Aqara E1 Camera Boasts Impressive Specs and Supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Cupertino, December 7, 2023

Aqara Camera E1

Key Points: The Aqara Camera E1 offers 2K resolution, night vision, and two-way communication, making it an affordable, feature-packed option for home security.

Unlike other indoor cameras, the Aqara Camera E1 offers free encrypted cloud storage and the ability to save videos locally with a microSD card or compatible NAS.

With support for HomeKit Secure Video and compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit, the Aqara Camera E1 is a versatile and cost-effective choice.

MUO VIDEO OF THE DAY SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Security cameras are becoming easier to use as part of a larger smart home system. And if you're looking for a feature-packed option that won't break the bank, Aqara has unveiled a great choice in the Camera E1. Aqara's Camera E1: 2K Resolution and HomeKit Secure Video Image Credit: Aqara Aqara has announced the Camera E1, an indoor camera with a budget-friendly price tag of $60. You can order the Aqara Camera E1 from Amazon. As outlined in Aqara's press release, the camera offers a wealth of great features to help you keep an eye on your home. Together with the 2K resolution, the single-camera pan/tilt camera can provide a 360-degree view of the location. It also offers night vision and two-way communication using the companion Aqara app. You can receive smart alerts that are processed on the device and tell you when a person is detected. The app can filter motion events automatically, and you can even start recording or trigger an automation when a person is detected. Unlike other indoor cameras, there are multiple ways to store video without paying extra for a subscription. Twenty-four hours of encrypted cloud storage is provided free of charge. You can also store up to 512 GB of video locally using the camera's microSD card slot. Locally stored video can also be backed up to a compatible NAS. An automated privacy mode rotates the lens and deactivates the camera. Audio recording from the microphone can also be disabled manually or via automation. End-to-end encryption with Apple's HomeKit Secure Video Image Credit: Aqara The Camera E1 can be used with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit. But there's a nice extra for Apple fans: support for HomeKit Secure Video. There are several advantages of HomeKit Secure Video. The footage is end-to-end encrypted and uses your existing iCloud+ storage. You can also customize notifications and even take advantage of facial recognition to show exactly who is seeing the camera. To note: one downside of HomeKit Secure Video is that it only supports 1080p resolution. Aqara's indoor camera offers peace of mind at a low cost Regardless of which smart home platform you use, the Aqara Camera E1 offers a host of features in a low-cost package. Support for HomeKit Secure Video is also notable for Apple HomeKit users.

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