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best wireless security cameras in Malaysia

Nowadays, security cameras and CCTV are very affordable. As wireless technology becomes more prevalent in CCTV cameras, it is easier than ever to DIY to install them at home and office.

We no longer have to deal with complicated wiring works. Just plug in the wireless security camera into a power outlet, connect to WiFi and it is ready to start monitoring.

A good CCTV camera should be able to record clear and sharp video as well as comes with an app that provides easy monitoring. Listed below are the best wireless CCTV cameras which fulfil these 2 criteria.

Comparing the top 7 wireless CCTV Cameras in Malaysia

ModelVideo ResWiFiMonitoring AppPTZWarranty
Mi IP Camera 2K Pro1296p2.4Ghz,5GhzSmartphoneYes1 year
TP-Link Tapo C2101296p2.4GhzSmartphoneYes2 years
SriHome SH0381440p2.4Ghz,5GhzSmartphone,PCYes3 months
SriHome SH0291296p2.4GhzSmartphone,PCNo3 months
Xiaomi Imilab EC31296p2.4GhzSmartphoneYes1 year
TP-LINK TAPO C320WS1440p2.4GhzSmartphoneNo2 years
Xiaomi Imilab EC21080p-SmartphoneNo1 year

Best Overall Wireless CCTV Camera

Mi Home Security Camera 2K Pro

Best Overall CCTV Camera: Mi IP Camera 2K Pro

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Mi IP Camera 2K Pro Specifications:

  • 360 degree rotation
  • 2K resolution
  • HD night vision
  • 3MP camera
  • AI Human detection
  • Two way Audio
  • Support 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz

Reasons to buy:

  • 2K Video Resolution
  • 2 Ways Audio
  • Support 5Ghz WiFi connection
  • Xiaomi Smart Home Ecosystem

The Xiaomi 2K Pro is the best overall wireless home security camera because of the Xiaomi Smart Home Ecosystem and its 5Ghz WiFi Connection.

Xiaomi is undeniably the leading brand in smart home appliances. It has a wide variety of smart devices including a smart robot vacuum, air purifier, door sensor, doorbell, rice cooker and more. 

By using Mi Home Security Camera, you can control all of your smart devices using only a single app, the Mi Home App. For example, you can easily connect the Mi Security Camera to a Mi Smart clock as a video display.

The Mi Security Camera 2K Pro is also notable for its 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless compatibility. Most wireless security cameras are only compatible with 2.4Ghz. 

For your information, 5Ghz WiFi has a faster transfer speed than 2.4Ghz. In addition, 5Ghz has dozens of WiFi channels compared to 2.4Ghz, which has only 11 channels. 

Thus, 2.4GHz’s WiFi channel is often congested and subject to interference from nearby WiFi networks. This results in laggy video playback and more buffering. So, supporting a 5Ghz WiFi channel is a huge advantage for an IP camera.

Apart from those 2 main factors, the Xiaomi Security Camera 2K Pro itself is a very capable CCTV camera. It can rotate at  360 degrees and can be tilted 118 degrees vertically. It is a full pan-tilt-zoom(PTZ) camera with no blind spots.

The video is recorded in a resolution of 2304×1296 (almost 2K quality). For nighttime or low-light monitoring, it uses 940-nm infrared light with no visible red glow. It is common for CCTV cameras to use infrared which glows red and can be quite disturbing.

If you want the best playback experience and better smart home integration, I think it is worth it to spend a bit more to get this Mi 360 Home Security Camera 2K Pro. It is only RM50 more expensive than the standard version and you get plenty of useful upgrades. 


Best Value 2K Wireless Security Camera

TP-Link Tapo C210

Best Value 2K Wireless Security Camera: TP-Link Tapo C210

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TP-Link Tapo C210 Specifications:

  • 360° horizontal, 114° vertical
  • Default in English language
  • Good app user interface
  • 3MP camera, 2K resolution recording
  • 2.4Ghz WiFi only
  • 850nm infrared
  • 2-way audio

Reasons to buy:

  • App UI is great and easy to navigate
  • High video quality recording
  • Default language is English

Tapo is a new smart home product brand by TP-link. It was first launched back in the year 2019 to branch out from their WiFi router business.

TP-Link Tapo C210 uses a totally identical design to the Mi 360 camera. It is a pan-tilt-zoom 360-degree wireless security camera with a built-in microphone and speaker.

The Tapo C210 uses a 3MP camera and an improved 1/2.8” sensor. This results in a more detailed and clearer video recording than Tapo C200. 

Be aware that the 2K recording size will also be much larger than 1080p. If you intend to always record in 2K, it is good to get a 256GB microSD card so that it gets re-write less often. And it won’t wear out so soon.

TP-link Tapo app is one of the best IP camera apps available. It has an intuitive and clean interface. It does not contain any advertisements. You can easily switch between multiview viewports which let you monitor several areas simultaneously.

The video playback on the Tapo app is also very smooth and responsive. The camera has motion-detection recording, which records only when motion is detected, which effectively reduces storage use.

