The competition ranges from 110 to 130 degrees, which can make a significant difference in how much of your front yard, driveway or back yard the camera is able to see.

$30 isn't a ton of money to spend, but I wish Ring could somehow include customers who either don't need or don't want to pay for six months of storage.

Second, the Stick Up Cam's 80-degree field of view is pretty narrow.

Its hardware felt durable as well, and it survived wind and snow flurries without complaint.

Take a look at the chart below to see how Ring's Stick Up Cam compares to other outdoor cameras: While the Stick Up Cam's specs may look roughly comparable to other outdoor security cameras, it falls short in a couple of key ways. While select DIY security companies do charge a monthly or yearly fee for cloud storage, more and more brands are offering some sort of free option.

When you purchase a Nest Cam, you get a free 30-day trial, but after that you have to begin paying for it if you want to continue using it.

The biggest feature of Nest Aware is the 24/7 recording—without Nest Aware, you can only view snapshots that are taken whenever motion is detected, and even then, those are only kept for up to three hours.The main benefit to the Wi-Fi-enabled Stick Up Cam lies in its portable weatherproofed design.You can install this camera pretty much anywhere outside, and power it with a rechargeable battery, a power adapter or an add-on (£40) solar panel accessory. Stick Up Cams were designed to complement Ring Video Doorbells.Complete with 720p live video streaming, motion-sensing capabilities and an optional cloud storage service, Ring's 9 (£159) Stick Up Cam is strikingly similar to the smart home startup's Ring Video Doorbell, which comes at the same price.The only things that's missing is, you know, the whole doorbell part.However, .33 per month isn’t On the other hand, if you ever add more Nest Cams to your setup, the cost of Nest Aware can quickly add up.