Arlo Pro 3 Spotlight Camera
The Arlo Pro 3 is arguably one of the best wireless security camera systems available today. Although the price may drive some away, the pros far outweigh the cons, especially with the ability to record 2K HDR video, along with an integrated spotlight and “color” night vision. Plus, the Pro 3 includes a free Arlo Smart trial, which adds even more abilities to this impressive security camera system.
Nest Cam (2021)
Indoor or outdoor
The new Nest Cam (2021) is battery-operated and comes in weather-resistant housing that makes it perfect to use both outdoors and inside the home. In our review, we found that the high-quality speaker and mic’s noise cancellation made it so visitors will hear you loud and clear.
Ring Spotlight Cam
Quick and easy
Ring smart home products are extremely easy to install and set up, and after our review, we felt the sentiment rings true with the Spotlight Cam. This camera sports LEDs on either side of the camera, along with the ability to hear and speak with people from your mobile device.
Nest Cam IQ Indoor
Nest’s Cam IQ lineup of security cameras are absolutely incredible, with a great picture and tons of features. The IQ Indoor also includes Google Assistant built-in, and you can use these to talk with somebody on another floor or outside if need be.
Reolink Argus 2
In addition to being fully wireless and IP65 weatherproof, the Reolink Argus 2 also includes the option for recording directly to an SD card, and of course, two-way audio. This can be used with the free Reolink app to communicate with anyone on your property within view of the camera.
EZVIZ C3W ezGuard Camera
Save some money
You may be skeptical of the EZVIZ ezGuard 1080p smart camera, but this wireless security camera provides all of the features you need on a budget. These features include remote activation of your alarm system, two-way audio, and IP66 weatherproofing.
Whole house security
The eufyCam 2C is a whole-house security system, with the two cameras lasting up to 180 days before needing to be recharged. These lenses offer a 135-degree field of view, so you can capture almost anything that’s going on, and there’s built-in “Human Detection Technology” that will make sure you are only alerted when a person is passing by, and not just the neighborhood cat.
Ring Stick Up Cam
Stick it up anywhere
When we tested the Ring Stick Up Cam, we loved the 1080p video, real-time notifications, water and dust resistance, and the ability to review recorded videos for up to 60 days — this checks all the boxes. There is also easy integration with Amazon Alexa so that you can pull up a stream right from your Echo Show or Echo Spot. Plus, users can create motion zones, where the camera will start recording as soon as the zone has been entered.
Wyze Cam v3
Nighttime in color
The Wyze Cam V3 is one of my favorite security cameras, despite the recent security snafus that has since been fixed, thanks to the low-price point-to value proposition. Aside from two-way audio, the camera also offers local recording, color night vision, and can be indoor or outdoor.
There’s a security camera for all of your needs
As you can see, there are quite a few great options when it comes to the best security camera if you must have two-way audio, but the choice really comes down to the ecosystem that you are already in and how much you want to spend. If you’re just getting started with the best outdoor security cameras, it’s tough to argue against the Arlo Pro 3. This setup offers two cameras that can be placed anywhere, along with the central hub. Plus, there’s onboard Alexa integration.
Two-way talk capabilities are just one of the premium functions you’ll find in the new Nest Cam (2021). It has the benefit of running on a rechargeable battery and with the weatherproof design, you can feel comfortable placing it outside at the front door or by your back gate.
Whichever model you choose, these cameras are a great addition to any smart home security system.