Smart homes let you control nearly everything these days, so naturally you’d want to know what’s going on everywhere inside and out, too. The Circle 2 from Logitech is a simple-to-use smart security camera that makes it easy to monitor your home, so you can not only control everything in your home from your phone, you can see it all in action, too. There are lots of smart security cameras on the market these days, so read on to find out what makes the Logitech Circle 2 stand out from the crowd and learn how to enter for your chance to win a Logitech Circle 2 Combo Pack.
Security cameras are for more than just watching the front door
Security cameras used to be complicated, detailed, and laborious to install, with VCRs (remember those?), timers, sensors, and more. All of that has gotten much simpler with the rise of smart home devices and technologies, so that pretty much all you have to do these days is buy a smart security camera, set it up, turn it on, and you’re good to go.
Not that you can’t still find traditional security cameras—you definitely can, and they too have gotten much easier to use in recent years. But smart security cameras offer the kind of whole-home integration that we’ve come to expect with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).
There are some obvious use cases for security cameras; For example, to monitor your front and back door, or to make sure that the kids are playing safely while you’re upstairs working. And these are all examples many people think of when they hear security camera. But the smart home introduces many new variables to think about.
For instance, what if you’re out of town and have programmed your smart lights to turn off and on at random times to make it look like someone is home? How can you be sure they’re doing that?
Well, with a smart security camera like the Logitech Circle 2, you can not only program your smart lights from your phone, you can also make sure they’re lighting up when they’re supposed to by looking at the feed from your Logitech Circle 2 (all on the same smartphone or tablet).
Or, what if you want to check in and see if the tomatoes growing in your smart garden are ripe, but you’re at work? Well, just log in to your phone and take a quick peek with your Logitech Circle 2.
As is probably evident from these examples, security cameras can do a lot more for you than the standard uses people tend to think of. The Logitech Circle 2 has some unique features that make it a great addition to your smart home setup, so read on to find out what those are.
The Logitech Circle 2 makes home security a snap
Installing the Logitech Circle 2 is a breeze: Plug it in, sync it up with the smartphone app, and you’re ready to start monitoring. Because it uses Wi-Fi, the Circle 2 doesn’t require complicated cabling installations, and it integrates seamlessly into your home network right out of the box. It even works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit to mesh seamlessly with your existing smart home environment.
Once you get it installed, the Circle 2 can utilize its 180° lens, large field of view, and 1080p Full HD resolution to stream crisp, clear images of whatever area you’ve set it up in right to your phone or tablet. Plus, its built-in night vision means no need to deal with extra lighting installations. You also get unlimited capacity for users and additional cameras as part of your Circle account, plus free 24 -hour secure cloud storage for any footage that’s captured. All of that adds up to a great deal and a security system that can record anything thrown at it.
Furthermore, the Circle 2 has a microphone and speaker built-in, so you can talk to delivery people at the front door when you’re at work, to the kids when they’re home from school, and even the dog when you’re not there. You can get these notifications delivered to your phone or tablet whenever something occurs, even when you’re not home.
If you opt to purchase the Circle Safe Premium account, lots of advanced features are available to you. You get Motion Zones that can trigger alerts if the camera detects any movement within a certain area. The Circle 2 can also detect people and send you a notification when it sees a person in a Motion Zone. Plus, Advanced Motion Filtering technology means it’s easier to spot relevant activity and disregard things like stray cats or squirrels without having to hunt through hours of back footage to find what you’re looking for.
For an even deeper dive into the Logitech Circle 2, check out the Product Overview on the Best Buy Blog. There, you’ll get a deeper dive into the technical specs of the camera and explanations of its features.
As is evident from all these unique features and use cases, a security camera is a must-have in any home for a wide variety of reasons. So, read on to find out how to enter for your chance to win a Logitech Circle 2 Combo Pack, which comes with 2 wired cameras and a window mount (to get large areas of your home covered both inside and out).
How to enter
Entering this contest is simple, but you can only enter once. To enter, tell us in a comment below the 2 locations inside or outside your home that you would want covered by security cameras.
What you can win
At the end of this contest, we will select 2 winners from all eligible entries to receive a Logitech Circle 2 Combo Pack, which contains 2 Circle 2 cameras and a window mount.
This contest runs from August 21st to September 4th.
Remember, you can only enter once, but your friends and family can also participate. Be sure to share this contest with anyone who needs security cameras to keep an eye on their home, or someone who just wants to keep an eye on something remotely, whatever that may be.