The best HomeKit cameras for the Home app offer security and privacy that other cameras and ecosystems cannot match, thanks to Apple's stance on protecting your data. In addition to security staples such as timely notifications, recording, and live feeds, HomeKit cameras also feature powerful automation possibilities with other accessories through the Home app. For example, your camera can turn on your smart light bulbs through automation and secure your HomeKit door locks when your camera detects motion at night. If you are ready for a smart security upgrade, here's our guide to the best HomeKit cameras.
The best HomeKit cameras to make your home smart, safe and secure
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Indoors and out
Logitech's Circle View camera is our top pick because it's one of the only HomeKit-enabled wired options available for indoors and out. In our hands-on review (opens in new tab), we enjoyed the Circle View's crisp, high-quality 1080p video and how it featured instant notifications and HomeKit Secure Video. We also loved having a built-in microphone that enabled two-way audio, making conversations with those around the camera quick and easy through the Home app across all of our devices.
Pan & tilt
The eufy Indoor Cam Pan 2K features an integrated motor that provides the perfect indoor view. We especially liked its unique follow feature that allows the camera to track a person and — as noted in our review (opens in new tab) — how it rotates the lens inward when the camera shuts off for privacy. It isn't all about the motor, though, since it also sports crisp 2K resolution images and support for HomeKit Secure Video.
As the name suggests, the Eve Outdoor Cam is made for the outdoors, using the wiring in your existing light fixtures for power. Don't worry about losing an outdoor light, though, since it also features a powerful LED floodlight that provides color night vision. This unique camera and light combination can work in tandem or independently through HomeKit and the Home app, plus it works with all HomeKit Secure Video features.
Camera, hub, and more
Aqara's Camera Hub G3 is not just a high-quality HomeKit Secure Video-enabled camera with 2K imagery but also a hub for other Aqara accessories with an integrated Zigbee 3.0 radio. Aqara's camera also has an onboard siren, motorized pan-and-tilt controls, IR blasting capabilities, facial and gesture recognition, USB-C video out, local microSD card storage, and so much more.
The eufyCam 2C is a subscription-free, all-wireless camera with six-month battery life and an IP67 weather-resistance rating. This camera supports 1080p HD video resolution with night vision and includes a built-in floodlight for extra security. During testing (opens in new tab), we liked how the floodlight helped produce a color image at night, providing a more detailed picture when it's dark out or in locations with low light.
In our review, we proclaimed that the Logitech Circle View Doorbell is the doorbell for HomeKit and Apple fans — which is still the case today. Logitech's doorbell protects your precious packages with a unique 160-degree field of view that provides a taller, head-to-toe image of your porch. HomeKit Secure Video support enables powerful features like Face Recognition, Activity Zones, and iCloud storage all through the Home app, and you can even use your HomePod as a chime.
If you want the most bang for your HomeKit buck, go with the eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam. This camera offers excellent, high-definition 2K visuals at an incredibly affordable price. Don't let the low price fool you, though, as we found in our review (opens in new tab) that this camera includes all the bells and whistles: two-way audio, Home app controls, local storage, and even HomeKit Secure Video.
The ecobee SmartCamera integrates with the company's line of popular smart thermostats as well as the ecobee Haven home monitoring service, giving you whole-home coverage 24/7 through motion and occupancy sensing. Even without Haven, this loaded indoor camera has almost everything: HomeKit Secure Video, 1080p video, built-in Alexa, and an incredibly slick motion tracking feature that we enjoyed using in our review (opens in new tab).
While testing the Eve Cam, we appreciated how it worked exclusively with Apple's HomeKit Secure Video and the Home app. Working directly with Apple's Home platform means you don't have to worry about downloading another app or going through a painful registration process. Simply plug in the Eve Cam, scan the HomeKit pairing code, and you're ready to keep an eye on your home in glorious 1080p, complete with iCloud storage using your existing storage plan.
Monitor it all with the best HomeKit cameras
The best HomeKit cameras for the Home app keep an eye on all the happenings in and around your home. HomeKit cameras provide instant notifications from the Home app, including a preview image of who is lurking around right on your home screen. HomeKit automation also allows the motion sensors built into some cameras to trigger HomeKit door locks when something passes by, which provides an extra layer of security.
Thanks to compatibility with the Apple Home app and standardized HomeKit Secure Video features found in all of our picks for the best HomeKit cameras, choosing one for your home is easier than you may think. Aside from price, all you need to decide is whether you want an indoor or outdoor camera and how you will provide power to your pick. While some cameras may include extras like smart hub capabilities and built-in lighting, if you just want the basics, any of these cameras will give your home a hassle-free security upgrade.
If you're looking for the most flexible HomeKit camera, look no further than the Logitech Circle View. This versatile smart camera supports all of the latest HomeKit Secure Video features and can withstand outdoor elements. We also love that this camera doesn't require a separate app or account. Instead, it's managed entirely through the Home app built-into the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
If you need an all-wireless option built for the outdoors, then the eufyCam 2C gets our recommendation. This camera has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to six months on a single charge, supports HomeKit Secure Video, and has an integrated spotlight that enables color night vision.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.
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