Netatmo brings HomeKit Secure Video support to Smart Indoor Camera

Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera on a windowsill
Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera on a windowsill (Image credit: Netatmo)

What you need to know

  • Netatmo has just announced that it is bringing HomeKit Secure Video support to its Smart Indoor Camera.
  • The new feature will be made available as a free and automatic software update.
  • HomeKit Secure Video lets you view video recorded by the camera on your iPad, HomePod or Apple TV.

Netatmo has just announced that its Smart Indoor Camera now supports HomeKit Secure Video.

As noted by 9to5Mac, a Netatmo blog post states:

As of today, the Smart Indoor Camera will support Apple HomeKit Secure Video. This free and automatic software update will be made gradually available to all Netatmo Smart Indoor Cameras in the upcoming days, including those already purchased. With HomeKit Secure Video, the videos recorded by security cameras are analyzed locally on users' iPad, HomePod or Apple TV. The footage is encrypted end-to-end and securely stored in iCloud where no one can see them.Thanks to the HomeKit Secure Video support, Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera users will be able to store their videos locally on the included microSD card free of charge and on their iCloud with select storage plans.Users will benefit from 10-day automatic iCloud storage for their videos, and this will not affect their storage capacity. If they want to keep the videos, after these 10 days, they will be able to save them in their iCloud, which will count against their storage limit.

With the update, users will be able to access their timeline and events from the last 10 days via the Apple Home app. In there, you can also adjust your recording and notification preferences.

Netatmo has also announced that its Smart Outdoor Camera will get HomeKit Secure Video support later this year.

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