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Protect your family with this 1080p indoor camera, less than $40 today

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Protect your home with $10 off this indoor 1080p camera .
Upgrade your home security with this 1080p camera, less than $40 now .
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An indoor security camera for less

Our homes hold our most precious memories and belongings, meaning safeguarding them is paramount, especially when you’re not there. This Wi-Fi-enabled security camera by eco4life offers a reliable and easy tech solution for protecting your home. And the best part? Usually $49, right now you can grab it on sale for only $39.99.

Security camera, body cam, dash cam: This tiny gadget can do it all

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This Back-to-School Day Deal for a tiny camera is a steal at $60.99.
Save $20 on a Wi-Fi camera the size of a (small) cookie during our Back-to-School Sale.
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You can’t see everything. If you’re out of the house, you might miss a package delivery. On the road, you might not see the person who cut you off in traffic. You might not even notice an animal right in front of you during a hike.

However, if you have a video camera already recording, it might have seen what you didn’t. The Tokk Cam C2+ is a 1.5-inch Wi-Fi camera you can use on your dashboard, at home or as a body cam. And it’s 44% off with free shipping for a short time.

Will Roku’s new smart-home gadgets work with HomeKit and Matter?

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Those who use Roku streaming devices will find the new smart-home gear, like the doorbell camera, integrate seamlessly.
Those who use Roku streaming devices will find the new smart-home gear, like the doorbell camera, integrate seamlessly.
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Roku is best-known for its streaming media devices. But it’s branching out with a whole-home strategy that will see a range of smart-home gadgets, including security cameras, lights and plugs, go on sale next week at Walmart, the company said.

But a report indicates the company isn’t saying yet whether its new gadgets will work with the new Matter smart-home connectivity standard supported by Apple and other companies. It’s designed to let devices from different makers work together on systems like Apple’s HomeKit and others.

Roku’s lack of clarity is a bit odd, given that it’s among the companies supporting Matter, and that might give some would-be purchasers pause.

New low-cost Wyze garage door opener pairs with camera

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The Wyze garage door controller comes with a Wyze camera or can be bought separately.
The Wyze garage door controller comes with a Wyze camera or can be bought separately.
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If you’d like to open your garage door with ease and also keep tabs on it, Wyze released a garage door controller in a $40 bundle that includes the Wyze Cam v3. The camera’s usually $30 by itself. Or you can buy the controller separately for $19.

Either way, you gain better control over your home’s alternative entry point at a low cost.

Eufy’s new fingerprint ID smart lock is also a 2K security camera and doorbell

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Eufy's new smart lock is also a wide-angle security camera and a motion-detecting doorbell.
Eufy's new smart lock is also a wide-angle security camera and a motion-detecting doorbell.
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Eufy has a new Kickstarter campaign for what it calls “the see-everything smart lock.” It’s the Eufy Video Smart Lock, a 3-in-1 device that works as a fingerprint-detecting lock, a 2K, wide-angle camera and a dual motion-detection doorbell, the company said.

Now that’s a capable gadget. And it has a substantial price to match. See below.

Safeguard your home with this advanced security cam

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Score this smart security camera on sale now.
Protect your home or business with a security camera that's smarter than usual.
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Smart home and office security hardware is advancing quickly. The Ola Smart Security Camera comes packed with features that make it easier to keep your home or office safe. And right now, you can get one Ola for $189.99 (regularly $200) or three for $399.99 (regularly $499.99).

With Wzye security cameras, some things in life still are free

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A new Wyze pay-what-you-want plan lets you pay nothing.
A new Wyze pay-what-you-want plan lets you pay nothing.
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Wyze Labs launched a new pay-what-you-want subscription tier Tuesday for its Cam Plus Lite lineup of home security cameras. And the company touts the fact that you can pay nothing if you like.

Wyze said it also plans to remove its cameras’ 32GB microSD card size limit and add new rewind and skip buttons to make it easier to scrub through footage saved locally.

SpotCam Pano 2 AI security camera offers free, continuous cloud recording

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The SpotCam Pano 2 AI security camera offers full-time continuous cloud recording -- forever.
The SpotCam Pano 2 AI security camera offers full-time continuous cloud recording -- forever.
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SpotCam recently unveiled its new SpotCam Pano 2, a smart, 5-megapixel cloud security AI camera with free, full-time, continuous cloud recording to make sure you always have your footage. The company, founded in Taiwan in 2013, said it’s the only camera brand to offer that.

