When comparing Netatmo Welcome vs Canary All-in-one Home Security, the Slant community recommends Netatmo Welcome for most people. In the question“What are the best home-security cameras?” Netatmo Welcome is ranked 5th while Canary All-in-one Home Security is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose Netatmo Welcome is:
All data is stored locally on an SD card - included is an 8GB card. Even better - the slot is push activated, meaning it will spring out when you push it in again. This is an example of the good attention to small details. The SD card can only hold so much video though, and once storage space has run out it will overwrite any existing files. This means that if you want to keep any videos, it's important to regularly save them to another storage location (or insert a larger card).
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Pro Locally stored data
All data is stored locally on an SD card - included is an 8GB card. Even better - the slot is push activated, meaning it will spring out when you push it in again. This is an example of the good attention to small details.
The SD card can only hold so much video though, and once storage space has run out it will overwrite any existing files. This means that if you want to keep any videos, it's important to regularly save them to another storage location (or insert a larger card).
Pro Inconspicuous design
At first glance, you wouldn't expect this to be a security camera. that means that it's easy to place it in plain sight without being an eye-sore.
Pro Facial recognition
While not a reliable source of security, the Netamo Welcome can sometimes get faces right. It has trouble differentiating between bearded folks, but other than that it does a decent job once it's sufficiently learned the different faces (it can take up to 2 weeks).
Pro Versatile video
With the wide angle lens (130 degrees), this camera is set to record any action in front of it, as well as slightly to the sides of the main focal point. It also includes a night vision mode, where infra-red LEDs illuminate the darkness but aren't visible to human eyes. This is called night mode, and shows up in greyscale, but in decent enough quality to still be able to see everything that's going on in the frame.
There are fully integrated Android and iOS apps, as well as a web app (although the web app is limited in its capabilities). This is welcome news for any family which is split between Android/iOS users.
Pro Web app included
While some home security cameras only support mobile apps, this one allows you to view the important information in a web browser for your convenience (configuring the camera itself needs to be done through the app, but it's nice to be able to view the live steam on any computer and not just your phone).
Pro Recognizes who enters a household and notifies via companion app
Pro Air quality sensors
There are sensors which help determine the quality of the air, including: temperature, humidity, and particles in the air. While it can't do anything about these itself, it is a useful tool for monitoring.
Pro Quality video, even when dark
The Canary has a viewing angle of 147 degrees, letting it see more than competing products. The 1080p resolution is crisp, and allows for digital zooming up to 3X. There are 12 infra-red LEDs that work as part of the night vision to keep recording even after the lights have gone out.
Pro Great microphone
The microphone captures crystal clear audio. This is extremely beneficial if there is motion detected, but the subject moves out of the vision of the camera, as you can still somewhat tell whats going on.
Pro Automatic recording
The Canary can utilize your phone's GPS to turn on and off automatically depending on where you are (when you're at home it will enter private mode, but when you leave it will activate). If you live with others, all they need to do is install the app and it won't activate when they're home either.
Pro Warning siren
The Canary Security System is equipped with a siren which is rated at 90dB (similar to that of city traffic or a subway at 200ft). While not ridiculously loud, it should do the job to scare the heebie jeebies out of anybody not expecting it.
Con Limited positions available
There is no included mount, and it isn't supposed to be pointed at windows or areas with too much light. This limits where you can place it, as it has to be on a table or ledge of some sort, and facing in a specific direction.
Con Visible light when in night mode
When night mode is enabled, there is a glowing red light. This defeats the purpose of its stealthy design, and feels obtrusive when you are walking around your house in the dark - almost like something is watching you (because you are indeed being watched).
Con Sub-par camera quality
While rated at 1080p, the quality of the video doesn't quite match that of other 1080p home security cameras. This might just be optics they used, but the overall quality of the video leaves some to be desired.
Con Not mountable
This system will need a table or stand to sit on - there isn't an included wall or ceiling mount. You perhaps could fashion your own, however remember to mount it upright as the camera doesn't rotate.
Con Expensive subscription plan
The free plan is limited - your history will only go back 12 hours, with 5 available bookbarks and you can download 3 videos.
The $5/month ($49 annually) plan increases this to a 2 day history, 25 bookmarks, and unlimited downloads.
For $10/month ($99 annually) you get 7 day history, 100 bookmarks and still get unlimited downloads.
The most expensive plan at $30/month ($299 annually) gives you a 30 day timeline with unlimited bookmarks and downloads.
Con Lacks a speaker
While there is a microphone to listen to sounds, there is no speaker and thus this system lacks the ability to hold a conversation with the person on the other side.
Con No local storage
All of the recordings are stored directly on the cloud, and there is no local storage available.
Con Lots of false alarms
The motion detection is very sensitive - so sensitive that it only takes shadows moving or branches swaying in the wind to trick it into sending a false alarm. In the future Canary is going to add a sensitivity slider, however this hasn't been implemented yet.