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Netatmo Welcome

Netatmo Welcome
alaScore 90

213 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 39 expert reviews and 174 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 79/100. The average review date is Apr 5, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 13507 reviews from other Smart Security Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 9, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Netatmo Welcome

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Netatmo Welcome from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Netatmo Welcome, NSC01-EU Continental Reference No UK Plug IncludedNetatmo Welcome, NSC01-EU Continental Reference No UK Plug Included

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Netatmo Welcome review

 

The eye-catching design and face recognition tech means the Netatmo Welcome is all about the visuals. However, it needs the right environment for both aspects to shine.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (pcworld.com)

Netatmo Welcome review: This camera promises personalized security, but its facial-recognition feature falls short

 

While this security camera successfully takes the creep factor out of home monitoring, its marquee feature feels like a work in progress.

Easy to set up ; Able to personalize security settings for individuals ; Strives to make the home-surveillance experience less creepy

Facial recognition is hit-and-miss ; Lacks many key security features ; No cloud-storage option

The Netatmo Welcome shows promise with its facial recognition and personalized security features, but the camera and its app need more work to catch up to the competition.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com)

Netatmo Welcome review: This cam gets to know you, but struggles to protect you

 

For the first time, facial recognition on a connected cam works, but does the Netatmo Welcome do enough with it to make it worth your while as a security device?

The Netatmo Welcome successfully implements facial recognition in a consumer product for the first time. It has cleverly customizable notifications based around that feature and the specs to keep up with the competition as a connected camera.

In practice, it doesn't keep up with the competition as a webcam or a security cam. The camera is slow at everything. The live feed lags, the notifications are delayed, and it takes awhile to learn faces.

Netatmo still needs work, but it breaks new ground with facial recognition and shows enough prowess with that feature to be worth a look for anyone interested in cutting edge camera tech.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Netatmo Welcome Review – Nest Cam’s face-recognizing rival

 

If a smart home is truly smart, it should know who's inside it. That's the argument Netatmo makes with its new Welcome camera, promising Dropcam-style streaming video but combined with facial-recognition. At $199 it matches Nest Cam's sticker, but...

The theory behind Welcome’s approach to home security is a solid one, but it’s muddied by inconsistent performance of its ability to recognize faces. That’s presumably something Netatmo’s algorithms will improve over time, and I certainly had no...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Carpenter (tomsguide.com)

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The Welcome's size, neutral color and unobtrusive design make it easy for users with different preferences to incorporate the camera into their homes. The challenging part in deciding on where to initially place the Welcome. You need to avoid areas...

Compact, understated presence ; Quick setup ; User-friendly app ; Useful facial recognition ; Custom user profiles

Piercing alerts ; Over-sensitive motion detection ; Numerous false alerts initially

The Netatmo Welcome camera is a reliable and easy-to-use home-security device with a convenient mobile app.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Review: Netatmo’s Welcome home security camera gets facial recognition right

 

It doesn't require a subscription, but lag and image quality can be problems.

You'll be happy to display the Welcome anywhere in your home thanks to its sleek, understated design. ; Welcome detects faces like a champ and learns the ones you identify pretty quickly. ; No subscription fees; having all your video clips saved...

Image quality is significantly reduced when your mobile device and the Welcome are not connected to the same network at the same time. ; Removing false or unwanted faces from the detected pool is a time-consuming process. ; Lag time in live video...

Netatmo succeeded with the Welcome camera in the sense that it makes knowing who is in your home at any given time much easier. Its facial recognition is accurate and doesn't take a long time to familiarize itself with members of your household. If an...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Hands on with the Netatmo Welcome - the camera that recognises who you are

 

So, is facial recognition a huge breakthrough in smart home tech, or clever but a bit pointless?

Simple app and setup ; IFTTT integration ; Possible HomeKit compatibility

Not 100% accurate (yet) ; Champagne gold...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Netatmo Welcome review: Big Brother is watching and knows who you are

 

Smarthome cameras are funny things, always on and always watching. Some love the idea of them, while others are less keen – and we can understand why they divide opinion. It's that thought of being spied on by parents, partners or family members. The...

Beautiful design, clever facial recognition technology, customisable individual profiles, less intrusive than competitors, smart and customisable notifications, no monthly fees, good picture and sound quality

No cloud backup, delay between event and showing in feed, no pan or zoom capability, facial recognition takes time to teach in order to gain accuracy and can falter, power restricts positioning

The Netatmo Welcome is among the best smarthome cameras we have had the pleasure of spying on us. It has a beautiful design that integrates well into the home, but it's the facial recognition technology that really won us over.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Netatmo Welcome review

 

A review of the Netatmo Welcome, an indoor security camera that recognises faces, and now pets.

At £199, the Welcome is relatively expensive for an indoor camera. But unlike the new Nest Cam IQ, it doesn’t require a subscription. The facial recognition isn't 100 percent accurate (neither is the IQ's) but at least the app lets you configure...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com.au)

Netatmo Welcome review: This cam gets to know you, but struggles to protect you

 

For me, the word "surveillance" conjures Orwellian images of Big Brother. The line between security and privacy can certainly be a blurry one. The Netatmo Welcome aims to keep both intact by getting to know you and your family, and letting you go about...

The Netatmo Welcome successfully implements facial recognition in a consumer product for the first time. It has cleverly customizable notifications based around that feature and the specs to keep up with the competition as a connected camera

In practice, it doesn't keep up with the competition as a webcam or a security cam. The camera is slow at everything. The live feed lags, the notifications are delayed, and it takes awhile to learn faces

Netatmo still needs work, but it breaks new ground with facial recognition and shows enough prowess with that feature to be worth a look for anyone interested in cutting edge camera tech.

Jul, 2015