A few more WWDC 2020 developments, talk about the intricacies of a HomeKit alarm system, and listener questions on this week's HomeKit Insider podcast.
Last week's episode was all about Apple's WWDC announcements for HomeKit, and this week we go further. We had a chance to test out Activity Zones with HomeKit Secure Video cameras, to find out how easy it is to set them up.
Stephen also discusses his experience with the HomePass app as an easy way to store HomeKit pairing codes across your devices for easy access later.
Finally, we talk at length about HomeKit alarm systems including the Abode Iota and Aqara bridge. HomeKit alarm systems have their place, but limitations within HomeKit still make their setup a bit difficult by being forced to buy into one company's contact and motion sensor ecosystems.
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Links from the show
- Every new HomeKit feature in iOS 14, tvOS 14, and macOS Big Sur
- Aqara Smart Wall Switch (No Neutral, Single Rocker)
- Logitech Circle View Camera
- LIFX + 1100-Lumen Smart LED Bulb
- LIFX + A19 Wi-Fi Smart Bulb
- HomePass for HomeKit
- HomeCam for HomeKit
- iDevices Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
- Aqara Hub and Alarm System
- Abode Alarm System
- Abode Monitoring Plans
- Eufy Security System
- AppleInsider Videos on YouTube
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