Use HomeKit Secure Video
Customize your video recording, notification, storage, and sharing options—all with HomeKit Secure Video.
Streaming video and storing video clips don't require an iCloud storage plan. If you want to record your video, you need a 200GB iCloud storage plan to support one camera and a 2TB storage plan to support up to five cameras.
Set up your camera
- Check with your camera manufacturer if you need to install their iOS or iPadOS camera app for setup.
- Add your camera as an accessory in the Home app You'll see a notification on your device that says your camera is added. Make sure that you add your camera to the same network that your Home app is on and that the network is stable. If your network disconnects while your camera is recording, your video might not be stored.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to choose your streaming and recording settings, user permissions, and more. You can also change these settings later. When you're finished, tap Done.
Use these steps to add all of your HomeKit Secure Video cameras to the Home app. You'll get a notification if you reach the maximum number of recording-enabled cameras supported with your iCloud storage plan.
The Apple ID that you use for the Home app allows up to five total recording-enabled cameras across as many homes as you own. Members of a Family Sharing iCloud storage plan share this limit with everyone else on the storage plan. To record with more than five cameras, you need to use another Apple ID with another iCloud storage plan.