This budget home security camera is a mini spy cam burglars won't spot

Buying a home security camera but on a tight budget? This affordable spy cam is wireless, fixings-free, has night vision and is smartphone compatible

home security camera: men breaking into living room of house
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This home security camera is a must-buy if you're often away on weekends, out at work all day – or just like to keep an eye on what's happening at home when you're out. 

Why do we love it? Firstly: it's affordable; secondly: you can stream the footage straight to your smartphone; thirdIy: it's tiny so anyone scoping your house from outside won't spot it (come to that, neither will anyone inside). 

We're not lying when we say it's mini. This camera has a diameter of 4cm and a height of 2.5cm, meaning it can very easily be disguised. It can also be used indoors or out, it has a wide-angle lens and it has night mode.

Aobo Mini Spy Security WiFi Camera

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Already happy you have the best home security system? Or maybe you have a video doorbell or a smart lock installed and feel pretty pleased with your set up? We say, still take a look at this mini camera, which can also be popped on your car dashboard to avert potential break-ins or vandalism. 

Or since it comes with a wrist strap, you could take it cycling or hiking with you to track where you've been. There's also the added benefit that it's magnetic so it can be easily moved around. Now you can find out who keeps eating all the best fridge snacks... Scroll to shop...

Aobo Mini Spy Security WiFi Camera | £40 at Amazon UK | $40.99 at Amazon US

Aobo Mini Spy Security WiFi Camera | £40 at Amazon UK | $40.99 at Amazon US
Simply download the compatible smartphone app to see your home or office from afar, and you'll even get notifications from movement. 

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.