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Topic: HomeKit

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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iHome ships Apple HomeKit 5-in-1 SmartMonitor, with environmental sensors

11/03/2016, 01:11 pm

Smart home accessory purveyor iHome is shipping the iSS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor, allowing users to monitor not just motion like most sensor packages, but humidity, temperature, and more, enabling complex HomeKit actions based on a variety of environmental conditions, all detected from one device.

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Elgato officially debuts Apple HomeKit-compatible Eve Motion sensor

11/03/2016, 09:11 am

After teasing the product at a trade show in September, HomeKit device manufacturer Elgato has officially unveiled its motion sensor, the Eve Motion.

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Elgato debuts standalone Eve Light Switch for Apple's HomeKit

10/26/2016, 12:10 pm

Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Light Switch, which it claimed is the world's first standalone switch with support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

10/22/2016, 01:10 am

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that on Friday severely impacted internet access for many U.S. web denizens was found to be in part enabled by a botnet targeting unprotected "Internet of Things" devices. For Apple, the revelation vindicates a controversial walled garden approach to IoT borne out through the HomeKit protocol.

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Apple partners with home builders to accelerate HomeKit use

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Looking to speed up adoption, Apple is partnering with various U.S. home builders to get HomeKit-ready technology installed in some homes from the start, a report said on Wednesday.

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