Netatmo adds HomeKit Secure video support to its Smart indoor camera


Netatmo adds support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video standard to its Smart Indoor Camera.
Netatmo adds support for HomeKit Secure Video standard to its Smart Indoor Camera.
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Smart home device-maker Netatmo added support Tuesday for Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video standard to its Smart Indoor Camera.

The free and automatic update began rolling out today to users, according to an announcement by the French company. It should become available to install on all Netatmo Smart cameras over the next few days.

Using HomeKit Secure Video, users can now set their Netatmo camera to store the live feed on their iCloud account for up to 10 days. The software adds to the camera’s existing HomeKit functionality, which includes Siri capabilities and viewing the camera’s video feed.

The update adds Netatmo’s indoor cam to a short but growing list of devices that support Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video. Introduced last year in iOS 13, the privacy-focused feature allows encrypted storage of video within Apple’s ecosystem.

Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera adds HomeKit Secure Video

With the software update, the Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera becomes even more useful and customizable. Via the Home app, users can access the video timeline and set recording preferences, including adjusting the camera’s preferences depending on if the user is home or away, whether to simply stream or stream and record the video. The indoor camera also features face-recognition technology so users can identify family members and friends.

The Smart Indoor Camera stores video locally on an SD card so it can be used with no subscription fees. Storing the images on iCloud requires a subscription to at least a 200GB plan to function with one camera. The 2TB iCloud plan supports up to five cameras. An Apple HomeKit hub is required, running on an Apple TV, HomePod or iPad, to use any HomeKit-enabled device.

Netatmo also said it will add HomeKit Secure Video support for its Smart Outdoor Camera later this year.

The Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera retails for $200.


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