The Apple HomeKit Offers iOS-Friendly, Third-Party Manufactured Accessories

By: Meghan Young - Jun 3, 2015
References: developer.apple & hypebeast
Launched a year ago, the Apple HomeKit program has finally revealed the fruits of its labors in a small collection of smart home products designed and developed by third-party manufacturers. All went through rigorous testing methods to ensure the products live up to Apple’s high standards as well as those of their consumers. Through Apple HomeKit, the products will be able to work seamlessly with iOS devicesas well as connect to Siri.

The first round of Apple HomeKit products include Ecobee, a WiFi connected thermostat; Elgato, a line of sensors that detect and collect air quality, humidity, air pressure and temperature levels; iHOME‘s SmartPlug, a device that lets you turn on/off appliances through your iOS device; Lutron, a bridge device that connect the HomeKit device with a lighting system and Insteon, a bridge device that connects home automation devices with HomeKit.