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Netatmo Video Doorbell With HomeKit Now Available to Order in U.S. and Canada, Ships Early January

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French accessory maker Netatmo today announced that its Smart Video Doorbell with HomeKit support is now available to pre-order for $299.99 in the United States and $399.99 in Canada. The doorbell will begin shipping to customers in these countries starting January 6, 2021, as noted by the blog HomeKit News.


As with other video doorbells, the Smart Video Doorbell lets you see and speak to visitors at your door, even when you're not home. HomeKit support allows the doorbell to be managed in the Home app and with Siri. HomeKit also allows the doorbell to work with automation scenes; for example, when the Smart Video Doorbell detects a person, the home's outdoor lights can switch on automatically to deter a potential intruder.

In addition to the Home app, the doorbell works with the free Netatmo Security app. Netatmo previously said that it is working to implement HomeKit Secure Video and will make the feature available in a free software update in the future.

Key features of the Smart Video Doorbell include a 1080p camera with a 140-degree wide-angle lens, infrared night vision, a built-in microphone and speaker for two-way communication, customizable settings like people detection zones, and IP44-rated water and dust resistance. Netatmo does not charge any subscription fees; instead, the doorbell is equipped with an 8GB microSD card for local video storage.

First introduced at CES 2019, the Smart Video Doorbell launched in Europe in September.

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hellosil

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$300 for "pending" Homekit Secure Video support, when Logitech has already shipped a high quality $200 HSV doorbell and wired camera?

I guess if local storage means that much to you, this is your only alternative.
Netatmo has pending Homekit Secure Video support for their outdoor camera for about 1,5 years now.
That outdoor camera also came with a hefty price tag, so by that logic this doorbell can have this price. ;)
 
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nate13

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$299 and it's only 1080p? Should be at least 1440p for that price.
I'd only pay an extra $100 if the cloud/ local storage for storing 1440p was in place. The issue with bigger sensors is they can hit the spec, but (in my experience with Arlo) it doesn't even matter since it gets terribly compressed for cloud storage.
 
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Joe Saab

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$300 for "pending" Homekit Secure Video support, when Logitech has already shipped a high quality $200 HSV doorbell and wired camera?

I guess if local storage means that much to you, this is your only alternative.
Agree. Way too late to market at that price and specs
 
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centauratlas

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$300 for "pending" Homekit Secure Video support, when Logitech has already shipped a high quality $200 HSV doorbell and wired camera?

I guess if local storage means that much to you, this is your only alternative.

This is the key. Too often "pending" turns into, "Well, you need to buy the 2.0 Smart Video Doorbell, sorry, we'll give you $25 off" to actually get it.
 
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benh911f

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So it was announced almost two years ago and they release it without HKSV? Why do so many of these companies make it seem like having HomeKit support is quantum physics?
 
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w5jck

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I can’t understand the concept of mounting an expensive item to the outside surface of your front wall. It would be extremely easy for someone to pry it off the wall since it is surface mounted. A peep hole mounted camera makes way more sense as it is secured through the door and on the inside. Before LivePD got cancelled, they showed the video of a thief stealing a similar item.
 
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MrGuder

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So many devices now want your wifi password...it’s getting crazy...even some refrigerators want your WiFi password. I guess it will only get worse. Good or Bad?
 
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HOTC4R1

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The Logitech Circle is way better looking, has a wider field of view (160 deg) and costs $100 less. Also the facial recognition that the Logitech does is a neat feature. Does the Netamo do that too?
 
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SaxPlayer

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I have one of these so am well placed to comment. Dare I say unlike many of the people who have posted in this thread so far.....

I think the unit looks far nicer than Ring video bells. It has a good build quality and looks like it costs as much as it did. The picture both in day and night vision is very good. It integrates well with HomeKit and the playback from the integral card via the Netatmo Security app works well. It records video when it detects motion so works well as a security camera. You can choose to be notified when motion is detected or just let the video save and view it later without being notified, if you prefer.

