Apple recently dropped the price of the HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD camera from $199.95 to $149.95 in the United States, a $50 discount off of the launch price. Apple's website doesn't mention a discount, suggesting the base price of the accessory has been lowered.

The price has also been lowered in Canada from $269.95 CAD to $199.95 CAD, and it's also been discounted in several other countries, including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and more. It appears the price cut went live a few weeks ago.

d link omna camera
The D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD was the first camera to include support for HomeKit, but other products have been released since then, including Logitech's Circle 2.

The Omna is a quality in-home security camera with a wide angle lens, night vision support, and an accompanying app, but it records all content to a microSD card and does not include support for uploading to the cloud, a feature that may keep some users from wanting to buy it.

For a more complete picture of the D-Link Omna, make sure to check out our review.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Top Rated Comments

WilliamG Avatar
55 months ago
Not really sure why you'd need a homekit enabled camera. The only point of homekit is to get siri to do stuff, the automation side of it is severly lacking and you'd be much better off using SmartThings to trigger reactions to motions
To have everything in one place.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
55 months ago
Not really sure why you'd need a homekit enabled camera. The only point of homekit is to get siri to do stuff, the automation side of it is severly lacking and you'd be much better off using SmartThings to trigger reactions to motions
It's all about standardization and security.

Even if a vendor stops supporting the product (or goes out of business), HomeKit devices should continue to work (unless Apple updates the requirements to a point where older product will no longer comply), even if you uninstall the third party app.

While not always the case, HomeKit generally provides better security framework than third party.

And a nice side benefit is integration. A HomeKit device will respond to Home app and Siri's commands, as well as work with other HomeKit devices though automation rules.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jest3r Avatar
55 months ago
Not really sure why you'd need a homekit enabled camera. The only point of homekit is to get siri to do stuff, the automation side of it is severly lacking and you'd be much better off using SmartThings to trigger reactions to motions
iOS 11 has already addressed the automation shortcomings.

Attachment Image
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wesley96 Avatar
55 months ago
I mean, it's better than iOS 10 but... there's lots of room to improve. Why aren't temperature sensors a valid "sensor"? I'd sure love to have my window fan turn on when the temp upstairs hits, say 75 - seems super simple, yet there's no way in home to do that yet - at least that I can find. Simple stuff like this just seems to be a no brainer yet it's still missing.

I love home kit and have spent way too much money on it, but man there's LOTS of room for improvement still, even once iOS 11 ships. Sadly.
This is an issue of the default Home app, not the HomeKit framework. You can, in fact, have the temperature as a valid trigger for automation in HomeKit even under iOS 10, but you need a separate app like Elgato Eve to program it first. Apple needs to beef up the Home app to take advantage of all that HomeKit offers.
[doublepost=1503372973][/doublepost]
The Omna is a quality in-home security camera with a wide angle lens, night vision support, and an accompanying app, but it records all content to a microSD card and does not include support for uploading to the cloud, a feature that may keep some users from wanting to buy it.
The thing is, some people actually WANT it this way because they don't trust a 3rd party cloud storage. I personally think both options should be available.

Logitech Circle 2 goes the full opposite direction by having no local storage and the MR article reporting on that understandably had people complaining about this.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jest3r Avatar
55 months ago
As of now, the Circle 2 is not HomeKit compatible. They claim it will be enabled in a firmware update but they also made the same claims for the original Circle, which never came to be.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

studio buds family

Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
os x mountain lion macs 16x9 2

Apple Makes OS X Lion and Mountain Lion Free to Download

Wednesday June 30, 2021 12:19 pm PDT by
Apple recently dropped the $19.99 fee for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, making the older Mac updates free to download, reports Macworld. Apple has kept OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion available for customers who have machines limited to the older software, but until recently, Apple was charging $19.99 to get download codes for the updates. As of last week, these updates no...
iPhone 13 Dummy Thumbnail 2

Kuo: iPhone 13 to Feature LEO Satellite Communications to Make Calls and Texts Without Cellular Coverage

Sunday August 29, 2021 7:39 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 will feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity to allow users to make calls and send messages in areas without 4G or 5G coverage, according to the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that the iPhone 13 lineup will feature hardware that is able to connect to LEO satellites. If enabled with the relevant...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
General Apps Messages

Android iMessage Competitor Puts Pressure on Apple

Friday July 30, 2021 3:15 am PDT by
Google and the three major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, will all support a new communications protocol on Android smartphones starting in 2022, a move that puts pressure on Apple to adopt a new cross-platform messaging standard and may present a challenge to iMessage. Verizon recently announced that it is planning to adopt Messages by Google as its default messaging...
bluetti eb70 main

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station and 200W Solar Panel

Friday September 3, 2021 11:13 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with MAXOAK to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bluetti portable power station and an accompanying solar panel. Bluetti makes a range of portable power station options that are useful for camping, emergencies, power outages, off-grid living, and similar situations. The Bluetti EB70 is a solid middle of the road option that offers 716Wh and...
personal hotspot 1

Apple Acknowledges Personal Hotspot Issues Affecting Some iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Users

Saturday March 21, 2020 10:04 am PDT by
In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged that some iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 users may experience issues with Personal Hotspot. Apple has told Authorized Service Providers to expect customers who are unable to connect to a Personal Hotspot or experience frequent disconnection from one. Customers may also...
iphone 13 teal with text

Apple Begins Preparation for iPhone 13 Production Ahead of Fall Launch

Monday June 28, 2021 3:29 am PDT by
We're just a few months away from when Apple is expected to reveal the 2021 iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 13." In preparation for its launch, it has been pulling in shipments of different components needed to produce the new iPhones, according to a report from DigiTimes. In years past, Apple released its latest iPhone lineup, alongside a new Apple Watch, during a September event at Apple Park....
General Spotify Feature

Spotify Partners With Delta to Provide Free In-Flight Music and Podcasts Service

Thursday September 2, 2021 12:59 am PDT by
Spotify has announced a new partnership with Delta that will see the streaming service take over the "audio" section of Delta's in-flight seatback entertainment, making select playlists and podcasts freely available to all passengers. You are now free to roam about the cabin—and get the music and podcasts you love at 30,000 feet. Beginning today, we're taking off in a new partnership with...