This integration adds allows current and new users to create a seamless smarthome system, with ease of use and comfort at the sound of their voice and touch of a finger.
The company says an automatic firmware update will bring HomeKit support to Welcome and Presence cameras currently in use.
“Having both of our security cameras compatible with Apple HomeKit through a software upgrade demonstrates Netatmo’s mission to constantly provide our existing and new users with the most advanced smarthome system and technologies available,” shared Fred Potter, Founder and CEO of Netatmo. “Through regular software updates, Netatmo can ensure the best and most up-to-date services to our clients.”
With HomeKit, users can create custom scenarios by connecting their Presence and Welcome cameras to other smart home devices through the hub. For example, users can now set up a command "Arrive home,” which will switch Presence’s smart floodlight on, unlock the door and activate the room temperature when users arrive home.
From the Apple Home app, you can get access to some of the cameras' functions:
● Watch real time live streaming
● Be instantly informed when a motion is recorded, including movements coming from unwanted
visitors. Receive a screenshot of the event in real time
● Rapidly verify if somebody recognized by Welcome is at home
● Turn Presence’s smart floodlight on and off, as well as modify its intensity
Presence will be compatible with Apple HomeKit later this fall. Welcome will be compatible with Apple HomeKit by the end of 2017.
The Netatmo Smart Thermostat, the Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves and the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, are already HomeKit-enabled.