Monitor your home in real time with this HD indoor camera

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This indoor camera helps you monitor an entire area of your home from your iPhone or iPad
This indoor camera helps you monitor an entire area of your home from your iPhone or iPad.
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There are probably lots of things in your house you want to keep safe — from expensive equipment, like your new MacBook or pricey smart TV, to nostalgic items you can’t possibly think of replacing.

Keep tabs on your precious possessions with a Motorola Focus89 Full HD Wi-Fi Indoor Camera. It helps safeguard your home with real-time alerts and 360-degrees views of wherever you place it.

Secure any space with a portable night-vision camera

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Tokk Camera
This 1.5-inch Wi-Fi camera is great for security or discreet recordings, with HD resolution, a built-in mic, night vision and other great features.
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There are plenty of occasions when a watchful digital eye can come in handy. Whether for security, for posterity or for fun, the ability to capture and transmit video is endlessly useful. Thankfully, it’s also simpler and more affordable than ever.

Netatmo adds HomeKit Secure video support to its Smart indoor camera

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Netatmo adds support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video standard to its Smart Indoor Camera.
Netatmo adds support for HomeKit Secure Video standard to its Smart Indoor Camera.
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Smart home device-maker Netatmo added support Tuesday for Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video standard to its Smart Indoor Camera.

The free and automatic update began rolling out today to users, according to an announcement by the French company. It should become available to install on all Netatmo Smart cameras over the next few days.

Here’s a smart home cam with facial recognition, night vision and more for under $45 [Deals]

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blurams Dome Pro
This highly rated smart home camera can be your extra layer of protection.
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Home security cam shoppers are always looking for that middle ground between a feature-laden device and the sticker shock that usually comes with such units.

The Blurams Dome Pro 1080p Security Camera hits that sweet spot. It packs loads of high-quality, super-cool extras into a versatile, modestly priced package that should fit most user’s security needs.

Guard your home with night vision and motion detection [Deals]

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Sance Security Camera
This compact security camera sports night vision and motion detection so nothing escapes its gaze.
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For the security-minded, a home security camera offers a lot of benefits. For one, when something bad happens to or around your house, it helps to have the video receipts. And sometimes a camera can help prevent theft or vandalism in the first place.

Apple acquires trove of AI security camera patents

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Lighthouse
Is Apple planning to make cameras of its own?
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Lighthouse, a smart security camera maker that specialized in AI recognition, officially died at the end of 2018 but its tech is about to get a second chance thanks to Apple.

Apple recently acquired a big batch of patents from the failed startup. Lighthouse launched its security camera a year ago making it easier for users to sort through footage thanks to 3D depth sensing and AI features connected to an iOS app. Now it looks like Apple might incorporate some of those patents into Face ID.

Keep a watchful eye on your home when you’re away [Deals]

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This WiFi camera is ideal for home security, keeping an eye on your baby, or just answering the door.
This WiFi camera is ideal for home security, keeping an eye on your baby, or just answering the door.
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Whether it’s wrangling kids or avoiding break-ins, home security cameras are a must for many situations. Some security cams are a complex mess. But others, like this new smart Wi-Fi camera from Sinji, are a cinch to set up and use.

Security cameras are ugly, so use this Bluetooth speaker instead [Deals]

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LizaCam: This Bluetooth speaker is also a security cam.
This Bluetooth speaker is also a security cam.
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Protecting your home and valuables is important, but setting up security cameras in your living room can feel downright dystopian. Luckily, the internet of things is changing how our devices operate. So these days, home security looks and sounds a little more pleasant.

Upgrades turn Logitech Circle 2 into versatile security camera [Update: Now works with HomeKit]

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Logitech Circle 2 Wire Free
New features and accessories make the Circle 2 far more useful.
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Update: A software update in September 2017 made Logitech Circle 2 HomeKit compatible.

Major upgrades to Logitech’s Circle cam — including HomeKit compatibility coming “soon” through a software update — turn it from a cute desktop camera into a bona fide indoor-outdoor security device.

Circle 2 packs a 180 degree wide-angle lens and brings 1080p HD streaming, night vision and two-way talk and listen. The updates come in the form of new, better power options and a handful of accessories that make the Circle 2 more useful in more environments than its somewhat limited predecessor.