We love Nest and the facial recognition features on the Nest Cam IQ are fantastic. Unfortunately, the camera costs a whopping $300 so it’s well out of reach for many people. If you want an alternative with similar facial recognition features that let the camera identify specific people as well as strangers, check out the Tend Insights Lynx Indoor 2 WiFi Security Camera. It’s terrific, and it’s on sale at its lowest price ever right now on Amazon.
Here’s what you need to know from the product page:
- Easy setup – quick and easy Bluetooth setup within minutes to begin secure monitoring
- Facial recognition – intelligent facial recognition software lets you choose who your camera recognizes, get a check-in notification with familiar faces
- Network Connectivity – stronger network Connectivity to ensure Ease of use for all family members
- Free cloud storage – backup and review videos with our cloud storage, included with your purchase. It’s free, so you can always see what’s happened for the previous 7 days
- Motion detection & instant alerts – get immediate notifications on your mobile device for events triggered by motion detection
- 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