The best smart outdoor security cameras – reviewed

Which one of these cams is your home's new gadget guardian?

Burglar life was easy when our only protectors were furry, four-legged security guards – but these days we can rig up our houses like Fort Knox.

Today’s smart, outdoor cameras can do everything from sending live garden-cam feeds to your smartphone, to distinguishing between cars and rogue cats.

They come in all shapes and sizes too. From the floodlight-armed Presence to flexible, magnetic offerings from the likes of Canary and Netgear, we’ve put our current favourites in a four-way battle to become our Head of Home Security: