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Topic: HomeKit

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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Ecobee3 Lite cuts smart thermostat's price while keeping Apple HomeKit support

10/17/2016, 11:10 am

Ecobee on Monday launched the Ecobee3 Lite, a new version of its flagship thermostat that's cheaper than the original while retaining most of its core features.

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Netatmo launches Health Home Coach enabled for Apple's HomeKit

10/11/2016, 12:10 pm

Netatmo on Tuesday released the Healthy Home Coach, an indoor climate tracking system with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

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Honeywell intros Lyric T5 thermostat ready for Apple's HomeKit

09/27/2016, 12:09 pm

Honeywell has announced the Lyric T5, a new Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

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iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech support, HomeKit hardware

09/19/2016, 04:09 pm

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

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Some new iOS 10 Home app features not supported by third-gen Apple TV [u]

09/16/2016, 12:09 pm

After users upgrade devices to iOS 10, they won't be able to take full advantage of some new HomeKit-related features on older, third generation Apple TVs.

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Elgato soon to expand its HomeKit Eve peripheral line with motion sensor

09/05/2016, 09:09 am

Elgato appears to be growing its stable of home automation devices, with the the first HomeKit compatible motion sensor spotted, called the "Eve Motion."

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Philips adds Motion Sensor, upgraded smartbulbs to HomeKit-enabled Hue line

08/29/2016, 10:08 am

Philips has introduced several new products to its Apple HomeKit-capable Hue lighting system, most notably the Motion Sensor, which can be used to trigger different actions based not just on movement but the time of day.

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Hunter launches Signal ceiling fan with Apple HomeKit support

08/16/2016, 11:08 am

Following several months' delay, Hunter on Tuesday launched the Signal, the first ceiling fan on the market with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

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iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

07/11/2016, 01:07 pm

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.

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