Once you have the Presence mounted, you install the app and then pair the camera to your smartphone over a Bluetooth connection. The final step is to provide your Wi-Fi login credentials to the app so the camera can join your home network.
Is this the outdoor security camera to buy?
This Netatmo Presence is $100 more expensive than either the Kuna Outdoor Home Security Light or the Nest Cam Outdoor (which doesn’t have a light at all). But the money you’ll save on subscription fees will make up the difference in a year or less. The Nest Cam Outdoor is more flexible than either of those products when it comes to placement, since it uses a weatherized AC adapter that plugs into a socket; and if you’re already a Nest Cam user, you’ll probably want to stick with that ecosystem.
If you don’t mind pulling ethernet cable, the Reolink RLC-410 PoE security camera is another good and very inexpensive alternative. But you should take a good long look at the Netatmo Presence. I think you’ll like it.
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