Formerly called LifeShield, smart home security products company ‘Blue by ADT’ has today announced the launch of three new HomeKit-ready cameras, which the company plans to display at the CES 2020 event which kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas (via The Verge).
Blue by ADT’s new suite of security cameras consists of a video doorbell, an indoor camera, and an outdoor camera, each of which costs US $199.99 and can recognize faces, offer two-way talking, as well as support custom motion zones for alerts.
The doorbell camera works via wired connection only, so only those with preexisting wiring for a doorbell will be able to use this. Similarly, the indoor camera is also wired, although, in the case of a power outage, its built-in battery can last up to 70 minutes. For now, the outdoor camera is Blue by ADT’s only wireless camera.
Arguably their biggest selling point is HomeKit compatibility, as Apple’s smart home protocol has been in need of an upswing in support like this. That said, it might be a little deflating to learn that HomeKit — along with Google Assistant support — won’t be available until Q2 2020. At launch, these cameras will only work with Alexa and IFTTT.
Blue by ADT is now planning to launch a base station, keypad, motion sensors, and window sensors to supplement the cameras in Q2 2020.