Best HomeKit camera: keep your place safe with Apple’s home integration system (2023)

By Adam Juniper

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Tom May

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The best HomeKit cameras can protect your family, while working smoothly with Siri and Apple devices

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seamlessly with your Apple devices.

In case you didn't know,HomeKitis Apple’s answer to Alexa or Google Assistant, and allows you to control different household products via the Home app. HomeKit devices communicate via a central hub, which might be built into a device –specifically an Apple TV, HomePod or iPad, so you need one of these on site. That keeps things simple (especially for loyal Apple customers), and also allows for cool integrations, such as indoor lights being triggered by sensors on a garden .

Then there'sHomeKit Secure Video. While HomeKit lets you access cameras and viewlivevideo, the HomeKit Secure Video service allows you to record that video to iCloud, as well as other clever features.

Unlike many competitors, Apple’s AI features (from which person/animal/car detection takes place) are processed on your hub device in home. The video sent to iCloud is encrypted, for better privacy.

Another big plus for HomeKit is the relatively low subscription fees. You need a paid iCloud account, but these provide useful storage for all Apple users and start at $0.99 / £0.79 a month. There is a fair chance you already have the account, and the camera’s video is not counted against the data storage (though the time limit is fixed).

HomeKit isn’t without issues though; the stored video is limited to 1080P, which is one of the reasons not all manufacturers have piled in.

In this article, we gather together the best HomeKit cameras on the market today and help you find the right one for your needs.

The best HomeKit cameras in 2022

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1. Logitech Circle View

The best HomeKit camera overall

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 180 degrees

Power source: USB

Night vision: Yes, 4.5m (15ft)

2-way audio: Yes

Acts as hub?: No

Sensing abilities: Yes, in-home video analysis, end-to-end encryption

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous premium design

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Adheres to Apple’s HomeKit privacy ideals

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Logitech’s excellent TrueView video system

Reasons to avoid

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Relatively expensive camera

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No other options from Logitech (at the moment)

With an IP64 rating, the stylish Logitech circle can live inside or out; it won’t spoil the décor in either spot which is appreciated, though outdoors it’ll need to be sheltered under the eve. As well as the HomeKit encryption, privacy is built right into the design in the form of a simple hinge –it’s reassuring to be able to point the camera down at its own stand or press the physical button on the back.

We also really appreciate the quality visible in the glass optics which makes this a great choice for a premium environment. The steady refinement of the Apple workflow means setup is painless, too, and in-home analysis can be accessed in the Apple app.

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2. EVE Outdoor Cam

The best HomeKit floodlight camera

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 157

Power source: Mains wiring

Night vision: Yes, 9m (30ft)

2-way audio: Yes

Acts as hub?: No

Sensing abilities: Packages, Animals, People, Faces, Alert zones

Reasons to buy

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Chic but plain design fits with many homes

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Bright light with boost mode

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IR sensor detects movement quickly

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Microphone and speaker for two-way-talk

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Reasons to avoid

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Fitting requires existing wiring

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Some features can only be accessed by EVE app

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Camera possibly too subtle to act as deterrent

If you’re looking to eliminate the stresses of battery-powered security lights which require regular maintenance, the Eve Outdoor Cam can make that easier by taking the place of an existing outdoor light and adding a HomeKit Secure Video-friendly WiFi camera. The two-way-talk has low latency and the notifications quick. Making do with Apple’s preferred 1080P still produces good quality video and the camera it quick to spot and (if you choose) illuminate motion thanks to the built-in IR sensor; no dependence on the usually slower visual-light motion detection here. Traditional mono night-vision is also an option, but the floodlight is effective to about 9m/30ft distance –and can even be given a few seconds boost to about double that –so color night vision is excellent.

