Apple HomeKit Introduction
Just imagine: with Apple HomeKit, your smart lights can communicate with your smart blinds. Its means users can hook them up together and control them with a single interface, for example, make your lights automatically to turn off and window blinds simultaneously close at 12 pm EST every night. All you need to do is just manually control each accessory with their individual, third-party apps and set every one to do a specific task at a certain time. Every Apple HomeKit accessory automatically works with Siri once you set it up via its Apple HomeKit app. You can control them using voice commands through Siri. You can use Siri on your iPhone/iPad by saying things like “turn on the lights in the garage”, or maybe even “good afternoon” to unleash a bunch of commands that’ll cause many smart accessories to turn on and do their thing. Apple HomeKit works all kinds of Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple watches. If you got an Apple TV which is as new as third version, you can control your accessories with Siri commands of Apple HomeKit when you’re away from home.
Apple HomeKit Smart Accessories
Apple will check the application programming interfaces, which is known as the APIs, then ensure the third-party app meets the Apple HomeKit requirements. Finally, Apple approve or deny the accessory for production. When Apple HomeKit first came in 2014, Apple announced Apple HomeKit partnerships with many manufacturers, including as iHome, Haier, Withings, Philips, iDevices, Belkin, Honeywell, and Kwikset. The first batch of Apple HomeKit, MFI-certified accessories include Elgato: Elgato and it’s Eve sensors went on sale in the Apple HomeKit Online Store in July 2015. The first four sensors are the Eve Room. Eve products are coming. The Eve app is now available from the App Store. Lutron: If you’re looking to control your lights, Lutron will be releasing the Caseta Wireless system that allows you to bark orders like “lights off”. Lutron includes one Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge. If you previously owned one of Lutron or Elgato products, they won’t work with Apple HomeKit going forward. You need to buy the new versions. Apple HomeKit accessories are marked with a “Works with Apple HomeKit” badge on their product packaging and have only been available since June 2015.
Apple HomeKit How to Work
To use HomeKit, you need an Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.1 or later. You also need one or more Apple HomeKit accessories. Just go to the App Store and download the HomeKit app for your HomeKit-enabled accessory. Finally you should pair that accessory with your iOS device. Your accessory will come with a Apple HomeKit setup code. Once your iOS device and accessory have been paired, you can control the accessory with these Siri commands, which includes phrases like “turn off the lights”. If you set up homes, rooms, zones, or scenes, you can use commands like “movie time”, for instance, to simultaneously control your TV, audio equipment, lights, or whatever.