Philips Hue’s First New Smart Security Cameras Are Here
Philips Hue has announced its first smart cameras, with wired and wireless versions available starting this fall.
The two cameras are both 1080p affairs and include things like motion detection and two-way audio.
One can be powered by battery which means that it can be used anywhere without the need for external power, while both cameras are suitable for use outdoors if required.
Philips Hue Secure cameras feature a clear 1080p HD video feed with night vision to help you monitor your home in real time and trigger instant motion notifications. You can help deter intruders with the unique combination of Philips Hue lights and sound alarms, or you can activate two-way talk to ask a delivery person to leave a package or just say “Hi!” to a friendly face.
End-to-end encryption is included as default, while a subscription fee is required to get 30 or 60 days of video retention.
Philips Hue also announced a floodlight and camera combination, while various accessories are also available.
Philips Hue Secure wired camera – black or white (Fall 2023): $199.99 / $229.99 with desktop stand
Philips Hue Secure battery camera – black or white (Fall 2023): $249.99
Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera – black (Q1 2024): $349.99
Philips Hue Secure camera mount with ground spike (Fall 2023): $39.99
Philips Hue Secure desktop stand – black and white (Fall 2023): $49.99
As for that subscription, prices start at $3.99 per month per camera and go from there depending on your needs.
Philips Hue Secure Basic plan with 30-day video history (Fall 2023): $3.99 per camera per month or $39.99 per camera per year
Philips Hue Secure Plus plan with 60-day video history (Fall 2023): $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year for multiple cameras
Part of the new Philips Hue Secure brand, there are also new contact sensors available for placing on doors and windows, too. Additionally, Philips has also announced that the Hue Bridge will be updated with support for Matter as well by next month.