First came a report from a reputable blogthen a series of blurry images came through the FCC, and now The edge can exclusively reveal renderings of Philips Hue’s upcoming entry into the smart home security market. The images come to us via Dave Zatz of zatz not funny, who saw them in an update to the Philips Hue Android app released this week, and suggest that the smart lighting company will be announcing its entry into the smart home security market imminently.
The images show one Nest-style smart home security camera out of a total of four that the company is rumored to be preparing for launch, and its design matches photos that leaked through the FCC earlier this week. . Alongside the camera footage is a rendering of what appears to be an updated motion sensor, as well as a contact sensor that will apparently be used to detect whether doors and windows are open or closed.
The updated Android app also includes language referencing “arm” and “alarm,” suggesting a security approach beyond the company’s existing smart lighting products. The Zigbee compatibility on the cameras, which we learned from their FCC listings, suggests they will be able to function as motion sensors. HueBlogwhich reported on the existence of the upcoming security cameras and sensors earlier this month, reports that in Europe the cameras could sell for between €199.95 (around $217) and €349.95 (around $380). , and that the contact sensor could start at 39.95 euros. (about $43.38).
Smart home security isn’t an entirely new market for Philips Hue’s parent company, Signify. His other smart lighting brand, WiZ, announced its own security system earlier this year that included an indoor security camera, but could also use its own bulbs to detect intruders.