21 Best Outdoor Security Camera Systems 2019 – DVRs and Wireless NVRs

Security camera systems come in two types, the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and NVR (Network Video Recorder). DVRs are compatible with analog security cameras while NVRs are compatible with IP based security cameras. These cameras come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The major ones are bullet and dome-shaped cameras.
Currently, the market is flooded with all kinds of security surveillance products from different brands hence choosing the best wireless security surveillance system for your premise has never been this hard. We continue to witness drastic innovations every now and then, therefore, opting for something worth it is even trickier.
Fortunately, we have compiled a list of some of the best outdoor wireless security camera systems. All the items that have made it to our list have passed careful scrutiny based on the experience of other users and reviews. If you are into DVRs, we’ve got you covered as well. This list will keep you up to speed for a better-informed decision.

Our list of the best outdoor security cameras for 2019 contains of two parts. Product listings from #1 to #11 are all wireless NVR systems, while #12 to #21 are outdoor security camera systems with DVR:

Best Wireless Outdoor Security Cameras with NVRs 2019

1. ZOSI 4CH 1080P Security Camera

ZOSI 4CH kit comes with a pre-installed hard drive having 1TB storage space which is upgradable up to 6TB. Each camera is equipped with 3 powerful IR (Infrared) LEDs for clear night vision with a radius of 100ft. The NVR has 4 channels. This means it is expandable with four extra security cameras. The 8 channel option for this product is also available.

This kit comes with 4 bullet-shaped IP cameras with a 4mm lens for a wide-angle view. Cameras record high definition footage at a resolution of 1080P. Each camera has a 2-axis mounting bracket suited for both walls and ceilings. These cameras can Support both wireless and Ethernet transmission. NVR supports long and continuous recording. You can configure the NVR to automatically delete and overwrite old footage when the hard drive is full.
Uses H.264 video compression which economizes on space and bandwidth usage for longer recording time. You can back up footage to an external hard drive or memory stick via the USB port. Camera and NVR connect automatically for an easy Plug and Play installation. Supports remote monitoring and Playback whereby you can view footage on your smartphone from anywhere using Zosi app.

Warranty: Two years

2. Zmodo 8CH Security Camera

Zmodo 8CH kit comes with 4 bullet-shaped IP based cameras fit for all weather conditions. The camera lens is 2.8mm with an 810 wide-angle viewing. NVR supports various recording modes, Intelligent, Normal and Motion-activated modes. The recording frame rate for each camera is 25fps. Although NVR can support video input of up to 100fps. Just in case you have a camera with a higher frame rate.
Each camera is fitted with 24 IR LEDs with a night vision distance of up to 20 meters. Cameras record high definition videos with a resolution of 720P. HDMI/VGA video output resolution is 1080P. The drawback with this NVR is that it does not have an inbuilt WiFi module. This means you require a router to connect cameras to NVR. This system supports remote monitoring and notification using the Zmodo app.
NVR comes with 8 channels hence can support 4 extra cameras. No mouse support. Playbacks can be done remotely and locally. NVR has a sleek and lightweight design that blends well with your home decor. Does not come with a pre-installed hard drive. Although HDD with up to 2TB storage space can be integrated.
Warranty: Three years

3. ONWOTE 4CH Security Camera

The ONWOTE 4CH kit comes with 4 IP cameras that record footage at a resolution of 720P (1.3MP). NVR supports up to 1080P HDMI output. Cameras are IP66 rated for all weather conditions. This surveillance system supports 4 channels. The 8 channel option for this product is also available. Access and monitor footage remotely on your mobile phone using IP Pro and EseeCloud apps.
NVR has an in-built WiFi module. This prevents you from overloading your home router when connecting cameras to NVR. An internet connection is only needed for remote access. Cameras and NVR pair automatically as long as they are both plugged to a power supply. NVR supports 1080P HDMI video output. Each camera is fitted with 6 IR LED arrays for night vision which can cover a distance of up to 80ft.
NVR has a 2.0 USB interface for mouse and memory stick support. The system is capable of motion detection. Alerts can be sent straight to your mobile device. This kit does not come with a pre-installed hard drive. Although it can support HDD integration with up to 6TB storage space.
Warranty: One year

