Hueblog: Next major firmware update for Hue Secure cameras

Next major firmware update for Hue Secure cameras

These are the improvements

The Hue Secure camera was officially launched in October and firmware updates were released in November and December. The third major update has been available for around a week and takes care of many small details that also have practical implications.

For example, the firmware update to version 1.2.10 improves the start time of the live stream, which you can watch directly in the Hue app. There are also improvements to object recognition, although this requires a Premium subscription: Sensitivity has been improved and recognised movements are no longer incorrectly declared as vehicles.

These are the other improvements to the Hue Secure cameras at a glance:

  • Made Night vision transitions smoother
  • Improved Wi-Fi setup during onboarding
  • Streamlined camera firmware updating process
  • Improved battery camera’s sleep mode

In the coming months, Philips Hue will also be making further improvements to the Hue Secure cameras via the Philips Hue app, as announced by Philips Hue back in January.

These innovations for Hue Secure are still to come

Updates are expected in the first half of 2024, including improvements to the security push notifications and the event timeline as well as an automatic light and sound alarm when motion is detected. Philips Hue is also working on support for Amazon Alexa and Google Home for the Philips Hue Secure System.

In principle, support for Matter is also on the roadmap, but no cameras have yet been standardised in the new smart home standard. The framework conditions must therefore first be defined.

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Comments 2 replies

  1. Working on support for Amazon Alexa and Google Home but not Apple HomeKit… 😞

    Manufactures should either support the three main ecosystems natively (Amazon, Google, and Apple) and/or Matter.

    Why is Philips working on support for Amazon, Google, and Matter but not Apple?

    Especially when Amazon and Google both require separate remote servers and more ongoing support, but Apple and Matter don’t.

    This seems like Philips is snubbing Apple specifically.

  2. The sensitivity is awful, it cannot detect motion of my 35 pound beagle walking by. I have set the zone, selected every object with sensitivity at highest levels. Can we make a firmware where the highest sensitivity level actually activates the camera like crazy. I don’t care if I have to charge the camera more often, would rather have something which works.

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