Logitech Circle 2 Camera Gains Support for HomeKit Secure Video

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Logitech today announced that existing Circle 2 Home Security Cameras are being updated with HomeKit Secure Video support.

‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ is designed to offer up a more secure way to manage the footage captured by in-home security cameras.


The Logitech Circle 2 camera will leverage the iPad, Apple TV, or HomePod (whichever is set up as a Home Hub) to analyze video on your devices. Video feeds are encrypted end-to-end and uploaded to iCloud where you and you alone can see the footage.

‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ will send notifications if activity is detected so recordings can be reviewed, and Apple is providing 10 days of ‌iCloud‌ storage for video content that does not count against data plan limits.

Using Apple's ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ does, however, require a higher-end ‌iCloud‌ storage plan with either 200GB or 2TB of storage. A single camera can be connected with the 200GB plan, while up to five cameras can use ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ with the 2TB plan.

In the United States, 200GB of storage is priced at $2.99 per month, while 2TB of storage is priced at $9.99 per month.

When ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ was announced, Apple said that Logitech, Eufy, and Netatmo would be among the first companies to support it. Official support for ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ came in iOS 13.2, which means companies can now begin rolling out the feature.

‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ for the Logitech Circle 2 camera requires a beta firmware update that Logitech is rolling out today.

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12 months ago
Hopefully we will get some decent 4K PoE camera options for HomeKit too!
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12 months ago
Went Logitech for my home cameras for this feature alone, glad they’re finally delivering on it and it’d be happy to purchase some more from them.
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12 months ago
OK, now I’ve set up the streaming & RECORDING, the app is exposing the full interface. Scrubbing around clips is much smoother and easier than with the circle app.

The clips have little icons indicating what has been detected (ie a car). You can then select it and tap the share icon which very quickly brings up the share sheet. It is actually pretty neat.
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12 months ago
Impressed so far, as others have said it connects instantly (on Wi-Fi) and I like the timeline feature.

The best bit is this is the beginning, it’s only going to improve.
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12 months ago
Need a Beta firmware update. However you get that.
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12 months ago


The best and safest is for people to run their own cloud server from home and store everything themselves for better privacy. No need today to pay others and store with others when one can store by themselves

Until the thief that breaks into your house and steals your cloud server and you have no video of it. I would give up a little privacy for on off-site solution.


I hope Eufy security cam also have and update in the way ...

One should never buy something on the hopes that they will release what they say they will. Only give companies money when they are actually selling what they promised to. This

Also, don't hold your breath waiting.
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