4. Firstrend 8CH surveillance system

This package comes with 6 1Megapixel cameras. 4pcs and 8pcs packages for this product are available as well. Cameras are IP66 rated with an aluminum casing to withstand all weather conditions. IR-cut footage is automatically activated during low light. NVR comes equipped with a WiFi module. This means cameras and NVR pair automatically when connected to a power supply for an easy Plug and Play installation.
Cameras record HD quality footage at a resolution of 720p. This system records and stores footage throughout. You can as well customize the recording schedule. NVR supports up to 8 channels. This means a user can expand this package with two extra cameras. NVR supports up to 1080P video inputs and 1080P HDMI/VGA output.
Comes with a 1TB hard drive pre-installed. It is equipped with a 2.0 USB port for mouse and memory stick support. Has a customizable motion detection feature. Set this up properly to avoid false alarms. Supports remote access, live streaming, and synchronized Playback. NVR comes with one WAN port for connecting your router. This is needed for remote access. Email and in-app alerts when motion is detected.
Warranty: One year

5. SMONET 4CH Security Camera

SMONET 4CH kit comes with 4 Bullet-shaped IP cameras (1MP). 6pcs and 8pcs camera options for this product are also available. These cameras are IP66 rated suited for all outdoor weather conditions. NVR supports 4 channels. They also have 6 and 8 channel options.
Has a pre-installed hard disk drive of 1TB storage can be swapped to support up to 4TB. Although this kit does not support an external hard drive. Use USB backup instead. NVR is equipped with a WiFi module for stable wireless transmission without using your router. This system uses an advanced H.264 video compression technology
Each camera is equipped with 3 powerful IR LEDs that enable night vision during low light (65ft max distance). Cameras record at a resolution of 720P. The NVR supports 1080P video input and 1080P HDMI output. Has an advanced motion detection that is customizable for each camera. Supports remote viewing, alerts, and sync-Playback from anywhere using IP Pro or EseeCloud apps.
Warranty: One year

6. HisEEu 8CH Security Camera

HisEEu 8CH kit comes with 4 Bullet-shaped IP cameras (2MP) equipped with 2.5mm lens for a 750 wide-angle view. NVR has 8 available channels. This means a user can expand this system with four more cameras. This package does not include a hard drive. You will have to buy a hard drive separately and integrate. Has an internal SATA port for this. Can support hard drive upgrades with up to 4TB storage.
Cameras are IP66 rated and record full HD footage at a resolution of 1080P. They are suited for both indoor and outdoor use. This system records clear footage whether day or night. Each camera is fitted with 3 powerful IR LED lights for night vision up to 60 feet which is automatically activated in low light.
HisEEu supports remote monitoring and real-time video streaming using your mobile phone or PC. Supports sync-Playback. Has an advanced motion detection with email and in-app alerts. This system employs H.264+ video compression technology which is better than H.264. This keeps footages at a low bit-rate while still maintaining its quality. Saves up to 50% of storage space. There is also steady transmission during link downtime since footage does not use much bandwidth.
Warranty: One year

7. Firstrend 8CH (Newest)

Firstrend 8CH kit comes 4 Bullet-shaped IP cameras. Has a 3.6mm lens for a 720 wide-angle viewing. Cameras record HD footage at a resolution of 720P (1MP). NVR can support a maximum of 8 channels. This system can be expanded with 4 extra cameras. The NVR can support up to 1080P video input and 1080P HDMI/VGA output.
Each camera is fitted with 6 array IR LEDs for night vision of up to 65 feet. Employs auto code rate adjustment. This system features auto pair technology for true Plug and Play installation. Firstrend 8CH does not come with a hard drive pre-installed. Although it has an internal SATA port which can support HDD with storage space of up to 4TB.
The cameras are IP66 rated to withstand all weather conditions. NVR comes with a 2.0 USB interface for memory stick and mouse support. Customizable motion detection for each camera. Remote Playback and live monitoring with real-time email and in-app alerts when motion is detected.
Warranty: One year

