Netatmo has announced support for Apple's HomeKit technology for Presence and Welcome security cameras. Support for HomeKit (a firmware update) allows control with Siri, with the Apple Home app and automation functionality with other HomeKit compatible accessories and cameras.
Welcome (199.99 list price – check the offers on Amazon) an internal video camera (1080p HD) with facial recognition for home security capable of sending an immediate alert if an intruder has been identified in the house, complete with facial photos and video recording. The viewing angle of 130, offers night vision functionality and can detect an alarm, whether it is a fire alarm, CO alarm, security alarm or siren. Local videos can be stored on a microSD card or automatically on a personal Dropbox cloud or on your own personal FTP server. The standard app allows you to watch streaming videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, thanks to the app, from any device, at any time.
Presence (299.99 list price – check the offers on Amazon) an external security camera (full HD) with detection of people, cars and animals. able to recognize and report in real time if someone is walking around the house, if a car enters the driveway or if an animal crosses the garden. Notifications immediately communicate what is happening outside your home.
You can take advantage of the live stream to view the properties in real time. At night you can choose the infrared night vision or turn on the camera light. The "intelligent" light illuminates the street when dark and also functions as a deterrent for unwanted visitors.
This model can resist elements such as rain, snow, humidity, dust and dirt, thanks to HZO technology, a coating solution equipped with a thin film. Also in this case the storage can take place on microSD (included), on Dropbox cloud or on an FTP server. A function called Alert-Zones allows you to select specific zones for notifications (to know when someone enters the zone we have selected).
The control app allows you to watch the live stream from any device, at any time, scroll through past footage and download videos. The time-lapse function allows you to easily review and share what happened during the day.
Presence able to locate people, cars or animals up to 20 meters. Secure and end-to-end encryption is used for a higher level of protection.
The Apple HomeKit support allows users to control all connected devices in the home with a single gesture and make them work together, from iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.