Look for an outdoor security camera system but have no power outlets outside?

Battery powered outdoor security camera systems are designed to solve this dilemma.

By expanding potential camera placement spots, they can free you from all of the installation limits.

But before you decide on buying a battery powered wireless outdoor security camera system, make sure you have grasped all the following knowledge to be a smart buyer.

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What You Need to Set Up Battery Powered Outdoor Security Camera Systems

First off, let me clarify something: a battery powered outdoor security camera system doesn't necessarily come with an NVR/DVR.

As long as the battery outdoor security cameras can capture videos, allow live viewing and save recorded footage for your review, they can also work as mini battery outdoor security camera systems.

So it is pretty easy to set up a battery operated outdoor security camera system — you simply need one or more battery powered outdoor security cameras and insert batteries to power them up.

But WATCH OUT: some battery operated wireless outdoor CCTV security camera systems may require base stations or cloud to work.

To save the unnecessary trouble, choose the standalone battery powered security cameras that can work independently and record videos locally.

They can serve as the best outdoor wireless battery security camera systems — with no contract or subscription fees.

If budget is your main concern, one battery powered outdoor CCTV security camera will be enough. And you can buy several wall mounts to place the camera wherever you want.

What to Look for in a Quality Battery Powered Wireless Outdoor Security Camera System

Before you set off to buy battery powered outdoor security camera systems, ask yourself these questions:

1. Where Will You Mount the Battery Operated Wireless Outdoor Security Camera Systems

Not surprisingly, you buy battery powered wireless outdoor security camera systems mainly for the outdoor use.

In order to survive weather extremes (cold and hot), the battery powered outdoor CCTV security camera systems should be watertight and weather-resistant.

Now the best battery control outdoor surveillance camera systems are IP 65 weatherproof. Reolink Argus® 2, for example, is one of the top rated battery operated WiFi security camera systems for outdoor use.

It can work outside in all weather conditions — heat, rain, cold, snow, etc. Watch the picture below to see how Reolink Argus® 2 braves the extreme cold and snow.

Battery Outdoor Security Camera System

2. Where Do You Want to Record Footage of Battery Powered Outdoor Security Camera Systems

Here are two options for you to save the videos of battery powered outdoor CCTV security camera systems: either record locally or save to the cloud (or both).

It is hard to say which storage method is the best, as all of you have different security needs and budget plans for the battery operated wireless outdoor security cameras systems.

Broadly speaking, if you want to store motion videos offline without monthly subscription fees, the battery outdoor security systems with memory card can be the cost-effective options to save motion events onsite with & without Internet.

Cloud storage of battery powered wireless outdoor security camera systems, on the other hand, can serve as a back-up plan in case the footage is SD cards is stolen or damaged.

Better still, you can also access the cloud videos from anywhere on your mobile devices. Reolink, for example, has launched the free cloud beta plan for up to 5 cams.

3. Do you Want to Be Able to Identify a Person Even in Darkness

Undoubtedly, almost all of you install battery powered outdoor security camera systems out of security purposes.

In order to catch the potential criminals in red, place the battery powered wireless outdoor security camera systems not lower than roughly 9 feet and not higher than 12 feet from the ground.

That will give you the best chance of capturing human faces.

On top of the installation height, resolution and night vision of battery operated outdoor wireless security camera systems are also important for you to identify a person even in total darkness.

Currently, the best outdoor wireless battery security camera systems are 1080p Full HD. (Learn how to choose battery HD WiFi cameras.) And some high-end models are even packed with starlight image sensors to record in true color at night.

Taking the rechargeable battery powered outdoor security camera system Reolink Argus® 2 for example, it features 1080p high resolution and starlight night vision, which can offer more visual details in low-lit conditions and see up to 33ft in total darkness.

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

Battery Outdoor Security Camera Systems with Night Vision

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.

4. Do You Have Internet Access in Places Where Security Cameras Are Installed

Whether the battery operated wireless outdoor security camera systems have Internet access will largely determine the features you can get from them.

But that doesn't mean they can't work without network.

The battery powered outdoor CCTV security cameras systems with a memory card (slot), like Reolink Argus® 2, can still record motion detection videos onboard for your later review without network (live viewing and instant alerts are not available without Internet connection).

And the 4G battery wireless outdoor security camera systems, make it a reality for you to view live feed from your cell phone without WiFi connection. They provide an ideal security solution for your barns, farms, boats, construction sites, remote vacation home, etc.

Reolink Go

100% Wire-Free 3G/4G LTE Mobile Camera

No WiFi & Power Needed; Rechargeable Battery or Solar Powered; 1080p Full HD; Starlight Night Vision; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

Also Read: Can Security Cameras Work without Internet.