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3. Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell

Our favorite smart doorbell for HomeKit

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 223 degrees

Power source: 16-24V doorbell wiring

Night vision: Yes

2-way audio: Yes

Acts as hub?: No

Sensing abilities: Packages, Animals, People, Faces, Alert zones

Reasons to buy

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Massive 223-degree field of view

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Package and face recognition

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Footage can be reviewed using HomeKit Secure Video

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Reliable wi-fi connection

Reasons to avoid

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Fitting requires existing wiring, no battery option

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Fish-eye lens makes for lower resolution faces

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Relatively expensive

The WeMo Smart Video Doorbell, one of a limited selection of doorbells for HomeKit users, packs great specifications into a much better-looking housing than the majority of smart doorbells. The camera has an extraordinary field of view, in vertical format so anything left on the step is easy to spot. It’s also capable of recognising your visitors from your photos, however the fish eye effect on the lens means this doesn’t always work –indeed it’s not always that easy to the human eye, especially at night. There is night vision, assisted by built in IR lighting, but at times this can make the foreground (i.e. visitors) somewhat over-lit.

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4. Aquara Camera Hub G2H

The best HomeKit camera for newbies

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 1080P

Field of view: 146 degrees

Power source: 5W, 1A (USB)

Night vision: Yes

2-way audio: Yes

Acts as hub?: Yes, Zigbee

Sensing abilities: Facial recognition, activity zones,

Reasons to buy

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Works as a hub for Zigbee devices

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Accessibly priced with generous feature set

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Local storage option

Reasons to avoid

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Indoor camera only

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Dome design not ideal for all positions

The Aquara makes a nice choice for those relatively new to the HomeKit game, since it provides a built-in Zigbee hub, side-stepping the need to invest in an Apple TV or HomePod Mini to reach certified products. It’s also a pleasingly subtle design so it doesn’t matter that it won’t be in the cupboard with the router, and it has the magnetic base we always appreciate (makes it easy to stick to the fridge). The camera also boasts local storage via MicroSD card (opens in new tab).The camera can also be set to trigger via door or window sensors from Aqara using HomeKit.

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5. Eufy Solo C24

The best HomeKit camera for indoors

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: No

Camera resolution: 2K

Field of view: 105 horizontal x 57 vertical

Power source: USB

Night vision:

2-way audio: Yes

Acts as hub?: No

Sensing abilities: Human, Pet, Crying

Reasons to buy

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Subscription free live view and 2-way chat

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MicroSD, local, or cloud storage options

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn’t support Secure Video

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AI services require Eufy subscription

Eufy is an established brand in the home security world and recent releases have started adding HomeKit compatibility to their range. The tiny C24 is a little indoor camera which won’t have a big impact on the wallet but will immediately add an extra live view into the Home app for Apple users as well as extending the options for dedicated users of the Eufy system.

We appreciate the fact the camera didn’t tie customers into a contract, either. However since it doesn’t support Secure Video, the detection features or storage will either require a storage card or signing up to Eufy’s cloud service. (But not, to be clear, Eufy’s Homebase service, which it won’t work with... not that it’s needed if you have HomeKit).

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6. Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera NOC-S

The best HomeKit camera for outdoors

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: No

Camera resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 100

Power source: Wired

Night vision: Yes + Floodlight

Acts as hub?: No

Sensing abilities: People, Animals, Cars, Alert zones,

Reasons to buy

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No subscription fees

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Floodlight & siren

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Good own-brand app

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Supports MicroSD card recording

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn’t support Secure Video

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Setup requires phone app & Bluetooth

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Max 32GB MicroSD (Class 10)

The Netatmo is an established product, not that you’d know it. It used to be called ‘Presence’ when launched in 2016, though obviously the firmware has changed a bit (support is always a good sign). The elegant aluminum housing will definitely survive a long time outside, even in high levels of UV rays.

If you opt for it, it can contains a real 105db siren too – no 2-way chat and re-purposed audio speaker here. Thanks to the system’s ability to distinguish people from animals and cars at up to 20m (65ft), the siren need not be triggered for every movement; this is the way to turn neighbors into friends (your author is sad to report his neighbors have not invested in such a device).

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7. Eufy eufyCam 2C Pro

The best HomeKit camera for wireless setup

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 2K

Field of view: 135 degree

Power source: Battery in camera

Night vision: Yes + Floodlight

Acts as hub?: Hub unit provides storage

2-way audio: Yes

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Sensing abilities: Human, face pattern, Animals, Cars, Detection zones

Reasons to buy

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No subscription fees

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Large local storage in discrete unit

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Premium Apple-esque styling

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Expandable via Eufy’s range of cameras

Reasons to avoid

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Batteries need topping up frequently

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Tweaking HomeKit settings up to 2K is a faff

Eufy’s system already achieves much of what you might hope for from a security system; it has secure on-site storage (a whopping 3TB encrypted at 256-bits), built in human detection, and an app capable of alerting you to live events and setting up detection zones. The idea of installing a complete system with premium cameras in one go – and with the simplicity of wireless cameras – is very tempting though, and Eufy achieve it as well as seems possible at the moment.

