Apple HomeKit was much debated, much discussed, much reviewed and much upgraded and after all the fuss, the trials and tribulations, it is finally rolling out to our enthusiasm, through the first batch of HomeKit enabled accessories from third party manufacturers.
So say goodbye to your previous worries about those lights left on, those doors you forgot to lock, that bread burning in the toaster and the list can go on endlessly. HomeKit will check on all the appliances in your home, provided they can be connected with the new Apple feature. You will soon be able to connect a limited range of products with Siri on your iOS device, hence take some good worries off your shoulders.
The HomeKit accessories will start shipping in just a short while and they range from sensors, smart outlets, lights and thermostats, all coming from famous accessory makers with a name based on connected home industry. You will soon be able to connect your home appliances to the iOS ecosystem in a pretty upscale manner.
There’s a list of five startups standing in row to announce the launch of the first HomeKit certified products. They include a WiFi connected thermostat which can be bought for $250 along with an Elgato line of sensors, able to connect data on air quality, air pressure, humidity, temperature, along with energy and water consumption. Its capacities expand to monitoring outside conditions like temperature, air pressure and humidity. The package includes four sensors, including room for indoor monitoring, door and window that allows you to check open or closed status of the respective entry points and weather for outdoor statistics.
The list doesn’t end here, as there will also be an iHOME smart plug which allows users to turn appliances off and on wirelessly. The first batch of Apple HomeKit accessories sounds provocative and innovative, taking technology to the next level and making appliances control possible through a simple push of a button.
There is also a bridge device coming from Lutron that connects to the HomeKit standard through its connected lighting system. Last but not least, HomeKit will also work with a bridge device that connects its catalogue of already existing home automation with HomeKit.
There is a ton of benefits for consumers who will choose to use the Apple HomeKit, as all the devices you connect to the feature can work together so that you can have a complex management system over all your housing accessories.
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