Logitech Circle View Apple HomeKit Security Camera Review and Manual Setup
As a large and rapidly growing company, Logitech has added new security cameras connected to its various products. Not only is it resistant to all weather, but Logitech Circle View supports Apple’s latest HomeKit protocol to control the camera directly with the Home application as well. The camera shoots 1080p Full HD video straight to HomeKit using HomeKit Secure Video encryption and can record to your iCloud account.
As the name suggests, Logitech Circle View is circular with a black layer. The camera is permanently mounted on a simple base with tilting hinges that allows the camera to rotate. Circle View can stand on a shelf or be mounted on a wall with mounting plates, screws, and anchors provided in a box. In addition, there is also a USB cable with a length of 10 feet and is attached directly to Circle View. For protection, this camera has IP64 certification, which means it is resistant to splashes of water, such as rain.
For starters, the camera can be tilted down to cover the lens with a wide-angle of 180 degrees, which is useful for maintaining temporary privacy. There is also a small button on the back that functions to disable video and audio. In addition, there are two infrared LEDs mounted on the glossy black fascia, which can illuminate up to fifteen feet in front of the camera. This section also has a digital microphone and mono speaker for two-way communication.
Use as You Need
When you first set it up, or whenever you need to set what you want, the camera has the following options:
“Off” means you cannot see the stream, nor will it record.
“Detect Activity” means triggering automation or sending notifications. But you can’t see streaming, nor will it record and won’t save to iCloud.
“Stream” means you can see the stream, but it will not record. You can use this camera to trigger automation or to send notifications.
“Streaming and allow recording” means you can see the streaming, and it will be recorded based on the settings you set. You can also use this camera to trigger automation or to send notifications. For more details about other settings, you can see the Logitech Circle View link manually setup that I have provided below.
As I said above, in addition to end-to-end encryption, there are also video recordings to the existing iCloud storage. That can save a separate subscription for third-party camera services. Apple says you will need a 200GB iCloud storage plan to record full video for one camera, or a 2TB package for up to five cameras. Camera footage does not count towards your iCloud limit, and if you only want to stream videos or video clips, you can do this without saving to iCloud.
At present, the Logitech Circle View camera is available at a selling price of around $ 159. For a 200GB iCloud storage package of $ 0.99 per month, while the 2TB package is $ 9.99 per month. For those who want to get it, you can visit Logitech’s official website or other market places that provide it.
Logitech Circle View Specification
- Height: 2.2 inch
- Width: 2.65 inch
- Depth: 2.78 inch
- Weight: 253 gr
- Wireless Protocol: 2.4 GHz
- Lens: Glass lens with 180-degree
- Sensor: 16:9 format sensor with up to 1080p
- Night Vision: Infra-red light-based (automatically triggered)
- Night Vision: 2 IR LEDs up to 15 ft away area
- Microphone: MEMS (Digital)
- Mono speaker
- Horizontal surface
- Vertical surface
- Inverted surface
- Manually adjustable pan, tilt and rotate
- Camera Body Weatherproof Rating: IP 64
- Operating Temperature Range: -20-50°C
Logitech Circle View Manual Setup
A Detail setup for this product can be accessed at the link below
Logitech Circle View Software Download:
Logitech Circle Security Camera for iOS
- Software Version: 3.4.5
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later
Compatible: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
File Size: 68.6 MB
Logi Circle for Android
- Software Version: Varies with device
- Last Update: 2019-07-09
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- File Size: Varies with device