That is to say: the tech and app are great, but unless the cameras aren’t activated at all the batteries do tend to need topping up closer to monthly than the 180 days suggested. Color night view means activating that LED floodlight, though at least it is optional.

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8. Ecobee SmartCamera

The best HomeKit camera with thermostat

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 180° diagonal, 170° horizontal, 115° vertical

Power source: Corded

Night vision: Yes

Acts as hub?: Yes

2-way audio: Yes

Sensing abilities: Motion, temperature, smoke

Reasons to buy

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Easy to set up

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Covers security & temperature

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Great night-time vision

Reasons to avoid

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No outdoor camera

Want to stay safe and warm? Then this combination of security system and smart thermostat will be a great choice. It comes with HomeKit Secure Video, 1080p video, built-in Alexa, and the motion tracking is excellent. You also get smoke detection, and fantastic night time vision thanks to three high-powered infrared LEDs (850nm) with mechanical ICR filter.

The smart camera detects when a person is present and pans across its 180º field of view to keep them in the center of the frame. It works perfectly with HomeKit and Secure Video is supported too. Plus it offers smoke detection, so you get a mobile notification if SmartCamera detects a smoke alarm sound when you're out.

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9. Eve Cam

The best HomeKit camera for simplicity

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 150°

Power source: USB cable

Night vision: Yes

Acts as hub?: Yes

2-way audio: Yes

Sensing abilities: Motion

Reasons to buy

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Easy to set up

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Motion sensor

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1080p recording

Reasons to avoid

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Need to pay for iCloud storage

The Eve Cam was one of the first cameras built for HomeKit, and it remains a solid choice that's nice and easy to set up. You don't have to download an app: just connect to your Wi-Fi, scan the pairing code, and you'll be up and running.

The camera can rotate (although is not motorised), and the base is magnetic, making it a cinch to attach it to a variety of surfaces. It records every motion automatically, and can distinguish between people and pets.

Footage is captured in 1080p and night-time recording is good quality. The Eve Cam saves the footage to iCloud, so you'll need to buy a 200 GB Apple iCloud storage plan separately. Best of all, end-to-end encryption means only you can view live and recorded video, which is great for anyone worried about privacy.

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10. Eufy Indoor Cam P24

The best HomeKit camera for wireless setup

Specifications

Supports HomeKit: Yes

Supports Secure Video: Yes

Camera resolution: 2K

Field of view: 360 horizontal, 96˚ vertical

Power source: USB cable

Night vision: Yes

Acts as hub?: No

2-way audio: Yes

Sensing abilities: Motion, Pet, Crying

Reasons to buy

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EASONS TO BUY

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Easy to set up

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Human, Pet, and Crying detection

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Micro SD recording

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InfraRed night light 33ft / 10m

Reasons to avoid

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No MicroSD included

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Some features difficult to access via HomeKit

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Not only is this a PTZ camera (opens in new tab) (well, pan and tilt anyway) but it is one of the more affordable options in the HomeKit market. The zoom is only digital, up to 8x.

The design is elegant, with a Micro-USB socket to supply charge, and the microSD card slot hidden behind the camera (you’ll need to roll its eye back in its head to access it!). This is also where the lens goes in privacy mode, which is reassuring. The glowing blue ring indicating power turns red when motion is sensed.

The camera can be installed via a HomeKit code, but using Eufy’s own app there are extensive extra options to enable a 360˚rotation mode, motion tracking and so on. You can also activate the built-in siren if you like. Some AI features in the Eufy app are disabled when Homekit is in control, but you can try enabling them via the Eufy app before setting up in HomeKit.

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FAQs

Does WYZE work with Apple HomeKit? ›

Wyze Cam is currently not compatible with SmartThings or HomeKit. Our engineering team is constantly evaluating these features for future development.

Does EUFY camera work with Apple HomeKit? ›

The eufyCam 2 Pro Wireless Home Security Camera System allows you to see exactly what is happening in and around your home in crisp 2K clarity (1080p while using HomeKit).

