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Logitech's Circle camera can better distinguish people from pets (updated)

The gadget also gains Motion Zones for specific areas of your house.
Billy Steele
12.13.16 in Home
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The ability to determine the difference between an actual person and a pet or other wildlife can be an issue for some connected security cameras. With an update to its Circle camera, Logitech improves the device's ability to do just that. The company says the camera employs "proprietary artificial intelligence" to identify when someone is approaching. Of course, this should cut down on any unwanted alerts when your cat saunters by.

The update also tacks on a Motion Zones feature that can be configured to keep tabs on certain parts of your home and send you alerts when movement is detected. With the companion web app for the camera, you can select up to five zones for things like the front door, windows, garage door and more. Logitech also offers daily updates that allow you to edit recordings and compile footage from the past day, week or month as needed. Speaking of video, you're able to store up to 31 days worth in case you need it later.

New features are available now to Circle Safe Premium subscribers via a software update. To grab the latest tools, access your Logitech Circle account on the web and get the latest version of the mobile app directly on your device. If you're not paying for the $10 monthly or $100 annual plan, Circle Safe Basic still offers 14 days worth of video storage and customized alerts, but you'll miss out on some of the other handy home security features. You'll still have to pay $4 a month for the Basic tier though.

Update: This post has been updated to clarify that the Circle Safe Basic plan costs $4 a month.

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