Support for Apple’s new HomeKit Secure Video system has been added to the Robin ProLine Video Doorbell. With this combination, users can see who is at their door while staying assured that this information is kept private.
“We’re pleased and proud to announce that the Robin ProLine Video Doorbell now supports HomeKit Secure Video enabling you to securely store activity detected by your camera in iCloud,” said Robin Telecom Development, its creator.
With HomeKit support, the doorbell sends notifications on an iPhone or iPad. Users can video clips from the Lock screen when activity is recorded. Siri support enables users to give this accessory voice commands.
Adding Apple HomeKit Secure Video means video is stored on the user’s iCloud account, not anywhere else. And video transmissions are end-to-end encrypted. Recently there was controversy over rival doorbells made by Amazon subsidiary Ring about video being shared with the police.
More about the Robin ProLine Doorbell
Both the original version of the ProLine Doorbell and a new smaller version pack a 720p HD camera with a 130-degree wide angle field of view. They sport a two-way audio system, allowing users to talk with visitors from wherever they are through their iPhone or iPad.
The original version of the Robin ProLine costs $729 with a surface-mount box, or $679 with a flush-mount box. The recently-announced Robin ProLine Compact comes in three colors — space grey, Onyx black and silver — and costs $545. All versions are available on Amazon.