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Logitech® Circle 2 Wired

Indoor/outdoor security camera with Wi-Fi®

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Overview

Our take on the Logitech® Circle 2 Wired

The Logitech Circle 2 camera lets you see what's going on at home — from a quiet hour of homework at the kitchen table, to a 1 a.m. "what was that noise outside?" moment. It's weatherproof, offers a 180-degree field of view, and can see up to 15 feet away in the dark.

The Logitech Circle 2 Wired camera is weather-resistant, so you can use it indoors or out.

The Logitech Circle 2 Wired camera is weather-resistant, so you can use it indoors or out.

Security made simple

The Logitech Circle 2 camera lets you see what's going on at home — from a quiet hour of homework at the kitchen table, to a 1 a.m. "what was that noise outside?" moment. It's weatherproof, offers a 180-degree field of view, and can see up to 15 feet away in the dark.

Smart features

The Circle 2's Smart Location feature lets the camera know when you enter or leave the house. Motion detection lets you know when someone else enters the house, and Advanced Event Filtering lets you quickly find and replay important clips.

There's a microphone and speaker in the camera, so you can hold a conversation with family members at home while you're at work. If you want a quick recap of the day, the free app can assemble a 30-second time-lapse video for you.

Clever mounting options

Logitech's ingenious Plug Mount lets you plug the camera into any standard wall outlet in your home, so it becomes both a mount and a power source.

The Window Mount lets you attach the camera to the inside of a window, so you get a good view of who or what is on the other side of the glass. (In our experience, you will need a well-lit outdoor scene for nighttime use, because the window glass reflects infrared light back at the camera.)

Safe storage

Your video is stored in the cloud, with bank-level encryption to keep your files safe. Add a Circle Safe subscription plan to your camera to access more storage and features.

Smart home integration

I also have good news for Smart Home fans — you can easily integrate the Circle 2 with all the major digital assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. If you have an Amazon Fire TV, or an Echo Show or Spot, you can ask Alexa to show you the live stream from your Circle 2 camera. Google Assistant works the same way on Chromecast-enabled devices.

Product Highlights:

  • weatherproof home security camera with wired power connection
  • stream and download unlimited amounts of HD video from anywhere using the Logi Circle app on your computer or mobile device
    • you have access to the previous 24 hours of footage for free
    • Circle Safe subscription plans give you access to additional cloud storage and advanced analytics for a monthly fee
  • night vision lets you see in the dark up to 15 feet away
  • connects to your network via Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz compatible)
  • 180° wide-angle field of view
  • Smart Location automatically detects when you (and your smartphone) enter or leave the house
  • Advanced Event Filtering lets you quickly find and replay important clips
  • get smart alerts on your mobile device when sound or motion is detected
  • use two-way talk to have a remote conversation
  • compatible with:
  • cloud-based storage with AES 256-bit dual layer security encryption
  • swivel mount with tethered 10-foot cable
  • USB power adapter
  • 2-13/16" diameter x 3-7/16" depth
  • weight: 7.3 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Circle 2 indoor/outdoor security camera
  • Swivel mount base with attached 10' cable (Type A USB plug)
  • AC adapter (USB Type A output: 5.1V 1.4A)
  • US 2-prong power plug adapter
  • Wall mount bracket
  • 4 Screws (Length 1")
  • 4 Plastic wall anchors
  • 2 Cable clips
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Compliance and Warranty Information

Excellent camera with Apple HomeKit support. Does exactly what we needed by integrating with the rest of our HomeKit devices and the ability to use as a Motion Sensor is a plus. The free one day recordings is also nice. Very pleased so far with this camera!

Jacob, Oviedo, FL

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Overview: The Logitech Circle 2 is an indoor/outdoor wired security camera with an ultra wide-angle lens that captures more area than many other surveillance cameras. This small, lightweight camera can be mounted just about anywhere with the included swivel mounting base and wall bracket, or with optional mounting accessories. Circle 2 works on your home Wi-Fi network, and you can monitor your home from a web browser or mobile app. In addition, Circle 2 integrates with many of today's popular digital assistants from Apple, Amazon, and Google.

