Robin ProLine Video Doorbell Becomes First To Support HomeKit Secure Video
Robin has announced that its ProLine Video Doorbell product is now the first doorbell of its kind to officially support Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video feature. While there are already some home cameras that support it, none of them have been of the doorbell variety.
The announcement came after Robin received confirmation from Apple that it had passed the requirements in order to become certified, with users now able to take advantage of some great new features, many of which are specifically designed to aid privacy at a time where companies like Amazon’s Ring are facing accusations left and right.
HomeKit Secure Video allows users to store all of their recordings in iCloud rather than third-party storage solutions. That keeps others out of your recordings and ensures that nobody else can see what’s happening in or around your home. It also means you can access your recordings on any device that is signed in to your Home.
A 10-day recording history from your ProLine is securely stored in iCloud and available to view in the Apple Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. You can add one camera to your 200GB plan or up to five cameras to your 2TB plan at no additional cost. Camera recordings don’t count against your iCloud storage limit.
Robin says that owners of the ProLine Video Doorbell need to update their apps and firmware in order for the new feature to be available to them, but no additional purchase is necessary. HomeKit Secure Video is available to existing owners of the video doorbell.