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ecobee launches new doorbell cam

October 18, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

Toronto-based ecobee, a subsidiary of Generac Power Systems announced the launch of the new Smart Doorbell Camera (wired).

The camera is designed with radar sensing technology, and without a battery in the device to withstand extreme temperatures. The ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera can also integrate with ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium to show a live stream directly on the thermostat screen.

“Our new Smart Doorbell Camera gives homeowners the full picture with crystal clear vision, day or night,” said ecobee founder & CEO Stuart Lombard, in a statement. “The new Smart Doorbell Camera works even better with the rest of our ecobee smart home devices and Smart Security service, from showing a live stream of the camera right on the ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium to detecting the difference between people and packages on your doorstep.”

The new Smart Doorbell Camera has a 175° vertical field of view. With enhanced low light vision and 1080p HD video, residents can see the image, day or night. With IP65 waterproofing and dust protection, the Smart Doorbell Camera can operate in temperatures ranging from -25 to 45°C.

Customers can set an Activity Zone – a customized area on a front porch or walkway where the doorbell camera will focus for motion and person detection.

With a Smart Security subscription to a Standard or Complete plan, the Smart Doorbell Camera will automatically record motion, people, and package deliveries as video clips, which can be stored and shared for 30 days. Subscribers can also receive notifications with real-time images on a smartphone or Apple Watch and a siren that homeowners can sound.

All customers who purchase a Smart Doorbell Camera and are new to Smart Security will automatically receive a free two-month trial. After the trial, customers can opt for the Standard plan for $7 per month – or $70 per year. The Complete plan with support for unlimited cameras in one home is $14 per month or $125 per year with no contract or commitments.

The ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera is available for $219.99 on ecobee.com, and online through select retail partners including Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe’s. The Smart Doorbell Camera, and ecobee’s full product line-up, is available in-store at Best Buy locations across Canada beginning Oct. 22, 2023.

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