Logitech's $180 Circle 2 wired security camera is a significant improvement over its cam ($199 at HP) was strictly indoors-only. At the current exchange rate, $180 converts to roughly £130 and AU$225., but it's also very different. Instead of a rechargeable battery, this new model requires an adapter for power. It's also rated for indoor and outdoor use; the original Circle
Note: Logitech sells a wire-free version of the Circle 2 camera with a rechargeable battery for $200 (£145 and AU$250 converted), as well as a variety of accessories to give you different ways to connect and mount both the wired and wire-free Circle 2 cameras.
The wired Circle 2 is an indoor/outdoor camera with 1080p HD live streaming, a 180-degree viewing angle and free 24-hour event-based cloud storage. It also works with optional monthly cloud service for access to longer-term video clip storage, person alerts and customizable motion detection zones.. Subscribe to an
Consider the Logitech Circle 2 if you're looking for an adapter-powered indoor/outdoor security camera that's responsive and reliable.
The Circle 2 camera comes with a power adapter, a base you can rotate to suit pretty much any desired angle, the camera and optional mounting hardware. Rather than connecting the Circle 2 to its base via a Micro-USB or other port, the camera actually attaches to (and detaches from) the base with a simple twist. Two discreet notches show where to line up the camera with its base. From there, simply turn the camera until you can no longer easily separate the two. I wish it clicked or gave some sort of obvious indication when it's installed correctly, but it's easy enough to figure out.
The camera's base has a matte white finish; its face is finished in glossy black. It looks fine overall, but I particularly like how easy it is to rotate to achieve different viewing angles. A subtle ring around the lens alerts you to the camera's status:
- Solid white: On and ready to use
- Solid green: Someone is viewing the live video feed
- Solid yellow: In privacy mode
- Solid red: Off or not recording
- Blinking blue: In pairing mode
Take a look at how the wired Circle 2 compares to theand the :
Comparing indoor/outdoor security cameras
||Logi Circle 2 (wired model)||Canary Flex||Netgear Arlo Pro 2|
|Price||$180/£130||$200/£159||$480/£345 (two-camera kit, plus required hub)|
|Color finish||White||Black, white||White|
|Power source||Power adapter||Rechargeable battery, power adapter||Rechargeable battery, power adapter|
|Resolution||1080p HD||1080p HD||1080p HD|
|Expected battery life||N/A (must use power adapter)||Two months||Six months|
|Field of view||180-degree viewing angle||116-degree viewing angle||130-degree viewing angle|
|Cloud storage||Free 24-hour event-based video history (Optional 14- or 31-day event-based video history for $4 or $10 per month)||Free 24-hour event-based video history (Optional 30-day event-based video history for $10 per month)||Free 7-day event-based video history (Optional 30- or 60-day event-based video history for $10 or $15 per month)|
|Mobile app||Yes, Android and iPhone||Yes, Android and iPhone||Yes, Android and iPhone|
|Web app||Yes||Yes, with cloud subscription||Yes|
|Alerts||Motion (person alerts with Circle Safe Premium subscription)||Motion and person (package detection with cloud subscription)||Motion and audio|
|Activity zones||Yes, with Circle Safe Premium subscription||No||No|
|Two-way audio||Yes||Yes, with cloud subscription||Yes|
|Operating temperature range||-4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 50 degrees Celsius)||-4 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 45 degrees Celsius)||-4 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 45 degrees Celsius)|
|Third-party integrations||Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant||Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Wink||Amazon Alexa, IFTTT|
The Circle 2's features clearly overlap with the Flex and the Arlo Pro 2, with a few major exceptions.