We haven't talked about the Hue Bridge for a long time. For many users, this is still the bottleneck of the system, as it gets really tight when you have around 60 lights at the latest. But accessories, scenes, rules and routines can also reach the limits of the Bridge even before that.
Philips Hue has taken a little more time this year and today, just two weeks after the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics, presented its new products for the start of 2024. As in previous years, it's a rather small number, but there are some very interesting candidates. The new Philips Hue Dymera wall light On Monday, I was already able to provide you with the first information about the new Dymera wall light, which made an early start in the Philips Hue online shop.
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.
With the launch of the Philips Hue App 5.0, the Dutch manufacturer has introduced a new Security Center. In addition to the new Hue Secure cameras and Hue Secure contact sensors, the Hue motion sensors, which have been available for a long time, also get a new task there. If the system is armed, which is usually the case when you are not at home, you can receive a push message on your smartphone when a motion detector detects a movement – i.e.
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.
This afternoon Philips Hue released another update for its official app – and this time it's a particularly big one. Philips Hue 5.0 prepares the system for the new Hue Secure components that were officially introduced at the beginning of September. These Hue Secure features have been integrated into the app I have already answered the most important questions and answers about the Hue Secure cameras and the new security system.
On 31 August, Philips Hue presented for the first time a product that is not directly related to lighting: The Philips Hue Secure Cameras. An exciting novelty that I will present to you in more detail in the coming months. Before the official release, however, I would like to answer the most important questions about the new security system.
Philips Hue will be offering its own security cameras this autumn. One thing is already certain: With prices starting at 199.99 euros, the Philips Hue products are among the most expensive smart home cameras on the market. However, the integration into the Hue system is particularly intelligently solved, as we would like to explain to you today using the motion sensor as an example.
Philips Hue is expanding its accessories portfolio and now also offers contact sensors in addition to the security cameras as part of the newly launched Hue Secure system. However, these can also be used completely independently of the cameras, just like a Hue motion sensor, for example. The Philips Hue Secure contact sensor measures 7 x 2.2 x 2 centimetres and can detect when a door or window is opened or closed thanks to a small magnet.
The word is probably out by now, but now it's official: Philips Hue is expanding its portfolio and will launch its first smart home cameras this autumn. In combination with smart lighting and the new contact sensors, Hue Secure will provide even more security in the home with its cameras. These four cameras are being launched by Philips Hue There is a choice of a battery-powered and a wired model, each available in black or white.