I had some installation issues but Netatmo support were helpful and they were soon sorted out. As it’s wired in there’s no recharging to worry about, my existing door chime works plus my HomePods ring too when someone is at the door. Nice.

Although it looks pretty obvious to me what you have to press to ring the bell I’ve had 2 people so far try to push the camera 🙄

Yes this is more expensive than some doorbells but it has excellent weather protection plus all the benefits listed above. HKSV will be nice and there’s a menu item for it in the app already, but to be honest you don’t really need it as the integral card works fine, even remotely, and you can upload to DropBox or your own remote FTP server as a backup if you want to.

And the person who said they’re easy to steal? That applies to everything outside your house but I’d say it’s not at all easy to get off the wall. I’ve tried whereas the person who wrote that comment clearly hasn’t.

I’m going to get flamed for saying some of the things I’ve written above and everyone is, of course, welcome to their opinion but it does frustrate me when people post negative things about products based on no knowledge of them whatsoever.

Just my 2p’s worth. 😁 Taking cover...
 
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munpip214

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Considering it took them so long and they don’t have HSV, don’t expect it to have continued support either. Go for the Logitech: it’s cheaper, smaller, looks better, wider view, and HSV. Also setup with Logitech was very detailed and they have lots of good instructions and pictures. Only details missing were about HomeKit routers which they added in later.
 
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NaimNut

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I prefer the looks of the Netatmo over all others including the Logitech.

I’ll wait a few more weeks to see if the Logitech becomes available in Canada. If not, Netatmo it is.
 
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henryb7318

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The Netatmo Doorbell is great. No charges, subscriptions or ongoing costs. The hardware quality is excellent, and HomeKit integration brilliant. Press the doorbell, all my homepods ring within 1 second and the video appears on my Apple TV’s.

No complaints here.
 
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davedrives

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Just like saxplayer above have installed the bell as well and with 2 chimes in the house only thing that needed to change vs manual was a stronger fuseplug(?) in the garage to drive them both. Excellent service and super quick (someday) helpdesk.

At the time of the installation Logitech was not out yet, so was not an option.

anyway very happy with the doorbell.
 
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harper101

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Jun 27, 2006
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I have one of these so am well placed to comment. Dare I say unlike many of the people who have posted in this thread so far.....

I think the unit looks far nicer than Ring video bells. It has a good build quality and looks like it costs as much as it did. The picture both in day and night vision is very good. It integrates well with HomeKit and the playback from the integral card via the Netatmo Security app works well. It records video when it detects motion so works well as a security camera. You can choose to be notified when motion is detected or just let the video save and view it later without being notified, if you prefer.

I had some installation issues but Netatmo support were helpful and they were soon sorted out. As it’s wired in there’s no recharging to worry about, my existing door chime works plus my HomePods ring too when someone is at the door. Nice.

Although it looks pretty obvious to me what you have to press to ring the bell I’ve had 2 people so far try to push the camera 🙄

Yes this is more expensive than some doorbells but it has excellent weather protection plus all the benefits listed above. HKSV will be nice and there’s a menu item for it in the app already, but to be honest you don’t really need it as the integral card works fine, even remotely, and you can upload to DropBox or your own remote FTP server as a backup if you want to.

And the person who said they’re easy to steal? That applies to everything outside your house but I’d say it’s not at all easy to get off the wall. I’ve tried whereas the person who wrote that comment clearly hasn’t.

I’m going to get flamed for saying some of the things I’ve written above and everyone is, of course, welcome to their opinion but it does frustrate me when people post negative things about products based on no knowledge of them whatsoever.

Just my 2p’s worth. 😁 Taking cover...
I have one of these so am well placed to comment. Dare I say unlike many of the people who have posted in this thread so far.....

I think the unit looks far nicer than Ring video bells. It has a good build quality and looks like it costs as much as it did. The picture both in day and night vision is very good. It integrates well with HomeKit and the playback from the integral card via the Netatmo Security app works well. It records video when it detects motion so works well as a security camera. You can choose to be notified when motion is detected or just let the video save and view it later without being notified, if you prefer.

