the winner Logi Circle
There’s a security camera for everyone
Choosing a winner was harder than we thought, with no one camera dominating the rest. Every camera here has features that will appeal to someone: the Netatmo’s use of internal microSD storage means you’ll never have to pay a penny in cloud storage fees, for example, and its facial detection features might have won it the day, but for the fact we were able to circumvent them. Security conscious folk might like the Canary’s ear-splitting siren, while others may approve of the Kodak’s ability to change view remotely using its pan-and-tilt camera.
If you’re looking for a baby monitor and security cam rolled into one, then the Withings Home HD will prove hard to resist. Netgear’s Arlo Q camera looks ugly, but boasts the most granular security settings of all for those who want fine control, but ultimately our gaze fell on the Logi Circle. It’s a strong all-rounder, but its killer features – its portability, discreet nature and beautifully simple app – give it the edge.
The Netatmo’s use of internal microSD storage means you’ll never have to pay a penny in cloud storage fees
Unclip the Logi Circle from its charging station and you can place it anywhere for inconspicuous, wire-free surveillance.