D-Link will add a new family of monitoring devices called Omna in 2017.
The first product in the Omna range will be the 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310), which aims to provide an easy and reliable way to keep tabs on a home or office.
It offers a 180-degree field of view (hence the name), which is a broad enough range to monitor an entire room if positioned in a corner. Meanwhile, its full HD 1080p video quality provides crystal clear video surveillance.
The Omna 180 Cam HD is D-Link’s first Apple HomeKit-enabled camera. This means it can be set up within seconds via Apple’s Home app, which comes as part of iOS 10 or later. Advanced security features include end-to-end encryption and authentication between the camera and an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
As soon the camera picks up any movement, an alert is sent to the user’s Apple device, showing a snapshot of what's happening in their home.
The Omna 180 Cam HD also works seamlessly with other HomeKit-enabled devices, allowing lights or alarms to be turned on when it detects motion.
Night vision enables the camera to see up to five metres in complete darkness, while a two-way audio feature means that users can listen and speak into the room using the camera’s built-in microphone and speaker, enabling them to scare off intruders even when they’re away from their home.
Video clips can be recorded onto a microSDXC card up to 128GB and the camera can be adjusted to only record when it is triggered by sound or movement.
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Kevin Wen, president of D-Link Europe, commented: “We're excited to launch our first HomeKit-enabled camera, combining D-Link's rich experience in IP cameras, with Apple's industry-leading home automation technology.
“As with all our devices, we're committed to create products that people will truly benefit from. The enhanced functionality and addition of the 180 Cam HD to the HomeKit ecosystem is a true reflection of this.”
The Omna 180 Cam HD is due to go on sale in the US in February with an RRP of $230 (£189). UK details will follow shortly.
Written by Steve Wilkin for Comms Express