Aqara Launches 'G2H' Camera With HomeKit Secure Video

Smart home device company Aqara has today launched the "G2H" home security camera with HomeKit Secure Video support.

‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ allows the G2H to stream end-to-end encrypted video via Apple's Home app, and the camera will store up to 10 days of footage on iCloud accounts with at least 200GB of space.

Activity detected by the G2H can be analyzed by the HomeKit home hub device to determine if humans, animals, or moving objects are present, and in turn users can receive relevant notifications. The camera also features real-time two-way audio, one-click video messages, 1080p recording, a 140-degree ultra wide-angle lens, IR night vision, and a rotatable magnetic stand.

The G2H can also function as a hub to control all other Aqara sensors and devices. As part of this, the camera creates a unique "Event Timeline," which marks all use of Aqara sensors and devices in the home, so that users can more easily locate a record period on the timeline without fast forwarding through the video footage.

The Aqara G2H is now available on Amazon for $69.99, with a 25% discount until October 15 with the code "AQARAG2H."

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3 weeks ago


I’m for freedom and against “tyranny”. These devices are the definition of the latter, but these serve a good purpose for society as a whole...but you lose a little piece of humanity each time one is set up, IMO

Relax.
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3 weeks ago


I’m knocking on 150 houses a day right now for the election. I see a lot of these devices being deployed across a spectrum of homes. Some of them are really ? and make noise when you approach. I think it’s a double-edged sword, because in one way it protects packages and prevents theft...but on the other hand it must really suck to be a child in America with these things being deployed.

You can’t roll people’s homes with toilet paper with reckless abandon like the days when emojis weren't PC. Also if I was a parent & I had a teenager, I would just place one right by the garage to catch their vehicles pulling in and out and know exactly what they are up to.

It has Pros & Cons. I’m for freedom and against “tyranny”. These devices are the definition of the latter, but these serve a good purpose for society as a whole...but you lose a little piece of humanity each time one is set up, IMO

Please stop knocking on people's doors.
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3 weeks ago
I’m knocking on 150 houses a day right now for the election. I see a lot of these devices being deployed across a spectrum of homes. Some of them are really ? and make noise when you approach. I think it’s a double-edged sword, because in one way it protects packages and prevents theft...but on the other hand it must really suck to be a child in America with these things being deployed.

You can’t roll people’s homes with toilet paper with reckless abandon like the days when emojis weren't PC. Also if I was a parent & I had a teenager, I would just place one right by the garage to catch their vehicles pulling in and out and know exactly what they are up to.

It has Pros & Cons. I’m for freedom and against “tyranny”. These devices are the definition of the latter, but these serve a good purpose for society as a whole...but you lose a little piece of humanity each time one is set up, IMO
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3 weeks ago


Does it requires an active internet connection in order to work? Does it work without the Aqara app, like no need to setup an account, etc?

Works with Homekit only mode
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3 weeks ago


There's not much out there for HKSV wired cameras.

And even if you include wireless outdoor camera's there's not much choice regarding HKSV supported cameras.
I don't get why there are not more HKSV wired/wireless outdoor camera's.
The ones that promised it, like Netatmo are taking ages to implement it.
Their new doorbell has HKSV, but man, €300 (Europe) for a 1080p doorbell, really?
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3 weeks ago


The limitation is on recording cameras, not total cameras.

I can see a justification for more than 5 cameras recording if you own a 20,000 foot mansion, but if you live in an average-sized home then maybe paranoia is getting the better of you.

Geez, a bit of attitude there. Your mommie didn’t tuck you into bed last night? Not everyone is like you, each person has their own needs and requirements, whether you can understand that or not....
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