Ecobee Updates HomeKit-Enabled SmartCamera With Spotify Integration and More, Lowers Price to $130

Ecobee today announced that its SmartCamera has a new price of $129.99, down from $179.99, and the camera has also been updated with some new features.

ecobee SmartCamera
In addition to gaining compatibility with HomeKit Secure Video last month, which allows users to securely stream and store video from the SmartCamera on iCloud servers, the indoor security camera now features Spotify integration, smoother panning and zooming, and smoke alarm detection with a subscription to Ecobee's home monitoring service Haven.

- HomeKit Secure Video to safely stream and store videos taken on the ecobee SmartCamera with voice control on Apple’s secure servers. To give users additional peace of mind, the Smart Camera leverages Apple's iCloud service to securely encrypt and store video clips, where they will stay.
- SmartFocus v2 to track the motion of multiple people and pans and zooms more smoothly.
- Spotify Connect to stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control.
- Smoke Alarm Detection (with Haven subscription) to alert users and the family when the SmartCamera with voice controls hears the smoke alarm.

The SmartCamera is available at its lower $129.99 price starting today, and users can receive the latest software updates via the Ecobee app.

Key features of the SmartCamera include 1080p image quality, a 180° field of vision, infrared night vision, voice control with Siri or Alexa, built-in speakers with two-way talk, person detection, the ability to set activity zones, and more.

Anker brand Eufy has more affordable indoor security cameras with HomeKit Secure Video, including the Indoor Cam 2K for $39.99.

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Top Rated Comments

rosalindavenue Avatar
18 months ago
Can anybody tell me why you would want to "stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control?"
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DogHouseDub Avatar
18 months ago

Can anybody tell me why you would want to "stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control?"
Hold music?

"Thank you for waiting. Your visit is very important to us. One of our residents is currently putting on pants and will be with you shortly"
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hot-gril Avatar
18 months ago

Can anybody tell me why you would want to "stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control?"
I like my house to have Zelda OoT dungeon music or 007 GoldenEye "Facility" music to intimidate intruders.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeadingHeat Avatar
18 months ago

Can anybody tell me why you would want to "stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control?"
Seriously though. The speaker can’t be good quality. It would be like playing a song through a birthday card speaker. Or the wii remote
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Piggie Avatar
18 months ago
$180 for a 1080p indoor camera. Bargain ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nwcs Avatar
18 months ago

Can anybody tell me why you would want to "stream anything from Spotify through SmartCamera with voice control?"
I came in this thread to make the same comment. I think this is a matter of two things: because we can and it makes the feature list look better. Actual utility and usefulness take a back seat.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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