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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:

Lutron Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge

Lutron Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge Image

The HomeKit-enabled Lutron Caséta Smart Bridge and app make it easier and more reliable than ever to control lights, shades, and thermostats from anywhere using your iPhone and iPad. You’re free to set up, control, and monitor Caséta Wireless Dimmers and Serena Remote Controlled Shades from your iOS devices and even your Apple Watch. The Lutron Smart Bridge also works with select Honeywell Thermostats and Logitech Harmony remotes.

Use the Smart Bridge and free app to schedule lights to adjust automatically based on the time of day or create your favorite scenes that adjust multiple lights and shades with the press of a button. Enable geofencing to automatically turn your lights on or off when you leave or approach your house or to notify you that you left your lights on.

Lutron Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge

Lutron Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge Image

The HomeKit-enabled Lutron Caséta Smart Bridge and app make it easier and more reliable than ever to control lights, shades, and thermostats from anywhere using your iPhone and iPad. You’re free to set up, control, and monitor Caséta Wireless Dimmers and Serena Remote Controlled Shades from your iOS devices and even your Apple Watch. The Lutron Smart Bridge also works with select Honeywell Thermostats and Logitech Harmony remotes.

Use the Smart Bridge and free app to schedule lights to adjust automatically based on the time of day or create your favorite scenes that adjust multiple lights and shades with the press of a button. Enable geofencing to automatically turn your lights on or off when you leave or approach your house or to notify you that you left your lights on.