Test 1 Ease of use
Easy to set up and use?
All six cameras follow a similar set-up process, but differ in how they get connected to your Wi-Fi network: the Kodak requires you to connect your mobile to its own internal Wi-Fi network for the initial connection; the other five cameras make use of Bluetooth, although you can also plug in the Netatmo to a spare USB port on your Mac to set it up. Both Canary and Arlo Q add an additional verification step involving an audio cable and QR code respectively.
All six mobile apps work differently to each other – we found the Kodak’s iSecurity+ app looked somewhat dated and clunky in places, while the Canary app was only optimised for iPhone. The other four apps were all well-designed and put key features within easy reach, but the Logi Circle deserves special praise for its fast, responsive and uncluttered interface.