It might look like a tealight holder but the Home is rather fancy, with a 5MP wide-angle camera, 12x zoom with auto-enhancement and infrared night vision. Besides wide-angle recordings triggered by noise and motion, the Home packs a baby monitor mode, which comforts your little one with light and sound, alongside an air quality sensor and a two-way speaker, in case you need to warn your mates away from the beer fridge - or, you know, accost an intruder.
Playback is seriously good fun with the 24hr timelapse option, like watching your life in fast-forward, and it also monitors indoor air pollution. Apparently we should all be looking out for volatile organic compounds. Who knew?
While the 135-degree lens captures plenty and infra-red works well when things get dark, the Home is let down by a slightly shonky app. The camera starts recording when it senses something, but it’s frequently too tardy to capture the key action. This isn't necessarily an issue exclusive to the Home, though, and HD image quality is otherwise impressive.
‘Events’ are collated in a Home Diary that’s strangely addictive, but you only get two days’ cloud storage as standard and adding more costs €20 a month. Setup takes seconds and the multi-coloured LED is a welcome touch, especially as a nightlight; but while this is a very neat baby monitor, others here are better security cameras.