In 2015, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or up for pre-order. The certification ensured that these smart-home devices came with an authentication chip and had undergone rigorous testing to get Apple’s official seal of approval.
Apple’s HomePod speaker functions as a hub with Siri built in. Previously, an Apple TV was needed to control devices remotely and interactions took place through an iPhone or iPad. Many HomeKit devices are also compatible with Amazon speakers and Google Home devices, so you can use voice control with a variety of speakers.
Below is a list of some of the best HomeKit-compatible devices. We should note that this isn’t a complete list, as several companies have announced products with HomeKit integration that are not on the market quite yet. We’ll update this list as more become available.
August: The smart lock company offers a HomeKit-ready lock, which lets you replace your thumb turn but keep your existing outer lock. Product:August Smart Lock ($190)
Netatmo: The United Kingdom has a HomeKit thermostat option from Netatmo. Product:Thermostat (£150)
Nu-Heat: Fancy heated floors can now be controlled with Siri. Product:neoHub+ (request quote)
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 ($50), Weather ($50), Room ($80), Motion ($50) Thermo (£59, not available in the U.S.)
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