New York - Logitech has added an indoor night-vision security camera to its HomePlug-based Alert line of home-security-in-a-box products.
The Logitech Alert 750n indoor master system ships with a 4GB memory card that stores snapshots or video; free software and an app allows remote viewing and email or SMS text alert messaging on any PC, smartphone or tablet.
A plus subscription can be added, for $79 a year, that allows live viewing of the camera and up to five other n- or i-series Logitech Alert cameras on the user's network, as well as viewing archived footage.
The camera records 960 by 720 HD color video at 15 fps and has a 130-degree wide viewing angle. The night vision works in complete darkness -- the company demonstrated the camera in a closed desk drawer -- and the video feed showed a bright black and white image without the green tint or glowing effects of traditional night-vision video.
The camera has motion-triggered recording and can be set up to send notifications to an email address or text account. The user can specify up to 16 motion-detection zones within the frame by clicking and dragging on the frame in the software setup.
The master system retails for $300, and a separate SKU of the night-vision camera is offered as an add-on option, with a $230 retail price.