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Home security smackdown: Which rechargeable camera wins?We found our favorite rechargeable security camera. Find out if it's the Logi Circle, the Canary Flex or the Netgear Arlo Pro.
[MUSIC] DIY home security has changed a lot, even in the last couple of years. One of the newest features we've come across is rechargeable batteries so we're going to take a look at three different models, the Logi Circle, the Canary flex, and the Netgear Arlo Pro to see which one is best. To compare these models, we're going to look at three different things. Design, features And price. So in terms of design, all of these models look fine but you really want an option that's durable and is gonna last and is really easy to use. So my pick for the easiest is definitely the Canary Flex, mostly because it has a really nice weatherproof design. You can use it for indoor or outdoor use. And also, the magnetic charger on the back is super easy to attach and detach. But in terms of features, the Netgear Arlo Pro really Really nails it. So the first thing it offers is seven days of free event based storage. So if motion or audio is detected, it'll save that for you totally for free. You can't upgrade but you don't have to. In addition to that, this model works with IFTTT and Samsung SmartThings, which is more smart home integrations These other two models offer. The Arlo Pro also promises to last, on its rechargeable battery, for anywhere from four to six months. Which is definitely longer than the Logi Circle, which has about a two to six-hour battery life, and the Canary Flex, which lasts for up to two months. [MUSIC] Then in terms of price, both the Canary Flex and the Logi Circle cost $200. So they're They're competitive. But the [UNKNOWN] Arlo Pro costs more at 250. So you really have to think if those extra features are worth it. All in all, it's close between the [UNKNOWN] Arlo Pro and the Canary Flex, but the Flex ultimate edges it out because it has great design, nice features, and it costs a little less.