The Logitech Alert System is a complete home-video security system that\u00a0can be easily setup and customized based on the needs of each user. The\u00a0system uses\u00a0HomePlug networking, which combines data and power cords\u00a0into one cable, and\u00a0a motion-triggered recording feature\u00a0helps maximize available storage capacity.\n\tComponents of the Logitech Alert Security System\n\tThe Logitech Alert lineup allows home owners to build a video security system\u00a0that can consist of\u00a0a\u00a0single camera\u00a0or scale up to\u00a0a maximum of six cameras. A number of camera types are available, including weatherproof outdoor units\u00a0and indoor units that come with night vision capabilities. All cameras have 130-degree wide-angle lenses, and they record at 15fps, with 960x720 resolution. An integrated microphone can capture audio,\u00a0and all data is\u00a0stored on\u00a0a micro-SD card. (The system comes with a\u00a02GB card.)\n\tLogitech Alert cameras are categorized as either \u201cMaster Systems\u201d or \u201cAdd-On Cameras\u201d on the\u00a0company's website. Setting up a functional home security system requires one \u201cMaster\u201d system and up to five add-on cameras. The difference between Master and non-Master\u00a0cameras is that Master units\u00a0have an additional Logitech HomePlug router that\u00a0connects to your Internet router for Web access.\n\tThe Logitech Alert cameras and\u00a0their 130-degree wide-angle lenses in action.\n\tSetting up the Logitech Alert Security System\n\tFor this review, Logitech sent me an Alert 750n Indoor Master System with Night Vision and an Alert 700n Indoor Add-On Camera with Night Vision. Both packages contained the same camera, a power adapter, a Quick Start guide, installation CD and a network cable. The Master System also came with an additional HomePlug router.\u00a0Both units\u00a0came with\u00a0suction cups for window mounting and desktop docks.\n\tTo setup the system, you must first install the Logitech Alert Commander software and\u00a0plug in the\u00a0two cameras. Next, you plug in\u00a0the HomePlug\u00a0router to a power source and\u00a0connect it to a free LAN port on your network router.\u00a0When you launch the\u00a0Alert Commander application on your PC,\u00a0a Add\/Find wizard should detect both camera units,\u00a0and you should see\u00a0live video feeds on the display pane.\n\tVarious configuration settings can be tweaked via the Alert Commander app, including motion detection parameters and sensitivity. Overall, the software is intuitive, easy to use and good looking. Video from the cameras can also be automatically copied to a local PC for archiving.\n\t\n\tThe cameras are powered by Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). The micro-SD card slot with 2GB storage card is located on the right.\n\tThe HomePlug router for connecting to your home LAN network (left) and the power adapter (right) for the Logitech Alert cameras.\n\tIn addition to using the Alert Commander, users can also view live video streams\u00a0via a Web browser at alert.logitech.com or using a\u00a0smartphone app.\u00a0Logitech\u00a0currently offers associated\u00a0Android, BlackBerry and iOS apps. I\u00a0noticed a\u00a0consistent 10-12 second delay in the \u201clive\u201d video stream on my iPhone 4S, though, and I didn't see any kind of lag when using the\u00a0desktop application.\n\tLogitech\u00a0also sells all\u00a0PoE (Power over Ethernet) versions of the various models here, which\u00a0don't use the same\u00a0power adapters.\n\tLogitech Alert: Conclusion\n\tThe Logitech Alert system was easy to setup and\u00a0was reliable in my tests. Picture clarity was superb, and the system\u00a0is an incredibly polished product\u00a0with slick\u00a0desktop software. The Logitech Alert system\u00a0is a great option for users who want a small home-video security system of 2-3 cameras, and it's reasonably priced. The Alert 750n Master System costs $300 while the Alert 700n Add-On Camera costs $230.