Logitech releases HomeKit Secure Video-enabled smart doorbell

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Logitech has announced a new smart video doorbell that is one of the few to take advantage of Apple's HomeKit Secure Video features including iCloud storage and facial recognition.

The new Logitech Circle View Wired Doorbell is very similar to its Circle View camera in that it is designed to work exclusively with HomeKit Secure Video and iCloud. It has a compact black profile with a TrueView 160-degree field of view. It has integrated color night vision as well as HDR. Logitech says it features "head-to-toe" HD video so that you can capture a visitor's face as well as any packages placed on your porch.

A light on the front of the doorbell lights up when it is dark out so that visitors can see the doorbell as they approach. It is also weather-resistant to protect against rain and snow.

Logitech's new HomeKit Secure Video doorbell
Logitech's new HomeKit Secure Video doorbell

In the box Logitech also includes a chime kit and the wiring to connect to your existing wired doorbell.

With HomeKit Secure Video, you are able to create motion zones so that cars or other motion doesn't inadvertently set of the camera and when the doorbell is pressed your HomePod (or HomePod minis) will chime and a preview of who is at your door will show on your Apple TV.

HomeKit Secure Video also allows you to store your footage in iCloud. With Apple's 200GB plan you can access a single camera and 10 days of history and with the 2TB plan you can have up to five camera's recordings.

The Logitech Circle View Wired Doorbell is currently available from Apple for $199.