Can HomeKit cameras be hacked? ›

All of your smart home devices have layers of protection that make them difficult to penetrate. While there is no such thing as a hack-proof device, the chance of someone actually breaking into your smart home devices is highly unlikely.

What is the best home camera system without monthly fee? ›

What's the best no-monthly-fee home security system? Our four top-rated no-monthly-fee home security systems are SimpliSafe, abode, Ring, and Arlo. Do no-monthly-fee security systems offer video recording? They all offer real-time viewing for free, but most require a monthly fee for video recording.

Which security cameras Cannot be hacked? ›

Haicam E23 Encryption Cam

One cool feature in particular, the E23, uses end-to-end encryption to protect your camera's video streams. Translation: Nobody else has access to your live and recorded video footage. In fact, not even the Haicam software engineers are allowed to view your feed or recordings.

Can HomeKit devices be hacked? ›

Yes, theoretically, Homekit devices can be hacked. However, if you make sure to set up additional safety measures like two-factor authentication, it will significantly reduce the chances.

Do thieves target homes with cameras? ›

Are cameras a good crime deterrent? Cameras are a good crime deterrent, as 60 percent of most burglars will choose another target if they find alarms or cameras, according to a study from the University of North Carolina's Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.

Which brands work with Apple HomeKit? ›

What is compatible with Apple Home?
  • Smart thermostats: Ecobee, Honeywell Home, Sensi.
  • Smart lighting: LIFX, Lutron, Nanoleaf, Philips Hue.
  • Smart outlets: Eve, iDevices, Wemo.
  • Smart locks: August, Kwikset, Schlage, Yale.
  • Security cameras: Arlo, Eufy, Somfy.
  • Security systems: Abode, Honeywell.

Will ring ever support HomeKit? ›

Ring devices can be integrated into HomeKit using a Homebridge Hub. All it takes is installing a Ring plugin for Homebridge that integrates all Ring products with HomeKit in a matter of minutes. Once set up, you can control all Ring products directly from HomeKit on any Apple device.

What devices can be used as HomeKit hubs? ›

You need a home hub to control your HomeKit and Matter accessories while you're away from home, share control of your accessories with others, and automate your accessories to do what you want, when you want.

Is Arlo better than Eufy? ›

If you're looking for a new home security system and want something easy to set up, reliable and that has excellent features, then either Eufy or Arlo will work for you. However, with higher video quality and superior smart home integrations, Arlo is overall a better option for home security.

Is Eufy owned by Apple? ›

Eufy, which is owned by Anker Innovations, is an emerging home security company that seeks to give users the ability to customize their device's settings.

How many cameras can HomeKit support? ›

The 50 GB iCloud+ plan supports a single camera, the 200 GB iCloud+ plan supports up to five cameras, and the 2 TB iCloud+ plan supports an unlimited number of cameras.

Can someone spy on you through your iPhone camera? ›

Can someone hack your phone camera? Once spyware has infected a phone, it can be used to access all device features — including the camera. To prevent hackers spying on you, protect your iPhone with free iOS security, and set up a VPN to encrypt your internet connection.

Can someone hack my phone and see through my camera? ›

Some of them can also activate your phone's camera remotely as long as you have internet access or the app is installed on your device. Here's what can happen if your camera is attacked by spyware: Capture Images: Your camera (either front or back, or both) can be activated remotely by the hacker.

Can someone access my iPhone camera without me knowing? ›

Webcam hacking is a known privacy problem for laptops and pcs. However, iPhone cameras may also be susceptible to “camfecting” or camera hacking. Camfecting refers to when a hacker remotely controls the camera on your device, states David Cook, a Computer and Security expert, in an article for The Conversation.

Is there a security camera that does not need a subscription? ›

While that may be true, popular brands like Ring, Arlo and Nest make it all but impossible to avoid subscribing by locking certain features and cloud storage behind a paywall. Our favourite security camera brands that don't need a subscription are Reolink, Eufy, and Swann.

Does Ring require a monthly fee? ›

No. Your Ring products provide certain features (instant alerts, Live View, Two-Way Talk, and so on) without any subscription. Ring Protect Plans simply offer additional features for those who want them.

