Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit Secure Video Support To Smart Indoor Camera
HomeKit Secure Video, announced back in June at Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), has finally arrived. The feature which has rolled out to select cameras and doorbells, delivers private and secure video recording to everyone using it. Here's everything you need to know about the latest and greatest HomeKit feature.
Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit Secure Video Support to Smart Indoor Camera
The Logitech Circle 2 camera was the first to support the HomeKit Secure Video feature through an update in 2019. This camera has all of the bells and whistles, including 1080p video, 2-way audio, and weather resistance.
Netatmo's Smart Indoor Camera recently got the HomeKit Secure Video love with a free update for existing owners. In addition to HSV support, Netatmo's camera has power artificial intelligence features and support for saving videos to Dropbox.
Yes, HomeKit Secure Video is available for video doorbells as well with the same exact features as other cameras. Robin's ProLine Video Doorbell (opens in new tab) and the ProLine Compact (opens in new tab) models support the feature currently, however, they are only available in select countries in Europe. Netatmo also plans to support it with their upcoming Smart Video Doorbell which was announced at CES 2019.
As with most video doorbells, you have to pay a subscription (starting at 5 per month) to unlock all the Nest Doorbell's features, which puts it at a disadvantage to Eufy's offering. However, given that this includes support for as many Nest security cameras as you own, and enables Google's natty facial recognition feature, it's actually pretty good value for those investing in it as part of a wider home security system.