Canary All-In-One Vs. Logitech Circle 2

Knowing which home security camera to buy can be a real challenge. If you’re trying to decide between the Logitech Circle 2 and the Canary All-In-One, then you’re in luck. Here, we break down the key similarities and differences between these two cameras.

Key Similarities:

Canary-All-In-One
Canary All-In-One
  • Both offer 24 hours of free cloud storage
  • Both cameras have 1080p HD resolution
  • Both have night vision capabilities
  • Both come with a free service and offer a subscription plan for an additional charge

Key Differences:

logitech-circle-2
Logitech Circle 2
  • The Canary doesn’t look like a camera, the Circle 2 does
  • The Circle 2 can stand on its own or be mounted to the wall, Canary does not come with a wall mount option
  • The Circle 2 integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant

Winner and Loser Categories

Connectivity

Winner: Canary

While the Canary does have occasional issues with lag time, it’s nothing compared to the Circle 2. Plus, the Circle 2 tends to go offline a lot, leaving the app unusable.

Field of View

Winner: Logitech Circle 2

logitech-circle-2-camera-review
Logitech Circle 2 Video Display on app

The Circle 2’s ultra-wide angle lens allows you to capture up to a 180-degree field-of-view. And the base of the camera has a swivel attachment, so you can rotate and tilt the camera to get the best view.

Video Quality

Winner: Canary

Canary-All-In-One-Day-Vision
Canary All-In-One Video Display

The Canary captures clear 1080p video. It also has a 147-degree viewing angle, a 3x zoom, and 12 infrared LEDs that provide night vision with a range of up to 25 feet.

Even though the Circle 2 has a wider viewing angle, the camera automatically defaults to 720p footage. You can change it to 1080p, but be prepared for some buffering issues.

Audio

logitech-circle-2-camera-review
Logitech Circle 2 with Box

Winner: Logitech Circle 2

The Circle 2 has a built-in speaker and microphone which allows you to talk directly to people (or pets) on the other end. Canary’s two-way talk feature requires a membership.

Service Plan

Winner: Tied

Both cameras come with a free and paid service plan ($10/month). The Canary paid service plan offers auto-mode switching that can detect when you come and go and automatically switches modes. Geofencing is used to arm the camera when you leave the perimeter of your home and disarms when you return.

The Circle 2 paid service plan includes person detection, motion zones, and smart alert filters. Motion zones allow you to define up to five activity areas. You can then have each defined area included or excluded in motion detection.

Storage

Winner: Tied

The Canary and the Circle 2 both come with 24-hours of free cloud storage. If you want additional storage space, both cameras require you to pay for a fee-based subscription service.

Versatility

Winner: Logitech Circle 2

The Circle 2 has several accessories you can purchase, including a window mount, plug mount, and a weatherproof extension (which can make it an outdoor camera). This gives you the option to monitor both indoor and outdoor activity.

Extra Features

Winner: Canary

canary-all-in-one-safety-button
Canary All-In-One Safety Button on App

When you’re away from your house and get a notification that someone is there, the Canary has a 90-decibel alarm you can activate from your phone. And it is loud. You can also connect with emergency services for immediate response right on the app.

Mobile App

Winner: Canary

Canary All-In-One-App
Canary All-In-One App

The Canary app is more intuitive than Logitech’s. A unique feature of the Canary is the ability to monitor air quality, humidity levels, and temperature in your home — you will receive alerts to your phone if conditions become abnormal.

Price

Winner: Canary

The Canary All-In-One costs $169. The Logitech Circle 2 comes in two versions: wireless for $200 and wired for $180.

Who the Canary All-In-One Might Be Good For

  • Users looking for an attractive camera that blends in with the surroundings
  • Users looking for a loud alarm feature to ward off intruders
  • Users looking for an app that offers more than just security maintenance

Full Canary All-In-One Review

Who the Logitech Circle 2 Might Be Good For

  • Users looking for a versatile camera that can be mounted in several ways
  • Users looking for an indoor camera with the option to purchase accessories to make it an outdoor camera
  • Users looking for two-way talk that comes free with the camera

Full Logitech Circle 2 Review

Conclusion

The Canary All-In-One and the Logitech Circle 2 are both very good options for monitoring home security. If you want a less conspicuous indoor camera with a great app, Canary would be a better choice. If you prefer a more versatile camera with free two-way talk, Circle 2 should be the pick.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

Related Reviews

Leave a Comment