The Hue Secure system, which was launched around two months ago and so far consists of three different camera models and contact sensors, still has many unresolved issues. Today I would like to answer two interesting questions from the community about Hue Secure and the connected smart home cameras from Philips Hue as soon as more than one bridge is involved.
In my review of the Philips Hue Secure camera, I realised that video clips lasting a maximum of 15 seconds are recorded as soon as movement is detected. This was not sufficient in many cases and meant that events remained unobserved. Afterwards, Philips Hue even contacted me directly – it was a bug that would be fixed.
I had mixed feelings when I tested the Hue Secure camera. The integration into an existing Hue installation and the Hue app is really well done. In contrast to other smart home cameras, however, some functions and extras are still missing. From 14 November, Philips Hue will at least expand its hardware selection somewhat.
Earlier this week I published my review of the Hue Secure camera for you. The new cameras are perfectly integrated into the Hue system, but there is still room for improvement in some areas. Among other things, I found out that clips with a maximum length of 15 seconds are recorded when movements are detected.
We have been using the new Philips Hue Secure Camera in our office for almost a week now. Today I would like to provide you with further experiences, you are welcome to see this article as a kind of review. But there are probably so many details that I can't go into all the little things.
It's probably the horror scenario in the smart home: someone external gets access to your camera and can watch you in your most private moments. To prevent just that, Philips Hue relies on standard end-to-end encryption for its new Hue Secure cameras. This is exactly what is far from standard in the industry.
It's finally here – the Philips Hue Secure Camera. I am very curious to see how the latest product from Philips Hue will perform in practice. Before I test the camera in my home, I would like to tell you about my first impressions of the unboxing and installation. Just like with its other products, Philips Hue uses plastic-free packaging for the Hue Secure camera.
After the wired versions of the Philips Hue Secure Camera could already be ordered a few weeks ago and will start shipping this week, we have to wait a little longer for the wireless version with integrated battery. If you want to integrate a Hue Secure Camera into your Smart Home without a fixed power connection, there is now good news: The wireless Hue Secure Camera is now available for pre-order for 249.99 euros in black and white in the Hue Online Shop.
After the Philips Hue Secure contact sensors were already launched in mid-September, you can now also order the smart surveillance cameras from Philips Hue. For the launch, there are three different variants of the Hue Secure camera – each in white and black. I would like to give you a brief overview of the different models and the optionally available accessories.