Tag: HomeKit

Arlo’s wired doorbell now supports HomeKit

Earlier this month, Arlo has updated its own wired video doorbell to support HomeKit, but only at a basic level so now support for HomeKit Secure Video here yet it seems. However without Secure Video, standard HomeKit does allow for viewing of live footage only, as well as integrating with any automations. To get the integration to work, you’ll need the following firmware or newer to be on the basestation: […]

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to LG 2018 smart TVs

This week, LG has started to rollout support for Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2 in its range of smart TVs from 2018, this is following up from what the company said they would do earlier this year. HomeKit for TVs adds the ability to run automations, and control the power, volume and input from the Home app on iOS, macOS and watchOS. AirPlay 2 allows the streaming, over the local […]

Netatmo Doorbell with HomeKit support now available in the US and Canada

Netatmo annoicuned their HomeKit compatible doorbell back in 2019 and despite some delays, it was made available here in the UK and Europe in September this year. However it was delayed even further for the US and Canadian market. However this week, the company announced that the Smart Video Doorbell will be available from January 2021. The doorbell is fully compatible with HomeKit and has its own app to recognise people, […]

Netatmo launches updated HomeKit Smart Outdoor Camera, now has an integrated siren

Netatmo, which is most famous for its weather station – which now after many years, works with HomeKit. The French company has updated its outdoor smart floodlight camera with an integrated siren which can get very loud, up to 105db. The existing Smart Outdoor Camera has been out for a few years and is still on sale, while the new one is up for pre-order. Both cameras work with HomeKit, […]

Logitech launches new camera, with only support for HomeKit

From the outside a least, it seems Logitech and Apple have a good relationship for new products, with the iPad 6th generation in 2018, Apple added Apple Pencil support and at the same time, Logitech launched the Crayon which worked with the new iPad and the same thing for various keyboard covers and cases for new iPads over the years. The next one is the new Circle View Camera from […]

Hive’s smart home devices now support HomeKit

Hive which is a UK based company and part of British Gas, has been making its own smart home devices for a few years now and thanks to marketing from British Gas, it is popular here in the UK, it makes thermostats, plugs and lights, but until now Hive has not supported HomeKit. A lot of devices on the market support HomeKit now and finally, Hive does now too. However, […]

Eero’s routers and mesh system now supports Apple HomeKit

At Apple’s WWDC last year, it announced a few additions to HomeKit, one was HomeKit Secure Video which utilises the power of the HomePod or Apple TV to analyse footage and stores videos in iCloud. This week, Netatmo announced support for this. The other, was HomeKit support for home routers which will automatically configure the firewall to help isolate smart home devices from your main LAN. This isn’t a new […]

Netatmo updates its Smart Indoor Camera to support HomeKit Secure Video

Apple announced HomeKit Secure Video for HomeKit camera last year at WWDC for a release with iOS 13, and support from camera manufacturers has been slowly rolling in and today, French company Netatmo, which is best known for its weather station has updated its indoor camera to now support Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video. The free update will roll out over the next few days, according to the company. Big news: […]

August launches new smart lock, which uses WiFi and doesn’t need a hub

August has been making smart locks which work with your phone for a while now and the latest generation, the August Smart Lock Pro is one of the most well reviewed locks on sale today. But like most smart home products on batteries, it uses bluetooth and therefore has to have some kind of hub or bridge in order to interface with the network and or internet. Wi-Fi Smart Lock […]