Logitech Circle 2 Wireless Version £164.99 - Direct from Logitech
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Logitech Circle 2 Wireless Version £164.99 - Direct from Logitech

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Found 3rd Aug 2017Edited by:"Bovrilontoast"
Hi All,

This is the brand new model. Use code VD15LOGITECH to get 15% off and then also use code 5£-LOGITECH to get a further £5 off.


This brings the price down from £199 to £164.99 including free delivery.


There is also 5.25% Topcashback which is a further £6.92 off the ex-VAT


price, so you should be able to pick it up for £158.07 like I did. The


wired version can be had for £133.64 if you apply the above codes and get the


cashback.

These prices are far lower than Amazon and BT Shop. I hope this helps someone.
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Is it better than the netgear arlo pro?
Many thanks
Looks good.

logitech.com/en-…rks

Note the window mount is 35£ on Amazon.
Edited by: "gibblesuk" 3rd Aug 2017
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silviuccia7 m ago

Is it better than the netgear arlo pro? Many thanks


I was trying to decide between them tbh. Logitech do allow returns so thought I would give it a try first and see if it meets my needs.
Their full Cloud services including Motion Zones and Person Detection are not cheap either @ £80/year per camera.

logitech.com/en-…afe
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gibblesuk11 m ago

Looks …Looks good.http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/circle-2-home-security-camera/page/circle-2-how-it-worksNote the window mount is 35£ on Amazon.


The window mount is the same on the Logitech site, but the 15% code works with it to bring it down to £29.74. Obviously if you are buying other items to meet the free postage minimum, you can also add the 5£-LOGITECH code to get a further fiver off.
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gibblesuk2 m ago

Their full Cloud services including Motion Zones and Person Detection are …Their full Cloud services including Motion Zones and Person Detection are not cheap either @ £80/year per camera. http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/circle-2-home-security-camera/page/circle-2-safe


That's still cheaper than most of the competition though. I have read some of the comments Logitech made to peoples questions in the forums and they are said they are looking to introduce a multi camera subscription which will give a discount.
gibblesuk3 m ago

Their full Cloud services including Motion Zones and Person Detection are …Their full Cloud services including Motion Zones and Person Detection are not cheap either @ £80/year per camera. http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/circle-2-home-security-camera/page/circle-2-safe


Wow...the cloud is free in the arlo pro one, isn't?
I got the V1 late last year, think it was an amazon black Friday deal, it was only £70. The V2 is expensive in comparison. However, we're very impressed with the V1, easy to set up and use, and we only use the free cloud service and find it very good - you can watch or even download the footage from the previous day.
Certainly given this some consideration as it's something we do need.
I am only waiting to test Logitech, but Netgear Arlo proved to be an expensive crap - to those who asked. After several months of failed attempts to make it work up to spec it was accepted back. Don't even consider Arlo for outdoor use.
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I don't understand so many cold votes though considering you can't get this item anywhere near this price!
I had a chance to test wireless version of Logi Circle 2 and it will be going back to the retailer. Can provide more details if anyone is still looking.
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allondon252 m ago

I had a chance to test wireless version of Logi Circle 2 and it will be …I had a chance to test wireless version of Logi Circle 2 and it will be going back to the retailer. Can provide more details if anyone is still looking.


Yes please. I have them sitting in a box ready to set up.
allondon256 m ago

I had a chance to test wireless version of Logi Circle 2 and it will be …I had a chance to test wireless version of Logi Circle 2 and it will be going back to the retailer. Can provide more details if anyone is still looking.


