Eve announces outdoor lighting camera for HomeKit Secure Video at CES 2022
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Before the first day of, Eve announced two new products aimed at making HomeKit homes smarter. The Eve Outdoor Cam is a $ 250 projector camera that works with HomeKit and, more importantly, HomeKit Secure Video. It comes with LED spotlights in a matte black metal housing designed to be mounted outside your home or garage.
The camera itself is a 1080p model with a 157-degree field of view, night vision, and motion detection. You will also benefit from a two-way conversation. These stats are pretty standard in the category of outdoor security cameras. What’s really remarkable here is the compatibility with HomeKit Secure Video.
was announced a few years ago, and Eve has always been one of the brands dedicated to making their products work with Apple’s platform. With HomeKit Secure Video, recordings are fully encrypted and stored in your iCloud account. Your Apple TV or HomePod (the device used as a hub) will determine when a person, animal, vehicle, or package is present before it safely stores the recording.
HomeKit Secure Video includes 10-day history in the Apple Home app. HomeKit Secure Video requires iCloud Plus. An account with 50 GB of storage supports one camera, but you will need an account with 200 GB of storage to support multiple cameras (you will have five at this level). There is also a 2TB option for unlimited camera support.
The Eve Outdoor Cam will be available from April 5, 2022 from Eve and Amazon with Apple at a later undisclosed date.
Eve also announced a collaboration with Coulisse for Eve MotionBlinds, compatible with HomeKit and the Thread platform. This means that these blinds will also work with, the next smart home protocol that aims to unify brands across the home.
Shades are rechargeable and currently offered in a roller shade design. They are available now, but pricing has not been provided. You can visit Eve’s website to locate a dealer near you.