The Netatmo HomeKit Smart Video Doorbell Is Now Available In The US
The HomeKit-capable Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell is now available for order in the United States. Until now, it was only available to those who placed orders in Europe.
The doorbell is one of the few that supports Apple HomeKit. With a 1080p camera and a physical button that generates a notification, the doorbell has what’s needed to make it a winner.
Most notably, there is no need for an expensive subscription of any kind – video is stored locally via microSD card.
All features of the Smart Video Doorbell are available free of charge, including video storage. The Doorbell’s call history and videos are saved locally on an internal microSD card. They can also be automatically transferred and saved to the user’s Dropbox account or personal FTP server.
The microSD card is encrypted to ensure a high level of protection for its contents. For the secured transmission of data to the user’s smartphone, the Smart Video Doorbell uses end-to-end encryption.
For those who do want cloud saving but also want to ensure privacy and security, HomeKit Secure Video is said to be coming at some point in the future. That will allow users to have their video saved to iCloud for playback across Apple devices.
The Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell is available for pre-order now, priced at $$299. Orders are only available via Netatmo currently, but the doorbell is coming to Amazon as well.