At SafeWise, we have over a decade of combined experience reviewing and testing security cameras, so we don't say this lightly: peephole cameras are an unimpressive group. While there's no shortage of peephole cams online, good quality is a coin flip for the vast majority of these generic brands.
As we highlighted in our hidden camera review, the biggest issue is that generic brands come from small-scale manufacturers with limited production runs and almost zero long-term support. That's why we expanded our lineup to products with similar goals of easy installation for renters: video doorbell door mounts and an over-the-door security camera.
By including no-drill doorbell mounts, renters can use excellent video doorbells like Ring, Arlo, and Google Nest. You don't need to settle for a product you don't recognize.
To build our rankings, we looked at each product's installation options, aesthetic appeal, and if they deliver a good experience for renters. We held off on testing these products because there's not much demand for peephole cameras compared to more traditional security cameras and video doorbells. Instead, we base our conclusions on information collected from customer reviews and product listings.
Learn how we test and review products in our full methodology.