motion CCTV security cameras for indoor use are equipped with smart PIR motion sensors, so that you won’t miss any abnormal details.

To avoid stacked false motion alerts from your battery powered wireless indoor security camera, you can disable motion detection when you are at home and enable it when you are away from your phone.

Or you may take other effective tips to reduce false alarms, such as adjusting the motion detection sensitivity, placing the camera in low-traffic areas, etc.

#2. Battery Powered Wireless Indoor Security Cameras with Night Vision

Great night vision is important for the battery powered indoor security cameras to capture clear videos in darkness.

But never place the battery operated indoor security cameras behind glass or windows, because the glass will reflect the infrared LED light that provides night vision illumination, and you’ll see a nasty reflection or glare.

Since most infrared security cameras for sale have the 850nm wavelength, it’s normal that there is a red glow at night from your battery powered wireless indoor security cameras with night vision.

If you want to get rid of it, disable the IR function of your indoor security cameras that run on batteries in the camera settings.

Now some high-end battery indoor security cameras, like Reolink Argus® 2, are even packed with starlight image sensor, enabling you to see objects in true color with more visible details in total darkness.

Below is a color night vision image shared by a user of Reolink Argus® 2.

Battery Indoor Security Camera with Night Vision

#3. Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras with App for Remote Viewing

I know many of you intend to use the indoor battery powered remote security cameras to monitor your second/vacation home, your elderly parent’s house, etc. on your phone.

In such cases, make sure the battery powered wireless indoor security cameras are within the WiFi coverage to receive good signals, so that you can watch live viewing both in the local network, and outside the LAN.

Worry NOT if there is no Internet!

The cellular-based battery operated indoor security cameras, like Reolink Go, are designed to work in places without WiFi and power source, allowing you to view live feed from anywhere on your smartphone.

And the easiest way to stream live feed of battery operated indoor cameras is via a customized smartphone App – no fees charged, frequently upgrades for new features.

Battery Powered Indoor Remote IP Camera

#4. Wire Free Battery Indoor Security Cameras with Long Battery Life

Prefer the battery operated indoor home security camera systems with long battery life?

Of course you do!

They can save you great trouble as well as much money to change the batteries frequently. (Learn the tips to extend security camera battery life.)

Besides the battery life of indoor security cameras with backup battery, you should also allow for the battery types and battery price of your wire free home security cameras.

For example: what battery mode does the battery operated indoor security camera use? Are the batteries easily available in your country? What’s the price and do the battery control CCTV security cameras for indoor use support rechargeable batteries?

The rechargeable battery operated indoor security cameras Reolink Argus® 2 and Reolink Go, have offered a cost-effective and environmental-friendly solution. Both of them come with a rechargeable battery and you can also add the Reolink solar panel (requires separate purchase) to provide non-stop power for the camera.

#5. Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras with an SD Card (Slot)

For the indoor areas with no Internet connection, the battery operated indoor security cameras with memory card can still work to record motion events locally.

Then you can take out the SD card and watch motion detection videos on your laptop or computer to keep inform of what happened without your conscious.

But many of you may fall into this myth: the larger the memory card capacity is, the better.

The truth is that, you don’t need to worry about the SD card storage of wire-free battery-powered outdoor/indoor security cameras. Once the storage space is full, the older videos will be automatically overwritten.

So you simply need to back up those important files recorded by the battery operated indoor security cameras with SD card regularly.

If you have enough budget and want to access the footage from anywhere, cloud storage can also be a handy alternative. Reolink, for example, recently launched its free cloud beta testing and you can get 10GB of free cloud storage.

Editor’s Note: On top of these features, you may also need the battery operated indoor security cameras with two-way audio. If so, remember to check the audio capabilities of the camera before your purchase.

Want a Hidden Battery Operated Indoor Security Camera? Wait

You want to record someone with a hidden battery powered indoor security camera?

Think twice before your do.

It might involve some legal issues, depending on what your discreet battery operated indoor security cameras are for.

#1. Record Potential Thieves and Protect Your Camera from Being Stolen

If you are a home owner, and you want to protect your property from burglars or prevent your security camera from being stolen, it is totally legal for you to use a hidden battery powered indoor security camera.

And here are some ways to hide your battery powered wireless indoor security cameras:

  • Choose the battery powered mini indoor security cameras with a sleek and compact design.
  • Place your battery operated indoor security cameras in the covert locations, such as the bookshelf, plants, mirrored tissue box, etc.
  • Dress up your wireless battery operated indoor security cameras with skins to blend into the surroundings.

And as a renter, you can also install a battery powered indoor security camera for your house, as they are totally wire free and require no physical wiring or drillings.

Reminders: If you intend to put up hard-wired security cameras in your rented house, you need to consult with your landlord first, or you may invite legal trouble in.

#2. Record Nannies, Babysitters, Caregivers, Employees, Tenants, etc

In general, it is legal to use hidden battery powered indoor security cameras in your home in USA even you don’t get the consent of the people who you are recording.

But NOT for areas where your subjects have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as the bathrooms, bedrooms, dressrooms, etc.

And the same goes for the hidden battery operated indoor IP cameras in work place.

Check out the following guides about the legality to record nannies, caregivers, tenants, employees, etc. with a hidden battery powered indoor security camera.

Now, Off to Pick Up These Best Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras

Ready to buy the best self-contained battery powered indoor security cameras?

Now look through one of the best-sellers among the top battery operated indoor security cameras.

Best Rechargeable Battery Operated Indoor & Outdoor Security Camera – Reolink Argus® 2

The long-awaited rechargeable battery operated indoor and outdoor security camera Reolink Argus® 2 has finally arrived!

