Netatmo Announce Homekit Capability for Presence and Welcome

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Netatmo Announce Homekit Capability for Presence and Welcome

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Netatmo Launches HomeKit Compatibility and Siri Control for Welcome and Presence
Industry-leading smart home brand announces HomeKit functionality for their indoor and outdoor security cameras

New York, NY, August 31, 2017 – Netatmo, the revolutionary smart home company developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics, today announced the compatibility of its indoor and outdoor security cameras, Welcome and Presence, with Apple HomeKit. This integration adds allows current and new users to create a seamless smarthome system, with ease of use and comfort at the sound of their voice and touch of a finger.
An automatic firmware update will allow Welcome and Presence to integrate with Apple HomeKit. This applies to security cameras currently in use and available in-stores. “Having both of our security cameras compatible with Apple HomeKit through a software upgrade demonstrates Netatmo’s mission to constantly provide our existing and new users with the most advanced smarthome system and technologies available,” shared Fred Potter, Founder and CEO of Netatmo. “Through regular software updates, Netatmo can ensure the best and most up-to-date services to our clients.” Presence, the smartest outdoor security camera available on the market, just recently updated to be able to distinguish people, cars and animals and share corresponding notifications. The outdoor camera can show users of exactly what it sees around their home and notifies them directly on their smartphone or smart device. Presence also has an integrated smart floodlight creating an all-purpose outdoor camera.

Welcome, Netatmo’s indoor security camera, sends a notification to the user’s smartphone letting them know when specific loved ones or guests are detected, or alert the user to an intruder, complete with picture and a video. With HomeKit, Presence and Welcome improve comfort and security at home Apple HomeKit allows users to control their smart home devices and creating a smarthome hub that is controlled right from their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Presence and Welcome users can now ask Siri to show them a specific area monitored by the devices, “Hey Siri, show me the entrance” or "Hey Siri, show me the front garden.” After asking these commands, users will be shown a live stream of that area. Users can also activate, deactivate or modify Presence’s smart floodlight intensity just by using their voice; “Hey Siri, turn Presence’s light on.” With HomeKit, users can create custom scenarios by connecting their Presence and Welcome cameras to other smart home devices through the hub. For example, users can now set up a command "Arrive home,” which will switch Presence’s smart floodlight on, unlock the door and activate the room temperature when users arrive home. Users can activate these scenarios with a simple gesture in the Apple Home app, in their smartphone’s Control Center, or by voice using Siri.

From the Apple Home app, users get immediate access to some of their cameras’ functions:
● Watch real time live streaming
● Be instantly informed when a motion is recorded, including movements coming from unwanted visitors. Receive a screenshot of the event in real time
● Rapidly verify if somebody recognized by Welcome is at home
● Turn Presence’s smart floodlight on and off, as well as modify its intensity

Presence will be compatible with Apple HomeKit later this fall. Welcome will be compatible with Apple HomeKit by the end of 2017.
This integration adds to the Netatmo Smart Thermostat, the Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves and the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, all of them already HomeKit-enabled.

About Netatmo
Netatmo is a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully designed connected consumer electronics. Truly smart, Netatmo’s innovative products provide a seamless experience that helps users create a safer, healthier and more comfortable home. Netatmo carefully designs the mechanics, electronics and embedded software of all its products to the highest standards. Netatmo also creates the mobile and web applications that fully realise their potential.

Since 2012 Netatmo has released thirteen devices and accessories, divided into four categories:
● Weather - The Personal Weather Station and its accessories, the Additional Module, the Rain Gauge and the Wind Gauge.
● Energy - The Smart Thermostat and the Smart Radiator Valves, both designed by Philippe Starck.
● Security - The security cameras Welcome, for indoor, and Presence, for outdoor, and their accessories, the Tags and the Indoor Security Siren, and the Smart Smoke Alarm.
● Air care - Healthy Home Coach, the smart indoor climate monitor.

Netatmo is a leading innovator in the smart home industry with products available through a growing network of distributors worldwide, selling to consumers through major retail and B2B channels. Through its program “with Netatmo”, Netatmo develops connected solutions with leading brands in the building industry to be integrated into residential home infrastructure, whether new-build or renovation. In November 2015 Netatmo completed a series B funding round of €30 million. The company previously raised €4.5 million in 2013.

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Re: Netatmo Announce Homekit Capability for Presence and Wel

Post by uahero » 01 Sep 2017, 13:30

Great stuff! Would it also be able for Alexa? I really miss turning on/off floodlight function now.

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Re: Netatmo Announce Homekit Capability for Presence and Wel

Post by LanceM » 02 Sep 2017, 12:34

That is fantastic news. Perfect for my homes setup. Good work Netatmo!!!

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Re: Netatmo Announce Homekit Capability for Presence and Wel

Post by loukandr » 24 Sep 2017, 12:03

I’d like to get some extra Presence and Welcome cameras but the absence of multi view display is a matter. With the announcement of upcoming HomeKit support I noticed multi view capability over Apple’s Home app. Is this the case indeed? Will it be possible to view multiple Netatmo cameras at the same time with Home app when HomeKit support becomes available?

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