Tag: HomeKit

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 […]

Eve debuts Eve Cam, which supports HomeKit Secure Video

Eve Systems has launched its first camera product this week at CES, called the Eve Cam which supports HomeKit and HomeKit Secure Video, which was introduced with iOS 13 at WWDC last June. Eve has said that the Eve Cam  “is the first camera designed exclusively for Apple HomeKit Secure Video. It was built from the ground up to protect your privacy.” Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video is a more secure way of […]

ADT launches new security cameras, which work with HomeKit under ‘Blue By ADT’

This week at CES, ADT have launched a trio of new smart home cameras, which work with HomeKit and Google Assistant. ADT purchased Lifesheild back in February last year which made them a ADT company which focused on home security systems and professional installation, now the company has rebranded as ‘Blue By ADT’ and while it still makes home security systems, it now makes outdoor and indoor cameras for smart […]

Netatmo launches new HomeKit smart lock which has NFC keys

Netatmo, which is better known for its weather station and rain and wind modules, has launched a new smart lock which is very different to most on the market. From the look of it it only works with HomeKit at the moment and it uses physical NFC keys, meaning you can recode the keys if one gets lost. Like other locks from August and KwikSet, the Netatmo Smart Door Lock […]

IKEA Smart Blinds now work with HomeKit

Ikea launched its range of smart blinds almost a year ago now in January 2019 and at the time, it was said that they would work with HomeKit, and up to last week they have not had support for Apple’s smart home platform. At the end of last week, it was reported that a new software update had begun rolling out to the FYRTUR range of blinds on sale from […]

LG announce that more new TVs will launch later this year with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support

This week, LG has revealed that its new upcoming NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs will be launching soon, and they also feature HomeKit support as well as AirPlay 2 compatibility. New models LG has the new Nano 8 and Nano 9 series of televisions available, with 11 different sizes from 49-inch to 86-inch versions. “Our 2019 Nano Cell TVs promise to once again be the best performing premium […]

Deal: HomeKit compatible Logitech Circle 2 is £109.99 on amazon.co.uk

For smart home and Apple HomeKit fans, a great deal on a Logitech Circle 2 camera has popped up on amazon.co.uk today. The Circle 2 is usually £169.99 but, it’s on deal today for £109.99. Logitech’s Circle 2 is usually a firm favouite out of all the HomeKit camera offerings currently on sale, but it does also work with Amazon’s own Alexa service, as well as Google Home too. Similar […]

Deal: LIFX Smart Bulb is now £40 on amazon.co.uk

On amazon.co.uk this week, one of the bulbs LIFX offers is on a deal now on Amazon UK. The LIFX WiFi bulb comes in two models: B22 and E27. One is for the edison screw and one for baynet fitting. The LIFX range of lights are unique as they connect directly to your home WiFi with no hub required. They work with Apple HomeKit, the ‘Works with Nest’ system and […]