Today, Netgear announced HomeKit functionality in Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera. Parents with this camera can now easily pair it to HomeKit and ask Siri to show the baby camera. Just as fun, you can listen in on baby's room as well as view from remote.
“HEY SIRI, SHOW ME THE NURSERY”
Netgear is the first smart baby camera to integrate with HomeKit. You can easily watch and listen to live video stream with 2 way audio from Arlo Baby camera through your iOS Home app. Netgear won an innovation award with Arlo Baby Smart HD camera at CES 2017. It can be found at most big box stores and on Amazon for $231.99. http://amzn.to/2D2fm0b
You will immediately recognize the Baby Smart Cameras as it can be dressed up to look more appealing in a child's room instead of the look of an intruding security camera. It also has temperature and air quality sensors to give you more insight into your baby's room as well as peace of mine. You can use motion alerts to stay let you know when baby's nap is over or you can use an audio alert to let you know as well. It will also send air quality notifications.
One feature I think differentiates this camera from the others is the "near-invisible" infrared in order to get night vision. It also has a rechargeable battery so you can move the camera to wherever baby is.
For years I have been able to remotely view and connect cameras at my elderly parent’s home. I used the dyndns.org service and various ports to be able to view cameras around the home. But recently their ISP “upgraded” to CGN, Carrier Grade NAT and dual stack. From that moment, the dyndns service has not been working. I loaded the dyndns client program on a computer at their home, and even with it running, the result is the same, no connection any camera. I under the concept of the large private network the provider is using and that the cameras have to go through it. I guess my question is how to I get there? Is there a service that is designed to forward through a CGN? Thanks for any help or advice.
This probably deserves it's own thread but I'm not sure where it should go...
Just visited CEDIA 2017 in San Diego and one of the HOTTEST products just announced (and that I hadn't heard about before the show) is the new Netgear wireless IP Camera.
The folks that do the popular ARLO camera have a new line called FlexPower that uses the same physical packaging but is a completely separate system.
The FlexPower is a battery operated (rechargeable) wireless IP Camera that is fully ONVIF compatible.
It is a very clever system where a "base station" provides the ONVIF interface and controls multiple wireless cameras. The cameras themselves are motion-activated, but the base station makes it all transparent to standard ONVIF systems.
Looking forward to seeing these when they ship at the end of October.
If it works smoothly with 3rd party NVR systems (like Blue Iris and SecuritySpy, etc.) this could be a real game changer - the benefits of a wireless/battery-powered camera connected to a standard back-end NVR.
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I'm putting together a plan to outfit my home as a smart home. I want to do this for a couple of reasons. First of all, I am an electrician and I'd like to make smart technology more a part of my business, as no one in my community does it. Second, I love smart technology and I want it! I'm looking for suggestions and tips as to what is going to be the best to not only outfit my home with, but is good to sell in a lower income market (nothing like crestron or control 4).
I think the essential things to put in to make a home smart would be heating control, lighting control, door control, as well as some control to bring them all together. Here are my current thoughts, and I'd love to hear what any of you think about these things.
Lighting - Lutron Caseta - I'm a RadioRa2 installer, but I don't have the money to put that into my house, so the next best thing for me is Caseta. I already have Caseta switches in my home and I love them. I sell them quite often already and I think Lutron is fantastic.
Heating - Ecobee - I like ecobee in theory because they aren't nest. Even though I'm a Nest Pro, I just have always liked the look and sound of Ecobee. Am I completely off my rocker for thinking that?
Door Control - August Lock with Ring Doorbell - Seems like these are the best things out there right now, but this is a category that I know very little about.
Central Control - I use Apple right now, so HomeKit seems to make sense, but I think I'd like to use voice control and so the Echo seems like a good product for that. Would a Google Home be better? Again, don't have much knowledge of this section yet.
Finally, I currently have an old Apple router, one of the old airport extremes, and I don't know if I should be thinking of upgrading my router in this process.
Thanks for reading my post, thanks for any input you give.