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Should I buy a Circle Safe subscription for my Logitech Circle 2?

Should I buy a Circle Safe subscription for my Logitech Circle 2?

Best answer: Yes. For most people, the Circle Safe Basic subscription provides 14-day cloud storage of footage, which allows you to have some peace of mind if you're away from your home for a longer period of time. However, the Circle Safe Premium subscription is very handy if you want more features.Amazon: Logitech Circle 2 (opens in new tab) ($158)

What no subscription offers

If you choose to go without a Circle Safe subscription, the Logitech Circle 2 is limited to providing the following:

  • 24-hours cloud storage
  • Unlimited streaming and downloads
  • Smart Time-lapse Day Brief
  • Smart Alerts

The biggest detriment to going with the free option is the limited storage space. It may be fine for people who know they will be home every day to check on their property but only storing 24-hours of footage limits the time you have to review footage and catch if something is off. If you didn't notice something and download it right away, after 24 hours, that footage will be gone.

What Circle Safe Basic offers

Circle Safe Basic is the cheapest and simplest subscription that Logitech offers, and it comes with the following features:

  • 14 days of cloud storage
  • Unlimited streaming and downloads
  • Smart Time-lapse Day Brief
  • Smart Alerts

Basically, Circle Safe Basic just gives you more storage, meaning you can review footage for a lot longer period before its gone forever. This is especially good if you ever go on vacation or travel for work and don't check your Logitech Circle 2's feed for a couple days.

The Circle Safe Basic subscription costs $3.99 a month for a single camera. If you have multiple cameras (up to five) you can purchase the Home Plan for $7 a month or $69 a year.

What Circle Safe Premium offers

Circle Safe Premium is the more expensive subscription that Logitech offers, but it comes with a few more advanced features than the lower cost subscription. These features are as follows:

  • 31 days of cloud storage
  • Person Detection
  • Motion Zones
  • Unlimited streaming and downloads
  • Custom Time-lapse Day Brief
  • Smart Alerts

Not only does Circle Safe Premium boost your storage to 31 days of stored footage in the cloud, you also get access to advanced features such as Motion Zones and Person Detection. If you need a security camera that does more than just record video and want the ability to program motion-detection or to be able to recognize people, you'll need to dish out some extra cash/

The Circle Safe Premium subscription costs $10 a month or $99 a year for a single camera. If you have multiple cameras (up to five) you can purchase the Home Plan for $18 a month or $179 a year.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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