Best wireless security cameras with two-way audio 2023
Sometimes video is only part of the story and a conversation can help.
There are a plethora of wireless security cameras on the market to choose from, and the task can be a bit daunting when you're looking for the best security camera for your home. Things get messier when you're trying to find a security camera with specific features, such as being wireless and including two-way audio capabilities. Luckily, we have done the hard work and compiled a list of the best wireless security cameras with two-way audio.
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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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Stick it up anywhere
The Ring Spotlight Cam provides 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.
The Toucan Wireless Outdoor/Indoor Security Camera is a fantastic wireless security camera thanks to its long-lasting battery and solid features. The magnetic mounting base lets you get the perfect angle to ensure you don't miss a thing. In my time testing this device, it has proved to be a very good security camera.
Simple yet effective
The GE Cync Smart Indoor Camera has quite a few similarities to the Arlo Essential Cam but at a lower price point. You'll get crisp video, helpful notification options, and a privacy slider. But that slider is manual, unlike the Arlo option. But if you want an easy-to-use camera that offers two-way communication, this is a good one to consider.
There's a security camera for all of your needs
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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.
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