Support for Apple’s smart home platform, HomeKit is now available on Arlo’s Essential Indoor Security Camera when paired with an Arlo SmartHub or Base Station.  

While Arlo users can already control their Essential Indoor cameras via the Arlo app, HomeKit compatibility will provide added convenience for iPhone and iPad users. Now, iOS users will be able to access certain functions of their Essential Indoor cameras in the HomeKit ecosystem using the Apple Home app and Siri voice commands. 

Arlo vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific, Brad Little said, “Knowing that users have enjoyed the range of automation compatibility in other Arlo products, we are excited to announce HomeKit is now also compatible with our Essential Indoor camera. This means our whole current range of security camera solutions are now compatible with HomeKit, providing customers with added convenience and a smarter home.”

HomeKit allows users to control smart home products via the Apple Home app and Siri on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. All current Arlo Essential Indoor security cameras that are paired with an Arlo SmartHub or Base Station will now be able to receive notifications on the Apple Home app when motion is detected.

iOS users can also utilise Siri to quickly activate a HD livestream onto their iPhone or iPad hands-free. With HomeKit, Arlo Essential Indoor users can also set up automations to control other HomeKit-enabled smart home devices.