So all your home comforts are taken care of – the simple, intuitive way.
Apple® HomeKit™ is a common language that smart devices from any manufacturer can understand and support and then control via Siri®, the Apple voice assistant. It is a single way of managing everything, rather than using lots of apps that only do one thing, and is likely to change your home, in a good way, forever.
Because HomeKit is a single common language, one of the biggest benefits is you get to choose the best individual elements for the job rather than having to get everything from one manufacturer. Lights from one company, thermostats from another, all working together.
It also means that one smart device can act as a trigger for another. So when the sun goes down, the lights come on. Or when it gets cold outside your heating turns on automatically, and that's just the start.
In the home, all you need to do is talk to Siri. There are dozens of phrases you can use, like "Film night" or "Set our home to 72 degrees" and the system creates that scene based on your settings, be that turning the lights on, putting the heating up, or locking your doors.
If you have an Apple TV® and it is logged into the same iCloud account as your phone, you don't even need to be in your home to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Yep, that even includes lowering the heat when you're away or making your home more welcoming moments before you arrive.
For a HomeKit-enabled device to work you will need:
You can't use HomeKit technology if:
As we all become more demanding of our homes, HomeKit-enabled smart devices are an excellent starting block to intelligently make life more comfortable around your home.
Using HomeKit-enabled devices, you can create a scene for your home and have everything that is a part of that scene work effortlessly together, whether that's just one HomeKit-enabled device or many.
Your scene may turn the lights off, lock the doors, and set the alarm when you get into bed all on a single instruction, or open the blinds and turn on the coffee maker when you wake up. The scenes you create are up to you.
HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between all HomeKit-enabled accessories and your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®.
With HomeKit technology, you don't have to buy everything at once. Because HomeKit is a common language used by many smart devices, from heating, to lights to sensors and more, you can take it step-by-step adding to your personal system over time.
If you add new HomeKit-enabled devices in the future, it’s designed to work with the HomeKit-enabled devices you already own. That means you can easily add more smart devices to expand your possibilities further as your needs or your situation changes. It adapts to you, rather than you to it.
Use of the HomeKit logo means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
Apple, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. HomeKit is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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