Test 2 Core features
The stuff that matters
All of the cameras on test have the core functionality you’d expect from a security camera: the ability to live stream, so you always know what’s happening, plus night vision for unlit rooms and the ability to configure motion detection to alert you when something happens in the room. All six also present past events on a timeline, allowing you to go back as far as your cloud storage plan allows you – in the case of the Netmato, footage is stored on its internal microSD card or your own personal FTP server. Each camera presents things differently – the Netatmo shows you a list of detected faces, for example, while the Withings camera automatically plays key frames from a recording as a preview. The Logi Circle has a clever ‘Day Brief’ view, which shows a sped-up view of everything recorded in the past 24 hours.