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Starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, which will be publicly released in the fall, security cameras and video doorbells that support HomeKit Secure Video can now detect and notify you when a package has been delivered.

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HomeKit Secure Video, available on iOS 13.2 and later, leverages iCloud to securely stream and store video clips from compatible HomeKit-enabled indoor and outdoor cameras and doorbells, with end-to-end encryption. HomeKit Secure Video cameras and doorbells are managed through the Home app like other HomeKit accessories.

Apple today introduced a new iCloud+ subscription plan that combines Apple's existing iCloud storage tiers with privacy features such as Hide My Email, iCloud Private Relay, and expanded HomeKit Secure Video support, at no additional cost.

iCloud+ expands HomeKit Secure Video, allowing for unlimited cameras:
  • 50GB of iCloud storage with one HomeKit Secure Video camera for $0.99 per month
  • 200GB of iCloud storage with up to five HomeKit Secure Video cameras for $2.99 per month
  • 2TB of iCloud storage with an unlimited number of HomeKit Secure Video cameras for $9.99 per month
The first betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 were seeded to developers earlier today, and public betas will be released in July, according to Apple.

Article Link: HomeKit Secure Video Cameras Can Notify You When a Package Has Arrived Starting With iOS 15
 

bgdrew

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I’m confused. Are the + plans allowing unlimited cameras at each tier or is there a still a limit based on your plan?
 

jk1221

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Yeah, and Amazon has all your videos and happily shares them with the police. ;)

Homekit Secure Video is by far the best system for people who value their privacy ...

Uhm not without user permission https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/how-to-stop-police-from-asking-for-videos-from-ring-doorbells.html

You have to agree to share with the police per a notification; and you can turn off the feature totally. Which if it catches a criminal doing something outside your house in close enough vicinity to be on camera, Im unsure why you would not.

Nor should one ever have cameras inside their home that connect to the internet; period. Unless you accept that risk that online is open to attack.

And let's not pretend Apple won't turn over iCloud data per a warrant either. There are some pretty public cases of US official having this happen in the past few years.

Anything online in the cloud is not private forever against all odds. Whoever hosts it if they are in the US has to respond to a warrant.

Let's not "rah rah Apple" it up here with nonsense though.
 
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Rigby

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Uhm not without user permission https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/how-to-stop-police-from-asking-for-videos-from-ring-doorbells.html

You have to agree to share with the police per a notification; and you can turn off the feature totally. Which if it catches a criminal doing something outside your house in close enough vicinity to be on camera, Im unsure why you would not.

And let's not pretend Apple won't turn over iCloud data per a warrant either. There are some pretty public cases of US official having this happen in th past few years.
HSV videos are end-to-end encrypted so Apple can't turn them over. Neither can they leak out in a data breach or be accessed by employees. AFAIK it's the only major camera system to use E2E encryption.
 

jk1221

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HSV videos are end-to-end encrypted so Apple can't turn them over. Neither can they leak out in a data breach or be accessed by employees. AFAIK it's the only major camera system to use E2E encryption.

Like iMessage where the feds got it despite end-to-end? Guess what? You sync your iMessages to iCloud backup you just opened the door.

But Apple doesn't tell you that. It was found out real world in the courts. Apple marketing speak is typically not full reality.
 

_colinc

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Oh awesome!! I'm so glad Apple is bringing this to all the outdoor HomeKit Secure Video cameras!!

[checks home accessories page]

Ah ... looks like that's still just one residential doorbell and the Eufy battery powered cameras that have to first be triggered by a PIR motion sensor. ?
 

ouimetnick

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That Logitech circle camera and their HKSV doorbell are the biggest pieces of trash that are certified to work with HomeKit. Reddit and other HomeKit related forums complain of connectivity issues and sunlight causing the doorbell to overheat and disconnect.
 
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kyjaotkb

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I am in the market for a video doorbell. I live in a small placecalled London, in the UK. I pay for a 2TB iCloud account so I thought, I might as well buy a HKSV compatible doorbell. I'd also want something that has good reviews and that doesn't require any wiring. Well... I'm getting a Ring, apparently.
 

munpip214

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If 2TB gives us unlimited cameras they might as well give us 24/7 recording or allow you to separate notifications from recordings. For instance, I could set recording all motion and notifications only for people. Notifications for all motion is a disaster. Also, they need to revamp the timeline.
 
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Homme

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And this ladies and gentlemen is a good chunk of why the iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2 are still getting iPadOS 15. Apple relies pretty well on services so it’s a no brainer really that by extending Services like this to the iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2 and older devices will make Apple a lot of money on they’re services, which is why recently they’re services department showed a all time high. And if you look up what services Apple is still giving to older devices like AirTags, this will make older devices a lot more usable❤️
 

PsykX

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Your turn, Arlo.

(just kidding, HKSV will destroy their business model, and they will never work on being compatible with that, so my $1K cameras will keep on sucking)
 
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