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Topic: HomeKit

Hands on: D-Link Omna 180, the first Apple HomeKit security camera

02/17/2017, 12:02 pm

This week, accessory maker D-Link began shipping the Omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with Apple's HomeKit line of smart home accessories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.

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D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple's online store, coming to retail this month

02/15/2017, 09:02 am

A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

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HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in German Apple Store ahead of US availability

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

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Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

02/02/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave a rare glimpse into his personal life this week, when he spelled out how he uses HomeKit-connected smart accessories in his own home. AppleInsider offers a guide to how you, too, can live like a millionaire tech CEO.

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Apple demands specially-certified chips & factories for HomeKit devices, report says

01/27/2017, 11:01 am

One of the factors slowing down adoption of Apple's HomeKit platform is the company's demand that accessory makers not only buy specific chips, but have products manufactured at Apple-certified factories, a report said on Friday.

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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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