Netatmo announces smart doorbell with Apple HomeKit support




French smarthome manufacturer Netatmo is launching a smart doorbell in the second half of this year. The ‘Smart Video Doorbell’ has a 1080p camera and support for Apple HomeKit.

The camera of the doorbell has a 160-degree wide-angle lens, an HDR function and an infrared sensor for night vision. The users can converse with the person in front of the door via the built-in microphone and speakers. This can be done via the app, which is available for Apple devices with iOS 10 or later versions and devices with Android 5 or later. There is also a web app.

Users can, among other things, set up alert zones so that they get a notification via the mobile app if something occurs in this part of the image. The app automatically gives a warning if someone tries to destroy the doorbell. In addition, users can use the app to view a livestream and access recordings and storage of the videos. The connection to the smartphone is encrypted end-to-end. The storage takes place locally on a micro-sd card, but users can also upload them to a Dropbox account or ftp server.

Users can integrate the Smart Video Doorbell into their smarthome network via IFTTT and via Apple HomeKit. At the latter link they receive more extensive notifications, voice control via Siri and the possibility to link other products in-house. More details, such as the price, are being made known to Netatmo at a later stage.


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