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WyzeCam v2 raises specs but not $20 price [Updated]

WyzeCam v2 raises specs but not $20 price [Updated]

The original WyzeCam was something of an anomaly within the security camera space. While many manufacturers offer security cameras priced above $100 (and sometimes far more than that), WyzeCam promised to offer the basic functions you'd expect from a security camera in a $20 package. It seems to have met some degree of success after launch, because now Wyze is gearing up for a hardware update.

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Canary security cameras get Alexa skill for viewing video feeds

Canary security cameras get Alexa skill for viewing video feeds

Canary has added Amazon Alexa support for all of its customers, enabling users to view their security camera feeds on video-equipped Echo devices and Fire TVs using voice commands. This new Alexa skill supports all Canary devices; with it, device owners can say something like, "Alexa, show me Camera Name" to pull up a video feed on their preferred device.

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Nest Cam IQ gets familiar face merging, better Activity Zone notification control

Nest Cam IQ gets familiar face merging, better Activity Zone notification control

This week Nest pushed out updates to its iOS and Android mobile apps, bringing new features for Nest Cam owners, as well as a new wiring guide for the Nest Thermostat. The new Nest Cam features are available in both versions of the apps, though owners will need a Nest Aware subscription to benefit from from the changes. Both app updates are available to download now.

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Netgear reveals plan to spin off Arlo security camera business

Netgear reveals plan to spin off Arlo security camera business

Netgear has just announced plans to separate its Arlo security camera business, a move that will include an Initial Public Offering. The business decision is dependent on final approval, but according to the company, its board of directors have unanimously voted in favor of moving forward with the separation plans. Here to lead the separate business will be Matthew McRae formerly of Vizio.

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Canary Package Detection security camera mode sends delivery alerts

Canary Package Detection security camera mode sends delivery alerts

Canary has unveiled some new features heading to its security cameras, these joining the Person Detection feature it announced back in December. The new features include one called Package Detection, which is exactly what it sounds like: the ability to detect when a package has been left on your doorstep, firing off an alert so you can get to the parcel before thieves do.

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SkyBell Plug-in Camera mounts directly over a wall outlet

SkyBell Plug-in Camera mounts directly over a wall outlet

SkyBell has announced a new security camera simply called the Plug-in Camera. That names hints at the camera's most notable feature: it plugs into the wall. Yes, every camera plugs into the wall, but SkyBell's new model is a bit different. You don't mount the Plug-in Camera somewhere and then plug it into the wall using a long charging cable; rather, the camera itself installs directly over an outlet by plugging into it.

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Ring Stick Up Cam, Beams, Alarm round out home security lineup

Ring Stick Up Cam, Beams, Alarm round out home security lineup

Ring revealed a collection of home security devices this week at CES 2018. These devices include the Stick Up Cam, Stick Up Cam Elite, Ring Beams, Ring Alarm, and a new Ring Protect Plan. This Ring Protect Plan is at the center of the Ring home security push, bringing on 24/7 professional monitoring and cloud video storage for any number of Ring devices at any one location.

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D-Link CES 2018 lineup revealed: A trove of cameras and routers

D-Link CES 2018 lineup revealed: A trove of cameras and routers

D-Link showed up to CES 2018 in Las Vegas with a bunch of new products in tow, with many of them focused on connectivity around the house. In all, the company announced three new routers, a new mesh networking system, and five new security cameras at the show, so it certainly had quite the stockpile on hand.

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Vivint Streety is a neighborhood watch app of shared cameras

Vivint Streety is a neighborhood watch app of shared cameras

Connected cameras are often some of the first devices added to the fledgling smart home, and now Vivint wants to take advantage of that with its 21st century take on the neighborhood watch. Vivint Streety is launching at CES 2018 today, a new app which looks beyond an individual smart home setup, and instead to a network of shared cameras spread throughout a street, block, or further.

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Hive View hands-on: Yves Béhar’s beautiful Nest Cam rival

Hive View hands-on: Yves Béhar’s beautiful Nest Cam rival

The connected security camera market is crowded right now, but Hive believes its Yves Béhar designed Hive View can carve out a space. Latest product from the company trying to make smart home tech not only functional but beautiful too, the Nest Cam rival follows Hive's connected thermostat and other devices that, having launched first in the UK, began arriving on US shores last year.

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Blink Video Doorbell is easy on your DIY skills and wallet

Blink Video Doorbell is easy on your DIY skills and wallet

It's been a little while since we last heard from Blink, but the company is back today with a new video doorbell on offer. Known simply as the Blink Video Doorbell, the mission of this little device seems to be combining Blink's existing efforts in the realm of security cameras with the functionality of a doorbell.

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Canary cameras will get AI-based Person Detection feature next year

Canary cameras will get AI-based Person Detection feature next year

Canary has revealed a new feature for its security cameras: "Person Detection." The new ability enables the camera to detect when a person is in the picture, helping device owners better understand the context behind their motion alerts. The feature is most important for pet owners who receive frequent motion alerts due to a cat or dog moving through the room. With Person Detection, you'll know when a human is behind the movements.

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