Additional details emerge for first HomeKit doorbell from Robin Telecom
AppleInsider has received new details regarding Robin Telecom's ProLine HomeKit-equipped doorbell, including the price point and a more detailed shipping schedule.
Robin Telecom — a Netherlands based company — first tipped their hand to AppleInsider ahead of CES, but the announcement lacked many details. Now, the company is filling in the blanks.
After being approved by Apple back in December, the ProLine doorbell is the sole device listed on Apple's official HomeKit devices page, despite others being announced during CES 2019.
The first shipments of the ProLine Video Doorbell will begin by the end of January for many countries outside the U.S. The first round of countries include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates.
By the end of February, both ProLine will be available in the U.S. as well as Canada.
Pricing for the ProLine will be on the high end — $660 — likely appealing to contractors more than your standard consumer. Those looking for a cheaper option may want to consider the new Netatmo HomeKit-enabled doorbell, though it isn't shipping as quickly.
Those interested can sign up to be notified on the company's website.