Netatmo today announced a forthcoming update to the Smart Outdoor camera that will finally add HomeKit Secure Video (HSV) functionality. The announcement, via the company’s official Twitter page, stated that an automatic software update will be available in the upcoming days. The good news is that this update will also include the previous version, which comes without a siren, as well as the current model.
Interestingly, the Tweet also alludes to the Netatmo doorbell getting the HSV update “next”, which is good news for the owners of the Netatmo Doorbell, who’ve seen the Logitech Doorbell released with HSV out of the box.
The current model is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and as with their indoor camera, comes with 1080p recording quality, a slot for a micro SD card for local storage, infrared night vision, and 8x digital zoom.
Even though HSV is coming, you can also use cloud storage for your video using an FTP client or even Dropbox. The built-in siren on the new model is capable of reaching 105dB. In terms of specs, the camera comes with a 4MP video sensor, 100º FoV, and 1920 x 1080 resolution. The LED floodlight is dimmable and uses 12W of power. The camera requires a power supply of between 100-240V depending on your region. The camera uses 2.4GHz wifi, for the best reach and it comes with a Class 10 32GB micro SD card.
You can read Kevin Patenaude’s review of the previous-gen model HERE.