Netatmo Video doorbell with HomeKit support: Netatmo’s smart video doorbell will be released next week. The Ring competitor will be in stores from 28 September. This doorbell lets you video call the person in front of the door and can detect movements. In addition, this video doorbell is extra interesting for Apple users, because it supports HomeKit.
The Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell is a very interesting alternative to the popular Ring video doorbell. It has a 1080p camera with wide angle lens. This gives you a 140-degree view, so you can see what is happening outside your front door. It is also equipped with an HDR function (High dynamic range). As a result, very bright, but also very dark parts are better displayed. The latter is especially nice with a video doorbell.
Netatmo video doorbell with HomeKit support
In order to really be able to catch any movement in the dark, the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell uses infrared LEDs. With this you can see who is at the door, but also what is happening in your garden. You can set that you receive a notification when there is movement. To avoid being bothered every time a bird flies by, Netatmo uses AI algorithm. According to the company, this can distinguish between persons and ‘innocent movement’.
The Netatmo Smart Doorbell works via WiFi and in collaboration with the Netatmo Security app. It is available on iOS and Android devices. Via this app you can have conversations with who is at the door. In addition, you can set special Alert Zones via the app. When something happens within these areas, you will be notified. This way you can avoid constantly getting notified when someone is just walking past your house.
Nice for Apple users is that the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell supports HomeKit. This makes it easy to add it to your home network full of other smart devices. In addition, you can also access the doorbell with Siri.
Easy to install yourself
Installing the video doorbell yourself is very easy, according to Netatmo. It uses the existing wiring of a normal doorbell. It does not matter which electrical installation you have. It is compatible with both 8-24 volts and 230 volts. If you want to check whether the Netatmo Video Doorbell is also easy to install at your place, use this handy tool.
The Doorbell will be available in stores from September 28 for a suggested retail price of 300 euros.