Here is the deal. Our older kids are now at the age where they can stay home alone. This is a scary thing for parents. The little baby you gave birth to all of a sudden doesn’t need you to be with them at all times. I can’t even with the emotions with this.
Kids Home Alone
On one hand, this is the greatest thing that has happened to us as a parent. Suddenly, my husband and I are married again – going on date nights and hanging with friends. On the other hand, OUR KIDS ARE HOME ALONE.
LOGI Circle Review
A recent tech device from our friends at Logitech has made the whole kids staying home alone situation a lot more settling. Logitech sent us a LOGI Circle WIFI security camera for us to review. This is actually the tech device ALL parents need.
While we have multiple outside cameras, a door bell camera and security system – we didn’t have cameras inside the house and now I wish we had gotten them sooner.
Logitech is also giving a LOGI Circle to a Digital Mom Blog reader, keep reading!
This camera offers an easy setup, awesome picture and get this – a speaker and mic. That’s right, I can talk to my kids thru the app. I can hear exactly what is going on. This is parenting GOLD, especially with kids home alone.
Tech Device All Parents Need
The LOGI Circle is the tech device all parents need. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, child or teen – here is how you can use this device:
Use as a Baby Monitor: If you have a baby, this makes the perfect baby monitor. You can access the device from where ever. You can get watch the baby in day or night since this has night vision. You can talk to your baby and hear your baby thru the speaker. You can save video, snap photos – super simple all from the app!
Use as a Playroom Monitor: Know what the playroom looks like at all times. I am so guilty of this. I avoid the playroom like the plague UNTIL we have family or friends coming over – and then CHAOS. Hear a fight upstairs? Use the Circle to see what’s going on and scream into your phone rather than straining your vocal cords by yelling and stomping up the stairs.
Use as a Kids Home Alone Monitor: Last week we were at a Christmas party at our friends’ house around 2 miles away. We typically don’t leave all 4 kids home alone, but our daughter is now to the maturity level to watch our littles. We were able to enjoy a nice night out, checking in often to make sure that the house was still standing by looking in and talking to them via the app.
Use as a Teen Monitor: We aren’t at this stage yet (thank you, JESUS.) But I know the days are approaching where our teen is coming in, hopefully at curfew. With the camera, there’s definitive proof of time of returning home. I would see this coming in handy to settle arguments in regards to many teen related situations that I won’t go into detail here on. *smile*
Did I mention how easy this camera is to setup? Seriously – here is how to set it up.
How to Setup the LOGI Circle
It took a total of 5 minutes to unbox, download the app and stream. It seriously is 3 steps.
Turn Circle on and connect to power
Now you’re ready to enjoy Circle!
Boom. Boom. Boom.
While the camera is small and the setup is simple, this system offers you security, high definition video day and night and more. Here is what you need to know about the LOGI Circle.
LOGI Circle Features
You can watch over your home from anywhere with Circle’s innovative security features. The cameras has an unlimited 1080 HD video with night vision, smart motion filtering and smart alerts.
You get 24 hours of secure AES 256 Bit dual layer encrypted cloud storage for free, and access to premium subscriptions to provide you with secure storage options and advanced alerts based on motion zones and person detection with Circle Safe.
Photos and Videos on Demand
With the LOGI Circle app, you can scroll thru video, download and take snapshots of a video frame. Another bonus, you can create a time lapse – called a Daybrief of your day with a click of a button! Make sure you watch our video review to see a fun time lapse of our Christmas day shenanigans.
High Definition – Day or Night
LOGI Circle lets you see and capture HD video, anytime, from as many devices as you want. Each camera features a 135-degree wide-angle glass lens, unlimited streaming 1080p HD video, night vision, and delivers home surveillance you can trust.
You will be able to see and record footage at night up to 15 feet in low and zero light conditions. This makes this camera PERFECT for a nursery – out with the old baby monitor, in with the LOGI Circle!
Mount on a Wall or Set on a Shelf
Set this security camera up where you want to. Circle’s pivoting base and detachable magnetic plate allows it to stand on a table/shelf, mount to a wall, and stick to metal.
We keep our’s on a shelf, but when we expand on Logitech camera system, we will be adding to the wall upstairs.
Portable and Rechargable
Take Circle off the charging ring (for up to 12 hours), move anywhere there’s wifi and never miss a moment. This is another great reason this makes an awesome baby monitor!
Speaker and Mic
Not only can you hear what is going on thru the app – you can also talk thru the camera with the built-in speaker and mic. This has come in handy countless times with the kids. And yet ANOTHER reason I wish I had this when I had a baby.
Smart Alerts with Circle Alerts
Circle alerts you of important activities at home, like someone opening a door or breaking in, and uses smart filtering to reduce the amount of false alerts you receive.
These smart alerts are smart – they let you know if a person is detected in the footage. You can also customize to receive alerts for specific areas of your home when setting up more than one camera.
Secure Your Memories with Circle Safe
Circle Safe is a subscription plan that gives Circle users access to additional storage and so much more. Your LOGI Circle comes with 24-hours for free AES 256 bit dual layer encryption storage, stored in your secure personal cloud. Subscriptions are affordable, read more about the Circle Safe Subscriptions.
Learn more about the LOGI Circle Camera at logitech.com.
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