VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO Smart Skylight System Gains HomeKit Support

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Following a demo at CES in January, the VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO smart skylight system has now launched on the iOS App Store [Direct Link] with HomeKit support. The app pairs with the new VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO climate control and monitoring system to enable smartphone control and automation of the skylights, costing $295.


The company says that this marks the first time that skylights will be able to connect to Apple's HomeKit platform, allowing users to open or close the skylight in the Home app or using Siri on iOS, Apple Watch, and HomePod. HomeKit support will be available in new VELUX skylights, as well as existing skylights made by the company and enabled through the new app.

The skylights include smart sensor technology to monitor CO2, humidity levels, and temperature in the home, which it combines with local weather data to automatically open the skylights if fresh air is needed. This helps create a more comfortable living environment through improved air quality, according to the company.


With HomeKit controls, homeowners can also further automate the skylight system and can add it into various scenes in the Home app, or automatically open or close it as they arrive or leave their home. The company explains that the VELUX ACTIVE skylight system was built with technology from French company NETATMO:

"VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO is the result of two stunning technologies: high standard VELUX skylights and Netatmo's know-how for creating simple and useful products and apps," said Fred Potter, founder and CEO of Netatmo. "By automating the opening, closing and shading of skylights, we can make a big difference and improve indoor climate so users don't have to worry about it."

While the VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO system runs for $295, that does not include the cost of the skylights themselves, or the installation fee for your specific home's needs. More information on VELUX's skylights can be found on the company's website. The VELUXE ACTIVE with NETATMO system has an expected ship date sometime later this month.

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30 months ago
I am using the Netatmo Welcome camera. I have to say I’m quite impressed with both the product and the iOS app.

Still waiting for the HomeKit firmware upgrade, but on the whole, I think this manufacturer is underrated.

This kit looks interesting - though I don’t have a window to install in on :/

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30 months ago

Or you could just open a window.

I left my house this morning with the windows open to get fresh air in the house. Would be nice to close them now it’s lunchtime and I’m at work..
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30 months ago

I am using the Netatmo Welcome camera. I have to say I’m quite impressed with both the product and the iOS app.

Still waiting for the HomeKit firmware upgrade, but on the whole, I think this manufacturer is underrated.

This kit looks interesting - though I don’t have a window to install in on :/

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I have a Presence, and like you, I've been relatively impressed with their products (a few small gripes aside). They regularly update and improve the iOS app.

Netatmo is also still one of the only cameras I've found that'll sync to Dropbox and not hold you hostage with an insane subscription.
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30 months ago
Netatmo outdoor camera and floodlight works flawlessly and the way it detects people animals and cars is truly amazing. The best security camera i have ever bought. Defo an underated company
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30 months ago
Or you could just open a window.
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