Have you ever wanted to buy security cameras under $100 dollars, with high quality? You have to make a good plan before buying security cameras, because that could exceed your budget. Some security cameras could be expensive, but some could be less than one hundred bucks, in a favorable price.

We’ve often seen customers looking for security cameras under $50, $100, or $200. Less than $50 dollars? I’ve been working in security camera industry for 10 years (well, you can trust me), and honestly speaking, there are few. If you are lucky to find some (without contracts), most probably they are in very very low quality (they may not work after a few months), and they come from some unknown brand — except the giveaways. Anyway, security cameras or surveillance cameras are high-tech smart products.

Note: In some cases, you can get security cameras for free or in a very low-price in activities. We’ve listed several workable ways in the post How to Save Money When Buying Security Cameras, and you can try them. Uhm, don’t forget to get back to this post.

Security cameras under $100 are much more easily available, thanks to the development of this industry. In this post, I will detail a list of those high quality security cameras from $50 to $100 dollars for 2016 and 2017. And I will write another post about security cameras under $200. Stay connected in this blog so that you won’t miss it.

Best Security Cameras under $100 Dollars for 2016 and 2017

There are many choices for security cameras under $100, but you need to find out the best ones for your own money. Security video cameras in the same or similar prices vary a lot – some are 1440p (4MP) super HD, while some are 720p or 1080p. 1440p security cameras are much better than 1080p or 720p security cameras, of course.

Let me illustrate this point. If a thief breaks into your house (hope this never happens) and leaves with his car, the 1440p security cameras can capture much clearer videos and pictures, which enables you to see clearly the thief’s characteristics (his face, clothes, etc.) and his car license plate number. Security cameras in 1080p and 720p may fail to do it, especially when it’s in long distance.

Below is the list of the best security cameras under $100 dollars for 2016 and 2017.

Top 1. RLC-410WS

$99.99

410WS Security Camera under $100

This is a 1440p (4-megapixel) super HD wireless security camera and also the first dual-mode WiFi camera in the world. What is dual mode and what can it do for you? Most wireless security cameras in the market only use 2.4 GHz WiFi, and it limits the WiFi connection, which causes signal loss. The dual mode WiFi enables you to choose from 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz, which guarantees that you never suffer from signal loss and interference.

This security camera less than $100 has a built-in 16 GB SD card, which helps to record motion detection events. Motion detection triggers alerts in real time including emails and push notifications. It also uploads the captured images or videos to your FTP server.

Remote access and control is very easy. Use this brand’s free app on mobile phone, and you can get live streaming and control the settings. You can also use its client software on computer or via a web browser. ONVIF is supported.

Here is the review of this product in the industry: Reolink 410WS Wireless IP Camera Review.

Key features

  • 1440p super HD
  • Dual-mode WiFi, wireless
  • Built-in SD card
  • Motion detection with alerts in real time
  • Easy remote access and control
  • High quality night vision, up to 100ft
  • Outdoor waterproof, made of aluminum alloy
  • 24/7 live streaming
  • 24/7 recording with a NVR or computer
  • DIY – do it yourself, easy setup, no installation expenditure

Top 2. RLC-410S

$84.99

410S Security Camera under $100

RLC-410S is similar to RLC-410WS, but it is a PoE security camera, which means it only needs a network cable to transmit videos and power. Other features are the same with those of RLC-410WS. It is a good choice for your budget to get buy a security camera under one hundred.

Key features

  • 1440p super HD
  • PoE – Power over Ethernet
  • Built-in SD card
  • Motion detection with alerts
  • Easy remote access and control with app
  • High quality night vision, up to 100ft
  • Outdoor waterproof, made of aluminum alloy
  • 24/7 live streaming
  • 24/7 recording with a NVR or computer
  • DIY – do it yourself, easy setup, no installation expenditure
  • Weight 0.9 lb, height 2.6 inches, and width 7.4 inches

Top 3. RLC-410

$74.99

410 Security Camera under $100

This camera is similar to 410WS in top 1. It is a PoE security camera without built-in SD card, and favored by many customers. In PCWorld and TechHive, Michael, a professional reviewer and tester, says it is an excellent security camera in the affordable price (under $100 dollars) (read more). It can be used independently or as part of a more comprehensive surveillance system.

Key features

  • 1440p super HD
  • PoE – Power over Ethernet
  • Motion detection with alerts
  • Easy remote access and control
  • High quality night vision, up to 100ft
  • Outdoor waterproof, made of aluminum alloy
  • 24/7 live streaming
  • 24/7 recording with a NVR or computer
  • DIY – do it yourself, easy setup, no installation expenditure
  • Weight 0.9 lb, height 2.6 inches, and width 7.4 inches

Top 4. RLC-420

$74.99

420 Security Camera under $100

This camera is more like a dome one. You can manually adjust the directions 360-degree horizontally and 90-degree vertically. It is a PoE security camera and makes no messy wiring. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can choose this one. It is in the top list of security video cameras less than $100.

Key features

  • 1440p super HD
  • PoE – Power over Ethernet
  • Motion detection with alerts
  • Easy remote access and control
  • High quality night vision, up to 65ft
  • Outdoor waterproof, made of aluminum alloy
  • 24/7 live streaming
  • 24/7 recording with a NVR or computer
  • DIY – do it yourself, easy setup, no installation expenditure
  • Weight 1.1 lb, height 3.0 inches, and width 4.7 inches

Top 5. RLC-422

$104.99

422 Security Camera under $100

RLC-422 is a special security camera, with vandal proof IK10. It is a 4X optical zoom cameras with viewing angle from 36 degrees to 100 degrees. You can zoom in to get more details of far-away objects without getting closer, or zoom out to have a wider and larger view. You can control the optical zoom in your iPhone or computer. It is a doom security camera at about $100, and if you prefer a bullet one with 4X optical zoom, you can try RLC-411.

Key features

  • 1440p super HD
  • 4X optical zoom
  • Motion detection with alerts
  • Easy remote access and control
  • High quality night vision, up to 65ft
  • Outdoor waterproof, made of aluminum alloy
  • 24/7 live streaming
  • 24/7 recording with a NVR or computer
  • DIY – do it yourself, easy setup, no installation expenditure

If you are planning to buy security cameras under $100 in 2016 or 2017, those above should be in your list. They are professional, reliable, high quality and most of all, affordable. Now get your own security cameras less than $100 dollars for home security or business surveillance.

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