HomeKit

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 […]

Apple will be appearing at CES 2020 this year, for the first time in decades

According to a report from Bloomberg, by Mark Gurman – Apple will be attending CES next week for the first time in decades to likely show off more devices and features of HomeKit, Apple’s propterity smart home platform. The report also mentions it is not expected that any new Apple products are to be announced at CES but more likely to be a showcase platform for HomeKit. CES 2020 starts […]

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 […]

LIFX smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit

LIFX, a very competent competitor in the smart home space to the Phillips Hue range has now announced its support for Apple’s HomeKit API, a much requested feature over the last few years. LIFX has been working with Nest and Google for a while now, with the “Works with Nest” system, in which LIFX bulbs would flash red when your Nest Protect smoke alarm detected any issues in the home. […]

Apple confirms HomeKit, Apple TV will be a gateway

Apple has now confirmed HomeKit, while also creating a support page which list the current range of devices which are compatible with HomeKit. The document also goes through the process of using HomeKit, such as setting up each device on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Also in the support document, Apple has stated that an Apple TV is required to act as a hub for controlling any devices when you’re […]