This Week in HomeKit: June 9th - June 16th 2019

Welcome to This Week in HomeKit, our look back at the week that was for our smart home platform of choice. June 9th - June 16th 2019 News 06/10/19: HomeKit Support Coming to Eero 2nd Generation Routers? 06/12/19: Mangotek Entering the HomeKit Market Soon? 06/14/19: Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed 06/14/19: Logitech Confirms HomeKit Secure Video Coming to … Continue reading This Week in HomeKit: June 9th - June 16th 2019

Logitech Confirms HomeKit Secure Video Coming to Circle 2 Wired Cameras This Year

Today, Logitech, manufacturer of the HomeKit compatible Circle 2 camera has broken their silence about HomeKit Secure Video support. The feature, which was unveiled by Apple at WWDC 2019, enables iCloud video recording and local image processing to provide a more secure method of storage for users. Logitech, along with Netatmo and Eufy were announced as partners for the HomeKit Secure Video launch, and were … Continue reading Logitech Confirms HomeKit Secure Video Coming to Circle 2 Wired Cameras This Year

One Month Later: HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Revisited

Just a little over a month ago, we posted our review highlighting our experiences with the HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock in our review. During our original review, we noted just how surprised we were that the lock actually existed and worked with HomeKit out of the box. We also were keen on the overall design and the actual hardware felt substantial and well built. … Continue reading One Month Later: HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Revisited

Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea has confirmed that their highly anticipated smart blinds will be released in August of this year. Originally introduced with a target release in April, Ikea’s smart blinds have seen delays due to firmware and manufacturing issues, but have since showed signs that they could be coming soon through signage in stores and through their inventory systems. The smart blinds, which are notable for their … Continue reading Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Mangotek Entering the HomeKit Market Soon?

Mangotek, Shenzhen based manufacturer of mobile and PC accessories appears to be making a move toward entering the smart home market soon. Spotted earlier this week, is an App that was recently added to the iOS App Store from the company simply called “Mangotek“. The product description is rather vague, with just 5 words including “Smart home” and “HomeKit“. A single screenshot is also shown … Continue reading Mangotek Entering the HomeKit Market Soon?

HomeKit Support Coming To Eero 2nd Generation Routers?

Announced last week during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, HomeKit enabled routers were a pleasant yet unexpected surprise. With Apple’s focus on privacy, the company looked at the hardware being using to deliver communication between HomeKit products and of course, the internet, and provided a solution to the issue where some Internet of Things devices have gone rogue. During the announcement, Apple named a handful … Continue reading HomeKit Support Coming To Eero 2nd Generation Routers?