As the successor of Reolink Argus®, Reolink Argus® 2 basically has all the features as Reolink Argus®, including the smart motion detection, intelligent alerts, easy live viewing, two-way communication, weatherproof design, etc.

Why it is unique:

Starlight night vision – This battery powered wireless indoor security camera presents clearer images and videos with more visual details. You may also manually adjust the camera settings to get color images at night.

Battery Powered & solar powered – It comes with a rechargeable battery and you can add the Reolink solar panel (needs a separate purchase) to provide non-stop power for the camera.

Now read the battery powered wireless indoor security camera reviews from PC Mag to learn more about this camera:

“Easy installation, sharp day and night video quality, and local recording make the Reolink Argus 2 a solid choice for a wireless indoor/outdoor home surveillance camera. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck, making the Argus 2 a very solid option for its price range.”

Resolution 1080p
Image Sensor Sony starlight CMOS sensor
Powering Options Battery powered & solar powered
Night Vision 33ft
Two-way Audio Yes
Motion Detection Yes
Weatherproof Yes
Viewing Angle 130°
All-in-One Yes
Battery Life 4-6 months in standby mode

Below is a high quality video shared by a user of Reolink Argus® 2.

Reolink Argus® 2

100% Wire-Free Starlight Camera

Rechargeable Battery & Solar Powered; Outdoor/Indoor Protection; 1080 Full HD; Starlight Night Vision; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

Alternative: Reolink recently launched a new Argus family member — Reolink Argus® Pro for another wire-free security solution at a much more affordable price.

This battery operated indoor surveillance camera shares almost all the highlights as Reolink Argus® 2 except the starlight night vision. In virtue of the rich features and compact design, it is highly rated that “the $100 price tag is well worth it’s weight in gold”.

Video sample of Reolink Argus® Pro:

Reolink Argus® Pro

100% Wire-Free Security Camera

Rechargeable Battery or Solar Powered; Outdoor/Indoor Protection; 1080p Full HD; Smart Motion Detection; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

Christmas Deals: Both Reolink Argus® 2 and Reolink Argus® Pro are on big sale for the Christmas holiday promotion (ends on Dec.25 PST). And you can get a 20% discount for these battery wireless outdoor security cameras.

Clear Off Your Problems About Battery Operated Indoor Security Cameras

Still have some puzzles about the wireless battery powered indoor security cameras?

Here we collect some frequently asked questions and corresponding fixes.

Q1: If I install a battery powered indoor CCTV security camera in my home, what if my friends coming over feel comfortable?

Fix: Choose a low-profile or hidden battery operated indoor security camera (Reolink Argus® 2 recommended) and use the tips above to hide your cameras.

Q2: I want an indoor security camera that is the line with the decor of my home, any tips?

Fix: The battery powered indoor security cameras require no drilling holes or messy cables, so they won’t affect the aesthetics of your home. You can also choose the color of the battery indoor security camera based on the decoration style of your home or dress up the camera with skins to blend into the environment.

Q3: I’m on a tight budget and want to move the battery control indoor security camera around in several places? Is that possible?

Fix: Yes, the battery powered indoor security cameras are portable, self-contained and flexible in locations. You can reposition them anywhere you want.

Q4: In event of a power outage in my home, will the battery powered indoor security cameras still work with no Internet?

Fix: Yes, the battery powered wireless indoor security cameras with an SD card (slot) can still detect motion events and save them on the memory card. But you will be unable to watch live viewing or receive instant alerts under such cases.

If you have any more questions about the battery operated indoor security cameras, please feel free to leave your comment below and I’ll get back to you soon.

  • JEFFERSON

    1. THE BATTERY IS SAID TO LAST FOR 4-6 MONTHS. DOES IT MEAN THAT IF THE BATTERY IS CHARGED, THE BATTERY WILL LAST FOR 4-6 MONTHS BEFORE THE POWER LAPSE? OR IS IT THAT AFTER 4-6 MONTHS THE BATTERY WILL BED=COME DYSFUNCTIONAL AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED? PLEASE EXPLAIN.

    • Jenny Hu

      Hi, Jefferson, the battery is expected to last for 4-6 months in standby mode after a full charge (note that the battery consumption may vary with your specific usage). After it runs out of juice, you can simply recharge the battery via the plugged-in power source. Also, with the Reolink solar panel, you can get non-stop juice to power the battery operated indoor security cameras and thus, you never need to worry about battery recharging.

  • mo

    What is the difference between having a solar panel to constantly charge the battery or keeping it plugged in with the usb cord & wall adapter? Wont that give u a continuous charge?
    Im looking for something not noticeable but with use of an SD Card and is wire free.

    • Jenny Hu

      Hi, there, using a solar panel is more flexible since it allows you to place the battery-powered security camera at anywhere rather than install it next to a power outlet. You may check here https://store.reolink.com/battery-security-cameras/ for more less noticeable wire-free battery-powered CCTV cameras with SD card slots. Hope this helps.

  • mo

    Does this record continuiously or only when there is movement? Can u stop the recording when ur home or does this still record when ur home and sees movement?

    • Jenny Hu

      Hi, there, the battery-powered security cameras are designed to record when there is movement so as to save power consumption. If you are at home, you may disable the motion-recording mode via app or Client as you wish.

  • mo

    Are the directions clear to set up and to set up for night time motion activated mode? Im not very tech savvy and I dont understand some of the modes to set up with. How much movement is recorded and does it also take pictures when motion is activated?

  • mo

    What is the difference between Argus 2 and Argus Pro?

  • mo

    you dont have a phone number and to contact support, you dont speak to anyone. you have to wait for a response.
    i placed an order on 4/5/2019 but want to cancel because you had a flash deal the same day on 4/5/2019 on Argus 2 cameras and I wanted the lower price flash deal.

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