Aqara Camera E1 is essentially a strip-down version of the Aqara Camera Hub G3 and hence it is about S$100 cheaper. Aqara Camera Hub G3 retails for S$197.90.
I have used multiple Google Nest Cam in my current house, which has served me well. The connection is stable. The only time it went down was when my Internet was down. I even subscribe to Nest Aware for ten days of 24/7 video recording. I have integrated my Nest Cams to Apple HomeKit using Homebridge with Homebridge Nest Cam Plugin. The integration works well as well.
For my new house, which I hope to move into in Q4 2023, I am seeing if I can integrate smart home devices directly into HomeKit without running Homebridge on my Synology NAS.
Arlo Go 2 was officially released in Singapore back in February 2023 and retails for S$399. As the name suggests, it is the successor to Arlo Go.
Here is a table showing the differences between both cameras. The main differences would be the resolution upgrade to 1080p and additional wi-fi connectivity on top of 4G LTE. The price was cut by almost half, from S$799 to S$399.
There are four main lines of security cameras from Arlo. Arlo Ulta, Arlo Pro, Arlo Essential, and Arlo Go. Arlo Ulta supports 4K HDR video recording, while Arlo Pro supports 2K HDR video recording. Arlo Essential supports 1080p video recording, while Arlo Go supports 720p recording as it is meant to be used with a 4G plan.
Arlo launched their Arlo Essential Indoor Camera last month and it is currently retailing for S$199. Essentially (pun intended), this camera is the indoor version of the Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera that I reviewed last October.
The major difference is Essential Indoor is wired, and Essential Spotlight is wireless. Essential Indoor doesn’t have a spotlight, and its night vision is black and white only.
Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera is a wire-free mid-range IP camera from Arlo. Arlo is well-known for its wire-free cameras.
TP-Link Tapo C200 is a pan/tilt home security wi-fi camera that retails for S$75. It comes with three years local warranty, probably the only wi-fi camera in the market that comes with a three-year warranty.
Tapo is TP-Link’s sub-brand for its smart home devices.
Aztech WIPC309HD Full HD Wireless IP Camera is launched in Singapore back in March 2018 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$69.
Aztech WIPC309HD is marketed as a budget wireless IP camera without any panâtiltâzoom (PTZ) functionality.
The usual retail price was US$299 (S$395), but during the sale, it went down to US$219 (S$289).
I guess most people have not heard of the brand Freecam before. If you tried Googling for the word “freecam”, you would chance upon a lot of NSFW links. I wished they have a better name.