Gareth Butterfield has spotted a big discount on the best outdoor security camera he’s tested
The best way to beef up your home security is with a layered approach, and one of the layers I’ve added to my own defences is a wireless camera.
It faces my driveway and records footage of anyone coming and going, and even notifies me when it detects motion. So wherever I am, I’m always aware of any visitors.
And I’ve tested several top-spec cameras over the years, but the one I’ve chosen to keep on my wall is the Eufy S220 Solocam.
There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, it’s really small and simple. It has a built-in solar panel, so it doesn’t need to be charged up or connected to mains power.
It also has a superb image sensor, which gives 2K resolution, and it can even differentiate between people and pets.
Its built in battery lasts for ages, and that solar panel is providing enough power, even now the nights are drawing in.
The best bit, though, is that Amazon has discounted it yet again. It’s usually priced at £109.99, which is a decent price for a premium camera, and it’s been sat at £98.99 thanks to a 10% discount offer for a while.
But in the run-up to Black Friday, I’ve just noticed a further discount has been applied – and it’s now £89.99. That’s quite a bargain.
Do bear in mind, though, to unlock the best features on the S220 Solocam, you really should look into buying a Homebase 3. I’ve already got one of these to pair up with my video doorbell, but they’re expensive on their own – currently £159.99.
This will, however, underpin a complete Eufy home security setup, because it acts as a hub for many devices and it gives you free local storage.
It’s worth remembering wireless outdoor cameras can be had for less than £50, this Tapo C320WS is another of my favourites and it has a huge discount at the moment. But you’d need a mains supply for that, and the footage isn’t quite as good.
So for now, I’m going to stick with the S220 Solocam, because it’s been so reliable and nothing I’ve tested gives such a complete package. Ring also sells a number of security cameras.