D-Link Corporation has introduced the first product in a planned family of Apple HomeKit-enabled devices. The Omna 180 Cam HD home-monitor camera offers remote monitoring and easy setup.
The Omna 180 Cam HD features an elegant cylindrical design, and a 180-degree field of view, augmented by D-Link's de-warping technology. The camera is able to monitor an entire room with Full HD 1080p video quality. Infrared night vision allows the camera to see up to 16 feet in complete darkness.
Video can be triggered by motion detection and stored locally on a microSDXC card, with capacity up to 128GB. When video is transmitted, the bitrate is continuously adjusted to ensure optimal performance given the available bandwidth. The camera also includes two-way audio, allowing users to both listen and speak through the unit.
Setup is simplified down to just a few steps, using the Apple Home app in iOS 10.1. D-Link's free Omna companion app gives access to advanced features. (Controlling the Omna 180 remotely requires an Apple TV, 4th generation or later.)
To ensure security, the Omna 180 uses end-to-end encryption as well as authentication between the camera and an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Users can get detailed notifications on their lock screen via the Home app, showing a snapshot of what's happening in their home whenever motion is detected. The Omna 180 can also work with other HomeKit enabled devices, for example triggering scenes when motion is detected.
"D-Link is excited to be providing consumers with our first HomeKit enabled camera, combining D-Link's rich experience in IP cameras with Apple's industry-leading home automation technology," said Anny Wei, president of D-Link. "We are committed to providing a better user experience for consumers, who will benefit from the enhanced functionality which the 180 Cam HD brings to the HomeKit ecosystem."
The Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310) is expected to be available in Q1. More information is available on the D-Link site.