D-Link announced that its new Omna 180 Cam HD Camera, revealed at CES 2017 last month, is now available to the purchase at Apple.com for $200. The Omna 180 Cam HD is HomeKit-enabled and allows users to monitor their homes, as with competing the connected security cameras. The device’s name hints at the camera’s super-wide-angle 180-degree lens, though that does not cause image distortion thanks to ‘de-warping’ tech that corrects the image.
The Omna 180 Cam was first announced at CES and appears to have beaten everyone else to market with its integrated HomeKit video support, with iOS 10. The product can be setup and controlled through the Home app, although some advanced features will also require use of D-Link’s free Omna app.
Much like the Nest Camera, the Omna will send you a notification if there is movement in your house, but you can view Omna’s live feed from your lock screen thanks to HomeKit integration. D-Link says that the connection between the camera and your iOS device is encrypted, and you can view live camera feed anytime through Apple’s Home app, although you will need an Apple TV or an iPad for that.
The new Omna camera has a modern design not dissimilar to the Echo, at least in the shape. The product is able to record video in Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, and includes infrared LED lights that enable video monitoring in total darkness to distances up to 16ft. Also the video clips and still images can be saved to a microSD card, as well, for a local backup. Cards up to 128GB are supported.
The Omna 180 has motion detection and will automatically capture content when any motion is detected. Users receive a rich notification on the iPhone or iPad that includes a live video feed from the camera. Finally, D-Link says that its new home security camera also features end-to-end encryption. The device is available now for $200 USD.