Apple HomeKit : Device Compatibility List – Pixster Studio
Apple has stepped into home automation with the help of Apple Homekit. With the help of Apple Homekit your imagination can come true, your home will become smart home. You can turn of your lights with your mobile phone. Not only this, you can control many of your home devices.
In June of 2014 at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple announced iOS 8 and highlighted some of the upcoming features. Among those features were two new “Kit” platforms, HealthKit and HomeKit, designed to integrate iOS with two rising digital-age trends: quantified self healthcare and smart homes. What HealthKit is to your body and fitness gear, HomeKit is to your home and electronics.
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.
Armed with HomeKit products and your iOS device you can set up your home such that the lights turn on at a set time every morning to wake you, the thermostat cranks the AC up when you’re driving home on a hot day, and at the end of that day you can snuggle into bed and talk out loud to your iOS device to tell HomeKit to shut the house down for the evening. Let’s take a look at the most common questions we’ve been asked regarding HomeKit and, in the process, highlight all the things you need to use it and what you can do with it.
List of Apple Homekit device compatibility list
Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge
The Lutron Smart Bridge allows for setup, control, and monitoring of Caseta Wireless dimmers and Serena Remote Controlled Shades from a smartphone, tablet, and even your Apple Watch TM wearable. The Lutron Smart Bridge also works with Apple HomeKit, Nest, select Honeywell Thermostats, Logitech Harmony remotes, and more. 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/off when you leave or approach home, or to notify you that you left your lights on. All compatible products sold separately.
The ecobee3 is a smart thermostat that uses wireless remote sensors to determine if a room is occupied and make smart heating or cooling decisions accordingly
Said to save owners up to 23% on their heating bills, the ecobee3 uses up to 32 wireless remote sensors to monitor movement and temperature within rooms in which they are placed. If the sensors detect that a room is empty, the ecobee3 will adjust the temperature within that room to help conserve energy and save the user money. If the sensors detect human movement, the ecobee3 will ensure the temperature remains at the pre-programmed level to maximize comfort.
Elgato Eve Door & Window
Eve Door & Window determines whether a door or window is open or closed
Elgato’s Eve Door & Window uses sensors to work out if a door or window is open or closed and will record activity in the app.
Elgato Eve Energy
Elgato’s Eve Energy is a smart plug and energy monitor in one.
Devices plugged into the Eve Energy socket can be switched on and off remotely through the app, which will also provide a breakdown of the energy being used by the appliance to help users reduce their consumption and electricity bills. Graphs displaying the data can be viewed by day, month and year to enable comparisons to be quickly made
Elgato Eve Room
Eve Room is a wireless indoor sensor designed to measure air quality, humidity and temperature.
Powered by three AA batteries, Elgato’s HomeKit enabled Eve Room displays the information in graph form by day, month and year on the Eve app to allow users to keep track of the air quality in their home and potentially identify factors which are causing it to deteriorate.
Elgato Eve Weather
Eve Weather is a wireless outdoor sensor designed to measure temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
Powered by two CR2 batteries, Elgato’s HomeKit enabled Eve Weather is Iwp_3 rated meaning it is splash proof and provides users with information on the weather in graph form by day, month or year.
Philips Hue Bridge 2.0
You can create your very own Philips Hue system to match your personal wants and needs.
Philips Hue Bulb
Dimmable 10W wireless lightbulb that provides up to 16 million colours to choose from
Part of Philips’ Hue range of wireless lighting, the Philips Hue 10W LED lightbulb allows users to control their light from anywhere in the world via the Philip Hue Bridge using the dedicated app. Users can choose from 16 million colours and set unlimited scenes, which can be programmed to switch on and off at set times.
Philips Hue Go
The Philips Hue Go is a portable LED lamp that produces white light and up to 16 million colours.
Once it has been charged for 1.5 hours, the Hue Go’s battery will last for up to 3 hours when unconnected from the mains, allowing it to be used anywhere, including high humidity areas. It can be controlled by smart devices via the Hue app or its built-in control and has five preset ‘natural dynamic effects’ and four light ‘recipes’. Users can also sync the light to music and programme it to provide alerts to things such as incoming calls, messages and social media updates.
Philips Hue Lightstrip
The most flexible light source imaginable. Shape it, attach it to any solid surface and extend it up to 33 feet by adding 40 inch extensions.
