After a long awaited arrival, the Honeywell Smart Home Security system is finally prepared for shipment in August. The system was first introduced through Indiegogo last fall. After gaining popularity, the Honeywell Smart Home Security was shown at the 2018 CES in January. The buzz for the system’s release has been hovering around but the date is finally here. Pre-orders are already available on the company’s website.
The Honeywell home security camera comes packed with a 1080p wide-angle HD video camera. Like most other security cameras on the market, it also has night vision capabilities, motion detection, two-way audio capabilities and an impressive 147-degree field of vision.
The camera also offers Scheduled Facial Recognition. This feature actually works in two ways: To notify you when someone arrives as expected and to alert of unexpected or unrecognized visitors. If this occurs, you will be sent alerts of the unwanted guest via app. The system can then play audio at 90 decibels to warn off potential intruders.
“Honeywell says audio analytics are in the works as well, so the system should eventually be able to distinguish between your smoke detector and your dog barking to alert you accordingly,” claims Cnet.
Rather than wirelessly connecting to a central hub like many other systems, the camera itself is actually attached to the central unit of the security system. The central unit of the system is the Honeywell Camera Base Station. It has an appearance oddly similar to an Amazon Echo covered in fabric. The resemblance is there for a reason however.
The Camera Base Station runs on a 2GHz Snapdragon 8-core processor and has 1GB of RAM and 8GB flash memory. Connectivity support includes dual-band Wi-Fi, BlueTooth 4.2, Z-Wave Plus, and Honeywell’s Wiselink Security Protocol.
The Honeywell Smart Home Security system stores footage for up to 24 hours in the cloud. Honeywell has announced two storage service options.
- $5/month or $50/year – 1,500 video clips for 30 days.
- $15/month or $150/year – 3,000 video clips for 60 days.
Just like an Amazon Echo, the Honeywell will respond to the same command subset. This means, you can actually ask Alexa to set your security system alarms to voice control just like any other smart device in your house. The Honeywell is also responsive to Google Assistant voice commands. Although impressive, these features have become fairly common in the world of home security and home automation.
There are currently two bundle discounts for Smart Home Security system pre-orders. For $449, the pre-order Smart Home Security Starter Kit bundle includes the Camera Base Station, two door/window sensors, a security key fob, and a Honeywell C1 Wi-Fi security camera. This offer would save $120 from list prices. For $599, the Super Smart bundle includes everything from the previous as well as a T5 Wi-Fi smart thermostat and a water leak and freeze detector. This bundle cuts $220 offer the listing price of $809.
The Honeywell Smart Home Security system seems to offer quite a bit compared to the DIY industry competition. Unfortunately, it is also priced for what if offers. While Ring introduces a new Ring Alarm system for $199 and Nest reduces the Nest Secure price to $299, Honeywell might be release their system at the wrong time. Although the Honeywell system offers more, the draw for a DIY system is affordability.
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