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Netatmo Presence review: This outdoor home security camera/floodlight justifies its high price tag

Michael Brown | Nov. 3, 2016
It costs almost twice as much as some of its closest competitors, but you’ll only pay once because there are no subscription fees.

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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