ecobee Reaffirms Commitment to Open Ecosystem with HomeKit Secure Video Integration for SmartCamera
TORONTO – December 2 – Today, ecobee unveiled the seamless integration of Apple HomeKit Secure Video for the SmartCamera with voice control, bringing full Apple compatibility to ecobee’s suite of connected home products, including its groundbreaking home monitoring platform, Smart Security.
With this new integration, the ecobee SmartCamera with voice control is an intuitive monitoring solution designed for all Apple users. In fact, ecobee was the first company to unveil a HomeKit-enabled smart thermostat in 2016 and today’s announcement further underscores the company’s continued support for the Apple ecosystem.
For ecobee, the home remains the most personal space there is, and one where privacy is paramount. Starting today, the ecobee SmartCamera supports HomeKit Secure Video, enabling you to securely store activity detected by your cameras in iCloud. View live and recorded video from your SmartCamera in the Apple Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and share your Home app with others so they can view too.
To give users additional peace of mind, you can choose when your SmartCamera can stream and record video using HomeKit. In the Apple Home app, set the SmartCamera to automatically stream and record activity when you and others are away and turn off when you’re at home. The SmartCamera will also leverage Apple's iCloud service to securely encrypt and store video clips, where they will stay.
HomeKit Secure Video is now available for all Apple and ecobee SmartCamera users.
Get started with these simple steps:
- Install the latest firmware (version 188.8.131.52).
- Ensure your device is set up with HomeKit, if it isn’t it can be set up when registering the device.
- Or you can go to the “Home” app to add an accessory. Follow the instructions in the home app and scan the QR code on the back of the ecobee device when prompted.
- Key thing to note: users must have an ipad, homepod, or apple tv in their home so that they can use HomeKit Secure Video.
Click here to learn more about the ecobee SmartCamera with voice control.