8. ONWOTE 8CH Security Camera

Comes with 8 bullets shaped surveillance cameras (IP based). Experience full HD recording at a resolution of 1080P (2MP). The NVR supports a maximum of 8 channels and uses H.264 video compression technology which greatly increases recording time. This kit supports live remote access and Playback via PC or mobile. NVR comes with an in-built WiFi module which reserves your home WiFi network. Only connect NVR to router for remote access.
Each camera can act as a repeater for another camera that is further from the NVR. Repeater functionality can be set on each camera. Also comes with one WiFi booster antenna. NVR supports 1080P HDMI/VGA video output. This kit comes with 1 internal SATA port which is already fitted with the 2TB hard drive. Can support up to 6TB HDD upgrades.
Has one USB2.0 port for mouse and memory stick support. Each camera is equipped with 3 powerful IR LED arrays for night vision up to 80ft. These LEDs automatically activate during low light. IP66 rated cameras for all weather conditions. 3-axis mounts adaptive for both walls and ceilings. Has an advanced motion detection feature and remote alerts.
Warranty: One year

9. ANRAN 8CH

Comes with 8 bullet-shaped IP cameras with full HD recording at a resolution of 1080P (2MP). NVR can support a maximum of 8 channels. This kit comes with a full HD LCD monitor that is fixed on to the NVR. Uses advanced H.264 compression technology. Each camera has 750 wide-angle.
Has one internal SATA port that comes with a 2TB hard drive pre-installed. It can support hard drive upgrades of up to 4TB. Each camera has 36 IR LEDs arrays for night vision of up to 75ft. 1080P HDMI video output. NVR comes with one USB2.0 interface for mouse support. Easy Plug and Play setup and automatic pairing.
Each camera is equipped with repeater functionality to increase WiFi range for cameras that are further away. Also comes with one Wifi booster antenna. Has an advanced motion sensing feature with minimal false alarms. The cameras are IP66 rated and can withstand any outdoor weather conditions. Supports live remote access and Playback as well as alerts (ARCCTV/IP Pro/Eseecloud3 or CMS software).
Warranty: One year

10. CANAVIS 4CH Security Camera

CANAVIS 4CH kit comes with 4 bullet-shaped IP cameras. Fitted with 4mm lens for a wide-angle view of 750. These cameras are IP66 rated with metal casing to withstand severe weather conditions. Each camera is fitted with 36 IR LEDs for clear night vision of up to 65ft. The NVR supports a maximum of 4 channels.
720P HD camera recording (1.3MP). This package does not come with a hard drive pre-installed. However, it can support HDD integration with up to 4TB storage space. NVR supports 960P HDMI video output and uses H.264 video compression.
NVR has a WiFi module that automatically pairs with the cameras for an easy Plug and Play installation. Comes with advanced motion detection that is customizable for each camera. Supports remote access, Playback, and alerts (email and in-app) through the Danale app as well as PC.
Warranty: One year

11. Tonton 8CH Surveillance system

This Tonton kit comes with 4 bullet-shaped IP cameras. CMOS cameras with 3.6mm lens. Full HD recording resolution of 1080P (2MP). Cameras supports audio recording. NVR supports a maximum of 8 channels. This system can be extended with four extra cameras.
Has an advanced motion detection with minimized false alarms (PIP sensor). Comes with one internal SATA interface and 1TB hard drive pre-installed. The NVR can support HDD upgrades of up to 6TB. Each camera can act as a repeater to extend the signal to the camera further away from the NVR.
1080P VGA/HDMI video output. Each camera is fitted with 4 powerful infrared LEDs for clear night vision of up to 65ft. IR-cut footage automatically activates during low light. NVR supports both mouse and memory stick. Comes with one extension antenna.
Warranty: One year

