Logitech debuts Magnetic Mount for Circle 2 HomeKit-enabled cameras

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in General Discussion edited May 18
Logitech has taken the wraps off their latest Circle 2 accessory, the Magnetic Mount that allows the camera to easily affix to a variety of different locations.

Circle 2 Magnetic Mount Rain Gutter


Using the new Magnetic Mount, Circle 2 can easily attach to any magnetic surface like rain gutters, light poles, metal door frames, and refrigerators, and more. If such a surface is not readily available, an adhesive magnetic plate intended for a single use is also included so it can be mounted almost everywhere.

Logitech's Magnetic Mount works with both the wired and wire-free version of their popular smart home security camera, though there clearly are going to be benefits to the wire-free version.

  • Circle 2 Magnetic Mount
  • Circle 2 Magnetic Mount
  • Circle 2 Magnetic Mount


We've spent a great deal of time with the Circle 2. While it isn't perfect, it is by far the most popular HomeKit camera currently on the market.

Magnetic Mount joins the lineup of other Circle 2 accessories and mounts including a battery pack, a weatherproof extension, the Plug Mount, and the Window Mount.

You can find the new Magnetic Mount for the Logitech Circle 2 currently on Logitech's website, and soon, through Amazon and Best Buy for $19.99.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Right. Magnetic mount for surveillance camera. That is an innovative idea. For GoPro on car it could be good, but for surveillance... Good luck. Install it on the roof out of reach once hands. Also at home I would need to find "magnetic 2x4". So the question is: What is the puprose of that camera? Bedroom activity? Childroom activity and safety? Next: Suction cups mount for surveillance camera to mount it in shower and restroom on tiles.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Andrew_OSUAndrew_OSU Posts: 125member, editor
    Right. Magnetic mount for surveillance camera. That is an innovative idea. For GoPro on car it could be good, but for surveillance... Good luck. Install it on the roof out of reach once hands. Also at home I would need to find "magnetic 2x4". So the question is: What is the puprose of that camera? Bedroom activity? Childroom activity and safety? Next: Suction cups mount for surveillance camera to mount it in shower and restroom on tiles.
    Many other popular cameras use magnetic mounts. Take the Arlo system for instance.

    Obviously, don't put it a face-level on your front door where any passerby could walk away with it. But a rain gutter above your garage pointed at your driveway? Sure thing. Inside, it allows you to attach it to stuff without putting holes in your wall, either using the included mounting plate or on metal surfaces. In my home, I have this on the side of my fridge which directly points it at my front door. Great solution without having to damage my walls. Regardless of where it is mounted inside, if someone wanted to destroy the camera, they could. Whether it is on your fridge or screwed into the wall. It is straight up meant to be easily removable from the base so a magnetic mount doesn't change that, other than being more convenient to the user.
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  • Reply 3 of 4
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 4,751member
    By the time a thief steals the camera the footage of them should be recorded somewhere off-camera. 

    With the advent of great NAS devices today which can serve as CCTV recorders, I’ve opted to go with the Amcrest brand of PoE (power over ethernet) IP cameras. Put a PoE switch in the attic or a closet, mount the cameras wherever on the house, then connect them to the switch via an ethernet cable alone. Records video to the NAS. 

    https://amcrest.com/ip-cameras.html

    https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/DS218j

    And general how-to:

    https://www.custompcreview.com/articles/guide-build-diy-video-surveillance-system-featuring-synology-amcrest/



    edited May 16
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Andrew_OSUAndrew_OSU Posts: 125member, editor
    By the time a thief steals the camera the footage of them should be recorded somewhere off-camera. 

    With the advent of great NAS devices today which can serve as CCTV recorders, I’ve opted to go with the Amcrest brand of PoE (power over ethernet) IP cameras. Put a PoE switch in the attic or a closet, mount the cameras wherever on the house, then connect them to the switch via an ethernet cable alone. Records video to the NAS. 

    https://amcrest.com/ip-cameras.html

    https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/DS218j

    And general how-to:

    https://www.custompcreview.com/articles/guide-build-diy-video-surveillance-system-featuring-synology-amcrest/



    Logitech's cams record to their Circle cloud service. Obviously, these cameras are supposed to be dead-simple to install for the casual user, plus it keeps it off-site. For those more adventurous, those are for sure great options!
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