I had some installation issues but Netatmo support were helpful and they were soon sorted out. As it’s wired in there’s no recharging to worry about, my existing door chime works plus my HomePods ring too when someone is at the door. Nice.

Although it looks pretty obvious to me what you have to press to ring the bell I’ve had 2 people so far try to push the camera 🙄

Yes this is more expensive than some doorbells but it has excellent weather protection plus all the benefits listed above. HKSV will be nice and there’s a menu item for it in the app already, but to be honest you don’t really need it as the integral card works fine, even remotely, and you can upload to DropBox or your own remote FTP server as a backup if you want to.

And the person who said they’re easy to steal? That applies to everything outside your house but I’d say it’s not at all easy to get off the wall. I’ve tried whereas the person who wrote that comment clearly hasn’t.

I’m going to get flamed for saying some of the things I’ve written above and everyone is, of course, welcome to their opinion but it does frustrate me when people post negative things about products based on no knowledge of them whatsoever.

Just my 2p’s worth. 😁 Taking cover...
Dude, no offense but that’s just TL;DR.
 
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Nsousa

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Dec 22, 2020
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French accessory maker Netatmo today announced that its Smart Video Doorbell with HomeKit support is now available to pre-order for $299.99 in the United States and $399.99 in Canada. The doorbell will begin shipping to customers in these countries starting January 6, 2021, as noted by the blog HomeKit News.


As with other video doorbells, the Smart Video Doorbell lets you see and speak to visitors at your door, even when you're not home. HomeKit support allows the doorbell to be managed in the Home app and with Siri. HomeKit also allows the doorbell to work with automation scenes; for example, when the Smart Video Doorbell detects a person, the home's outdoor lights can switch on automatically to deter a potential intruder.

In addition to the Home app, the doorbell works with the free Netatmo Security app. Netatmo previously said that it is working to implement HomeKit Secure Video and will make the feature available in a free software update in the future.

Key features of the Smart Video Doorbell include a 1080p camera with a 140-degree wide-angle lens, infrared night vision, a built-in microphone and speaker for two-way communication, customizable settings like people detection zones, and IP44-rated water and dust resistance. Netatmo does not charge any subscription fees; instead, the doorbell is equipped with an 8GB microSD card for local video storage.

First introduced at CES 2019, the Smart Video Doorbell launched in Europe in September.

Article Link: Netatmo Video Doorbell With HomeKit Now Available to Order in U.S. and Canada, Ships Early January

I bought this 2 months ago

Terrible Product,

installation is a pain, doorbell didn’t work.
main unit stuck at updating firmware.

support is terrible. They closed my ticket before any solution
i really think this is the worst HomeKit product I came across

dont buy !.

went back to Ring + Homebridge.
 
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x5tuu

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I have 3x of the Netatmo Presence cameras and this doorbell and frankly they are worth the premium pricing for local storage alone and the support from Netatmo is second

They all work seamlessly with HomeKit and GoogleHome setups I have within my home and couldn’t be happier.

Plus unlike Ring and many other doorbell cams they utilise the existing low voltage wiring whereas the Ring uses either batteries or needs a massive hole drilling for the fly lead.

My only minor gripe is the limitation to 2.4ghz networks but I have a separate access point in the home just for smart devices so there is no compromise of the “master” router.
 
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jmh600cbr

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Feb 14, 2012
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I have one. Easy install. Great support. Super high quality looking and weatherproof.
I do believe that they will eventually release HSV as they are actually a trustworthy company.
Regardless - if I didn’t have one already I’d buy a Logi.
 
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supermacman1938

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HSV will be available in a later update!

So many companies have promised updates for HomeKit and never delivered. I’ll wait until the HomeKit Secure Video update is actually available until I even consider buying this.
 
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xpxp2002

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So many devices now want your wifi password...it’s getting crazy...even some refrigerators want your WiFi password. I guess it will only get worse. Good or Bad?
Have to get connected somehow?

That's why I have a dedicated IOT subnet with its own SSID and passphrase.
 
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