yes please!
I only tested wireless version. To save time, here are the reasons for returning it:
1) Motion detection - works (occasionally) at a short range. It managed to capture a few movements across the living room but none when pointed outside (either side of the glass, ground or first floor - it does not wake up). Changing the view angle or direction of movement made no difference.
2) Night vision - either does not exist at all or works at a very short range. In the darkness live view is completely dark. The difference was especially noticeable when placed next to another camera.
I also found the graphical interface awkward to use and configuration options very restricted but would tolerate this if the above worked as advertised.
Setup was easy, by the way. It is mobile oriented and you have less options from your PC.
Forgot to add that I skipped checking notifications - you need to move close to the camera to trigger any detection, it ignores cars moving, people getting in and out or me staring into it from below. It stores the last 24h of activity in the cloud and this is what I was looking at.
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allondon232 m ago

Forgot to add that I skipped checking notifications - you need to move …Forgot to add that I skipped checking notifications - you need to move close to the camera to trigger any detection, it ignores cars moving, people getting in and out or me staring into it from below. It stores the last 24h of activity in the cloud and this is what I was looking at.


Thanks for the run down, appreciate it. The reviews on Amazon are not too bad so perhaps you had a faulty one. i will give it a go but if the problems exist as you had then I will return it too. Thanks again
From my experience of testing IP cameras I do not think mine is faulty. You can find many complaints on Logitech forum. The majority of reviews are published by those who opened the box but have never got beyond the setup. Hope you'll have more satisfaction from yours, please share the outcome. I found Circle 2 inferior even to Arlo, which had about 50/50 hit/miss ratio in the best possible position. Also, note a significant delay in connecting to the live view. So far the cameras that performed up to their spec were D-Link indoor 932/942, all others looked great on the paper only.
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allondon223 m ago

From my experience of testing IP cameras I do not think mine is faulty. …From my experience of testing IP cameras I do not think mine is faulty. You can find many complaints on Logitech forum. The majority of reviews are published by those who opened the box but have never got beyond the setup. Hope you'll have more satisfaction from yours, please share the outcome. I found Circle 2 inferior even to Arlo, which had about 50/50 hit/miss ratio in the best possible position. Also, note a significant delay in connecting to the live view. So far the cameras that performed up to their spec were D-Link indoor 932/942, all others looked great on the paper only.


Thanks mate. I really do want the Arlo Pro's but I'm reluctant to spend so much in one hit!
This may be off-topic, but here are some technical considerations about all IP cameras. They rely on your internet (usually WiFi). If they are not in an ALWAYS ON mode (which drains the battery of wireless ones) - there is a lag between an event occurring and recording starting, as the camera needs to wake up and connect to the internet and the cloud. Therefore, if security is of paramount importance, I doubt that any battery-operated camera without internal storage is capable of capturing useful evidence.
I've looked again into the reviews on Amazon and other market places and noticed that people are using Circle 2 for monitoring. Yes - live view is great (apart from the initial waiting for the connection), it has a wide angle and audio. However, monitoring can be done for a fraction of cost. When you leave the cameras alone and rely on them recording the events and alerting you - both Arlo and Circle 2 failed miserably.
Do you have any other brands to advice? I'm looking for wire free and the Arlo was my first choice
Many thanks
allondon219 h, 10 m ago

I've looked again into the reviews on Amazon and other market places and …I've looked again into the reviews on Amazon and other market places and noticed that people are using Circle 2 for monitoring. Yes - live view is great (apart from the initial waiting for the connection), it has a wide angle and audio. However, monitoring can be done for a fraction of cost. When you leave the cameras alone and rely on them recording the events and alerting you - both Arlo and Circle 2 failed miserably.

There are no more wireless outdoor cameras on my list at the moment. My general impression is that battery-powered cameras connected via WiFi are gadgets and not security devices. For monitoring only both Arlo (Pro version due to longer battery life) and Circle 2 are adequate. For security recordings and alerts a cable seems inevitable. PoE with cloud storage backed up by internal SD card sounds the best combination. In this range I shortlisted Y-Cam and Hikvision dome cameras.
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allondon29th Aug

I only tested wireless version. To save time, here are the reasons for …I only tested wireless version. To save time, here are the reasons for returning it:1) Motion detection - works (occasionally) at a short range. It managed to capture a few movements across the living room but none when pointed outside (either side of the glass, ground or first floor - it does not wake up). Changing the view angle or direction of movement made no difference.2) Night vision - either does not exist at all or works at a very short range. In the darkness live view is completely dark. The difference was especially noticeable when placed next to another camera.I also found the graphical interface awkward to use and configuration options very restricted but would tolerate this if the above worked as advertised.Setup was easy, by the way. It is mobile oriented and you have less options from your PC.


