Today, Netatmo is out with a new version of its HomeKit Outdoor Security Camera that adds an integrated siren to the device. Other features include a built-in security light and video recording options to a microSD card or Dropbox account.
In a blog post today Netatmo announced the new hardware. The company’s newest HomeKit device is an overall minor update from the existing Smart Outdoor Camera, it’s really just the built-in Siren add-on. But that could definitely be a valuable addition to those looking to improve their home security.
The Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren has a 105-dB alarm along with its predecessor’s great features such as HomeKit support, motion-based security light, microSD card slot, 1080p resolution, and the ability to directly record footage from a Dropbox account or via FTP (no subscription).
The new siren works like this:
I have been using and impressed with three of the standard Smart Outdoor Cameras for around a month now. They have a great clean aesthetics, they are easy to install (hardwired) were easy to set up in the Home app, they have solid video quality at 1080p, and they worked consistently.
Keep in mind that there is no support for HomeKit Secure Video here yet, but that could come in the future.
The Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren is available today at $349 for pre-order pricing. The standard model for $299 (sometimes less on Amazon), without the siren retails.
Notably, we are also eagerly awaiting the Smart Video Doorbell that Netatmo supports with the HomeKit. If you ‘re looking to pick one up right now, be sure to check out our review of the Yobi B3 HomeKit doorbell that feels like the best option on the market right now.