TP-Link has made a huge splash with its Kasa smarthome devices over the last couple of years, but the lineup has been fairly limited until now. The company has a handful of new things, including a video doorbell.
The Kasa Smart Video Doorbell, as it called, can record video in 2K HDR and has night vision capabilities. It also comes with hardware-supported face detection, which allows the camera to differentiate between people and other objects, as well as recognize who exactly is at the door, whether it's the mailman, your neighbor, or just a stranger. This will be available at some points during the first half of 2019. Pricing info is not yet known.
TP-Link also announced the Kasa Smart Wire-Free Outdoor Security Camera System, which comes with a fully wireless camera powered by a battery and connectors to a included hub. The camera can record full 1080p HD video and has night vision capabilities along with two-way audio communication. The system will come in either one, two or three-camera packages.
On top of the Wire-Free Outdoor Camera System, the Kasa Smart Spot Indoor Security Camera, which will be available alongside the current regular Kasa Cam as a budget option. The Spot records in 1080p and can do night vision and two-way audio. You will also be able to stream the video feed to Alexa and Google Assistant displays, like the Echo Show and Google Home Hub. Available in the jump for $ 50.
It combines what you currently enjoy with Kasa’s smart light switch, but comes with built-in smart speaker complete with a microphone and a speaker. So you can use it as a full-featured smart speaker and stream music from it, or use it as an intercom with your Kasa video doorbell. It is not known which voice assistant will use it (either Alexa or Google Assistant, or possibly something else), but we reached out for a comment and will update this when we find out. The switch will arrive at the first half of this year, though no information is available yet.
Lastly, the company unveiled a new in-wall smart outlet ($ 40), and an outdoor smart plug that comes with two individually-controlled receptacles ($ 45), both of which will be available next month. Lastly, the Kasa Wi-Fi LED has eight individually-controlled sections that will offer color changing and brightness control.
A lot of further details are still unknown, so we'll be sure to update once more information is available