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Topic: HomeKit

Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at CES 2017 coming later this year

01/11/2017, 11:01 am

Apple itself may not show up to CES, but about a dozen companies came to this year's show with a range of HomeKit-capable products from smart lighting products to home security. Here's a complete guide to everything HomeKit unveiled at CES 2017.

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How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

01/10/2017, 10:01 am

A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home -- AppleInsider shows you how to configure the Apple TV to act as the hub of the system.

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Hands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality Monitor with Apple HomeKit support

01/09/2017, 01:01 pm

While a number of HomeKit-connected cameras were showcased at CES last week, Withings goes a step beyond just video, integrating an air quality monitor into its offering as well.

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FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

01/09/2017, 10:01 am

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.

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Leviton presents hub-free HomeKit in-wall dimmers, switches

01/06/2017, 03:01 pm

Leviton's Decora Smart lineup of automated switches and dimmers promise a HomeKit-friendly lighting solution -with no hub required, unlike some competing lighting solutions.

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Hands-on: Fibaro's HomeKit-enabled flood, door/window, and motion sensors

01/06/2017, 02:01 pm

Smart appliance maker Fibaro is embracing Apple's HomeKit platform with three upcoming Bluetooth-connected accessories. AppleInsider paid a visit to the company's boot at the Consumer Electronics Show Friday for a closer look.

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Focalcrest Mixtile Hub claims to bridge HomeKit, previously incompatible home automation devices

01/06/2017, 11:01 am

The Consumer Electronics Show HomeKit reveals continue, with "internet of things" company Focalcrest showing its bridging solution that claims to bridge smart home devices from different brands, allowing access to Apple's HomeKit platform, and Home app.

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Honeywell embraces Apple HomeKit with Lyric Home Security and Control System

01/05/2017, 01:01 pm

The existing Lyric Honeywell home security system will gain HomeKit support in early 2017, thanks to a forthcoming software update, making make it the first-ever pro-installed security system with support for Apple's smart home platform.

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D-Link launches new HomeKit range with Omna 180 Cam HD security camera

01/05/2017, 11:01 am

The first camera from D-Link's Wi-Fi camera range to be compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the Omna 180 Cam HD, is a network camera for the home that can stream encrypted 1080p video to iOS devices and the Apple TV.

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Yale smart locks get HomeKit integration with $75 module

01/05/2017, 01:01 am

Lock maker Yale on Wednesday announced a $75 HomeKit module that plugs directly into existing hardware, offering owners the ability to control select smart locks with Siri and Apple's Home app.

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HomeKit Withings Home Plus smart security camera launches at CES

01/04/2017, 06:01 pm

Withings on Wednesday unveiled the Home Plus, a HomeKit-enabled security camera capable of streaming video over a home network to a mobile device.

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Incipio's Wireless Smart Power Strip lets you power four devices with Apple HomeKit

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

In a unique addition to Apple's HomeKit product lineup, Incipio has announced a new four-outlet smart power strip, which will allow users to discretely control and power multiple appliances via one accessory.

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Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect any garage door to Apple HomeKit

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.

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iDevices' Instant Switch is a Bluetooth remote for HomeKit compatible appliances

01/04/2017, 12:01 am

Adding to an already impressive ecosystem of connected home devices, iDevices on Tuesday debuted Instant Switch, a wall-mounted Bluetooth controller styled after traditional light switches.

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Netatmo debuts HomeKit-ready Smart Smoke Alarm, other smart home products

01/03/2017, 11:01 pm

Netatmo extended its HomeKit-enabled product offering at CES on Tuesday with the debut of the Smart Smoke Alarm, a competitor of Nest Protect, as well as an accompanying indoor siren and other smart home products developed through partnerships with French firms Velux and Legrand.

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ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender lets you control BLE Apple HomeKit accessories away from home

01/03/2017, 08:01 am

Without a nearby Apple TV or iPad configured as a "Home Hub," Bluetooth Low Energy HomeKit accessories cannot be controlled remotely. But a new HomeKit-certified Bluetooth-to-Wi-Fi bridge from ConnectSense coming in 2017 aims to address that shortcoming.

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Sylvania announces Bluetooth-connected Apple HomeKit lightbulbs that don't require a hub

12/27/2016, 11:12 am

Early next year, Sylvania will release a new multicolor HomeKit-enabled Bluetooth lightbulb, allowing users to control the lights in their home without the need for a separate hub.

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Fibaro releases three new HomeKit sensors reliant on iOS 10.2 alerts feature

12/15/2016, 01:12 pm

Smart home peripheral company Fibaro has debuted a trio of Bluetooth Low Energy sensors for Apple's HomeKit, and is releasing flood, door and window, and motion sensors.

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iOS 10.2 improves Apple HomeKit with expanded smart home notifications

12/12/2016, 05:12 pm

Monday's release of iOS 10.2 brought meaningful changes to Apple's HomeKit platform, giving users the ability to receive instant alerts for a variety of new connected device types in their home.

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KB Home unveils first-ever Apple HomeKit-enabled community in San Jose

11/18/2016, 03:11 pm

The Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose, Calif., will be the first HomeKit-enabled community, featuring built-in Apple-connected smart home connectivity for prospective buyers.

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