Nest has a reputation for two things. One is making awesome smart home devices, and the second is making devices that are very expensive. The Nest Cam IQ is probably the best possible example, offering awesome facial recognition features in a high-quality home security camera. It’s also insanely expensive at $300. If you’re looking for a good alternative that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, definitely check out the Tend Insights Lynx Indoor 1080P Home Security Camera.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • Intelligent facial recognition software to choose who your camera recognizes
  • Crystal clear 1080P HD live video streaming with night vision to monitor in complete darkness
  • Free & secure lifetime 7-day cloud storage and viewing angle is 125 degree diagonal
  • Two-way audio, motion detection and instant alerts
  • Built-in support for 802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz Wifi band (5Ghz currently not supported, please confirm that your router supports 2.4Ghz Wifi Band). Access your camera with the Tend Secure App on your mobile device anytime, anywhere

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