Camera: The Circle 2 wired security camera is equipped with a glass lens that provides an ultra-wide 180° field of view. The camera live-streams Full HD video up to 1080p. Built-in infrared LEDs give the camera night vision out to 15 feet. The camera includes a microphone and speaker, enabling two-way talk between your camera and your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Circle 2 is equipped with color-coded LEDs to indicate the current status of the camera: flashing blue (pairing), white (connected and ready), green (someone watching/viewing), yellow (privacy mode), and red (camera off, not recording/streaming).

Circle App: Logitech's Circle app let you watch over your home from anywhere. Through the app, you can stream and download video from your Circle 2 cameras. The app can provide instant, customized motion alerts, as well as a 30-second time-lapse Day Brief. The app allows you to connect and view an unlimited number of cameras, even in multiple locations. The Logi Circle app works with Android devices with 4.4 and up and iOS devices with 8.0 or later. The web-based app works with Mac OS X v10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later. It works on Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Smart Home Integration: You can easily integrate Circle 2 with your favorite smart home digital assistant. Using only your voice, you can turn your Circle 2 cameras on or off, set up Privacy Mode, or start manual recordings.

  • Amazon Echo (Alexa): Circle 2 works with any of the Amazon Echo virtual assistant products. You can even view the live stream on your Echo Show or Amazon Fire TV devices.
  • Google Home Assistant: You can use Google Home Assistant voice commands to control your Circle 2 display a live view of your Circle 2 camera on a TV using Google Home and Chromecast, or a TV with built-in Chromecast.
  • Apple HomeKit: You can integrate the Circle 2 wired within the Apple HomeKit system and access your live view cameras (up to 2) in the Apple Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Interacting with Siri lets you use only your voice to open the app to view the live video stream. However, the Circle 2 wire-free uses a Wi-Fi power-saving mode, which isn't currently supported by Apple HomeKit. (In other words, if you convert your wired camera to a wire-free camera, you will lose HomeKit functionality.) Logitech and Apple are working closely together to explore support for cameras on power-saving mode in the future.
  • Logitech POP: You can program Logitech POP to work with the Circle 2. You'll be able to turn the camera on/off, switch Privacy Mode on or off, and start manual recordings.

Circle Safe: Circle 2 gives you free access to the past 24-hours of video footage stored securely in a private cloud account with AES 256-bit dual layer encryption. Circle Safe is a subscription plan for your camera with more storage and features. Circle Safe Basic offers 14 days of cloud storage for $3.99 a month (for the first camera). Circle Safe Premium gives you 31 days of storage, plus additional features (person detection, motion zones, event and alert filters) for $9.99 a month (first camera) or $99.99 per year.

Mounting Options: The Circle 2 can be placed indoors or outdoors. It is designed to withstand heat and cold (14° to 122°F), although you shouldn't place it in direct sunlight. Its IPX65-rated weatherproof design protects it from the elements. In the box, Circle 2 includes a swivel tabletop mount with a bracket for mounting the camera on a wall or ceiling. Optional mounts and accessories include:

  • Window Mount: The window mount lets you attach the camera to any window pane to see outdoors. You can keep an eye on your front porch, driveway, or back yard with a camera mounted to a window from the inside.
  • Plug Mount: The plug mount lets you power the camera and attach it to a wall outlet at the same time. You can monitor your kitchen or garage from outlets mounted high on a wall. You can even watch your pet from a low-mounted plug mount.
  • Weatherproof Extension: If mounting the camera outdoors, this 15-foot extension cable lets you reach out-of-the-way places, and provides the needed power to the camera.

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I have two already--and they work well. [ Jeffrey  Apr 11, 2018 ]
I wanted to purchase the Logitech Circle camera but the circle 2 wasn't much more expensive, so I decided to go with it instead. [ William  Oct 04, 2017 ]

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You can use the Circle 2 without any subscriptions, however logitech includes an introductory premium subscription with advanced features for a short period of time, without the need to enter credit card info and then later unsubscribing from the service. The temp premium subscription allows you to have advanced functions, like creating zones to track movement, geo fencing so the device will know when you are away, so it can send you notifications of detected events when you are away. There's also more storage included. The cloud only stores events for one day, with the free version. The premium version gives you a month along with all of the advanced features. Look it up online for more details. [ William  Nov 01, 2017 ]
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