Broadcom adds support for Apple HomeKit to sdk

Broadcom has announced that it has added to its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices SDK support for Apple Homekit. This enables developers to use Bluetooth and wifi Broadcom to include iOS applications. HomeKit of Apple, which is part of iOS 8 makes it possible to control via iPhone apps and Siri digital assistant devices … Read more

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Elgato Eve Temperature: first radiator thermostat with HomeKit control

Elgato is a home automation brand that led the way with HomeKit accessories. They already have four products, ranging from an energy-saving plug to a thermostat. Now comes the fifth product in the form of a radiator knob for central heating which you can control with Siri commands. Elgato has all kinds HomeKit products The … Read more

Homekit Howto

HomeKit: guide for new users

HomeKit is a function of your iOS device so you can connect together all kinds of devices at home and can operate with Siri. Think of lights, door locks, plugs, and your heating. This guide tells you all about what you need to deal with HomeKit and how to setup to start. HomeKit Guide: What … Read more

First Alert Homekit Safe

First Alert comes with a safe which you can connect to Apple Homekit

At the CES in Las Vegas, not all manufacturers of smart home products adopt Apple Homekit or Samsung Smart Things, but we saw a number of notable products. First Alert, known as a manufacturer of smoke detectors, has a safe which you can connect to Homekit. The Onelink connects via wifi or Bluetooth and you … Read more

Complete list of HomeKit Siri commands

Apple updated the US support page of HomeKit with a list of Siri commands that you can use. This gives us a good insight regarding the potential for the HomeKit and Siri. Siri is the main way that you control HomeKit accessories, so Apple lists all voice commands that you can use. Apple emphasized that … Read more

“IOS9 gets Home app with virtual rooms for HomeKit devices”

Apple will eventually release a new Home app, designed to control your home automation. It’s the app that will control all equipment which is adapted for HomeKit, like garage door openers and smart thermostats. To use it, you need accessories that support HomeKit so that they can work together. To operate, you need a Home-app … Read more