Toronto-based Ecobee has announced its first smart home security camera and a home security system called Haven.

“We saw tens of thousands of customers using ecobee SmartSensors and solutions like IFTTT to basically hack together security systems, and knew what we had to do next,” said Stuart Lombard, Founder and CEO of ecobee. “Haven not only offers a greater sense of awareness, context and control but also brings peace of mind back to the forefront of the smart home. As a company, we go where our customers need us to go and are thrilled to introduce thoughtful technology that can help families navigate the chaos of everyday life today, and for years to come.”

Haven is Ecobee’s home monitoring subscription and includes, automatic monitoring, entry detection (via contact sensors), 14-day video history, all of this is accessible with the ecobee app.

There are two plans for Ecobee Haven, an Essential Plan for $7 CAD ($5 USD) per month that gets you home monitoring and video recording for one camera.

The Extended Plan is $14 CAD ($10 USD) per month and gives you home monitoring and video recording for unlimited cameras. Both plans include a 30-day free trial.

The Ecobee SmartCamera offers 1080p video with a 180-degree field of view and Smart Focus. The camera can automatically pan and zoom to capture unexpected movement.

“ecobee Haven was designed for people at home, on-the-go and every moment in between, and we’ve seen incredible ways to leverage the platform we never could have imagined,” said Casey McKinnon, Vice President, Product at ecobee. “During our field trials, we saw many parents checking in on kids in the playroom from their new home offices, keeping a closer eye on elderly loved ones remotely, and even healthcare professionals testing usability in hospitals to minimize exposure. We’re thrilled with the many ways our customers are already utilizing our new home monitoring platform and are excited to see where we can take it from here.”

The SmartCamera will actually shut-off when it detects family members at home. The camera also has microphones that can be used to talk to Alexa.

Just like Ecobee’s other products, the SmartCamera works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and SmartThings. The company says Google Assistant support is coming soon.

Alongside the SmartCamera, Ecobee also announced the SmartSensor for doors and windows, so you’ll get an alert if a door or window is opened.

The SmartCamera costs $249 CAD ($179 USD) and the SmartSensor for doors and windows 2-pack costs $99 CAD ($79 USD).

Ecobee is also offering a couple of bundles, which you can see below.

  • Total Home Comfort and Security Bundle: $699 CAD ($499 USD)
    • SmartThermostat with voice control
    • SmartCamera with voice control
    • SmartSensor 2-pack
    • SmartSensor for doors and windows 2-pack
  • Home Comfort with Voice Control Bundle: $449 CAD ($313 USD)
    • SmartThermostat with voice control and included SmartSensor
    • SmartSensor 2-pack
  • Home Security Bundle: $399 CAD ($279 USD)
    • SmartCamera with voice control
    • SmartSensor 2-pack
    • SmartSensor for doors and windows 2-pack
  • Home Comfort Bundle: $329 CAD ($236 USD)
    • ecobee3 lite smart thermostat
    • SmartSensor 2-pack
  • Camera Coverage Bundle: $449 CAD ($319 USD)
    • SmartCamera 2-pack
  • Sensor Coverage Bundle: $139 CAD ($99 USD)
    • SmartSensor 2-pack
    • SmartSensor for doors and windows 2-pack

All of Ecobee’s new products are available from their website.

Source: Ecobee

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