Best Outdoor Security Camera Systems with DVRs 2019

 

12. ANNKE Surveillance system

ANNKE Surveillance system comes with 4 bullet shaped cameras. These are 2Megapixel CMOS cameras with 82.20 viewing angle. The recording resolution is 1080P. DVR supports a maximum of 4 channels. This kit does not come with a disk drive. Although you can integrate HDD with up to 4TB storage space.
Uses H.264+ compression technology for a steady transmission and gives your system longer recording time since it saves space. This DVR is compatible with various camera types, CVI, TVI, CVBS, AHD, and even IP cameras via a router. Comes with smart Playback feature to easily locate and Play footage. Clips with movements are automatically selected and presented.
Supports local and remote live viewing. Allow you to set smart motion detection and alerts which are sent straight to your email or in-app. Also, produces buzzer warning sounds in DVR. Each camera has its own 60ft BNC cable. Has mouse and memory stick support. Another cool feature is the privacy mask which allows the user to set non-recording area. Each camera comes with powerful IR LEDs for night vision of up to 100ft.
Warranty: Two years

13. ZOSI 8-Channel HD-TVI

ZOSI 8CH kit comes with 4 Dome-shaped cameras that have a 720 angle of view. DVR supports 8 channels which means it can be expanded with 4 extra cameras. This system can support 4 different camera models, 960H, 720P/1080P AHD, TVI, and CVI. Comes with 60 feet of BNC+DC cabling for both power and video transmission. Camera record HD footage with a resolution of 720P.
Has an advanced motion detection feature that is customizable for each camera. Supports remote access via multiple devices via the Zosi app or browser. This kit does not come with a hard drive pre-installed. Although HDD can be integrated on its internal 3.5 SATA port. DVR supports both continuous and scheduled recording. This kit uses H.264 compression technology. Video output: TV/VGA/HDMI.
Anytime motion is detected you will receive alerts to your email or in-app. Notifications are customizable. The DVR also makes buzzing sound warnings. Supports USB backup and mouse control. Has different recording modes that are customizable on individual cameras. Excellent IR-cut night vision of up to 65 ft.
Warranty: Two years

14. ZOSI 8-Channel HD-TVI

This kit comes with 4 dome-shaped 1280TVL cameras with 3.5mm lens for a 750 viewing angle. Each camera is fitted with 24 IR LEDs for clear night vision up to 65ft. NVR supports 8 channels hence it is expandable with 4 extra cameras. Camera support 720P HD recording. DVR can be integrated with various camera models, CVI, AHD, and HD-TVI, whether 720P or 1080P. The major difference between this kit and the previous one is the DVR design.
This kit does not come with HDD but has one internal SATA port that can support a 2TB hard drive. The video input/output for this DVR is 1080P. Comes with recycling feature which allows the DVR to overwrite old footage to create space for new videos. Has customizable motion detection, alerts and non-recording area for privacy. Not forgetting real-time remote viewing and Playback using Zosi View or Zosi smart app.
This kit supports various recording modes. Motion detection mode only records footage when motion is detected. Schedule record specifies which time recording should start. Continuous record mode records footage endlessly. DVR comes with 3 USB ports.
Warranty: Two years

15. ZOSI 1080p Surveillance Camera

This kit comes with both dome and bullet-shaped cameras (1MP). A total of 8 cameras and four each. Each camera has its own 60ft of BNC+DC cabling for video and power transmission. Bullet cameras come with 36 IR LEDs for clear night vision up to 100ft while dome cameras come with 24 LEDs that reach up to 65ft. Each camera has a 3.6mm lens with a 720 angle viewing. The recording resolution for these cameras is 720P.
Comes with one internal SATA and 1TB hard drive pre-installed. Although it can support HDD upgrade with up to 6TB storage space. H.264 video compression technology. Comes with three USB2.0 interfaces for mouse and memory stick support. DRV supports 8 channels for video input and 4 channels for audio input.
Has customizable motion detection and different recording modes which can be tailored for each camera. Remote access and alerts with multiple devices (Zosi app or Zosi client software).
Warranty: Two years

