HomeKit has evolved and improved over the years, thanks to better overall functionality and support from third-party companies like Logitech.
And that trend continues today, with Logitech unveiling a brand new video doorbell. The company just took the wraps off the Circle View Wired Doorbell, which is available now as an Apple online store exclusive. At the time of publication, the new home accessory is available to order now for $199.95, and should arrive as early as this week if you put your order in today.
This smart doorbell supports HomeKit right out of the box, along with the HomeKit Secure Video feature. With this support, video analysis and important notifications happen on your Apple devices only. And if you store information in iCloud, it’s encrypted before it’s stored in the cloud. And users can set notifications to inform them when animals, people, and other objects enter a specific area covered by the video doorbell. The doorbell can even recognize individuals. And finally, users can store up to 10 days’ worth of camera activity without impacting their iCloud storage limit.
Per the product’s official landing page:
Present a smarter welcome with the Logitech Circle View Wired Doorbell. Circle View Doorbell is an easy-to-use video doorbell featuring HomeKit Secure Video with Face Recognition, best-in-class Logitech TrueView™ video, a 160° field of view with head-to-toe HD optics, and color night vision. Designed to fit any home, the seamless glass face and slim silhouette add a touch of elegance and intelligence to your entrance.
And here are the primary bullet points:
- Best-in-class Logitech TrueView™ video with a 160° field of view, head-to-toe HD video, HDR, and color night vision to capture every last detail.
- Developed exclusively for Apple HomeKit. Enjoy a seamless viewing experience with two-way audio in the Home app on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV.
- Seamless glass face and slim silhouette are designed to enhance any doorway and complement any style of home.
- High-quality sensor with High Dynamic Range gives you more detail in high-contrast videos, so you see visitors clearly in sunlight or shadows.
- Comes with everything you need, including multiple mounting options, Chime Kit, and wiring to connect to a wired doorbell system (8-24V AC 10 VA or higher).
- If needed, complete installation services may be purchased from HelloTech at a later date.
This is the second product in Logitech’s expanding Circle View product lineup. The company introduced the outdoor/indoor security camera not too long ago.
The Circle View Wired Doorbell from Logitech is available now. With the fastest shipping option chosen, customers can receive their home accessory as soon as Thursday, December 10. With the free delivery option, the soonest it will arrive is Friday, December 11.
Do you plan on picking up the new smart doorbell from Logitech?