The Circle View Doorbell is Logitech’s latest, a hardwired video doorbell that works with . It costs $200 and it’s .
HomeKit Secure Video is Apple’s platform for home security devices, built directly into the Home app for iOS devices. It offers cloud storage and, but setting up HomeKit-compatible devices in the Home app isn’t particularly intuitive, as I learned .
Similar to the, Logitech’s doorbell counterpart was made specifically for HomeKit and only works in the Home app. In addition to facial recognition, the doorbell is supposed to differentiate among people, animals and vehicles when you receive alerts. You can create your own activity zones, and recorded clips are saved on iCloud for 10 days.
The Logitech Circle View Doorbell is among the first video doorbells to work with HomeKit Secure Video, but others, such as the Robin ProLine Compact Video Doorbell, were available for sale before this Logitech model. That makes the Logitech Circle View Doorbell one of your only options right now if you want a doorbell from a mainstream brand that works with Secure Video, although is also supposed to work with the HomeKit video service when it launches in the US (although Netatmo still hasn’t said when that will happen).
Find out here if your electrical system is compatible with the Logitech Circle View Doorbell.
The main thing that stands out to me here is the doorbell’s price. We’ve entered a period where, from brands like Eufy, and even and , so I hoped to see a similar price reduction here. I also hope HomeKit Secure Video has improved since my hit-or-miss testing with , but we’ll know more as soon as I get a test unit to try out. Stay tuned.