After we were able to report on the AirPlay 2 audio adapter from Eve Systems in June, a new generation of the HomeKit secure video camera Eve Cam has now been announced. At the FCC, colleagues from Appfahren have found a new entry for the next generation of the Eve Cam. The first generation of the camera, which can only be used via Apple HomeKit, has been available since May 2020. The encrypted recordings can be stored in the iCloud via HomeKit Secure Video and do not end up on other servers.
So far, of course, very little information is known about the second generation. However, instead of a round form factor, the new model will come with a square case, where the stand can apparently be removed. There are no official pictures yet, but you can see an example of what it could look like in our cover picture.
With Matter, Eve Systems has shifted the focus from purely HomeKit devices to the new smart home standard, which also supports all other major smart home platforms. However, the current version of the standard does not yet take security cameras into account. It will therefore be interesting to see whether Eve Systems will already announce a Matter update with the new model for the future. A power connection via USB-C would be desirable.
We assume that the manufacturer will officially present the new security camera at the IFA in Berlin in early September.