Home security company ADT today announced a new range of smart home products with forthcoming HomeKit support, including an indoor camera, outdoor camera, video doorbell, and Wi-Fi range extender that doubles as a doorbell chime. All are part of the new Blue by ADT brand, known as LifeShield until now.

ADT's doorbell features 1080p video recording, a 180-degree field of view, night vision, custom motion detection zones, two-way talk, a water-resistant design, and more. The biggest feature of all will be HomeKit support, as there are currently only a few video doorbells that support Apple's smart home platform.

blue by adt video doorbell cameras

From left to right: outdoor camera, video doorbell, and indoor camera

HomeKit support will allow users to receive an instant notification when someone rings the doorbell, leading to a live video stream in the Home app when tapped. HomeKit also means Siri support for controlling the doorbell with voice commands. Unfortunately, ADT will not be adding HomeKit or Google Assistant support to the doorbell until the second quarter of 2020, according to The Verge.

ADT's indoor and outdoor security cameras offer many of the same features as the doorbell, including 1080p video recording and two-way talk, but they have a slightly smaller 130-degree field of view.

All four products are available to pre-order starting today and will begin shipping before the end of January. The cameras and doorbell are priced at $199.99 each, while the Wi-Fi extender runs $49.99.

ADT says additional security system components, including a base, keypad, and sensors, will launch in spring 2020.

Top Rated Comments

GaryMumford Avatar
58 months ago
WAKE ME UP WHEN HOMEKIT IS ACTUAL AND NOT JUST A PROMISE
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
araadt Avatar
58 months ago
I assumed we had moved beyond the era of $200 USD for 1080p. I guess I was wrong.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OriginalMacRat Avatar
58 months ago

Unfortunately, ADT will not be adding HomeKit or Google Assistant support to the doorbell until the second quarter of 2020
The endless coming soon.

Therefore it's not relevant to readers of this site.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bonokoot Avatar
58 months ago
What doorbell cams offer HomeKit support? Ideally with HomeKit secure video.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
58 months ago

What doorbell cams offer HomeKit support? Ideally with HomeKit secure video.
I’m still waiting on that Netatmo one that was promised by end of 2019. It’s 2020 now...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
walstib Avatar
58 months ago
I’ll wait until actual HomeKit support exists to even consider this.

Anybody want to buy an Orbit sprinkler controller? HomeKit support coming soon, hahahahahahaha.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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