What is the #1 rated home security? ›

Vivint is our pick for the best overall security system. With an average rating of 4.6 stars across numerous customer review forums, Vivint reaches a wide range of customers through its system's compatibility with many smart home products.

What home security camera is most secure? ›

Best Home Security Cameras of 2022
  • Wyze Cam (2020) Best home security camera overall. $36 at Amazon. ...
  • Wyze Cam Pan v2. Best indoor home security camera. $40 at Amazon. ...
  • Arlo Video Doorbell. Best video doorbell camera. ...
  • Arlo Pro 4. Best outdoor home security camera. ...
  • Nest Cam (Indoor, Wired) Best Google Assistant home security camera.
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How do I disrupt my neighbors security cameras? ›

Disrupting Security Cameras with Grown Trees or Fences. Another good way to blind your neighbor's security cameras is to plant a grouping of shrubs or grown trees that are tall enough to block off where the camera is aimed. Also, you can close the curtain or shade on the window to block security cameras.

Does Apple warn about hackers? ›

While the message might seem convincing, it's merely a scam that's designed to swindle money from unsuspecting users, steal personal data, and spread malware. It's important to mention that Apple doesn't send security warnings and this alert is fake.

Can hackers control your iPhone camera? ›

Yes, the iPhone's camera can be hacked, but again, the amount of work and money involved makes it seriously unlikely.

Does Apple send a warning about hackers? ›

It's important to know that Apple does not send security warnings, so you should not follow any instructions. What you should do is run your device through a good security app to avoid falling victim to these scams. Why do I get Apple security warnings?

What security system do burglars hate? ›

Home Security Cameras

Our best deterrent for burglars is the presence of an outdoor security camera. Having cameras mounted around your exterior home is a great way to prevent burglars from entering your home! This immediately makes it look as though burgling your home will be more of a risk.

What are burglars most afraid of? ›

Top 10 Things Burglars Avoid
  • 1) Strong Doors.
  • 2) Security Systems.
  • 3) Dogs.
  • 4) Well-lit Areas.
  • 5) Security Cameras.
  • 6) Corner Homes.
  • 10) Irregular Routines.
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How can you tell if a house is being targeted? ›

Signs Someone Is Casing Your House & Your House Is Being Targeted by Burglars
  • Unfamiliar Vehicles: New Cars or Vehicles on the Street or Neighborhood. ...
  • Strangers Walk Around the Street or Neighborhood. ...
  • Door-to-door Scams. ...
  • Mark the House with Flyers or Stickers. ...
  • Toilet Excuse. ...
  • Strangers Request for Help with Different Excuses.

What is the best device to use as a HomeKit hub? ›

Apple's HomePod mini is the perfect way to build your HomeKit smart home. Apple's smart speaker unlocks advanced HomeKit features such as automation and functions as a Thread Border Router so that you can pair compatible accessories directly without the need for an additional hub.

How many devices can HomeKit support? ›

The HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification only allows a maximum of 150 unique accessories ( aid ) per bridge. Be mindful of this when configuring the filter(s). If you plan on exceeding the 150 devices limit, it is possible to create multiple bridges.

Can you add non HomeKit devices to HomeKit? ›

Homebridge and HOOBS are fantastic solutions. The software allows otherwise totally unsupported devices to be integrated into HomeKit. There are other bridges available, but these tend to be very brand-specific devices. Using HOOBS, you can use almost any smart device with HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.

Does Arlo work with Apple HomeKit? ›

With Apple HomeKit and a compatible Arlo device, you can conveniently control and automate your Arlo cameras all from one place. To take full advantage of these features, you need a supported and connected Arlo system. For more information, visit How do I connect my Arlo camera to Apple HomeKit?.

Does SimpliSafe work with Apple HomeKit? ›

It works with the biggest names like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. But did you know that SimpliSafe also plays well with Apple HomeKit, Apple Watch, and August smart locks?

Can I add SimpliSafe to HomeKit? ›

SimpliSafe works with HomeKit using a Homebridge hub or device. However, SimpliSafe products are not directly compatible with the Apple HomeKit and can only be integrated using Homebridge. This is easily done using the SimpliSafe plugin for Homebridge.

How does HomeKit work without a hub? ›

Without a HomeKit hub, you can control your devices only when your phone is on the same local network (or within Bluetooth range, if the device supports it). The hub works by bridging your HomeKit devices to your router, then on to the internet.