Do note that the Tapo C210 uses a barrel power connector instead of a micro USB port. 

TP-Link Tapo C210 uses a barrel power connector

In my opinion, the barrel power connector is slightly less convenient especially when you need an extension or replacement cable whereas a USB cable is so common nowadays.

However, it shouldn’t cause too much trouble as long as you have a power source located nearby where you want to install the CCTV camera. The 5 meters long cable provided in the box should be sufficient in most conditions..

Overall, TP-link Tapo C210 is a great wireless CCTV camera with a very good Tapo App. And most important, English is its default language, which is great for users of all languages. The Mi 360 cameras are usually in Chinese, which is less convenient for users who don’t speak Chinese.


Best Wireless CCTV For Office & Warehouse

SriHome 2K CCTV SH038

Best Wireless CCTV For Office & Warehouse: SriHome SH038

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SriHome SH038 Specifications:

  • 4MP image sensor
  • 2560×1440 resolution
  • InfraRed night vision
  • Support pan, tilt, zoom
  • Two way voice intercom
  • Built-in LED lighting
  • Support 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi
  • 3 months warranty

Reasons to buy:

  • Support 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi
  • Built-in LED light
  • Sricam smartphone and PC app

Reasons to avoid:

  • Only 3 months warranty

SriHome SH038 is a very compelling alternative to Mi Home Security Camera 2K Pro. It offers most of the features that Xiaomi has but at a 40% cheaper price.

It uses a 4MP camera that can record videos at 2560×1440 resolution (real 2K resolution). It has InfraRed night vision as well as a low-light colour mode.

On top of that, it has built-in LED lighting which can be used to illuminate a dark room. This is especially useful for small offices or warehouses which want to record full-colour videos at night.

Unlike Xiaomi or TP-link cameras which can only be checked using a smartphone, Srihome has a dedicated PC app and smartphone app for monitoring all the CCTV installed. The apps are good with all the basic functions and can monitor 4 screens at the same time.

SriHome smartphone app showing 4 CCTV screen

The SriHome SH038 also supports dual-channel WiFi. It is compatible with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi to ensure stable video playback.

The SriHome SH038 is a great 2K IP CCTV for only RM110. Do note that it has a very short warranty period of only 3 months which gives a feeling that the sellers are not confident with the product. 


Cheap 2K Wireless IP Camera

SriHome SH029 CCTV Camera

Cheap 2K Wireless IP Camera: SriHome SH029

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SriHome SH029 Specifications:

  • 3MP camera, 2K resolutions
  • Multiple CCTV view
  • Two way talk
  • Support up to 128GB micro SD card
  • Support multiple user viewing
  • Night vision with InfraRed
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor, IP66
  • Sricam PC app

Reasons to buy:

  • Only RM69
  • Maximum of 4 CCTV screen at one time
  • 2K resolutions
  • Can use PC for monitoring

Reason to avoid:

  • Cannot pan or tilt

If you don’t need the PTZ function, then you may want to consider the SriHome SH029 CCTV Camera. It is twice as cheap in comparison to the Tapo C210.

The SriHome SH029  is a simple and small-sized wireless CCTV camera. Albeit its cheap price, this camera can be installed outdoors where other outdoor CCTV cameras usually cost a few hundred ringgit. It is IP66 rated so it can withstand rain without any issue.

SH029 records great video quality in the daytime when there is sufficient lighting. For nighttime recording, it has InfraRed mode that triggers night vision to capture video in black and white mode.

In terms of picture quality, the Srihome SH029 is slightly poorer than Xiaomi and TP-link. But it is still sufficient for basic home security monitoring.

The biggest complaint with most users is its motion detection feature being too sensitive. So, you may have to turn the feature off. Otherwise, it will be very annoying as it constantly sends you false notifications

For only RM69, you can’t find any other alternatives which have the same features as SriHome SH029. It records 2K resolutions video, IP66 rated, has dedicated PC and smartphone apps, and supports 4 screens multi-view. It is really a great bargain!


Best Smart Home Outdoor CCTV Camera

Xiaomi Imilab EC3

Best Smart Home Outdoor CCTV Camera: Xiaomi Imilab EC3

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Xiaomi Imilab EC3 Specifications:

  • Resolution 2304 x 1296
  • 2.4Ghz WiFi only
  • Support LAN wired connection
  • 270 degrees rotation
  • Human detection
  • Smart siren
  • IP 66
  • InfraRed night vision

Reasons to buy:

  • Can pan 270 degree
  • Smart Siren feature
  • Mi Home app integration

Reasons to avoid:

  • Only support SD card up to 64GB capacity

The Imilab EC3 is a great outdoor surveillance camera for smart homes because it is part of the Xiaomi ecological brand and uses the Mi Home app.

Daytime video recording quality is excellent. The picture is clean and sharp, and it has a super-wide field of view. At night, when the light is low, the video quality is still very clear. If you’re installing it at your car porch, it is most likely able to capture full-colour video with some lights turned on.

The Imilab EC3 does a pretty good job of detecting human traffic. It will send a notification to your smartphone when human traffic is detected. There’s also a Smart Siren feature that can be automatically turned on when motion is detected.