I tried mine over the weekend, dreadful! Sending them back for a refund. Numerous times it would not connect to live view at all (when I was on the same wifi network and also away from home) and said it was offline even though my Canary in the same room could stream fine so clearly my internet wasn't an issue.

These are not fit for purpose. Don't know if you agree but the base stand for the wireless version isn't particularly stable and its extremely easy to knock it over as well.
Sorry to hear your experience, however we were not the only ones disappointed if you browse real users forums. With Circle 2 I did not have problems connecting from anywhere (which occasionally was a case with Arlo), however the time it was taking to connect was hardly acceptable. For technical reasons stated above I don't plan testing any other battery operated camera for outdoor use.

The base stand can only be used indoors. For Arlo I made my own -quite versatile - from an aluminium panel. Both Arlo and Circle 2 have a threaded hole underneath for a bolt to hold them. However , Circle 2 failed the tests even before going outdoors, so the mount was not adapted for it.
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allondon211 m ago

Sorry to hear your experience, however we were not the only ones …Sorry to hear your experience, however we were not the only ones disappointed if you browse real users forums. With Circle 2 I did not have problems connecting from anywhere (which occasionally was a case with Arlo), however the time it was taking to connect was hardly acceptable. For technical reasons stated above I don't plan testing any other battery operated camera for outdoor use.The base stand can only be used indoors. For Arlo I made my own -quite versatile - from an aluminium panel. Both Arlo and Circle 2 have a threaded hole underneath for a bolt to hold them. However , Circle 2 failed the tests even before going outdoors, so the mount was not adapted for it.


It does make you wonder how these products get to market when they are clearly not fit for purpose. I am not sure which brand I will try next!!!
I also wondered about the same... However, after months of research into different products I noticed that there are very few sites publishing feedback from real users. The manufacturers are arrogant enough to advertise a list of attractive features, knowing that they will not work. The initial reviews are published by those who got the product for free or on a refundable basis, went through the marketing prospects, opened the box, connected to the network and wrote "WOW! What a great innovation".
My testing is not of a design but of a performance. Some of the core things I need to find out are:
1) What device support it has (mobile and desktop), I need the software to work with at least one of the major desktop browsers and either in a browser or app on a mobile;
2) Motion detection - starting indoors where distances are shorter, lighting conditions more stable and there is more movement. If a camera captures a reasonable proportion of movement - I detect the best position and tests continue outdoors.
3) Night vision - night view is black&white but camera LEDs should assist in providing a recognisable image.
I have an indoor camera that performs well enough to be used as a benchmark (being several times cheaper). Therefore part of the testing includes placing a new camera next to this one and comparing the output.
A small but indicative detail: number plate recognition - in Arlo numbers could not be read, with Circle 2 I aborted tests earlier.
Without this kind of user acceptance testing performed and widely available , marketing process works well, especially if a camera is purchased to monitor pets at home.
Also, if you are unwilling to pull cables outside, your choices are very limited.
I had a long correspondence with Netgear who were giving useless advices avoiding to admit the product was not fit for purpose. Logitech at least did not ask any questions.
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allondon232 m ago