 

16. Tonton 8CH Full HD 1080P

This kit comes with 4 dome-shaped cameras with a Full HD 1080P video resolution (2MP). DVR supports 8 channels and is expandable with four extra cameras. Each camera is fitted with 6 IR LEDs for clear night vision up to 65ft. These cameras are IP66 rated hence suited for both outdoor and indoors.
The DVR is equipped with 1 internal SATA port and 1TB hard drive pre-installed. Can support hard drive upgrade of up to 6TB. DVR automatically overwrites old footage when the hard drive is full. Supports USB and network backup. You can live stream footage and Playback from anywhere using your mobile device.
Has an advanced motion detection that is coupled with remote alerts for an exemplary security system. Tonton 8CH kit supports various recording modes. Each camera has its own 60ft BNC+DC cable for power and video transmission. HDMI/VGA output is 1080P. This system uses H.264 compression technology. DVR can support different camera models. AHD, TVI, CVI, and IP via a router.
Warranty: One year

17. SMONET 4CH Full HD

SMONET 4CH kit comes with 4 bullet shaped cameras with 3.6mm lens and 60ft BNC cables for each camera. Features full HD cameras will excellent clarity (1080P/2MP). DVR supports 1080P HDMI/VGA output for your monitor/TV. Has an advanced H.264 compression technology which saves hard drive space. The DVR is fitted with two USB2.0 interfaces for mouse and memory stick support.
Comes with a 1TB hard drive pre-installed. Although can support up to 6TB hard drive upgrades. DVR automatically overwrites old footage when HDD is full. DVR supports a maximum of 4 channels, therefore, this system cannot be expanded. Cameras are fitted with 6 array IR LEDs for clear night vision up to 65ft. IR-cut footage activates automatically during low light.
Features an easy Plug and Play setup. Comes with different recording modes that are customizable for each camera. Continuous recording, scheduled recording, recycle record and motion detection. Not forgetting remote access and live Playback using Danale app or CMS software.
Warranty: Two years

18. TMEZON 8CH AHD 1080N

TMEZON 8CH kit comes with 16 bullet shaped cameras which is incredible. You can opt for dome cameras instead. This kit is suited for large premises. These are 2000TVL AHD cameras with 3.6mm lens. Each camera features full HD recording at 1080P resolution (2MP). Not to mention they are IP66 rated. DVR can support other camera models as well, 960H, CVI and TVI.
Uses H.264 compression technology to save hard drive space. Supports USB and network backup to prevent old footage from being overwritten. DVR supports a maximum of 16 channels. This kit comes with 1 internal SATA port and 2TB hard drive pre-installed. Can support HDD upgrades with up to 6TB storage space.
Cameras are equipped with 24 array IR LEDs that provide clear night vision of up to 65ft. Supports live remote viewing and Playback from anywhere with multiple devices using Goodeye or XMEYE apps. Has an advanced motion detection as well as alerts that are customizable. This DVR supports various recording modes.
Warranty: Two years

19. XVIM 8CH surveillance system

XVIM 8CH kit comes with 8 bullet shaped cameras which are fitted with 3.6mm lens for a wide-angle view of 810. DVR supports a maximum of 8 channels. These are 1920TVL cameras that record HD footage at a resolution of 1080P (2MP).
Each camera is fitted with 24 IR LEDs for night vision which automatically activates during low light. Can reach up to 85ft. This DVR can be integrated with four different camera models, HD-TVI, CVI, AHD, and CVBS, whether 1080P or 720P. Uses advanced H.264 compression technology which saves disk space considerably. This kit does not come with a hard drive pre-installed. Although can support up to 4TB HDD integration.
XVIM DVR supports audio input/output as well as HDMI/VGA video output. Features smart remote viewing and Playback using the XVR app. You can set blind areas for each camera. The system sends a video screenshot when motion is detected
Warranty: One year

