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HomeKit open source

Apple makes parts of Homekit ADK Open Source

Apple has announced it will make elements of its HomeKit Accessory Development Kit open source. This move means developers can now use the HomeKit Open Source ADK to prototype non-commercial smart home accessories. Along with...
ADT Video doorbell with HomeKit

ADT to to launch HomeKit video doorbell?

It would seem that ADT the home security company may plan to release a HomeKit Video doorbell soon. This is after electronics manufacturer Sercomm applied for approval for what looks to be a HomeKit...
Aqara US amazon launch

Aqara smart home products coming to Amazon.com Dec 17th

Aqara has announced that from December 17th will see the official release of the company's products for the US market. Products include Aqara hub, the US smart plug, contact sensor, temperature/humidity sensor, motion sensor,...
Logitech Circle 2 Homekit

Logitech Circle 2 first to support HomeKit Secure Video

Taking everyone by surprise, Logitech has released a firmware update for the Circle 2 that supports Homekit Secure Video. The Circle 2 smart Security Camera was one of the first home security cameras to...
iOS 13 splitting devices

Update to HomeKit allows splitting of accessories in iOS 13.2 beta

Since Apple made iOS 13 Beta available in the summer, users have been complaining of the way they had grouped accessories with multiple sensors together. However, it looks like Apple has listened to users...
Netatmo doorbell HomeKit

Netatmo smart video doorbell will support HomeKit Secure video at launch

Following Apple's announcement regarding HomeKit Secure Video coming later this year. Netatmo has officially confirmed that its upcoming Smart Video Doorbell will be compatible with HomeKit Secure Video at launch along with its existing...
Avia smart video doorbell homekit

Avia smart to launch video doorbell with HomeKit in 2019

Avia, the start up smart home brand may launch multiple smart devices that will be compatible with HomeKit. Avia smart will launch its smart lock in the summer, followed by a video doorbell, smart...
Ultion smart lock

Ultion smart lock with HomeKit and Alexa support – hands on

Ultion Smart lock with HomeKit and Alexa support This week I attended Fitshow 2019 to check out the smart tech being shown off. While lots of it is a take on existing stuff on the...
KeyMitt smart lock

New Startup Keymitt to bring smart lock with HomeKit

Keymitt is a new startup who plans to introduce a new smart lock that with HomeKit support. The smart lock works similar to the Noki smart lock. With the Keymitt smart lock fits over the...
Hive HomeKit

Hive Home to finally get HomeKit support in 2019

In the UK Hive Home is a popular choice for control central heating and Hot water. Hive’s thermostat already works with Amazon Alexa and it now looks like Hive Home will support HomeKit in...

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