I also wondered about the same... However, after months of research into …I also wondered about the same... However, after months of research into different products I noticed that there are very few sites publishing feedback from real users. The manufacturers are arrogant enough to advertise a list of attractive features, knowing that they will not work. The initial reviews are published by those who got the product for free or on a refundable basis, went through the marketing prospects, opened the box, connected to the network and wrote "WOW! What a great innovation".My testing is not of a design but of a performance. Some of the core things I need to find out are:1) What device support it has (mobile and desktop), I need the software to work with at least one of the major desktop browsers and either in a browser or app on a mobile;2) Motion detection - starting indoors where distances are shorter, lighting conditions more stable and there is more movement. If a camera captures a reasonable proportion of movement - I detect the best position and tests continue outdoors.3) Night vision - night view is black&white but camera LEDs should assist in providing a recognisable image.I have an indoor camera that performs well enough to be used as a benchmark (being several times cheaper). Therefore part of the testing includes placing a new camera next to this one and comparing the output.A small but indicative detail: number plate recognition - in Arlo numbers could not be read, with Circle 2 I aborted tests earlier.Without this kind of user acceptance testing performed and widely available , marketing process works well, especially if a camera is purchased to monitor pets at home.Also, if you are unwilling to pull cables outside, your choices are very limited.I had a long correspondence with Netgear who were giving useless advices avoiding to admit the product was not fit for purpose. Logitech at least did not ask any questions.


Totally agree on all of your points. I have a Canary All in One indoors which I like a lot however the delay in live view is around 9 seconds for me. Today they have just released an update for it which makes it nearly instant so I may just stick with that and get Ring Floodlight to go outside. All these reviews by people getting things for free is very misleading, why can't they just be honest! Circle 2 has an average rating (rightly so IMO) on Amazon, but if you read the reviews it's nearly all the free people who give it 4 or 5 stars, I just can't see what they are basing their reviews on!
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Tony.Mearman21 m ago

My Circle 2 arrived last Friday and I'm in the process of arranging to …My Circle 2 arrived last Friday and I'm in the process of arranging to return it for refund. The wi-fi kept dropping out so consequently lost recordings and moving the camera close to the router made no difference. The product support is terrible, not replying to emails, they must be inundated with unhappy customers having purchased this product.It looks like a quality product but in reality it's a load of rubbish and I can't find a suitable alternative.

Completely agree mate. Very frustrating
Haha... Logitech offered me a 10% discount on any purchase within the next 30 days. The unique code - but not account related - is z2u6aptnd.

They have some good products: Web cameras, mice, keyboards and even the previous indoor version of Circle camera if anyone is lucky to use this code.

For Logitech support their e-mail (not on their Web site) is: customercare@logitech.com.

Regarding outdoor cameras - just a practical thought. Apart from the top-range commercial variants, outdoor cameras require sun shield - otherwise they overheat on hot days. With a bit more casing you may be able to use an indoor camera outdoors. Obviously, they will require mains power, but there are some well performing indoor cameras well below £100. Something like a floodlight case with glass removed may provide sufficient cover. The concept of battery-operated WiFi cloud camera is just not providing security.
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allondon25 m ago

Haha... Logitech offered me a 10% discount on any purchase within the next …Haha... Logitech offered me a 10% discount on any purchase within the next 30 days. The unique code - but not account related - is z2u6aptnd.They have some good products: Web cameras, mice, keyboards and even the previous indoor version of Circle camera if anyone is lucky to use this code.For Logitech support their e-mail (not on their Web site) is: customercare@logitech.com.Regarding outdoor cameras - just a practical thought. Apart from the top-range commercial variants, outdoor cameras require sun shield - otherwise they overheat on hot days. With a bit more casing you may be able to use an indoor camera outdoors. Obviously, they will require mains power, but there are some well performing indoor cameras well below £100. Something like a floodlight case with glass removed may provide sufficient cover. The concept of battery-operated WiFi cloud camera is just not providing security.


They haven't even replied my request to return the items yet, but obviously 10% isn't going to seal it!!

That's isn't a bad plan but I might have a look at the Ring Stick Up but attach it to a solar panel so I don't have to charge it. I am running out of options! if Nest didn't charge so much I would have gone for that as I have the thermostat to install.
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