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Topic: HomeKit

First look: LIFX Mini smartbulb with Apple HomeKit

10/26/2017, 12:10 pm

LIFX is one of the better-known LED smartbulb brands, but until recently, it was also completely missing from Apple's HomeKit platform. We're currently testing this newfound support with one of the company's latest lights, the Mini.

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First Look: Yale Assure Lock SL with iM1 HomeKit-compatible networking module

10/25/2017, 07:10 pm

Long-time lock producer Yale has added HomeKit support to its Assure lock family in the form of the iM1 Network Module -- and AppleInsider has the Assure Lock SL with the module on-hand.

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First look: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect with Apple HomeKit [u]

10/24/2017, 03:10 pm

August's top-of-the-line package, the $279 Smart Lock Pro + Connect, lets people control a door from anywhere with internet access -- and with HomeKit support, becomes fairly easy to integrate with third-party accessories.

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How to customize Philips Hue Dimmer Switches to control any Apple HomeKit devices

10/24/2017, 09:10 am

A recent firmware update for the Philips Hue lighting lineup has given HomeKit compatibility to the company's affordable dimmer switches. That means you can now customize the switches to your liking, making them control a multitude of HomeKit accessories beyond Hue bulbs. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Review: Logitech's Circle 2 Wired is the best camera with Apple's HomeKit - for now

10/22/2017, 02:10 am

Logitech's Circle 2 has been available for a little while, but only recently did the company add HomeKit support to the Wired model -- making it just one of two security cameras in the entire smarthome market with that integration. The results are reasonably good, but some missing features prevent a whole-hearted recommendation.

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Assa Abloy buys out HomeKit-compatible smartlock maker August

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

On Thursday, Sweden's Assa Abloy -- one of the world's biggest lock manufacturers, owning several brands including Yale -- announced plans to buy out August Home, best known for its Apple HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock.

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First look: Logi Circle 2 security camera with Apple HomeKit

10/16/2017, 03:10 pm

Logitech recently added HomeKit to the Wired version of the Circle 2, making it just one of a handful of security cameras to support Apple's smarthome platform.

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Sylvania intros Apple HomeKit-compatible Soft White bulb & Full Color Indoor Flex Strip

10/16/2017, 03:10 pm

LEDVANCE's Sylvania brand on Monday announced two new Smart+ lights supporting HomeKit: the Soft White A19 bulb, and the Full Color Indoor Flex Strip.

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IKEA does second backtrack on Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri lighting

10/12/2017, 11:10 am

Home furnishings vendor IKEA has once again had to retract claims of Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri, its range of smartbulbs and related accessories.

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Yale's Assure smart lock family gets HomeKit support with iM1 Network Module upgrade

10/12/2017, 10:10 am

Long-time lock producer Yale has added HomeKit support to its Assure lock family, in the form of the iM1 Network Module that provides support for Siri controls through Apple's Home app.

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Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched the $199 Sonos One, a smartspeaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, as well as support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming in 2018.

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LIFX intros Beam accent lighting compatible with Apple's HomeKit

10/03/2017, 04:10 pm

LIFX on Tuesday announced the Beam Kit, a new HomeKit-ready lighting package that adds multicolored accents to walls.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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