Philips Hue has unveiled its inaugural line of intelligent security cameras, aptly named “Secure Camera,” featuring robust end-to-end encryption to safeguard user data. These cameras integrate seamlessly with Philips Hue’s smart lighting ecosystem to provide a comprehensive home security solution.
Elevated Security with End-to-End Encryption
The newly launched Philips Hue Secure Camera series marks the brand’s foray into the competitive, intelligent security camera market. Boasting end-to-end encryption, these cameras offer enhanced protection for users’ data and privacy. With capabilities to record in 1080p and equipped with night vision, the Secure Cameras are versatile tools to monitor homes effectively.
Integration with Smart Lighting
Philips Hue has taken security further by integrating its Secure Cameras with its intelligent lighting portfolio. The Secure Floodlight Camera, for instance, is equipped with motion sensors that trigger Philips Hue lights to illuminate when movement is detected, serving as a deterrent to potential intruders.
Diverse Models and Pricing
The Secure Cameras come in wired and battery models, retailing at €200 and €250 in the European market. While US pricing is yet to be disclosed, these figures roughly translate to $218 and $273. Additionally, the Hue Secure Floodlight Camera is available for €350.
Comprehensive Home Security Ecosystem
The security focus at IFA 2023 continues as Philips Hue introduces a range of contact sensors that alert users to the opening of doors and windows. These sensors can be programmed to activate Philips Hue lights upon detecting movement, enhancing security measures, and providing convenience.
Advanced App Features
Philips Hue’s commitment to robust home security is further demonstrated through its updated app, now featuring the new Security Center. This feature empowers users to trigger alarms and flashlights and activate the siren on the Secure Camera. Furthermore, the Security Center provides a seamless means to contact local authorities swiftly, amplifying the safety aspect of the Philips Hue ecosystem.