Home security is a serious business, and when it comes to protecting your property, you can not be too careful. Fortunately, with the recent increase in the number of smart home products, there are now a ton of configurable, Internet-enabled home security devices on the market. Unfortunately, the large number of choices makes the task a herculean task.
A home security camera is an excellent starting point, and the Logitech Circle 2 is an excellent choice in this regard. Already known for its high-quality webcams, Logitech's second foray into home security is incredibly sound. We will review some of the key differences between Circle 2 and one of its main competitors, the Ring Stick Up Cam plug-in.
On the photo: Logitech Circle 2.
The Logitech Circle 2 and Ring Stick Up Cam plug-ins share many common features. Both offer 1080p HD recording, motion detection and two-way audio. Both cameras are also equipped with night vision, allowing your camera to record in the dark, but none is particularly good at this last part. The picture is a little blurry with the Circle 2 and slightly grainy with the Ring Stick Up Cam.
|Circle 2||Paste ring plug-in|
|Camera||1080p HD||1080p HD|
|Field of view||180 degrees||150 degrees|
|Custom areas||Yes, up to 5 zones (subscription required)||Yes, up to 3 zones|
|Free storage||24 hours||0|
|Power over Ethernet||Yes||Yes|
Still, Circle 2 is clearly the winner here. Although its daytime video quality is not phenomenalis still very good - better, anyway, than the Ring Stick Up Cam, with sharper details and better motion capture. His field of vision is also much better, with a wide-angle 180 degree lens compared to 150 degrees of the Stick Up Cam.
Unless you have other Ring products, the Logitech Circle 2 is the best choice.
Bidirectional audio is also clearer and more consistent with Circle 2.
The Logitech Circle 2 really surpasses the Ring Stick Up Cam plug-in, because of its motion detection features. Both cameras allow you to define custom motion areas, that is, areas of the camera's field of view that are specifically examined during motion monitoring. With Ring Stick Up Cam, you can create up to three areas for free. Circle 2 allows you to create up to five with a subscription.
The Circle 2 also allows you to configure the geofencing so that the camera automatically activates motion detection and records in your absence. He is also able to differentiate people from pets. Perfect if you have curious cats or energetic dogs.
The Ring Stick Up Cam plug-in has an advantage over the Circle 2. Through the companion app, a siren can be activated remotely via the Ring application. It's a little extra to scare the invaders, even if it's not very loud.
As with most home security cameras, the Logitech Circle 2 and Ring Stick Up Cam plug-ins require a subscription to access anything beyond their basic functionality. This is an area where the Ring Stick Up has at least one light edge on his counterpart.
The Circle 2 subscription plans (shown below) are based on the number of cameras you own. If you have more than one, you will have to buy a Home package, which covers up to five cameras. If you want to have more than five cameras, it means many plans.
As a result, Ring's plans allow you to add as many cameras as you want if you pay for the Plus subscription.
|Monthly fee||Circle 2||Ring Stick Up Cam|
|Free||24-hour cloud storage, streaming and uploading live video, daily video briefing, smart alerts|
|Basic ($ 4 or $ 7)||14 day storage plus free package features|
|Bonus ($ 10 or $ 18)||31-day storage, people detection, motion zones, personalized daily video briefing, plus free package features|
|Free||No video storage, instant notifications, custom motion detection, live video streaming|
|Basic ($ 3)||View, save and share videos from the last 60 days, as well as free package features, the price of the device subscription.|
|More ($ 10)||View, save, and share videos from the last 60 days, as well as free package features, can add as many ringtone devices to a plan|
Pictured: Ring Stick Up Cam.
If you want to control your security camera with Google Home, your only option in between is Circle 2, which also supports Apple HomeKit. Although Ring's camera fits perfectly with Amazon Alexa, it's the only major voice control system Is work with. This is perhaps the biggest black mark against the plug-in Ring Stick Up Cam.
Ring's main attraction for home security is its integration with other company products, including smart lighting, video doorbell and alarm system. There is also the Neighbors app, which connects you to other ringing systems in your neighborhood. You can share security alerts with other users, report crimes to authorities, and keep up to date with your community.
It's a nice feature. Therefore, if you're not ready to use Google Home or Apple HomeKit, the Stick Up Cam plug-in becomes a compelling choice. However, in terms of smart home integration, Logitech Circle 2 is your best choice.
This may well be our personal opinion, but Logitech Circle 2 is without a doubt the most attractive of the two cameras. Its sleek and understated design allows it to look everywhere at home, and that's exactly what you can say. Logitech offers many mounting options for its camera, with multiple peripherals, including a plug holder and window mount (not included).
Certainly, the plug-in Ring's Stick Up does not have air bad. Its rectangular design does not appear quite the same way as the Circle 2. Is The offer is a little better ready to use, which allows it to install easily as you wish. Again, you can easily fix it by purchasing one of the optional attachments of Circle 2.
Unless you have other Ring products or live in a Ring neighborhood, the Logitech Circle 2 is the best choice. It looks better, works better and is compatible with more voice activated wizards. Although the subscription fee (and price) of Circle 2 is ultimately considerably higher than that of the Stick Up Cam plug-in, it offers many more features.
Be careful if you plan to buy more than one. The monthly subscription fee for Circle 2 is based on the number of cameras you own. This means that costs can be added quicklyespecially if you need a premium plan.
Logitech Circle 2
Logitech knows his cameras
It looks cool, it works well, it is easy to use and it is widely compatible with leading smart home helpers. This is more than enough to make the relatively high price acceptable. .
Paste ring plug-in
Another solid choice
The Ring Stick Up Cam plug-in is a solid product, ideal if you already have a Ring product family. It's also cheaper than the Circle 2. Do not forget that you get what you pay for.
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