Eufy made a brief statement explaining HomeKit ‘s delay with the affordable Indoor Cam that it launched back in April.
At the time , the company promised that it would receive support from HomeKit, but this has not yet happened. The post says there’s going to be another delay, but for a very good reason.
Not only will the camera get basic support for HomeKit, it will also offer HomeKit Secure Video.
As we have explained in the past, when it comes to HomeKit cameras, there is a somewhat confusing state of affairs. Basic support means that you can access cameras via Siri and have stuff like motion-sensing trigger automation, but there is also a different feature called HomeKit Secure Video (HSV).
Usually, when the manufacturer simply says HomeKit without mentioning HSV, it indicates that the camera offers only the basic level of support. But in this case, the Indoor Cam is now set to get support from the HSV.
If you don’t want to wait until mid-July, you can join Anker ‘s parent beta program to get access around the end of this month.
Eufy offers a wide range of smart home products, including a range of cameras. HomeKit delay is unfortunately not unusual when it comes to smart home products, many of which have long delays before they are launched, or when HomeKit support is added via firmware update some time after it is launched.