Update 9/16/2015: We’ll continue to update this list of HomeKit-certified devices as they become available.
Earlier this week, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or preorder. This means the smart-home devices have an authentication chip and have undergone rigorous testing to get Apple’s seal of approval. When the Worldwide Developers Conference starts June 8, we expect to hear about even more products that will help you automate your home via Siri or apps, though thanks to CES 2015 and other events, we already have a pretty good idea what some of them may be.
At last year’s WWDC, Apple announced some big partners for its smart-home platform, including Philips, Haier, and Honeywell. Yet none of these were among the companies with the first products to debut. (You can see that list below.) Other companies, such as GE, have announced HomeKit compatibility since then. Yet just because a device is compatible, it doesn’t mean it’s certified. According to a January article from 9to5Mac, non-MFi devices will connect using a separate bridge device. While some Bluetooth LE devices can be bridged and those that use Zigbee or Z-Wave will be able to communicate with HomeKit, Wi-Fi devices cannot. For security purposes, devices like locks can’t be bridged.
ecobee3: Use sensors and a thermostat to keep tabs on your home’s temp.
Products: Smarter WiFI Thermostat with Remote Sensor EB-STATe3-02 ($249)
Elgato: A variety of Elgato’s Eve sensors will give you all kinds of information about what’s going on inside your home.
Products: Door & Window ($40), Energy (price TBD), Weather $50, Room $80
iHome: Connect ordinary devices into the smart plug, and you can start controlling them with your phone.
Product: iHome Control Smart Plug iSP5 ($40)
Insteon: The company’s hub can control all its products, including lights and locks, even from outside your home.
Product: Insteon Hub Pro 2243-222 ($150)
Lutron: Control your lights and shades with its bridges and kits.
Products: Smart Bridge L-BDG2-WH ($120), Smart Bridge Pro L-BDGPRO2-WH ($160), Smart Lighting Kit for Wall and Ceiling Lights P-BDG-PKG2P ($226), Smart Lighting Kit for Lamps P-BDG-PKG2W-C ($220)
iDevices: Plug anything into the company’s indoor or outdoor switch to make the device smart, and control your climate with the thermostat.
Products: iDevices Switch ($60), iDevices Outdoor Switch (price not available), and iDevices Thermostat ($150)
Coming this fall:
Other companies that have announced partnerships or product compatibility at last WWDC, CES 2015, etc.
Chamberlain MQ Garage: A smart garage device that lets you close the door from anywhere.
Cree: LED-light-bulb-maker Cree introduced its connected bulb at CES this year.
Friday Smart Lock: This recent Indiegogo project is a HomeKit-compatible lock, according to the company.
Haier: Apple announced the appliance maker as a partner at last year’s WWDC and already has a compliant smart air conditioner.
Incipio: Its Direct Wireless Smart Outlet was revealed as a HomeKit-compatible device at CES 2015.
Kwikset: Another company listed as a partner during WWDC 2014, it makes the Kevo, a Bluetooth-compatible smart lock.
Netatmo: This maker of air quality sensors and home cameras was on Apple’s list of partners at last year’s WWDC.
Osram Sylvania: Another lighting company that, like Cree, was on the partner list when Apple first announced HomeKit.
SkyBell: You can see the Wi-Fi doorbell company’s name on the list of Apple’s partners at the WWDC keynote.
Withings: According to Apple’s WWDC 2014 partners list, Withings could bring its baby monitors, scales, and other smart devices to HomeKit.