Best Devices to Connect To Your Apple HomeKit
Apple HomeKit is a network of smart devices to automate your home. Here are the smart devices you should consider adding to your HomeKit network.
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What Is Apple HomeKit?
Apple HomeKit is a network of smart devices to automate your home. HomeKit is powered by the Home App.
Although new devices are being added every day, some big names in home automation, like Ring and Roomba, are not compatible with HomeKit. Luckily, you still have a wide selection of compatible devices. Here are the smart devices you should consider adding to your HomeKit network.
If you’re looking for a good smart speaker that pairs with HomeKit, look no further than HomePod. It’s Apple, so it’s 100 percent compatible. You can control it with Siri commands and set up HomeKit scenes. Even better, the HomePod can act as a hub for other smart devices, making your network even smarter and enhancing HomeKit’s capabilities.
ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat
The ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat has all the features for a smart thermostat to work with your HomeKit. It’s easy to install, detects room conditions to adjust temperatures automatically, and can be controlled by Siri commands or scenes. This thermostat is compatible with most HVAC systems: electric, gas, oil, dual fuel, conventional or heat pump.
Kwikset Premis Smart Lock and August Smart Lock
The best choices for compatible smart locks are the Kwikset Premis Smart Lock and the August Smart Lock. Choose the Kwikset if you prefer a keypad along with digital locking features. Need a keypad-free smart lock that works with your existing deadbolt and keys? Then choose the August Smart Lock
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Imagine asking Siri to start your coffee maker while you get ready in the morning. It’s possible with a HomeKit compatible smart plug like the Wemo Mini Smart Plug. Just plug a conventional appliance like a lamp, coffee maker or hair straightener into the Wemo Mini smart plug and it instantly becomes a smart appliance. This smart plug is one of the best on the market and works great with Siri and HomeKit.
Sylvania Smart+ Lights
Sylvania Smart+ Lights are a great choice for your HomeKit scenes. Turn them on and off with the Home App or Siri commands. And they have a special twist: You don’t need to stick with white light! These LED bulbs change color, with millions of options at your fingertips.
Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4K can be added to your television to stream Apple original shows, movies, content from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, ESPN2 and more, all in 4K resolution. It also functions as a hub for other HomeKit devices.
Yobi Video Doorbell B3
The Yobi Video Doorbell B3 is a smart doorbell compatible with HomeKit. It features two-way audio speakers with echo noise cancellation, pyroelectric motion sensors, full HD 180 degree field of view, and facial backlight compensation so you can see who’s at your door. This doorbell is available for pre-order.
Arlo Pro 3 Security Cameras
Arlo Pro 3 is the best security camera to pair with HomeKit for a couple of reasons. It sends security alerts to your Apple Watch, allowing you to see who’s at your front door even if you’re not home. And the Arlo Pro 3 is wireless so you won’t need an electrician to install it.