Thanks to a host of supposedly ‘smart’ live streaming cameras we can monitor every single centimetre of our homes in broadcast worthy resolution. From Nest Cam to Myfox, Canary and Withings each camera taps into the basic human need to protect those closest to you – that, or as Brogue secretly suspects, the fear of missing out on something – but until now they’ve all concentrated on what’s going on inside the home. Expanding on the success of the face recognising Welcome, Netatmo has launched the Netatmo Presence smart security camera. The minimalist aluminium construction features a HD camera, night vision and floodlight, but thanks to innovative motion sensing technology it can differentiate between a person, a pet a bike or a car. As a result you can set the security light to only come on when someone approaches the front door. Presence connects to your Wi-Fi and sends video clips instantly to your smartphone as well as storing images on the built-in microSD card reader.

Buy from Netatmo, £249.99