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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dropcam vs Canary: rival home security camera watchdogs

There are many issues to weigh when buying a home security camera: price, video quality, design and storage. But first you do have to be comfortable with leaving a webcam in your living room, kitchen or (gulp) bedroom.

For the past few weeks I have been comparing the latest Dropcam, whose name is becoming synonymous with these cameras, and a start-up rival, Canary.

The two devices have been sitting next to each other in my living room. Just being able to look in on my home from anywhere, in high-definition video, provides some reassurance that all is well. I could also use the Dropcam Pro’s speaker to greet my wife when I saw her arrive home, but it freaked her out, so she asked me to stop.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1a5e3318-e34f-11e4-aa97-00144feab7de.html#axzz3XV2c994a

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