Many home cameras today send video the the cloud to, for example, analyze the difference between a leaf blowing in the wind or someone at your door.

homekit routers
Apple aims to improve this with a new feature called HomeKit Secure Video with on-device analyzing. An encrypted stream is then sent to iCloud that no one, not even Apple, can see. You'll be alerted to activity and can review what's going on.

HomeKit is also coming to routers, effectively adding a firewall between smart home accessories and your network. Launch partners will include Linksys, Eero, and Charter/Spectrum.

Related Roundup: WWDC 2024

Top Rated Comments

audiophilosophy Avatar
64 months ago
They should have had this in place from the moment they discontinued the Airport line of Apple branded routers.
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Le Big Mac Avatar
64 months ago
I'm guessing that the camera makers that currently rely in part on subscriptions for cloud storage, etc., won't buy into SecureVideo
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roland.g Avatar
64 months ago
Didn’t see that Arlo is on board either but I wouldn’t have expected it.

Hey Apple, how about adding support for the HomeKit Routers to your existing Extreme Tower router even though you EOL’d. Should just be a firmware upgrade.
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Bin Cook Avatar
64 months ago
Just bring out new Apple gear ffs. IoT is ripe for disruption. Mental that every market is now judged on whether Apple can make 300% profit rather than 300% difference; that’s Tim’s Apple v Steve’s Apple.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otherorange Avatar
63 months ago
Just bring out new Apple gear ffs. IoT is ripe for disruption. Mental that every market is now judged on whether Apple can make 300% profit rather than 300% difference; that’s Tim’s Apple v Steve’s Apple.
You mean like when Steve Jobs came back to Apple and cancelled almost every single product Apple made?
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NtDs90 Avatar
64 months ago
As long as it works on AirPort Extreme and Spectrum, I’ll be set. Not buying a new router.
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