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Topic: HomeKit

Ikea adds color changing bulb to Tradfri home automation line, HomeKit support still coming

10/03/2017, 04:10 pm

Ikea has made a color-changing light bulb in its Tradfri line more commonly available, potentially giving home automation-minded users a less expensive way to go beyond simple illumination.


Philips expands Hue's HomeKit support, Chamberlain ships new MyQ Smart Garage Hub

10/03/2017, 09:10 am

Philips on Tuesday updated the Hue iOS app and firmware with retroactive Apple HomeKit support for its Tap, Dimmer Switch, and Motion Sensor accessories. Chamberlain meanwhile upgraded its MyQ Smart Garage Hub, which supports HomeKit when paired with the MyQ Home Bridge.


LIFX Tile Kit boasts highly customizable LED panels with HomeKit support

09/27/2017, 12:09 pm

Smartbulb producer LIFX has introduced another way to light up a room, with the Tile wall panels able to change color into a variety of different light patterns, all of which can be controlled via the company's companion app or through smarthome frameworks, including Apple's HomeKit.


D-Link's HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD gets new control features in app update

09/26/2017, 08:09 pm

Accessory maker D-Link on Tuesday updated its Omna iOS app with all new features for its Omna 180 Cam HD, one of the first internet-connected security cameras to feature Apple HomeKit support.


LIFX smarbulbs gain long-delayed support for Apple's HomeKit

09/21/2017, 11:09 am

Several LIFX smartbulbs are now compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the company announced on Thursday, in a move which could bolster attempts to compete with Philips' popular Hue series.


August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

09/19/2017, 12:09 am

Smart lock manufacturer August on Tuesday unveiled a new hardware lineup headlined by the revamped Smart Lock Pro, a HomeKit-compatible retrofit device that boasts all-new "DoorSense" technology that alerts users when their door is left ajar. A second, more affordable device also launched, as did a new version of the Doorbell Cam.


Crowdfunded HomeKit smoke detector Birdi marred by late and low-quantity deliveries, silence from company

09/11/2017, 11:09 am

Birdi had a promising start with a successful crowd funding campaign for a HomeKit smoke detector. But, the tale of the company after taking customer's money for a product that appears to have not delivered in any real quantity is clouded in secrecy.


Logitech adds HomeKit to Circle 2 Wired, says Apple won't allow support on battery-powered model

09/07/2017, 09:09 am

Logitech on Thursday released a firmware update for the $180 Circle 2 Wired, making it just the second security camera currently available on the market to support Apple's HomeKit platform.


Tado Smart Climate Assistant leverages HomeKit for UK, EU thermostats, Smart AC controller left behind

09/01/2017, 09:09 am

Home automation company has launched the Smart Climate Assistant utilizing HomeKit for controlling its thermostats and smart radiator valves for its customers mostly in the EU and UK-- but the HomeKit support promised for the Intelligent AC Control by the same company will likely never surface.


Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome & Presence security cams

08/31/2017, 04:08 pm

Netatmo on Thursday said that two of its flagship smarthome products, the Welcome and Presence security cameras, will gain support for Apple's HomeKit later in 2017 via firmware updates.


Philips adds new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, puts more bulbs in Starter Kits

08/31/2017, 10:08 am

Philips on Thursday announced an upcoming collection of Hue lights compatible with Apple's HomeKit, as well as three bigger Starter Kit bundles.


Elgato outs five new Apple HomeKit-ready accessories including door lock & smoke detector [u]

08/29/2017, 11:08 am

Elgato on Tuesday revealed five upcoming accessories in its HomeKit-compatible Eve line, in some cases branching into new smarthome categories such as door locks and smoke detection. [Updated with more release info]


Apple alumni reveal HomeKit-compatible Latch C smart lock for business, apartments

08/22/2017, 10:08 am

Smart lock startup company Latch has unveiled the enterprise and apartment-oriented Latch C -- its first smart lock certified to work with HomeKit.


Cypress IoT software development kit takes advantage of Apple's new, open HomeKit policy

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

The chip manufacturer responsible for a wide array of "internet of things" devices, Cypress Semiconductor, has announced an updated version of its development kit, adding HomeKit support and iCloud certification to the package.


iDevices launches new Apple HomeKit Dimmer Switch for $100

08/16/2017, 10:08 am

The list of Apple HomeKit-compatible accessories continues to expand, as iDevices on Wednesday launched its new wall-installed Dimmer Switch, offering users the ability to control and set the brightness of their lights with Siri.


Schlage Sense smart lock Wi-Fi adapter coming, does not extend HomeKit connectivity

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

The new Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Wi-Fi Adapter allows for remote control of the house lock from anywhere -- but does not extend Bluetooth range with HomeKit compatibility at all.


Apple HomeKit added to Ikea Tradfri smart bulb line with firmware update

08/10/2017, 08:08 am

Ikea has quietly added HomeKit support to its inexpensive Tradfri line of smart bulbs, necessitating a firmware update to the system's bridge to enable.


Chamberlain ships MyQ HomeKit Bridge, bringing Siri control to its garage door openers

08/09/2017, 01:08 pm

After a demo of the product at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Chamberlain is shipping its MyQ Home Bridge, adding HomeKit functionality to MyQ-compatible garage door openers and compatible lighting.


How to automate your home with Apple's HomeKit, with or without an iPad or Apple TV

08/08/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's HomeKit allows users to control compatible hardware with an iPhone -- but expanded control from outside the home requires either an Apple TV of some flavor, or an iPad. AppleInsider explains the use cases, and what you need to get started.


Pre-orders for Sylvania Smart+ A19 Full Color Light Bulb start, more HomeKit devices coming

08/07/2017, 10:08 am

Sylvania has launched pre-orders for its Smart+ A19 Full Color Light Bulb, and is adding more HomeKit bulbs, and accessories in the near future.