Philips Hue Lux
Part of Philips’ Hue range of wireless lighting, the Philips Hue 10W LED lightbulb allows users to control their light from anywhere in the world via the Philip Hue Bridge using the dedicated app.which can be programmed to switch on and off at set times.
Nanoleaf Ivy Hub
For all the times you didn’t want to leave bed to turn off your lights, when you ran out of hands to get the light switch, or even when you just wished you didn’t need to move to control your lights, we created the Ivy Smarter Kit for you. Control the lights using your voice through your smart phone, we’ll take care of the rest. Group your bulbs by rooms, and create unique scenes for even more customize ability right from the app. We take controlling your lights to a whole new level, so you can enjoy the convenience of living smarter.
A thermostat that adapts to your life. You can control the Lyric Round™ Thermostat from anywhere, or let it manage your comfort and savings automatically.
First Alert Onelink
First Alert’s smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm has a 10-year sealed battery.
When smoke or carbon monoxide is detected, the Onelink will alert you via the app and through the sounding of the alarm. When one alarm goes off, all connected alarms will also sound so that wherever you are in the house, you will hear it. It will also tell you what the problem is and where it has been detected. False alarms can be silenced using the app, which you can also use to test the alarm.
iDevices Outdoor Switch
Control and monitor your outdoor electronics remotely with the Outdoor Switch.
Once a device is plugged into iDevices’ dual-plug Outdoor Switch, which is described as ‘rain-tight tested’, users can control it remotely with the company’s free app. Perfect for monitoring energy usage and switching appliances such as outdoor lights, water fountains and Christmas decorations on and off, the Outdoor Switch allows plugged in products to be grouped into zones or scenes and controlled simultaneously.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
This Bluetooth enabled lock is compatible with Apple Homekit technology.
Described by Schlage as one of the strongest, most intelligent Bluetooth enabled locks currently available, the Sense Smart Deadbolt provides access to a property by entering a code on its illuminated screen or via its app. It can remember up to 30 access codes and is compatible with Apple Homekit technology, which allows the Sense Smart Deadbolt to be unlocked using Siri on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Built-in alarm sensors alert users to potential attacks while low-battery warnings will notify people when the four AA batteries need to be changed.
Nanoleaf Smart Ivy
The Smart Ivy is described by Nanoleaf as ‘the world’s most stylish connected smart bulb’.
Made out of flat, foldable circuit boards, the Nanoleaf Smart Ivy features a unique, futuristic design and comes in Arctic White or Charcoal Black. More compact than the original Nanoleaf One, it is designed to replace any standard lightbulb, and is described by the company as incredibly energy efficient, using 7W of electricity to produce the equivalent of a 60W bulb. It can be controlled via the App on iPads and iPhones and as well as remotely switching it on or off and setting the brightness to a certain percentage, users can also create scenes.
August Smart Lock
The August Smart Lock provides keyless access to your home and allows you to provide people with access to your home remotely
Powered by four AA batteries, August’s Smart Lock provides keyless access to your home using the August app. It can lock the door automatically beyond you and open it as you approach. HomeKit enabled, the Smart Lock allows you to provide other people with access to your home for however long you choose and will log who enters and leaves so you can easily keep track of who has visited.
ConnectSense Smart Outlet
The ConnectSense Smart Outlet allows users to control and monitor the plugged in products in their home
Featuring two internet connected electrical sockets and a USB port, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet allows users to control their plugged in products using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Users can also control their devices remotely through their Apple TV and can create scenes to automatically turn the lights on or set the thermostat to a specific temperature.
iHome’s WiFi-enabled SmartPlug allows you to control plugged in products remotely using the iHome Control app.
Featuring a slim design that provides space for up to two plugs to be fitted into a standard outlet, the SmartPlug also allows users to programme products to come on or off at set times or check if they are switched on or off using the app.
iDevices’ Switch is a HomeKit enabled smart plug that allows users to control their plugged in products remotely.
Described by iDevices as having the ‘fastest, most secure connections’ and the ‘most compact form possible’, the Switch allows electrical products to be controlled anywhereby iPhones, iPads and iPods using the Connected App as well as Siri. Users can create scenes and zones through the app, while the Switch itself can also be used as a nightlight. It also tracks the electricity consumption of plugged in products to help monitor the energy use of smart home products.
Control the Temperature of Your Home Using Siri® and the iDevices Connected App.