Ecobee, the company renowned for its smart thermostats, has unveiled its latest addition to the world of smart home devices – the 'Smart Doorbell Camera.' This new product boasts an impressive array of features, including an extra-wide 175-degree vertical field of view, enhanced low-light vision, and full 1080p HD video recording.
In addition to these features, what sets the Smart Doorbell Camera apart is its seamless integration with the ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium, allowing users to view live camera feeds directly on the thermostat's screen.
One of the key highlights of the Ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera is its expansive 175-degree vertical field of view, providing users with a comprehensive perspective of their doorstep. This wide-angle capability ensures that packages left at the door are fully visible, while also capturing tall visitors from head to toe. The camera records crystal-clear 1080p HD video and excels in low-light conditions, ensuring optimal performance day or night.
Equipped with advanced radar sensing technology, the Smart Doorbell Camera is designed to minimize false alarms. It supports customizable Activity Zones, enabling users to define specific areas that trigger alerts, thus enhancing the device's accuracy and reducing unnecessary notifications.
Constructed with premium materials, including a machined-glass front and an aluminum alloy back casing, the device is built to withstand prolonged use and extreme temperatures. It carries a three-year warranty, providing users with added peace of mind regarding durability.
One distinctive feature of the Ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera is its integration with the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium. Users can now view the camera feed live on the thermostat screen, providing an added layer of convenience. This integration allows for real-time monitoring without the need for additional devices, streamlining the smart home experience.
The camera is also accessible through the Ecobee app, Apple Watch, and is compatible with voice assistants such as Alexa and Apple HomeKit. Support for Google Assistant is anticipated soon, expanding the range of options for users to control and monitor their Smart Doorbell Camera.
Ecobee offers flexibility with its subscription plans. Unlike some competitors, the Smart Doorbell Camera provides live view and historical snapshots without requiring a Smart Security subscription. However, for enhanced features, users can opt for the Standard Plan at $5 per month or the Complete Plan at $10 per month. The Complete Plan includes perks such as a 30-day video history, package detection, and rich push notifications for an unlimited number of cameras.
Subscribers with the Smart Thermostat Premium can now share access with trusted guests, allowing for remote arming or disarming of the home through a keypad screen on the thermostat. The system can also detect open doors or windows, pause heating or cooling to conserve energy, and provide alerts for events like smoke alarms or sudden temperature drops.
The Ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera is currently available for purchase at $159.99 on the official Ecobee website and select retailers.