Best Apple HomeKit Products That Will Make Your 2018 A Smash Hit!
HomeKit is Apple’s automation platform that allows you to regulate any suitable lighting, thermostats, plugs, sensors, locks, alarms, and different related units with a tap of your iPhone or the sound of your voice — thanks to Siri. This HomeKit operate in such a way that ensures privacy and security for your network and your home. More HomeKit accessories are coming out every time, and we’ve listed below some that are sure to please smart-home-savvy person.
Philips Hue White And Color Ambiance Starter Kit
These enhanced bulbs provide vibrant colors in varying shades of white and color ambiance with 800 lumens. The bulbs included three bulbs to use around your home or with third-party HomeKit-enabled apps and control via Siri. The bulbs are compatible with any light fittings that use an E26 screw base. This device is available at $150.
Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit
Lutron’s Caséta Wireless Lighting Kit is an in-wall dimmer switch, which is a nifty addition to any home setup. This kit includes the HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge. Luton Caséta also has alliances with Hunter fans, Amazon Alexa, Sonos audio devices and much more. HomeKit-enabled control of your existing lighting, you can replace your existing in-wall switch with one from Caséta, link it to the boom and Smart Bridge. Get this starter kit from Amazon for about $190.
D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD
D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD has successfully taken the lead on the market when it comes to in-home security cameras. This camera offers a unique 180º field of view and features motion detection, two-way audio (i.e., a speaker and a microphone), a very svelte metallic frame, IR LEDs for viewing in low-light conditions, and a MicroSD card slot for local recording. You can get this device at $150.
The Elgato system lets you track indoor air quality, humidity, and temperature, which are all measured by a sensor that examines volatile organic compounds (VOC). This device includes Eve Weather, Eve Room, Eve Window & Door, Eve Energy sensors, and much more. The Eve Door & Window help monitor whether your doors or windows are closed or opened, and watch stats for time and duration; Eve Energy tells you how much power your appliances are using and Eve Weather keeps track of outside temperature, and air pressure.
Elgato app control all these devices and thanks to HomeKit, with Siri. You can find the entire Elgato system at price range from $40 to $90 on Amazon depending on the device you want.
Ecobee4 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat
ecobee4 is a Canadian-designed smart thermostat that comes with a remote sensor, which allows you to measure the temperature of the room and any other room as well hallway the thermostat installed. This device features Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant built in, thanks to it embedded microphones that come with far-field voice recognition and a speaker that makes Alexa sound clear and loud, despite coming from a thermostat attached to the wall. With this device, you get more control that is granular and better comfort and energy efficiency in your house. Ecobee4 is available for purchase at $250 retail price.
iDevices Switch Connected Plug
The iDevices Switch is one of our favorite smart plugs. It’s a WiFi-connected plug with receptacle’s that makes for a svelte, less-conspicuous look. The iDevices Switch works with Apple HomeKit, which means you’ll be able to control it in the iOS device Home app and with the use of Siri voice commands. It also works with Amazon Alexa, Android, and its iDevices app. The multi-brightness, multi-color LED strip is an excellent night-light that also works as an indicator light for the plug’s status. The gray and white rectangle is small enough that it’s stackable. This switch also allows you to observe your energy consumption so that you can keep an eye on your energy usage. This exceptional HomeKit-enabled plug is available at $30 on Amazon.
Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat
A reputable home appliance company, Honeywell, has recently added this second generation Lyric Round Wi-Fi thermostat to the HomeKit family. Honeywell tries to reduce the energy use by intelligently applying cooling and heating at the right times. Lyric can be controlled through an iOS or Android app and is compatible with SmartThings. You get one on Amazon for around $200.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is a highly rated industry when it comes to security and durability. This device is designed to work with Apple HomeKit and can hold up to 30 access codes at any time. It features built-in alarm technology that can sense potential door attacks. Set up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to unlock your door(s) using Sir, available in matte black or satin nickel at $200.
August Smart Lock
The August smart locks come in silver or dark gray finishes and will secure any door. You can use your phone to set up a proximity lock or unlock your door remotely. Your door will lock when you move away and unlock when you get close to your phone. The August smart lock is installed using an existing deadbolt and requires no wiring. August lets keep tabs on the comings and goings of your household using a built-in 24/7 activity log and create virtual keys for friends and family staying at your place. The device is also HomeKit-enabled, so you can use Siri and the new Home app to control your locks. August Smart Lock is available at $150.
Hunter HomeKit Enabled Wi-Fi Ceiling Fan
Hunter HomeKit Enabled Wi-Fi Ceiling Fan became an integral piece of your living room when it enabled alongside the lights or thermostat. This device is a standard 54 inches, a three-blade fan with so-called WhisperWind motors for smooth operation even at high speeds. Each fan includes a remote for non-smartphone connectivity and two dimmable LED lights. This device is a bit expensive, available at $350.