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This new home security camera has advanced facial recognition like the $300 Nest Cam IQ, but it’s only $55

Published Sep 5th, 2018 8:14AM EDT

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The Nest Cam IQ could very well be the coolest and most sophisticated home security camera on the market right now… but it’s also insanely expensive at $300. If you’re looking for something that offers a feature similar to the IQ’s flagship function — advanced facial recognition — then we’ve got a great option for you to check out. The Tend Insights Lynx Indoor Cam 2 is the second-generation version of a camera that has been among our readers’ favorites for quite a while now, and it only costs an extra $5 compared to the original since it’s on sale today! It now offers even better facial recognition so you can get alerts when specific people arrive home, or filter out known faces and get alerted when a stranger enters your home.

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Here are the key details 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
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.