5. How Often Do You Check the Videos of Battery Powered Wireless Outdoor Security Camera Systems

"Battery life of my battery operated outdoor CCTV camera systems is a big concern. I don't want to go out every week and change/charge batteries."

If you can only visit the monitoring place once a month or even longer, note the battery powered wireless outdoor security camera systems should have long battery life so that they won't go dead without your notice.

And it is best to choose the battery powered outdoor security camera systems with rechargeable batteries, low battery notifications and preferably solar panel back-up (like Reolink Argus® 2), which can provide continuous power and save you the money to change batteries.

What about the storage capability of battery operated outdoor CCTV camera systems, you may wonder.

Learn the CCTV camera storage calculation to work out how much storage space your battery operated outdoor home security camera systems require.

And even the storage space is full, the older files will be automatically overwritten by new ones. So your outdoor battery operated security camera systems will resume motion recording.

Best Outdoor Wireless Battery Security Camera Systems

If you want a quick takeaway of the best outdoor wireless battery security camera systems, below are the two top rated picks based on our thorough market analyze.

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1. Best Rechargeable Battery Operated Wireless Outdoor Security Camera System – Reolink Argus® 2

As the star product of Reolink this year, Reolink Argus® 2 has been receiving high praise from worldwide consumers and top-tier media. In virtue of the IP65 rating, this battery powered wireless outdoor security camera system can brave all the elements.

Best Pick

Reolink Argus 2

Rechargeable Battery Outdoor Security Camera System

Featured in top media, including TechRadar, PC Magazine, Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, ZDNet, Android Police, etc.

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Key features:

  • IP65 weatherproof – so you can put it anywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Rechargeable battery operated – save you the cost to change batteries.
  • Optional solar panel – eco-friendly and money-saving; and most importantly, helps get non-stop power.
  • Starlight night vision – improved image quality even in total darkness.
  • 1080p full HD – ensure no singles details will be slipped away.
  • SD card storage (optional) – record motion videos locally even without network.

Watch the video below to see how Reolink Argus® 2 braves the harsh weather conditions.

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.

2. Best Cellular Battery Powered Wireless Outdoor Security Camera System – Reolink Go

Reolink Go is a 4G/3G battery powered outdoor security camera system, aiming to work without WiFi and power source. It raised more than $140,000 (480% of the funding goal) within two months on Indiegogo and is featured on the Indiegogo Team Favorites Collection.

Best Pick

Reolink Go

4G Battery Powered Wireless Outdoor Security System

Designed to work in places without WiFi and power source, such as your barns, farms, construction sites, boats, vacation home, etc.

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Key features:

  • Operate on 4G/3G network – no WiFi or Internet required.
  • IP65 weatherproof – ideal for indoor and outdoor placement.
  • Battery & solar powered (optional) – eco-friendly and money-saving; helps get non-stop power.
  • Starlight night vision – improved image quality even in total darkness.
  • Intelligent motion alerts – siren, emails, push notifications and customized alerts.
  • SD card storage (optional) – record motion videos locally even without network.

Watch the high quality video shared by a test user of Reolink Go.

Reolink Go

100% Wire-Free 3G/4G LTE Mobile Camera

No WiFi & Power Needed; Rechargeable Battery or Solar Powered; 1080p Full HD; Starlight Night Vision; 2-Way Audio; Live View Anytime Anywhere.

How to Protect Battery Powered Outdoor Wireless Security Camera Systems from Thefts and Vandalism

Many of you may worry that the battery powered outdoor security camera systems are susceptible to thefts and vandalism.

The fact is, if you fix a battery operated wireless outdoor security camera system to the walls firmly with screws, it will be hard for the thieves to rip it off within few minutes.

Chances are that the burglars would have been scared away by the audio sound (siren) of your battery powered outdoor security camera system, before they take any further actions.

On top of that, to properly protect the battery powered outdoor CCTV security camera systems, you can mount them beyond easy reach and hide them in low-profile places.

Buying cheap vandal-proof casings that are made of mental or camouflaging your cameras with decorative skins can also effectively secure your battery operated outdoor wireless security camera systems.

The best solution, above all, is to choose hidden battery powered outdoor security camera systems with compact designs that won't be easily noticed.

And you may allow for Reolink Argus® 2 as a handy option due to its small size and sleek design.

Also, Reolink offers various UV- and water-resistant skins designed for Reolink Argus® 2, so this mini battery powered wireless outdoor security camera system can easily blend into the surroundings.

Battery Outdoor Spy Security System

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.

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