HomeKit Secure Video

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HomeKit Secure Video, available on iOS 13.2 and later, leverages Apple's iCloud service to securely stream and store video clips from compatible third-party indoor and outdoor cameras and doorbells. Activity notifications come directly through the Home app and include thumbnails to provide a quick glimpse of what's been detected.

HomeKit Secure Video requires an iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV in the house to serve as a home hub for connecting the cameras to the Internet and for performing analysis to determine whether your camera is seeing a person, animal, vehicle, or other object.

With the feature tied to iCloud, a paid 200GB iCloud storage plan is required to store recorded video from one camera, while a 2TB plan supports up to five cameras. Camera footage does not count toward your iCloud data limits, and up to ten days of recorded video clips are saved. No iCloud plan is required for viewing live video.

Third-party companies like Netatmo, Logitech, and Anker's eufy brand have all announced or released HomeKit Secure Video cameras, with more to come in the future.

HomeKit Secure Video Reviews

Review: Eve Cam Offers Privacy and Security With HomeKit Secure Video Integration

Thursday July 30, 2020 10:01 am PDT by
Apple with iOS 13 introduced HomeKit Secure Video functionality, which allows home security cameras that adopt support to offer integration with iCloud and the Home app, along with improved security features. Multiple companies have been developing cameras that work with HomeKit Secure Video, and Eve recently released its $150 Eve Cam, a new camera option that is compatible with HomeKit...

HomeKit Secure Video Articles

Aqara Launches 'G2H' Camera With HomeKit Secure Video

Friday October 9, 2020 6:48 am PDT by
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 ...

Anker Launches New eufyCam 2 Pro 2K Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Support

Tuesday July 7, 2020 1:48 pm PDT by
Anker today announced the launch of the eufyCam 2 Pro, a new home security camera available under the company's eufy brand. The eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution for crisp, sharp video, and it is compatible with HomeKit. According to Anker, the eufyCam 2 Pro features support for HomeKit Secure Video, which means video is encrypted and stored in iCloud and footage is viewed in the Home...

HomeKit Secure Video Support Rolling Out for Anker's eufyCam 2 and 2C

Tuesday June 9, 2020 12:44 pm PDT by
Anker's eufy brand is starting the rollout of HomeKit Secure Video support, which will allow eufyCam 2 and eufyCam 2C home security cameras to work with Apple's ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ feature. The firmware update that enables ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ will be rolling out starting today, but the full rollout will take two to three weeks, so it will be some time before it is available to ...

Eve Cam With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available for Purchase

Wednesday June 3, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
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. 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...

Logitech Launches New Circle View Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Support

Monday May 18, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Logitech today introduced its newest home security camera with HomeKit Secure Video support, the new Circle View. The Circle View Camera offers crisp, 1080p video capture with a 180-degree diagonal field of view. According to Logitech, the Circle View features a wide dynamic range for more detail in sunlight or shadows. Like existing Logitech Circle cameras, the Circle View features an...

Anker Adds HomeKit Secure Video Support to EufyCam Security Camera [Updated]

Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:16 am PDT by
As promised, Anker has updated its EufyCam 2 security camera with support for HomeKit Secure Video, which allows the cameras to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud. As noted by iMore, the free update adds secure video recording directly to Apple's Home app for users with a paid ‌iCloud‌ storage plan. EufyCam 2 is one of the first security cameras to support Apple's new ‌HomeKi...

Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit Secure Video Support to Smart Indoor Camera

Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:51 am PST by
Netatmo has announced that its Smart Indoor Camera now supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video protocol. The company revealed the news in a blog post on its website, explaining that the free software update would be rolling out to Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera owners in the coming days. With HomeKit Secure Video, the videos recorded by security cameras are analysed locally on users’ iPad, HomeP...

Robin ProLine Becomes First Doorbell to Support HomeKit Secure Video

Friday January 17, 2020 5:07 am PST by
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...

Anker Adds HomeKit Compatibility to EufyCam 2C Security Camera, HomeKit Secure Video Support to Follow

Monday January 6, 2020 2:35 am PST by
Anker has updated its EufyCam 2C security camera with Apple HomeKit support, allowing owners to use the Home app and Siri to control the smart device. You can check to see if your Anker HomeBase 2 and Eufy cameras have been automatically updated by launching the Eufy Security App. According to tech blog Macerkopf.de, if the updates have been successfully installed you'll see a new "‌HomeKit‌ ...

Anker's New EufyCam 2 Security Camera Will Be Able to Store Video Recordings Securely in iCloud Later This Year

Thursday October 24, 2019 8:21 am PDT by
Anker this week unveiled the EufyCam 2, one of the first security cameras that will support Apple's new HomeKit Secure Video feature, allowing the camera to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud. HomeKit Secure Video will only be 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...