The Robin ProLine Video Doorbell, which is the only HomeKit enabled doorbell currently on the market is set to receive an upgrade later this year that enables support for the recently announced HomeKit Secure Video feature. According to 9to5mac, ProLine made this announcement today, which should re-assure the doorbell’s owners that their hefty investment will indeed be supported for years to come. Robin’s Video Doorbell … Continue reading Robin’s ProLine Video Doorbell to be Updated to Support HomeKit Secure Video Later 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?
Spotted this week by the same site that brought you the recent Ecobee camera leak, zatznotfunny, is an upcoming video doorbell from popular home security camera company Arlo. Interestingly enough, Arlo let the first mention of the upcoming device slip through a press release announcing a partnership with I-View, which is a professional monitoring service company on April 10th. The new doorbell would be Arlo’s … Continue reading Arlo Video Doorbell Camera Leaked, Potentially HomeKit Enabled