What you need to know
- Netatmo has announced that its HomeKit-enabled Smart Video Doorbell is now on sale in the UK.
- It'll cost buyers £269.99.
- The video doorbell will launch in the United States at some point in the future.
Netatmo today announced the arrival of its Smart Video Doorbell in the UK, with sales beginning now at Netatmo.com. There's no window for a launch in the United States yet, but it's coming at some point.
The video doorbell has all of the features that you might expect, including an IP44 weather-resistance rating as well as the ability to see who's at your door no matter where you are. You'll also be able to talk to whoever's at your door, too. Oh, and it supports HomeKit as well!
Camera-wise, we're talking a Full HD 1080p camera with a 170-degree wide-angle lens. HDR is supported as well, ensuring you'll be able to see what's going on even if the camera is facing the sun. Infrared night vision is included for the opposite end of the day, too.
The bad news? Previous indications were that it would make use of Apple's HomeKit Secure Video. Unfortunately, that feature is definitely not there on day one. Hopefully, Netatmo will add it at some point.
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