Best HomeKit cameras 2022 | iMore
The best HomeKit cameras offer security and privacy that other cameras and ecosystems cannot match thanks to Apple’s stance on protecting your data. In addition to security staples such as timely notifications, recording, and live feeds, HomeKit cameras also feature powerful automation possibilities with other accessories. For example, your camera can turn on your smart light bulbs through automation and secure your HomeKit door locks when your camera detects motion at night. If you are ready for a smart security upgrade, here’s our guide to the best HomeKit cameras.
The best HomeKit cameras to make your home smart, safe and secure
Logitech Circle View
Indoors and out
Logitech’s Circle View camera is our top pick because it’s one of the only HomeKit-enabled wired options available for both indoors and out. In our hands-on review (opens in new tab), we enjoyed Circle View’s crisp, high-quality 1080p video and how it featured instant notifications and HomeKit Secure Video. A built-in microphone enables two-way audio, making conversations with those around the camera quick and easy.
eufy Security Solo IndoorCam P24
Pan & tilt
The eufy Indoor Cam Pan 2K features an integrated motor that provides the perfect view indoors. We especially liked its unique follow feature that allows the camera to track a person, and — as noted in our review (opens in new tab) — how it rotates the lens inward when the camera shuts off for privacy. It isn’t all about the motor, though, since it also sports crisp 2K resolution images and support for HomeKit Secure Video.
Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera with Floodlight
The Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren is made for the outdoors, using the wiring in existing light fixtures for power. Don’t worry about losing an outdoor light, though, since it also features a powerful 120-watt LED floodlight. This unique combination can work in tandem or independently through HomeKit, plus it works with HomeKit Secure Video features.
Aqara Security Camera Hub Indoor G2H Pro
Camera and hub
Aqara’s Camera Hub G2H Pro is not just a high-quality HomeKit Secure Video-enabled camera; it also acts as a hub for other Aqara accessories with an integrated Zigbee radio. This upgraded G2H Pro model also has an onboard siren, so you can create a DIY security system for cheap with Aqara motion sensors or door and window sensors without shelling out for a monthly subscription.
The eufyCam 2C is a subscription-free, all-wireless camera with six-month battery life and an IP67 weather-resistance rating. This camera supports 1080p HD video resolution with night vision and includes a built-in floodlight for extra security. During testing (opens in new tab), we liked how the floodlight helped produce a color image at night, providing a more detailed picture for you when it’s dark out.
Logitech Circle View Doorbell
In our review, we proclaimed that the Logitech Circle View Doorbell is the doorbell for HomeKit and Apple fans — which is still the case today. Logitech’s doorbell protects your precious packages with a unique 160-degree field of view that provides a taller, head-to-toe image of your porch. HomeKit Secure Video support enables powerful features like Face Recognition, Activity Zones, iCloud storage, and you can even use your HomePod as a chime.
eufy Security Solo IndoorCam C24
If you want the most bang for your buck, go with the eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam. It offers excellent, high-definition 2K visuals with an affordable price tag. Don’t let the low price fool you, though, as we found in our review (opens in new tab) that this camera includes all the bells and whistles: two-way audio, Home app controls, local storage, and even HomeKit Secure Video.
The ecobee SmartCamera integrates with its popular SmartThermostat and the ecobee Haven home monitoring service, giving you whole-home coverage 24/7 through motion and occupancy sensing. Even without Haven, this loaded indoor camera has everything: HomeKit Secure Video, 1080p video, built-in Alexa, and an incredibly slick motion tracking feature that we enjoyed using in our review (opens in new tab).
While testing the Eve Cam, we appreciated how it worked exclusively with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, so you don’t have to worry about downloading another app or going through a painful registration process. Simply plug in the Eve Cam, scan the HomeKit pairing code, and you’re ready to keep an eye on your home in glorious 1080p, complete with iCloud storage using your existing storage plan.
Monitor it all with the best HomeKit cameras
The best HomeKit cameras keep an eye on all the happenings in and around your home. HomeKit cameras provide instant notifications from the Home app, including a preview image of who is lurking around right on your home screen. HomeKit automation also allows the motion sensors built into the cameras to trigger HomeKit door locks when something passes by, which provides an extra layer of security.
If you’re looking for the most flexible HomeKit camera, look no further than the Logitech Circle View. This versatile smart camera supports all of the latest HomeKit Secure Video features and can withstand outdoor elements. We also love that this camera doesn’t require a separate app or account. Instead, it’s managed entirely through the Home app on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
If you need an all-wireless option built for the outdoors, then the eufyCam 2C gets our recommendation. This camera has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to six months on a single charge, supports HomeKit Secure Video, and has an integrated spotlight that enables color night vision.