Surveillance cameras are, of course, the easiest to use when the picture and the sound is transmitted by radio and therefore no cable has to be complicated. This also works with the Wiseup MSC03 radio monitoring camera. The monitoring camera itself needs only one power connection, the image with a resolution of 582 x 512 pixels as well as the sound is transmitted by radio. The folds also so far quite well, one has chosen the correct channel. A range of 100 meters is specified by the manufacturer, but only without walls in between. In our test, a range of 47 meters with an outer wall and two inner walls represented the limit for a usable signal, a quite good value. On weaker channels it can happen that interference (eg with W-LAN or other radio devices) can occur, can be recognized by a bad picture and disturbing passing bars.

Super is the night vision function, which automatically turns on thanks to a brightness sensor. 12 infrared LEDs then provide for about 3 meters of night vision in black and white. The camera with its 1/4 inch Sharp CCD sensor ensures a high-contrast, high-resolution image with sufficient resolution for monitoring tasks. In addition, the high-quality metal housing is absolutely waterproof (IP 44), so the use outdoors is no problem. The microphone did not produce good results (especially at a distance and more than one wall), but the majority of the users use a surveillance camera anyway (without sound). It is best not to put the plug used for sound transmission into your TV.

The installation is child's play, the Wiseup  radio monitoring camera can be fixed with three screws on each wall of the ceiling. They can then be adjusted in two directions and a ball joint in every possible direction. The power cable is a bit too short with 50cm, but the power cable can be lengthened with a little manual skill. Otherwise an extension cable helps.

The receiver of the Wiseup MSC03 Wireless Surveillance Camera can be connected to any TV or recording device via an AV connector, via a (not supplied) USB adapter (for example the Logilink Audio and Video Grabber) you can even connect the monitoring system to a computer Digitize audio and video data.


The Wiseup MSC03 radio surveillance camera has done quite well in our test, the favorable price of only around 60 euros ensures an excellent price-performance ratio. The image quality is sufficient, the transmitting power for private households is absolutely appealing. With a little trial and error in the choice of the channels you can get a fault-free transmission despite W-LAN and other potential sources of interference. The receiver had with 2 out of 5 test devices a small wiggle contact with the AV connections, which could be "bend" with a pliers again. The 80 euros for the Technaxx radio surveillance camera are well-invested money!