Netatmo to Add HomeKit Support to 'Presence' and 'Welcome' Cameras

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    Netatmo today announced plans to add HomeKit support to its existing Welcome and Presence home security cameras.

    Both cameras will gain HomeKit compatibility through an upcoming software update that will enable HomeKit for both new devices and those that customers have already purchased.
    Presence is Netatmo's outdoor security camera that's able to detect people, cars, and animals outside of the home and send activity notifications to users. Presence features 1080p videos with a 100 degree field of view and a 65 foot detection range, making it ideal for keeping an eye on the outside of your home.

    Welcome is Netatmo's indoor home security camera with a 120 degree field of view, a live video feed with audio, facial recognition, and night vision support.

    When HomeKit support is added, both the Presence and the Welcome will be accessible in the Home app and will be able to respond to Siri voice commands. In addition to viewing a camera feed, Siri commands can be used to adjust the accompanying light on the Presence outdoor camera.

    Netatmo plans to add HomeKit connectivity to Presence in the fall, while HomeKit compatibility will be added to Welcome in early 2018.

    Article Link: Netatmo to Add HomeKit Support to 'Presence' and 'Welcome' Cameras
     
  2. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    Well, that's 'welcome' news. I just bought a Presence. Glad to hear they aren't going to abandon the existing hardware.
     
  3. Marco Klobas macrumors member

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    Very good news. Bravo Netatmo. Hope they'll add HomeKit connectivity to their Weather Station modules too in the near future.
     
  4. jocamero macrumors regular

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    Wonder why these companies keep announcing upcoming HomeKit support yet many don't deliver. What's the holdup? For example, Ring announced this over a year ago and when they're constantly asked on social media for updates the response is always 'soon'.
     
  5. melancholy macrumors 6502

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    Lies. They’re not committed. I’ve heard this many times from companies that announced future HomeKit support but never delivered.

    I bet they only announce that just to get free publicity. This tech form just made an article for it.
     
  6. macduke macrumors G3

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    This is what I came here to say. I'd love to buy their weather station but I'm still waiting for HomeKit. I've reached out to them about it and I think anyone else who is interested should as well.
     
  7. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Personally, these look like some of the better HomeKit camera options. I'm not going to buy a camera that requires a subscription storage service to make useful and these happen to offer the ability for local storage through FTP. Now if only they weren't $200 and $300 dollars.
     
  8. Marco Klobas macrumors member

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    Like LIFX? I'm honestly tired waiting for HomeKit support for their bulbs. Hope Netatmo guys will keep their word.
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    It's strange that they announced HomeKit for Welcome and Presence cameras (by the way, will the support include theirs Tags?) and nothing about Weather Stations. I will try to reach them via Twitter.
     
  9. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Just to add to anyone following this thread - firmware v250 released recently has now added HomeKit to Welcome cameras.

    Welcome now HomeKit compatible :)
     

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