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Kasa / TP LinkNest Cam 2 (Google)Blink (Amazon)WyzeArloEufyRing (Amazon)Alfred HDFurboYIReolinkSimpliSafe Indoor Wireless Camera
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Device Cost$20-$39$99.99~40
Starts at AUD$99$15-25$139.99
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SD Card SlotYes (up to 256 GB)NoYes, with Sync ModuleYesYesNoNoYes, but max of 32G (FAT32 format, class 10+)YesNo
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Timestamp OptionYesNo (Although event clips downloaded from the app have timestamps if you turn on English subtitles)YesYesNot on the video - in the app it shows you the time it was recordedNot on the video, but it shows the time in-app.YesNo
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Remove Logo OptionYesNoYesYesNoNoYesCan be cropped out
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Bulk Download/Export Events OptionNoIn-app: No
Via Google Takeout: Yes
NoNoNoNo but you can remove the SD card and just grab the files directly from there (which also gives you a higher res than downloading from the app)Unknown
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Exports to Date of EventNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
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Subscription RequiredNoNo?NoYes - single camera starts at I think AUD$49.95 a yr, jumps to AUD$150 a yr but says it includes "all cameras at your home"No, but the free version is limited to 60 second videos saved for 7 days. If you pay for subscription, it will save up to 120 sec video clips and keep videos for 14 days. $2.49/monthOptional but recommendedNoYes
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Subscription Offering30-day access to events (cloud)Nest Aware: 30-day access to events
Nest Aware Plus: 60-day access to events + 10-day access to 24/7
60 days of rolling storageYes30 day free trial, you can also get discounted rates for paying annually compared to monthlykamiCloud (offers camera sharing, up to 30 days of cloud recording history, "smart" detection, and extended support) and Kami Pro Security (alarm system) are more advanced subscription-based offerings compatible with this camera
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Subscription Cost$2.99/mo per camera; $9.99/mo for up to 10 devicesNest Aware: $8/mo
Nest Aware Plus: $15/mo
$3 per month per camera or $10 for unlimited cameras$20/yearSee above comment$2.49/month
For a single camera, 3.33$/mo or 40$/year gets you 7 days history, or up to 5 cameras, 11.67$/mo or 140$/year gets you 30 days history
$29.99/month
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24/7 RecordingWith SD cardYesYesYesNot really, you set up motion zones and when the camera detects motion in that zone it records, you can adjust how long it records after no motion is detected in that zoneNo, but you can do 8 hours of continuous recording
Records events & then deleted after 24 hours unless saved to your devic
Yes (with SD card), but will overwrite itself when full (on my card, I get a little less than 3 days)You have to set up motion zones and TURN OFF auto alarm when it senses motion. If it's an even longer than 30 sec it does miss parts of it.
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Manual Clip RecordingYesNoYesYesNo (possible using live view only)Maybe with their 8 hrs of continuous recording feature but users haven't figured it out yet, so can't say for sure
Up to 1 mi
You can select a specific range of time to export from the app
YesYes
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Animal DetectionNoYesNoYesYesNo - it's all motion
Yeswith cloud subscription (motion & sound detection in free version is very hit or miss)YesYes, set motion sensing to very sensitive
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Desktop AppYes (iOS only)NoEufy Security (iOS & android)
Don't think so
Yes ((Web browser-based)NoNo but there's a web-based version of the app that you could use on any browser device
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Video QualityUp to 2K QHD (2560x1440)1080p1080pUp to 2K1080p?Basic (Free) or HD (Subscription
Great1080p is what's spec'd (see comment)
We feel it’s excellent. It switches from daylight to night vision pretty seamlessly. Both look great.Unknown type but very good, even in the dark
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Audio QualityGreatGreatGreatThe audio on my two Wyze V3 cams were basically unusable after a few monthsVery goodPretty good!
Great on my old iPhone; poor on the cameras I bought from them (however I bought the first run when they just released cameras, so it may be improved since then)
GoodDecent (somewhat directional, doesn't do a great job picking up audio behind the camera, which could be good thing, if that's a concern)
It could be a little louder. But not bad.
Very good
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Maximum event recording timeUp to 3 minutesUp to 5 minutes30s Indoor, 60s OutdoorEach recording is just over a minute, but if motion continues to be detected it continues recording, you'd just need to download multiple recordings and edit them together120 seconds1 min
Not sure there's a limit, but I've done at least 5 mins from the app
It depends on the amount of motions, it's a little unreliable.
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Mandatory time that has to elapse between clipsNoneNone10 secondsNoneNoneSecondsNone?
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Known IssuesThe audio is horrible, and the SD cards don't read in the two cameras that I have. Customer service is spotty. However, the base of the camera is magnetic, which made it SUPER easy to mount and move around.There was trouble loading clips last year. Scrolling through the day's events had been hard. It would download about a minute's worth of a clip and then jump back. But all those bugs have been resolved as of recently.
It's also pretty sturdy as I have dropped it a few times and it always recovers.
It often cuts events in the middle and I miss parts of our conversation because the first few seconds of a clip is silent before the audio recording kicks in. Not having 24/7 recording to go back and grab the full interaction makes this an issue...however... as a FREE (or extremely cheap) option, it's not bad. wouldn't recommend buying their cameras unless they've greatly improved them, as the audio is poor. Night mode is good on their cameras, but my old cellphone doesn't have a night mode so that camera doesn't capture anything in the dark.I don't hugely recommend the camera or the app, but if you get it for cheap, it's decent for a fulltime 24/7 cam that will capture enough to accurately log presses. Pairing process is pretty painless, and it even has an intercom feature if you want to be able to respond to your critter from afar on your phone (though our dog is not a fan of this). And, unless someone is able to identify my user error here, I'd recommend bypassing the app for recordings and just dump the SD card files if you want higher quality videos. One funny attribute I'll mention here is that the blue light that comes on in "night vision" mode seems to attract my dog, who likes to wallop it when he sees the light turn on.
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