Things to consider…
Everything you need to know before getting started
All six cameras offer live streaming, but when it comes to storing footage for review, five of them require you sign up for cloud-based storage. All five offer a limited free plan, but if you want to store days at a time, you’ll need to shell out for an additional monthly subscription.
Of the six on test, only the Netatmo Welcome requires a Mac to set up. The Arlo Q can be set up using your Mac or mobile, but the other four only work with a mobile or tablet.
All six cameras only work indoors, and while some can only be mounted freestanding, others come with wall mountings. Five of the six also require access to a conveniently placed power socket – only the Logi Circle comes with a rechargeable battery for portable use.
All six cameras alert you when they detect motion. The better ones allow you to fine-tune sensitivity, while some also let you create schedules, work only when you’re away from home and even use facial recognition.
All cameras can alert you via your mobile’s notifications, but some models go further – Kodak and Netatmo both support IFTTT.com, for example, for greater flexibility.
Withings Home HD
Netgear Arlo Q Netatmo Welcome Logitech Logi Circle Kodak CFH-V15
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