20. XVIM 4CH Surveillance system

XVIM 4CH kit comes with 4 bullet shaped cameras with a recording resolution of 720P (1MP). This DVR supports a maximum of 4 channels therefore it is not expandable. These cameras are weatherproof and have a 3-axis mount adaptable for both walls and ceilings. Each camera is fitted with 24 IR LEDs for clear night vision of up to 85ft.
This kit can support four different camera models i.e. CVBS, AHD, HD-TVI and CVI. Features both local and remote access as well as alerts. Access real-time streams and Playback from anywhere. This system only supports motion detection recording. This means it can record for longer compared to 24/7 kits.
XVIM 4CH kit does not come with a hard drive pre-installed. Although it has an internal SATA port that supports up to 4TB HDD. It can support three camera models i.e. CVI, AHD, and TVI, whether 1080P or 720P. DVR is equipped with audio input and output. Remote viewing and notifications (emails and push notifications).
Warranty: One year

21. SMONET 8CH

SMONET 8CH comes with 8 bullet shaped cameras with 3.6mm lens. These are CMOS cameras that record HD footage at a resolution of 720P (1MP). This DVR supports a maximum of 8 channels, therefore, this kit is not expandable. IP66 rated weatherproof cameras with 2-axis mount. 60ft of BNC cable for each camera. Video and power transmission. Advanced H.254 video compression.
Comes with one internal SATA port and 1TB hard drive already installed. Although it can support HDD upgrades of up to 6TB. Each camera is fitted with 3 powerful IR LEDs for IR-cut footage during low light. Night vision can reach a distance of up to 65ft. DVR is equipped with two USB2.0 interfaces for USB backup and mouse support. Features an easy Plug and Play installation.
This system supports live remote viewing and Playback from anywhere using the Danale app. You can also access footage remotely on a Windows PC using CMS software. Comes with multiple recording modes. DVR automatically overwrites old footage when the hard drive is full.
Warranty: Two years

FAQs

1. What is the difference between NVR and DVR?
NVRs are IP based surveillance systems. They come in two types, wireless (which use WiFi) and wired (which use Ethernet). Where else DVRs are analog-based surveillance systems that use coaxial cables. Surveillance cameras from these two systems are not compatible. However, there are hybrid DVR/NVR compatible with both cameras but are really expensive.
2. How to set up a wireless NVR kit?
• Start off by Plugging in the antennas to each camera.
• Plug in each camera to the nearest power outlet using powers adapter.
• Connect the Mouse to NVR.
• Connect your monitor to NVR using HDMI/VGA cable (TV or computer monitor). Your kit might support HDMI, VGA or both. Connect both to a power outlet.
• Cameras and NVR will then establish a connection automatically.
3. How to set up a new DVR kit?
• First, connect each camera to the DVR and splitter cable using the BNC cable provided.
• Connect the mouse to the DVR.
• If the kit does not come with a monitor, connect your TV/computer monitor to DVR using HDMI/VGA cable according to whichever your system supports.
• Connect DVR and monitor to power and your system will start recording footage.
4. Do wireless surveillance systems require a power outlet?
Wireless surveillance system means it does not require a cable for video transmission. But cables are required for power supply. Although some recent surveillance cameras are battery-powered.
5. The footage does not show on my laptop/computer screen. What should I do?
Footage will not show when an all-in-one computer or laptop is connected to the NVR/DVR. Only standalone computer monitors and TVs will work.
6. How to configure your kit for remote access?
• Remote access requires internet. Start off by connecting the NVR/DVR WAN port to your router’s LAN port using an Ethernet cable.
• Download the mobile app or client software as designated by your manufacturer.
• Register your device ID or scan the device QR code and you are set.

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