How To: Upgrade your Logitech Circle 2 Camera to HomeKit Secure Video

Here’s the guide that I wrote for iMore detailing the steps involved with upgrading the Logitech Circle 2 Camera to HomeKit Secure Video. Please note that this “conversion” process is listed as a beta by Logitech, and things can go awry. Also you will lose the ability to control and view your camera via the Circle app, and downgrades will require contacting Logitech’s support channels, … Continue reading How To: Upgrade your Logitech Circle 2 Camera to HomeKit Secure Video

How to use a HomePod as a HomeKit alarm

Been waiting for this feature for quite a long time. There are great sound effects on Apple Music including a classic car alarm sound and a burglar alarm that I linked. Here’s the guide on how to get it all set up that I wrote for iMore: Even though the HomeKit ecosystem has grown over the past few years, a crucial piece of the security … Continue reading How to use a HomePod as a HomeKit alarm

Everything you need to know about HomeKit hubs

If you are venturing the wonderful world of HomeKit, you may have noticed that some of your devices cannot be controlled or viewed while out and about. This is where HomeKit hubs come into play. A HomeKit hub acts as a relay to your accessories through iCloud, allowing you to turn on and off your lights, even when you are off your home Wi-Fi network. … Continue reading Everything you need to know about HomeKit hubs

How to set up your HomeKit accessories

Apple has made it incredibly easy to set up your new home automation accessories with its HomeKit system β€” assuming, that is, you’ve picked up an accessory which works with HomeKit. (If you’re not sure, look for the “Works with Apple HomeKit” badge on the accessory’s packaging; additionally, we have a breakdown of all the currently compatible devices. >Continue reading at iMore. Continue reading How to set up your HomeKit accessories

How to Troubleshoot your HomeKit Accessories

HomeKit accessories enable some pretty awesome conveniences such as turning on and off lights and locking and unlocking doors all from the comforts of your couch. However, issues can arise causing your devices to become unresponsive to Siri commands and will show “No Response” in the Home app, suddenly making your home not so smart. Here are a few good troubleshooting tips for getting a … Continue reading How to Troubleshoot your HomeKit Accessories

How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

We love being able to see all of our home automation devices in the Home app, but the best part of HomeKit is using it with Siri, Apple’s voice-activated assistant. Whether it is through our iPhone, Apple Watch, or HomePod, we use Siri to turn off our lights, set the temperature, and to check on things such as humidity levels around our home. >Continue reading … Continue reading How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

How to use the Home app on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the ultimate remote control for your smart home devices. With just a raise of your wrist and a few taps, you can turn on and off your lights, lock your doors, or set your favorite scene. You can also view a live feed of HomeKit cameras and even communicate with those that are near your camera by speaking through your watch’s … Continue reading How to use the Home app on Apple Watch