New Philips Hue Security Cameras

Here’s Our First Look at the New Philips Hue Security Cameras

Just a few weeks after the first rumors of Philips Hue’s entry into the smart home security market surfaced, the first pictures of what are thought to be the company’s new home security cameras have appeared online. At least two of the four speculated camera models have now received regulatory approval from the FCC, as first noted by the German-language technology website Hueblog.

A breakdown of the cylindrical camera unit is included in the registration documents along with some technical information. Images depict the black model with and without a battery unit (although a white model is also rumored to be available). If you decide against purchasing the wired version, the battery lengthens the camera significantly.

The camera unit will also have some powerful magnets, which are likely related to how the camera is mounted, according to a warning sticker on it. The new Philips cameras will support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee standards, as shown in a diagram on the FCC documents. Bluetooth may only be used for this setup process, but the fact that Zigbee is supported and is used by all Philips Hue products suggests that it may be possible to integrate it into the larger Hue ecosystem.

None of the camera models have a confirmed price as of yet, but according to earlier rumors, the wired Hue camera will cost around €199.95 (roughly $218). The cost of the battery-powered model should be around €249.95 (roughly $272). If Philips formally introduces these new cameras at the IFA consumer electronics trade show, which runs from September 1 to September 5, we might learn more next week.

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Source: theverge

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