Today, Arlo, makers of the popular line of wireless cameras, has came through on its promise to add HomeKit support to a couple of select products. First mentioned back at the Consumer Electronics Show held in January, the company originally promised support for Apple’s smart home platform in Q1, but ultimately, the company missed on that goal. We saw signs that support was incoming over … Continue reading Arlo Updates Pro & Pro 2 Cameras with HomeKit Support
Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video feature made headlines when announced during the WWDC Keynote address last month for its focus on security, privacy, and usage of iCloud for storage. Manufacturer’s such as Robin Telecom, and Netatmo, makers of HomeKit cameras already available on the market quickly confirmed that their existing devices would be receiving firmware updates to support the new feature. Logitech also jumped on board … Continue reading D-Link’s Omna 180 Camera Will Not Be Updated To Support HomeKit Secure Video
As with most Apple software beta releases, the moment that new builds are available to download work begins to unearth any potential signs or hints to unannounced features. Typically, references to unimplemented features, product set up videos, and codenames are found, but today has brought a new kind of leak, an actual internal consent and release form. Discovered by Steve Moser of The Tape Drive, … Continue reading HomeKit Video Analysis Study Document Found in macOS 10.15 Beta
When it comes to HomeKit cameras, there are unfortunately only a handful of devices that are actually available. While this may change with the advent of HomeKit Secure Video coming this fall, consumers are currently limited to options from Logitech, Netatmo, D-Link, and Robin Telecom each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Netatmo’s line up includes a pricey outdoor mounted fixture that incorporates … Continue reading Logitech Circle 2 Wired Indoor/Outdoor Camera Review
Today, Logitech, manufacturer of the HomeKit compatible Circle 2 camera has broken their silence about HomeKit Secure Video support. The feature, which was unveiled by Apple at WWDC 2019, enables iCloud video recording and local image processing to provide a more secure method of storage for users. Logitech, along with Netatmo and Eufy were announced as partners for the HomeKit Secure Video launch, and were … Continue reading Logitech Confirms HomeKit Secure Video Coming to Circle 2 Wired Cameras This Year
Now that the dust has settled on the HomeKit related announcements made at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference this week, we are beginning to hear the first details regarding manufacturer’s support of the Secure Video feature. Netatmo, the company behind two HomeKit cameras that are currently on the market, the traditional Smart Indoor Camera, as well as the hybrid light/camera unit, the Smart Outdoor Camera … Continue reading Netatmo Confirms Updates Coming to Existing HomeKit Cameras to Enable Secure Video Feature, Also Coming to Smart Video Doorbell
Avia, the United Kingdom based hardware manufacturer that recently hit the HomeKit scene with the announcement of their upcoming Smart Door Lock which is a door lock based on “security first”. Avia has teased upcoming devices on their website, with vague descriptions and names previously, and we recently reached out to the company to inquire about HomeKit support, to which they replied that all of … Continue reading Avia Gives Sneak Peek At Upcoming HomeKit Lineup
Update: This unfortunately turned out to be a case where the functionality was not added via an official source. An unconfirmed report has emerged from the HomeKit reddit community today, where a user is stating that their August Doorbell Cam has suddenly appeared in the iOS Home App. The post, written by u/Muawiyaibnabusufyan states that their first generation August Doorbell Cam is now displayed just … Continue reading August Doorbell Camera Added To HomeKit? Update: Nope!
Ring, the manufacturer responsible for bringing connected video doorbells into the spotlight, has had a long history when it comes to promises made regarding HomeKit support. Originally announced during WWDC 2016, Ring has unfortunately gone silent about the update and has only provided customers with a generic response when questioned on the various social media platforms, and on the company’s blog: “Our top priority at … Continue reading Ring Video Doorbells & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?
Bloomberg today has released their report on what is expected to be announced for iOS 13, macOS 10.15 and WatchOS 6 at Apple’s upcoming World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. WWDC 2019 will be kicking off with Apple’s Keynote on June 3rd, and will span the entire week with developer sessions, which will more than likely include one specifically devoted to the HomeKit as … Continue reading Bloomberg: Upgraded Home App & More Coming at WWDC 2019