It is now possible to place an order for an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HomeKit-compatible security camera. The Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C10) from D-Link, has officially been launched alongside its connection accessories. It is the first of its kind and will come in very handy for those who desire to monitor their homes in their absentia.
Apparently, it is not only the first HomeKit-enabled device in the market but also the first HomeKit-compatible security camera. Its presence is a clear explanation of how fast the world is embracing technology. The camera, which sports 180-degree wide angle lens, is already on sale on Apple’s online store at a cost of $199.95.
The camera has a list of specs comparable to competing products
Today’s competition for enhanced technology is stiff. Apple has not been in the market alone because their rival, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa voice assistant has in the recent past dominated the market. However, there are incredible specs on D-Link’s device that cannot go unmentioned.
The camera has the normal features for a security camera the likes of high-definition 1080p resolution, night vision up to 16 feet, a microSD slot and two-way audio. However, there is some unique feature in it. D-Link’s Omna shines is HomeKit integration and it is meant to play a significant role in iOS Home scenes.
D-Link says, “Omna’s HomeKit integration allows users to be ‘always home’ and includes advanced security features with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the camera and an iPhone or iPad.”
The home is the next big battlefront for tech companies
The presence of Apple’s HomeKit was first made public in 2014 at a developer’s conference. Notably, a lot of tech companies have been diverting their operations towards voice assistants. This implies home security is quickly becoming the next big agenda for them.
D-Link’s camera will detect any activity around the home and immediately send information to the owner. Besides, the homeowners can also integrate remote access of the camera and in real time. This makes it possible to have control of the various devices from one spot.
The device is currently available for purchase in the U.S before Apple can make it available in other parts of the globe. Meanwhile, Apple’s stock was trading at $135.51 witnessing an increase of $0.49 or 0.36%