Eve launches first HomeKit Secure Video CCTV system
Why HomeKit Secure Video matters
With HomeKit Secure Video, activity detected by a compatible camera like Eve Cam is privately analyzed by your home hub (Apple TV or HomePod) using on-device intelligence to determine if people or pets are present.
In the event unusual activity is detected, you and anyone with which you share your HomeKit Home will receive a notification that lets you view the clip from the iPhone Lock Screen.
Video is available to view for ten days from the Home app.
It’s securely stored for free in supported iCloud accounts and doesn’t count against your storage limit.
The problem has been that some CCTV systems don’t secure video robustly, and users cannot be certain of what happens to that footage.
What Eve Systems says
“Home security footage is highly personal, that’s why choosing the right indoor camera is so important”, said Jerome Gackel, CEO, Eve Systems.
“Eve Cam is the first camera designed exclusively for Apple HomeKit Secure Video, enabling you to keep a close eye on your home while protecting the privacy of your personal space at any time.”
All about the Eve Cam
The system provides a 150-degree field of view. Video is captured in 1,080p and the device also provides an infrared image.
Eve Cam also offers an integrated microphone and speaker, so you can talk to whoever is in your home – including reassurance for your pet rottweilers.
There is also a 360° x 180° adjustable, magnetic camera base which makes the system easy to install.
You can control when notifications are sent — each time motion is detected or when people or pets are detected.
Eve Cam will arrive in early April 2020, at a price of €149.95 Euro (around $167).
iPhone or iPad with iOS/iPadOS 13.3 or later. Home hub: HomePod with iOS 13.3 or Apple TV with tvOS 13.2 or later. 200 GB iCloud storage plan to record and receive notifications when people/pets/vehicles are recognized. Power: 5 V, 1 A max. (USB). Wireless Connection: WLAN (2.4 GHz/5 GHz). Dimensions: 122 x 65 x 60 mm
Also: Eve Water Guard
In addition to Eve Cam, Eve Systems expands its security accessory lineup with Eve Water Guard. This HomeKit-enabled water leak detector will alert you with an audible and visible alarm. You also receive instant notifications on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
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