Robin ProLine Becomes First Doorbell to Support HomeKit Secure Video

Dutch company Robin Telecom today announced that its Robin ProLine doorbell is the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allowing the camera to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud.


With help from an Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad set up as a home hub, the ProLine doorbell can intelligently detect when motion from a person, animal, or vehicle is captured and store a recording in iCloud. When activity is detected, users will instantly receive a push notification on their iPhone or iPad and can play video clips right from the Lock screen or in the Home app.

With end-to-end encryption, HomeKit Secure Video is billed as a safer option than storing recordings on the servers of third-party accessory makers. A demo of the feature from an Apple Store was recently shared by Zach Truskowski.


HomeKit Secure Video is only available to users that pay for 200GB or more of iCloud storage, starting at $2.99 per month. Users with the 200GB plan can store 10 days of recordings from one camera in iCloud at no extra cost, while those with a 2TB plan can store 10 days of recordings from up to five cameras. HomeKit Secure Video recordings do not count towards a user's iCloud storage usage.

To update the doorbell's firmware, update the Robin ProLine app to version 1.6.0 or later and tap on the gear icon in the ProLine accessory to open the Details page. Tap on "update firmware" followed by "start firmware update."

Priced at €599 in Europe, the Robin ProLine features 720p video recording, a 130-degree viewing angle, IP53-rated water and dust resistance, and a brushed aluminum finish available in space gray, silver, or black.

While several other HomeKit Secure Video doorbells have been announced, the Robin ProLine is the first to support the feature.

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5 weeks ago
That price is laughable.
Rating: 16 Votes
5 weeks ago


I’m not mad about the price. I’m mad about the lack of competition.

I’m mad about both ?
Rating: 15 Votes
5 weeks ago
I’m not mad about the price. I’m mad about the lack of competition.
Rating: 13 Votes
5 weeks ago
720p is pathetic in 2020. Spend an extra $10 on hardware and up the price by $15 and put in a 1080p. Either way, this doorbell is only worth $200 max, and that is pushing it.
Rating: 9 Votes
5 weeks ago
It’s what everyone’s been waiting for...except the price tag.
Yeah can’t justify ~$600 for a doorbell, especially considering the doorbell in my house broke six months ago and I haven’t felt an urgent need to replace it yet.
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago
Macrumors - can y’all reach out to Netatmo to find out a release date on their doorbell. This is the one I’ve been waiting for but was supposed to be out last year....

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.netatmo.com/en-us/security/doorbell[/URL]
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago
Wow, 600 for a doorbell - that's just crazy.
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago
My $149 nest (black friday price) can do everything that can. But I guess the .0005% of the population that needs "end to end encryption" to see the pizza man at the door, might be interested.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
I converted one of my Logitech cameras over to HomeKit Secure Video. I like the interface, and the people, animal, and motion detecting is actually really good with HomeKit. The best part is not having to pay any extra fees.

For the doorbell though, I don't know if I could give up my Nest. When someone rings the doorbell, a live video feed instantly pops up on my Lenovo Smart Display in the kitchen, and all of the Google Assistants in my house announce the person by name if I've got them set up. It makes me feel like I'm living in the future ?
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago


That price is laughable.

Not for me it isn't. This is what I have been waiting for. I would much rather pay a price upfront and budget for it than have continual ongoing subscription fees. I HATE SUBSCRIPTIONS!
Rating: 3 Votes

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