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Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Posted August 31, 2023 at 3:07pm by iClarified
The Philips Hue smart lighting platform has expanded into home security with the launch of new Philips Hue Secure cameras, a contact sensor, and an in-app Security Center. Additionally, Signify has announced new Festavia string lights, an MR16 smart bulb, and Matter support.

Philips Hue Secure allows you to monitor your home in real time, and it offers instant motion alerts and unique light and sound alarms to help deter intruders. The new Security Center in the Philips Hue app offers even more advanced features when users subscribe to a plan.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]


Philips Hue Secure Cameras
Philips Hue Secure cameras feature a clear 1080p HD video feed with night vision, two-way talk, end-to-end encryption, and person/pet/package detection.

Suitable for both indoors and outdoors, Philips Hue Secure cameras are available in both a battery and wired version, as well as in the colors black or white. The Secure wired camera can be used with a convenient desktop stand and both cameras can also be placed outside with the Secure camera mount with ground spike and can be easily connected to Philips Hue's existing low-voltage outdoor system.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Specifically developed for outdoor use, the Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera allows you to keep an eye on the backyard, patio, or driveway. When you trigger a light alarm from the Philips Hue app the floodlight can illuminate a large area in any color, such as bright white or even red.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]


For all Philips Hue Secure cameras, a low-voltage outdoor charging cable and anti-drop cable are available.




Philips Hue Secure contact sensor
A new Philips Hue Secure contact sensor which can be used on doors, windows, cabinets, and more and is available in the colors black or white. Notifications can be sent when the contact sensor is opened or closed. You can also use the contact sensor to simply automate your lights anywhere else in the home.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Security Center in the Philips Hue App
The Philips Hue app now features the new Security Center to control your smart home security system. When you receive a notification, you can tap it to open the app. From the Take action screen, you can manually trigger an alarm that flashes your lights, sound the siren on your Secure camera, or call the local authorities or a trusted contact.

Using the Philips Hue app, you can also personalize your camera settings. Create Blackout zones, which make certain areas of the video feed private, or Activity zones, which prevent areas from sending notifications — particularly useful for busy sidewalks in front of the house. Users can arm and disarm the system, set up special armed states for whether they are home or away, review a timeline of events, and more.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Philips Hue Festavia String Lights
A new generation of the popular Philips Hue Festavia string lights has been announced. The new string lights come in three varieties: 100 LEDs along an 8-meter cord, 250 LEDs along a 20-meter cord, and 500 LEDs along a 40-meter cord. Three new light effects, specially made for Festavia, will be available in the Philips Hue app: Prism, Glisten, and Opal. These effects will also be available for first-generation Festavia string lights, while the Prism effect will be available for all Philips Hue color-capable lights.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Philips Hue MR16 Smart Bulb
The new Philips Hue MR16 smart bulb lets you bring Philips Hue smart lighting to conventional spotlights anywhere in the home. The bulb works on the same 12 V low voltage as standard MR16 bulbs, making them compatible with most transformers. Featuring a bi-pin base and standard width, these bulbs fit perfectly both in size and style into most existing fixtures.

Philips Hue Launches Security Cameras, Contact Sensor, Matter Support, More [Video]

Matter Support
Philips Hue users can benefit from the interoperability of Matter via a software update to the Philips Hue Bridge available in September 2023. With the launch of this update, users will see a simplified experience when connecting their Philips Hue system with other Matter-compatible smart home devices and apps.

Pricing and Availability
● Philips Hue Secure wired camera in black or white (available fall 2023) - USD 199.99 / USD 229.99 with desktop stand
● Philips Hue Secure battery camera in black or white (available fall 2023) - USD 249.99
● Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera in black (available Q1 2024) - USD 349.99
● Philips Hue Secure contact sensor in black or white (available fall 2023) - USD 39.99 (1-pack) / USD 69.99 (2-pack)
● Philips Hue Secure camera mount with ground spike (available fall 2023) - USD 39.99
● Philips Hue Secure desktop stand in black and white (available fall 2023) - USD 49.99
● Philips Hue Secure low-voltage outdoor charging cable (available fall 2023) - USD 29.99
● Philips Hue Secure anti-drop cable (available fall 2023) - USD 14.99
● Philips Hue Secure Basic plan with 30-day video history (available fall 2023) - USD 3.99 per camera per month or USD 39.99 per camera per year, USD 9.99 per month or USD 99.99 per year for multiple cameras
● Philips Hue Secure Plus plan with 60-day video history (available fall 2023)
● Philips Hue Festavia string lights (available September 2023) - USD 119.99 (100 LEDs) / USD 219.99 (250 LEDs) / USD 359.99 (500 LEDs)
● Philips Hue MR16 White ambiance and White and Color Ambiance (available September 2023) - USD 99.99 (2-pack White and color ambiance)

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