Our Ethics

HomeKit Authority runs this site for the sole purpose to provide honest and transparent news and reviews for everything HomeKit and smart home. We do not accept money or accept gifts for favourable reviews. Whilst we will purchase some of the products featured on HomeKit Authority, we also receive “loan units” from manufacturers for purpose of the review. We are under no obligation to provide favourable reviews or endorsements of these products. HomeKit Authority retains full editorial control over the content in our reviews posted to this site. We will only make editorial changes to content if corrected by a company if the information is incorrect. You can read more on the review promise.

Amazon Affiliate programme

HomeKit Authority and its social channels is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and others. This means that we may list products on reviews, articles and the deals pages which if you click through to Amazon and purchase, HomeKit Authority may receive a small commission from that sale. Possible examples of affiliate links on our website: text such as “Check Price on Amazon”, “See on Best Buy”, “See on Target.com”  Further, affiliate links may be denoted by a green button, by green text or by hyperlinked text within the body of written content. An affiliate link is in now way endorsing this any product.

Adsense or other advertisements

HomeKit Authority also places advertisements from various advertisers on this website from time to time, including but not limited to Google Adsense which, if you click through, we may be given a percentage of the cost of that click. Any adverts that appear on the site are clearly marked with the word “Advertisement” and if you see this then it’s a paid advertisement which is more than likely from Adsense. We do our best to make sure that advertising is appropriate for all audiences. This means we do not allow advertising for gambling, nudity or violence. But if you come across an advert please contact our editor in chief via the contact us page.

Deals

We list the best deals on our deals page, regardless of whether we have a relationship with the seller. Additionally, we strive to only list deals from reputable sellers and ban any seller that we receive consistently poor feedback about. Please note that these deals are through affiliate relationships and the product and fulfilment is done via the seller directly.

Product links in reviews and articles

The mission of HomeKit Authority is primarily to provide valuable information to our visitors, and making money from these initiatives is a secondary activity, but this website and other channels operated by HomeKit Authority costs money to run. To cover costs we may place a link to a product or service and receive an affiliate commission. However, please note that we will not give a favourable review to promote it through an affiliate link and you will see products with good and equally critical reviews with product links. We do this as we feel consumer choice is important and people need to make their own minds up if a product is for them. If you have questions, contact the team at HomeKit Authority via the contact us page.