Logitech has quietly revealed a brand new Circle View Wired Doorbell digicam at present, which is notably the primary client good doorbell to assist Apple’s latest HomeKit Safe Video normal. The brand new doorbell is out there from each Apple and Logitech’s web sites for $199.99.
Apple first debuted the HomeKit Safe Video normal in 2019, nevertheless it’s taken a while for builders to adopt the system. Logitech’s new Circle View Wired Doorbell is the primary doorbell digicam to supply it, at the very least on a client degree (technically, as 9to5Mac notes, the Robin ProLine digicam beat Logitech to the punch, though that product is designed for industrial prospects relatively than house installations.)
As for the digicam itself, it’s design to solely work with Apple’s HomeKit system (so no Alexa or Google Nest assist). The Circle View Wired Doorbell presents a 160-degree DFOV from a 5-megapixel sensor that shoots 1200 x 1600 video in HDR. There’s additionally an built-in mild strip for nighttime that may mild as much as present guests as much as six ft away, together with coloration evening imaginative and prescient.
HomeKit Safe Video permits for Logitech to outsource a lot of the precise “safety digicam” aspect of issues to Apple’s software program, utilizing the Apple House app to inform customers when guests are outdoors. It additionally makes use of Apple’s iCloud service for streaming, storing, and sharing video recordings, and Apple TV or HomePod gadgets operate as primary processing hubs for figuring out when individuals or automobiles are outdoors and for working Apple’s face recognition feature (primarily based in your photograph library).
The Circle View Wired Doorbell digicam is out there for $199.99 (with Logitech additionally providing a $299.99 bundle that features house set up by way of its web site). To take full benefit of the HomeKit performance, although, prospects will even want a HomePod mini, HomePod, iPad, or Apple TV to function a HomeKit hub, in addition to an iCloud storage plan for saving movies.