Philips Hue introduces new smart cameras, Matter update and additional features

Cupertino, August 31, 2023

Philips Hue Announces New Products and Updates

Philips Hue is introducing a range of new products and updates, including their first-ever Philips Hue Secure cameras and a Matter update for their Hue Bridge. They are also launching Festavia string lights, updating the Philips Hue app, and more.

Philips Hue Secure Cameras

Philips Hue is entering the smart camera market with the introduction of the Philips Hue Secure cameras. These cameras come in two versions: a standard model and a flood camera designed for outdoor use. The floodlight model is specifically designed for outdoor use and features a special light integration. Both versions offer 1080p resolution, night vision, built-in microphones for two-way communication, motion detection, and end-to-end encryption.

Pricing and Configuration Options:

  • Philips Hue Secure wired camera in black or white - $199.99 / $229.99 with desktop stand
  • Philips Hue Secure battery camera in black or white - $249.99
  • Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera in black - $349.99
  • Philips Hue Secure camera mount with ground spike - $39.99
  • Philips Hue Secure desktop stand in black and white - $49.99
  • Philips Hue Secure Low Voltage Outdoor Charging Cable - $29.99
  • Philips Hue Secure Anti-Fall Cable - $14.99


  • Philips Hue Secure Basic subscription with 30 days of video history - $3.99 per camera per month or $39.99 per camera per year
  • Philips Hue Secure Plus- subscription with 60 days of video history - $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year for multiple cameras


In order to use the Philips Hue Secure cameras, a Philips Hue Bridge is required, which costs $60.

Philips Hue Safe Contact Sensor

Philips Hue is also launching new contact sensors that can be placed on doors, windows, and cabinets. These sensors provide real-time notifications through the Philips Hue app when opened or closed.


  • Philips Hue Safe Contact Sensor in Black or White (1-pack) - $39.99
  • Philips Hue Safe Contact Sensor in Black or White (2-pack) - $69.99

Updates to the Philips Hue App

The Philips Hue app now features a new "Security Center" that allows users to manage camera and contact sensor settings, set up automations, and manage notifications. The app also offers personalized camera settings, including blackout zones and activity zones.

Matter Update

Philips Hue will be rolling out a Matter update for the Philips Hue Bridge next month. Matter is a smart home standard that improves interoperability between different platforms. While this update may not have a significant impact on most users, it could improve reliability and speed when interacting with other Matter accessories.

Additional Announcements:

  • New generation of Philips Hue Festavia string lights
  • Philips Hue Perifo track lighting
  • Philips Hue Centris ceiling spotlights
  • Philips Hue MR16 smart bulb


  • Philips Hue Festavia String Lights - $119.99 (100 LEDs) / $219.99 (250 LEDs) / $359.99 (500 LEDs)
  • Philips Hue MR16 White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance (2-pack) - $99.99
  • Philips Hue Perifo track lighting - $19.99 to $299.99
  • Philips Hue Centris in white (2-spot) - $309.99 / (4-spot) - $489.99

Overall, Philips Hue's new products and updates offer a range of options for smart home lighting and security. However, the high prices and requirement for a subscription may be a deterrent for some customers, and the lack of HomeKit support for the new cameras may also be a drawback for HomeKit users.

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