Test 3 Security
Keeping your home safe
Netatmo’s Welcome uses face recognition to tell your family members apart from ‘strangers’, and can even recognise pets too. The Logitech Circle 2 and Nest Cam IQ both offer similar ‘person detection’ features, as well as the ability to focus on specific ‘zones’, such as a window or door – but you have to pay a subscription to activate those features.
D-Link provides a simple – but free – zone option, using a grid that is superimposed over the video image, and both D-Link and Netatmo allow you to fine-tune the sensitivity of their motion-detection features in order to avoid false alarms. The Nokia Home is unusual as it can react to noise as well as movement in your home. And speaking of noise, Netgear’s Arlo Pro has a 100db siren built into its control hub that will probably wake up the entire street.