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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:

Logitech POP Add-on Smart Button

Logitech POP Add-on Smart Button Image

Logitech’s POP Smart Button is a small, flat button that’s HomeKit-compatible to give you basic control of multiple smart home devices—from lights to speakers to thermostats. It’s extremely easy to operate, requiring no technical expertise. POP is also conveniently flexible. You can use the iOS Home app on your iPhone or iPad to set up POP to control Apple Homekit-enabled devices. Or you can use the Logitech POP app to set it up to control non-HomeKit devices, such as Sonos or Harmony. (Requires a Logitech POP bridge, sold separately.)

Logitech POP Add-on Smart Button

Logitech POP Add-on Smart Button Image

Logitech’s POP Smart Button is a small, flat button that’s HomeKit-compatible to give you basic control of multiple smart home devices—from lights to speakers to thermostats. It’s extremely easy to operate, requiring no technical expertise. POP is also conveniently flexible. You can use the iOS Home app on your iPhone or iPad to set up POP to control Apple Homekit-enabled devices. Or you can use the Logitech POP app to set it up to control non-HomeKit devices, such as Sonos or Harmony. (Requires a Logitech POP bridge, sold separately.)