How many HomeKit hubs do I need? ›

You can have as many HomeKit hubs as you want, and they will all work together. For example, I have Bluetooth temperature sensors throughout my home. Normally, Bluetooth only works within about 30ft, and doesn't penetrate walls very well.

Is Apple HomeKit the same as Apple Home? ›

HomeKit, also known as Apple Home, is a software framework developed by Apple Inc., made available in iOS and iPadOS that lets users configure, communicate with and control smart-home appliances using Apple devices. It provides users with a way to automatically discover such devices and configure them.

Is there a better camera than Arlo? ›

The Wyze Cam v3 delivers impressive 1080p video, bright color night vision, and several video-storage options—at about a sixth of the price of the Arlo.

Is Arlo a Chinese company? ›

Arlo Technologies is an American company that makes wireless surveillance cameras.

Is Eufy owned by Amazon? ›

Anker Innovations, a Chinese company, owns and operates the Eufy line of products.

Can EUFY cameras be hacked? ›

Protect your Eufy cameras from being hacked

Comparatively, it was a small breach, with only 0.001% of users impacted, and thankfully its impact was not global. The cause was internal—purportedly, a software bug led to some users opening their apps to find other users' livestreams and total access to their accounts.

Can Eufy be trusted? ›

Unfortunately, Eufy has also had some significant security vulnerabilities. In June 2022, security experts found three security vulnerabilities in Eufy's Homebase 2 video storage and management device that could have allowed hackers to take control of the hub, control it remotely, or steal video footage.

Does Eufy call the police? ›

With the Plus Plan, our team will be alerted when your alarm system detects a security issue. We'll give you a call/message from a dedicated support line to see if you need an emergency response. If you give the go-ahead or can't answer, the team will dispatch emergency responders like the police department.

Are HomeKit cameras secure? ›

It's all end-to-end encrypted, and none of the video counts toward your iCloud storage. You can access HomeKit Secure Video on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV. The video is privately analyzed by your home hub using on-device intelligence to determine if people, pets, or cars are present.

Where do HomeKit camera recordings go? ›

About HomeKit Secure Video

Using on-device intelligence, Apple TV or HomePod can determine when a person, animal, vehicle, or package is present before securely storing the recording in iCloud for you. A 10-day recording history is available to view in the Apple Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

What works best with Apple HomeKit? ›

The best HomeKit devices you can buy today
  1. Apple HomePod mini. The best HomeKit smart speaker. ...
  2. Apple TV 4K (2022) The best HomeKit streaming device. ...
  3. Wemo WiFi Smart Plug. ...
  4. Schlage Encode Plus. ...
  5. Ecobee SmartThermostat. ...
  6. Lutron Caseta Dimmer Switch Starter Kit. ...
  7. Brilliant Smart Home Controller. ...
  8. Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit.
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Is Arlo better than EUFY? ›

If you're looking for a new home security system and want something easy to set up, reliable and that has excellent features, then either Eufy or Arlo will work for you. However, with higher video quality and superior smart home integrations, Arlo is overall a better option for home security.

Is HomeKit going away? ›

HomeKit is not going anywhere

No, not at all. It's likely that, over the next couple years, you'll start to see more basic devices like lights, plugs, locks, and thermostats that have the Matter logo on them instead of Works with Apple Home (or others), and that's a great thing.

Is there a monthly fee for Apple HomeKit? ›

Using ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ requires a paid ‌iCloud‌ plan, priced starting at $0.99 per month. The 50GB $0.99 plan allows you to connect one ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ camera, while the $2.99 per month plan allows for up to five cameras.

How many cameras can I have with Apple HomeKit? ›

The number of HomeKit Secure Video cameras you can add to Home depends on your iCloud+ plan. 50 GB plan: Add a single camera. 200 GB plan: Add up to five cameras. 2 TB plan: Add an unlimited number of cameras.

Does Apple HOME WORK WITH RING? ›

Ring devices can be integrated into HomeKit using a Homebridge Hub. All it takes is installing a Ring plugin for Homebridge that integrates all Ring products with HomeKit in a matter of minutes. Once set up, you can control all Ring products directly from HomeKit on any Apple device.

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