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Netatmo Welcome review: Support for door/window sensors is great, but this camera's facial-recognition feature still falls short

Michael Ansaldo | Aug. 19, 2016
While this security camera successfully takes the creep factor out of home monitoring, its marquee feature feels like a work in progress.

Unfortunately, the Welcome system’s lynchpin—facial recognition—is far from reliable and results in exactly the kind of vague alerts it promises to eliminate. Add to this the fact that the camera lacks many common home-security camera features—including sound detection, two-way audio, and—unless you have a Dropbox account—cloud backup—and it becomes a really tough sell, especially compared to such stronger competitors as the Reolink RLC-410 or the Nest Cam.

 

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