Netatmo has just announced that its Smart Indoor Camera now supports HomeKit Secure Video.
Netatmo has officially announced via a blog post that their Smart Indoor Camera (previously branded the Welcome Camera) will now begin supporting Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video (HSV) functionality. The rollout of this firmware update will begin today and will be a free download for all Welcome camera owners.
Using HomeKit Secure Video, users can now set their Netatmo camera to store the live feed on their iCloud account for up to 10 days. The software adds to the camera’s existing HomeKit functionality, which includes Siri capabilities and viewing the camera’s video feed.
“Users are particularly sensitive about the protection?of their home security footage,” explains Fred Potter, founder of Netatmo.?”They want to make sure that their videos remain confidential?and that no one can access them. Our response to their concern was to design cameras with local storage.”
“With their data privacy in mind and?willing?to give them further options, we decided to be compatible with Apple?HomeKit?Secure Video,” Potter continues. “This allows Netatmo users to securely back up their recordings to the iCloud with select storage plan. Starting from today, as well as local storage, Netatmo users can choose between 3 cloud back-up storage options: Apple’s iCloud, their personal Dropbox account of their FTP server.”
The update adds Netatmo’s indoor cam to a short but growing list of devices that support Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video. Introduced last year in iOS 13, the privacy-focused feature allows encrypted storage of video within Apple’s ecosystem.