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High-end Zorachka Homam camera ups your HomeKit video quality

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Mount this space-helmet-looking cam in your house and the burglars will know you mean business.
Mount this space-helmet-looking cam in your house and the burglars will know you mean business.
Photo: Zorachka

Not too long ago you didn’t have a whole lot of choices for high-quality cameras to run with Apple’s HomeKit system, but that’s changing all the time. For example, Zorachka has released its new, high-end Homam 64GB camera. It joins recent offerings from the likes of Aquara, Eufy, Eve and others.

Zorachka Homam 64GB camera

The Zorachka Homam 64GB camera, which looks intriguingly like a space helmet, is exclusively HomeKit compatible. Designed for indoor use, it offers a feature set similar to other nice-but-relatively-affordable cameras on the market. The Homan supports HomeKit Secure Video, for example.

However, not all HomeKit-compatible cameras offer onboard storage. Homam does. And it’s embedded in the device, rather than using an SD card. This helps the device in its capacity to record via a dedicated chip whether or not the camera is connected to the internet. The chip can store up to 64GB of encrypted video.

Proprietary tech

The chip uses Zorachka’s proprietary Verona Index Storage (VIS) technology.

The company said VIS “dramatically decreases the required network bandwidth, without loss of quality.” The camera’s efficient connection to the local network offers a “faster response, very little buffering, and long life of storage achieved by the proprietary video file system.”

Solid specs

The camera features solid specifications. They include a Sony STARVIS back-illuminated color CMOS sensor, 7 glass, a low-distortion fisheye lens, a broad field of view, 5MP resolution and a focal length of 2.39mm.

The camera also features HDR image quality for both overblown or low-light scenarios, at 30fps. It offers a laundry list of image correction enhancements and optimizations, plus night vision.

The 75mm camera comes with a separate magnetic stand for flat surfaces, or for mounting on a wall or ceiling. The camera draws power from a USB-C cord and USB power brick (5V, 1.5A).

Price: $399

Where to buy: Zorachka