Eve Cam With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available for Purchase

Eve Cam, a new home security camera with HomeKit Secure Video support, is available for pre-order as of today, with purchases set to begin shipping on June 23.

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First unveiled at CES in January, the Eve Cam features a 1080p resolution, a 150 degree field of view, an infrared motion sensor, and night vision support up to five meters away. An integrated microphone and speaker are included for two-way communication, and the magnetic camera base is adjustable.

With ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ support, the Eve Cam securely captures footage and stores it in iCloud, with no paid storage plan required. Using HomeKit secure video does, however, require a 200GB or 1TB ‌iCloud‌ storage plan from Apple.

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Video feeds are end-to-end encrypted and motion detection and video analysis is done on device. Recorded video is stored in ‌iCloud‌ for 10 days, with footage able to be viewed in the Home app. The Home app is able to deliver rich notifications when motion is detected, and the Eve Cam's motion detection features can be used in ‌HomeKit‌ automations for activating other HomeKit-enabled devices.

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Eve Cam is available for pre-order from the Eve website for $149.95 starting today, with orders to ship out later in June. Amazon and Apple will also be offering the Eve Cam in July.

Top Rated Comments

Rigby Avatar
10 months ago

What?

"No paid storage plan required" but it "does, however, require a.... storage plan from Apple."

Is Apple giving away free 200GB or 1TB iCloud storage plans?
Nope. They are saying that it doesn't require a storage plan from the manufacturer, like most of the other cameras with cloud functionality.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chewbaka Avatar
10 months ago

"1080p for only $150. The future is now!" -2008
Right? I won’t feel truly safe until I have an 8K security system.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rigby Avatar
10 months ago

Odd, I did not believe iCloud was encrypted storage....
Homekit Secure Video uses end-to-end encryption. Recorded video clips are encrypted by your Homekit Hub (e.g. an Apple TV or Homepod) before they are uploaded to iCloud storage. Here's an overview of how it works:

https://support.apple.com/guide/security/homekit-ip-cameras-sec525461d19/1/web/1
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Killbill2 Avatar
10 months ago
What a pity, I didn’t complete the preorder as their web store does not support ApplePay and Sign-in with Apple. I’ll wait and buy from Apple, maybe. If they were really serious they’d make sure the site supports security not PIA PayPal.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subi257 Avatar
10 months ago

Having some experience recently I'd agree there is more to 1080p than just the numbers.
Frames/Sec how many key frames, what bitrate, and of course how good in the sensor.

I've seen pretty good 1080p and god aweful 1080p and price is no indication either.
Have one 1/4 the cost of others and the live video is worse.

All that said, if you have a person in a room at a distance moving around 1080p is barely good enough.
they need to get close the the camera to get a real good quality shot of their face.,
I completely agree with your response, as somebody working in video. We shoot and edit in 4K and 1080P and 1080i and it's really about all of the specs of the video. We have some freelance shooting 4K on an Osmo and on a 4K on RED Dragon....they are 2 different files. It all varies, as you said...bit rate, compression, pixel density, etc.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Piggie Avatar
10 months ago

How much higher do you need for a "security" cam ? At that point if you wan to store it's video to Apple server, you would need crazy amounts of storage space.
Having some experience recently I'd agree there is more to 1080p than just the numbers.
Frames/Sec how many key frames, what bitrate, and of course how good in the sensor.

I've seen pretty good 1080p and god aweful 1080p and price is no indication either.
Have one 1/4 the cost of others and the live video is worse.

All that said, if you have a person in a room at a distance moving around 1080p is barely good enough.
they need to get close the the camera to get a real good quality shot of their face.,
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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