Keeping an eye on your home’s security is accessible and fun
This internet-connected home security camera’s design and companion app are full of engaging features that make filtering through the day’s happenings much easier and, dare we say, much more fun than any other home security camera that’s available.
It’s fixed to a stand, which gives it stability and allows it to tilt forward and back with about 90 degrees of freedom. You can sit the Circle on any flat surface, or mount it to a wall. A dock is included, which feeds the Circle with power. You can go dockfree, but the internal battery doesn’t last long and there’s not much reason to, considering that the USB cable is three metres in length.
Setting up the camera is a cinch. Download the app and the camera will join your Wi-Fi network, which allows it to beam footage to the app, no matter your location. The camera sensor is capable of HD capture in both light and dark rooms; when the lights go out, it automatically flips on night vision mode.
The Logi Circle is managed through its companion app. It allows you to make several adjustments to the camera. You can zoom in/out, turn off the LED indicator, and mute the mic. You can even chat into your phone, conversing with whoever’s near the camera. The only potential wrinkle is that it that selectively saves clips – if nothing’s happening, it just deletes the video.
It also doesn’t back up footage by default, and that may not appeal to some, but the camera is easy to set up and the app is a joy to use. Cameron Faulkner
The Logi Circle features
a rather attractive, unobtrusive design.