With the new update, the EcoBee SmartCamera will record the footage as normal. But HKSV is looking out people, animals, or vehicles coming into view. If it detects any of these, the HomeKit hub locally processes the video for motion detection and sends the relevant alert. Once the recording is complete, HomeKit encrypts the video files and then uploaded to iCloud. You can then view the recorded footage in the Home app via the HKSV timeline in the camera view.
Additionally, you also need a support iCloud account. so If you have the 200GB plan, Apple gives you ten days of storage and support for a single camera. But increases that to up to five cameras if you have the 2TB plan. Apple price the 2TB plan at $9.99/£6.99.
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 and the option to enabled HomeKit Secure Video will be in the cameras settings.
● If its not 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.