The Imilab EC3 is a reliable outdoor wireless CCTV camera. It is rare to find budget outdoor cameras that have the ability to pan, let alone rotate as much as 270 degrees.


Best Wireless Outdoor Security Camera

TP-LINK TAPO C320WS

Best Wireless Outdoor Security Camera: TP-LINK TAPO C320WS

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TP-LINK TAPO C320WS Specifications:

  • 4MP camera, 2K resolutions
  • Integrated spotlights
  • IP66 weatherproof
  • Sound and light alarm
  • Two-way audio
  • Supports up to 256GB microSD card
  • Wired or wireless 2.4Ghz connection
  • Advanced security features (line-crossing detection)

Reasons to buy:

  • 4MP camera
  • Starlight night visionx
  • Sound and light alarm

Reasons to avoid:

  • Pricey
  • Cannot rotate/pan

Tapo C320WS is the upgraded version of Tapo C310. It has a better night recording quality and comes with the built-in spotlight.

The Tapo C320WS features a dual antenna design to provide longer transmission and wall penetration capability. You can experience a smoother video playback thanks to its good WiFi connection. 

The starlight night vision camera records noticeably better and more colourful video than the Tapo C310. The colours are accurate with a good amount of detail. It is easily one of the best wide dynamic range (WDR) cameras.

Besides, the Tapo C320WS has a built-in LED spotlight that will turn on automatically when it detects insufficient lighting. This is a very neat feature for outdoor security surveillance.

The Tapo C320WS has plenty of useful security features including Motion Detection, Area Intrusion Detection, Line-Crossing Detection and Camera Tampering Detection. You can set a boundary line where it triggers the camera to alarm with sound and a blinking light if someone crosses the boundary.

If you’re looking for an outdoor security camera with a strong WiFi connection and clear night vision, you can’t go wrong with Tapo C320WS. The Tapo app is very user-friendly and it has plenty of advanced security features for the C320WS model.


Best True Wireless Outdoor CCTV Camera

Xiaomi Imilab EC2

Best True Wireless Outdoor CCTV Camera: Xiaomi Imilab EC2

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Xiaomi Imilab EC2 Specifications:

  • Runs on battery (90 day)
  • Wire-free installation
  • IP66 dust and water resistant
  • 130 degree wide viewing angle
  • 1080p resolution
  • Human detection
  • Requires indoor receiver
  • Supports only up to 64GB microSD card

Reasons to buy:

  • Suitable for places without power point available
  • 130 degree wide viewing angle
  • Mi Home app integration

Reasons to avoid:

  • Troublesome to recharge every 3 months

The Imilab EC2 is a true wireless IP camera that doesn’t require any power cable. It is fully powered by its built-in battery which can last up to 90 days. This is its biggest advantage and also its disadvantage.

No doubt it is very convenient that you can install the Imilab EC2 at any place, even without a power outlet nearby. However, having to remove and recharge the camera every three months is very tedious. 

In most cases, outdoor CCTV cameras are installed at higher levels, where it is difficult to reach without a ladder, for security reasons as well as to get a better view angle. For this reason, I actually prefer Imilab EC3 more than EC2 as EC3 relies on a wired power supply.

Another thing that you should be aware of before buying the EC2 is it needs a dedicated 

Gateway in order to work properly. So, make sure you’re buying the Gateway together with the camera. Otherwise, the EC2 camera is practically useless.

Imilab EC2  is only good if you really need a CCTV camera at a position where wiring is near impossible. If not, go for the Imilab EC3 or Tapo C320WS instead. Basically, you just install it once and can use it forever.


Competitions

EZVIZ TY2, C6CN, C3WN, C3N Review

Ezviz is a sub-brand of Chinese CCTV Camera Brand Hikvision. So, both HikVision and Ezviz’s products have quite a similar quality. The video quality taken by Ezviz CCTV cameras is generally good. But for every price point, the SriHome camera seems to offer better value for money.

Yoosee 3MP IP Camera Review

Yoosee Mini is one of the best-selling IP cameras on Shopee. For only RM60, it has PTZ features and supports ONVIF. The camera is good as a baby monitor device. However, the camera build quality is not that great and its video quality is so-so. If you really want a budget PTZ camera, then this could be a good choice.

Hamrol 2MP, 3MP, 5MP Auto Tracking Outdoor IP Camera Review

Hamrol seems to offer a very good value for money with a 5MP camera and its auto-tracking features. It costs only half as much as Tapo C320WS and Imilab EC3. However, I can’t find anything regarding this brand online. It is most likely just another OEM IP camera. Most of these CCTV cameras have no problem with daytime recording but they usually struggle when it comes to nighttime recording and are also less durable.

Hisee SE CCTV 3MP Review

The Hisee SE CCTV is another China OEM budget outdoor wireless security camera. It is good enough for basic monitoring usage. It uses a third-party smartphone app, iCSee to control the CCTV camera. Like Hamrol, these Chinese OEMs usually use a poorer camera sensor and they don’t last as long.

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Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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