First HomeKit-enabled video doorbell gets launch date

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The industrial finish on the ProLine HomeKit video doorbell looks gorgeous.
The industrial finish on the ProLine video doorbell looks gorgeous.
Photo: Robin Telecom Development

The first HomeKit-compatible video doorbell finally has a launch date in the USA, giving iPhone lovers an alternative to Amazon’s Ring doorbell and Nest Cam from Google.

Robin Telecom Development — a tech hardware company from the Netherlands — revealed today that its ProLine Doorbell will launch in over 50 countries on January 31, but people in the USA and Canada will have to wait until February 28.

The ProLine Doorbell packs a 720p HD camera with a 130-degree wide angle field of view. With the HomeKit integration, users will be able to access the video feed from the Home App on your iPhone or iPad. It can also integrate with Siri and be pulled up with voice commands.

One of the best features on the ProLine Doorbell is its two-way audio system. You can listen to people over WiFi, 3G or 4G and talk back to them through the built-in speaker. With the built-in dry relay, you can connect the ProLine to your existing chime too.

Pricing on the ProLine starts at $661.49. That’s quite a bit more than competing cameras from Google and Amazon. Good news is a few other HomeKit-enabled doorbells are coming out later this year, so the competition is just starting to heat up.

Here’s the full list of countries that can order ProLine on January 31:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.