These are the devices compatible with APPLE HOMEKIT in 2019

Updated: Nov 27, 2019



In 2015, the first HomeKit products with the MFi certification (“Made for iPhone”) went on sale. The certification ensured that they were smart home devices with an authentication chip, subjected to rigorous tests to obtain the official seal of approval from Apple. With all its lyrics: these were devices compatible with Apple HomeKit.


In 2015, the first HomeKit products with the MFi certification (“Made for iPhone”) went on sale. The certification ensured that they were smart home devices with an authentication chip, subjected to rigorous tests to obtain the official seal of approval from Apple. With all its lyrics: these were devices compatible with Apple HomeKit.


Apple HomePod works as a hub with built-in Siri. Previously, an Apple TV was needed to control the devices remotely, and interactions were carried out through an iPhone or iPad. Many HomeKit devices are also compatible with Amazon speakers and Google Home devices, so you can use voice control with a variety of speakers.


Here is a list of some of the best HomeKit compatible devices. Keep in mind that, although extensive, this is not a complete list, as several companies have announced the integration of their products with HomeKit, but they are not yet on the market. For this reason, we will update this list as more products are already available.



Locks


August Smart Lock Pro + Connect allows you to do things like track who comes and goes, give access to specific people or lock and unlock the door remotely. In addition, it adheres to your existing lock, which means you don't have to buy a new set of keys for the house. Not only is it compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, it is also compatible with Apple HomeKit.


Don't you want to have to worry about the key to a house? Yale Assure Lock then is the answer, since it uses a touch screen keyboard. If you upgrade your Yale Assure Lock (YRD246 or YRD256 models) with a Yale iM1 network module, it will be compatible with Apple HomeKit.


The module generally costs about $ 50 and will allow you to control the lock with voice commands and more.


Also, the Schlage Sense smart lock is another great option. It has a keyboard and a lock, you can also use your smartphone as your password. It comes in a wide variety of styles and finishes and is compatible with Apple HomeKit and most other home automation systems.




Lights


The Apple HomeKit system is compatible with Philips Hue Bridge, which means you only have to say “Hey Siri…” to control your Philips Hue line of lighting products such as light strips and bulbs. You can adjust the dimming, change colors in certain rooms, synchronize your lights, set up scenes and more. The Philips Starter Starter Kit is a great way to start with smart lighting.


LIFX A19 LED bulbs are another excellent option compatible with HomeKit. When delivering 1,100 lumens, they are as bright as a 75-watt incandescent bulb. But, they are energy efficient with only 11 watts and have a lifespan of 22 years. With 16 million color options and no concentrator, the LIFX A19 offers a lot in a compact-sized bulb.


If you want something little different, Nanoleaf triangular light panels are a great option, since they are not only intelligent, but you can also mold them into the design you want. Connect them to Apple HomeKit to activate different designs and combinations. It even has a rhythm complement, so your panels and music will work synchronized, as the great source of the famous Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.




Outlets


"Hey, Siri, dim the bedroom lights." Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer allows you to control your lights by voice, program them according to a specific schedule, optimize them according to the bulbs you are using and avoid flickering. With Apple HomeKit, you can tell Siri to turn off the lights to go to sleep, or you can turn on the lights in the morning.


Sometimes, smart light switches are not as attractive because they look more like devices that belong to a hospital than normal wall switches that belong to a house. The Eve wall switch is a bit more attractive. In addition, it is easy to configure, since it connects via Bluetooth. You can automate your lights with timers, or set up scenes with Siri.


Another wise option is to use an intelligent wall outlet, which allows you to control the devices you connect (such as lamps, Christmas lights or even appliances). The Wemo Mini Smart Plug allows you to control a device connected with your voice or phone when you connect it to Apple HomeKit.


Eve Energy: The Smart Plug & Power Meter also allows you to control your device connected to your phone or voice through Apple HomeKit. But in addition to being a smart plug, it is also a meter that records the amount of energy your device uses, so you can save more energy and save on electricity costs.




Thermostats


Although the Ecobee 4 Smart, smart thermostat comes with built-in Alexa, it is also compatible with Google Home and Apple HomeKit. It has an environment sensor to manage the hot and cold spots in your home, and you can also use programming or geofencing to manage the heating and cooling of your home.


If you want something a little cheaper, the Ecobee 3 Lite still has a lot to offer, it works with HomeKit and other smart home systems, but it doesn't have Alexa built into the thermostat.


The Honeywell Lyric T5 thermostat is also compatible with HomeKit and is a very cost-effective option. It has features like geofencing, programming, and smart alerts. Adaptive automatic recovery does so that the thermostat knows how long it takes to heat or cool your home to the desired temperature at specific times, and the thermostat can also automatically change from heat to cold.




Cameras


Logitech Circle 2 is a smart choice if you are looking for a security camera that you can use indoors and outdoors. It is weatherproof, easy to set up and comes with some fairly decent free features, such as 24-hour cloud storage and smart photo alerts. Some of the more advanced features, such as people detection and movement zones, require a paid subscription (after a free 10-day trial).


The D-Link Omna 180 Cam is another good option. We like the fact that it has a built-in Micro SD card slot of 128 GB capacity, so you can record video clips based on motion triggers. It also looks like a droid. It is important that you keep in mind that if you want to transmit a HomeKit-enabled camera remotely, you need a HomePod, an Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation).


Apple HomeKit supports other security devices outside the cameras. Sensors such as Koogeek wireless door/window sensors can add additional security to the home while allowing you to do things like turn on the lights when the door is opened.




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