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But the company has branched out and added its smart surveillance technology to this compact outdoor security camera. Because it can be difficult to find power sources for outside cameras, we like that the Ring Spotlight Cam has three power options: battery, hardwired, or solar. It also has a built in, motion activated spotlight that will stop trespassers in their tracks. Plus added features like two way audio, a 110 decibel siren, and integration with Amazon Alexa make this camera a leader in outdoor surveillance. That’s why the Ring Spotlight Cam was ranked our number one choice for outdoor security cameras. The distance from which your camera can record images in low to no light situations can have a great impact on its effectiveness if you want to capture activity after the sun sets.

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Smart Home IntegrationBecause Nest is a division of Google, Nest Hello integrates with the Google Assistant but obviously lacks support for Amazon's Alexa and Apple's HomeKit. Image credit: NestProducts with Google Assistant like the Google Home, Google Home Mini and the Nest Cam IQ with Google Assistant can let you know when someone's at the door. You can also ask Google Assistant to cast the doorbell's live video stream to a Chromecast equipped TV. This even worked with my first generation Chromecast, although it took some buffering as all video tends to do on a first gen Chromecast. If you've subscribed to Nest Aware, you can even have your compatible smart speaker announce people by name, assuming they're recognized by the Nest app. I'm a reluctant smart speaker user, so I found this weird at first. But it's also the closest my house has come to the McFly house in Back to the Future Part II, welcoming home every family member by name. The Nest Hello also works with the Nest X Yale smart lock, so that you can lock and unlock your door using your smartphone and assign codes to guests. However, you can't use your voice to control it with Alexa or another voice assistant as you can with August's and Schlage's smart locks. MORE: Know Where Your Kids Are With These GPS TrackersWhile some Nest products such as the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke alarm and Nest Cam have IFTTT support, as of this writing, the Nest Hello does not, although some Nest Cam recipes do work. Nest Hello's facial recognition seems like a natural fit for this kind of automation — imagine setting different rules for different people — so we hope it comes along eventually.

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The app is free to download, available for iOS and Android devices so it works with all of your favorite Smartphones, Tablets, Mac and PC systems. Turn on the app to connect to your camera and monitor your camera system from a remote location in real time. Whether used at home or at work, to add an extra line of security or to just monitor pets while away, you will now have the ability to access high quality video surveillance that is viewable from any location. Use the Included remote viewing software to control the camera with pan and tilt ability. Additional features include programmable alarm Email alerts to notify you every time the camera senses movement thanks to the motion detector function, flip screen ability for upside down mounting, night vision LED lights for night time low light viewing, and plenty more features to add convenient security and surveillance monitoring. Get connected and monitor the situation with the Pyle PIPCAM Series.