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Apple HomeKit Products

Apple HomeKit Products – Apple is trying to streamline home automation.

Apple HomeKit Products – In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories – like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors, etc – to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home, even if they’re from various manufacturers. HomeKit is basically Apple’s framework for home automation.  Apple HomeKit Products

HomeKit is not a single control application but is instead a hardware certification platform and database system that allows developers to create hardware and to integrate that hardware with iOS to provide for easy discovery, configuration, management, and communication between a wide variety of smarthome products like locks, lights, security equipment, and other home automation products.  Apple HomeKit Products

Any manufacturer can implement HomeKit technology into their smart accessories. It was first announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014. The name is a combination of “home” for home automation and “kit” for software developer kit. HomeKit-enabled smart accessories are secure, easy to use, and work with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.  The following is a list of items compatible with Apple HomeKit and pricing available on the Apple website.  Read about all the products below:

Kwikset Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock

Kwikset Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock Image

Kwikset’s Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock is HomeKit enabled so you can take advantage of Siri voice control, remote access through Apple TV (4th generation or later), and end-to-end encryption—as well as trusted security features from Kwikset. You can lock or unlock this single-cylinder deadbolt by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the thumb turn from the inside.

Kwikset Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock

Kwikset Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock Image

Kwikset’s Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock is HomeKit enabled so you can take advantage of Siri voice control, remote access through Apple TV (4th generation or later), and end-to-end encryption—as well as trusted security features from Kwikset. You can lock or unlock this single-cylinder deadbolt by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the thumb turn from the inside.