Using an Apple TV, HomePod or iPad set up as a home hub, the ProLine doorbell can intelligently detect when a person, animal or vehicle has detected movement and record it in iCloud to save. When activity is detected, users immediately receive a push notification on their iPhone or iPad and can play video clips directly on the lock screen or in the home app.
With end-to-end encryption, HomeKit Secure Video is considered a more secure option than storing recordings on third-party servers. A demo of the feature from an Apple store was recently shared by Zach Truskowski.
HomeKit Secure Video is only available to users who pay 200GB or more of iCloud storage from $ 2.99 per month. Users with a 200 GB plan can save recordings from one camera to iCloud for 10 days at no additional cost, while users with a 2 TB plan can save recordings from up to five cameras for 10 days. HomeKit Secure video recordings are not part of a user's iCloud storage usage.
To update the doorbell firmware, update the Robin ProLine app to version 1.6.0 or higher and tap the gear icon in the ProLine accessories to open the details page. Tap on "Update firmware" and then on "Start firmware update".
The Robin ProLine costs 599 euros in Europe and offers 720p video recording, a 130-degree viewing angle, water and dust resistance according to IP53 and a surface of brushed aluminum in the colors gray, silver or black.
While several other HomeKit Secure Video doorbells have been announced, Robin ProLine is the first to support this feature.