Aqara Introduces Budget-Friendly 'Camera E1' with Apple HomeKit Secure Video Compatibility

Cupertino, December 7, 2023

Aqara has announced the launch of a new affordable 'Camera E1' indoor security camera with support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video. The Camera E1 is compatible with major platforms such as Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home. Not only does it fully support HomeKit Secure Video, including end-to-end encryption and local recognition, but it can also stream to Google and Alexa smart displays, making it universally compatible. Additionally, you can now activate features such as pan/tilt gestures, privacy mode, and more within these platforms and voice assistants by activating Aqara Home scenes.


  • Super sharp 2K resolution and 360° view and night vision - Experience crystal clear surveillance with a high-resolution 2304 × 1296 pixel sensor and a wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The pan/tilt motor provides a full 360° viewing angle, enhancing people tracking functionality. The E1 also includes a 940nm infrared backlight designed not to disturb your sleep during nighttime use.
  • HomeKit support and broad compatibility - The Camera E1 offers full support for HomeKit Secure Video (an active iCloud subscription and an Apple Home hub are required), including end-to-end encryption and local recognition, which guarantees protection against data theft and guarantees your privacy at home. In addition, thanks to Aqara Home scenes, the Pan&Tilt mechanism, Privacy Mode and other functionalities can be controlled on third-party platforms such as HomeKit, Alexa, and IFTTT.
  • On-device privacy protection and detection for local automation - The camera E1 offers an automated privacy mode that can rotate the lens and deactivate the camera. Moreover, the audio recording or the microphone can also be turned off, manually in the app or Additionally The built-in NPU supports advanced functions such as filtering motion events, recording a video, or activating an automation in case of person detection.
  • Multiple storage methods - 24-hour encrypted cloud storage is included at no cost for maximum security. Additionally, the camera supports microSD card storage (up to 512GB) for full-quality recording whether continuous or event-triggered, which can also be backed up to SMB3-compatible NAS storage. (A supported Micro SD card and SMB compatible software are required.)
  • Advanced Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3 security - The security camera E1 supports Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, an advanced wireless protocol known for its improved performance, even in the most demanding conditions. Busy network environments, for smoother live views and lower latency. Moreover, the latest Wi-Fi security standard WPA3 is supported to further protect your data. (Note: Requires 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and 5 GHz Wi-Fi is not supported.)

A 5V 2A USB-A power supply is required but not included. The Camera E1 is available now for $59.99. For a limited time, Aqara is discounting the camera 20% to just $47.99. Use the Amazon coupon code USE1CAMERA to get this discount. Users in the EU can use coupon code CAMERAE1EU.

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