Abode Security Devices & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?

Abode, and their line of smart home security devices has been promising to support Apple’s HomeKit platform for quite a while. First announced way back at CES 2018, and then again in January of this year, the company has made some waves with HomeKit fans as there are so few options for HomeKit security. The company offers affordable security starter sets, and includes monitoring options, … Continue reading Abode Security Devices & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?

How to Create a Simple Alarm/Siren with Automations

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. When it comes to the smart home, there are two things that are pretty much synonymous with the technologies involved, automation and security. Unfortunately, on the HomeKit front, there is only one current security solution on the market, the Honeywell Lyric Controller, and its associated accessories. … Continue reading How to Create a Simple Alarm/Siren with Automations

Aqara’s HomeKit Compatible Devices Now Available on Amazon

While we have seen the signs of an imminent North American launch for Aqara’s HomeKit enabled products for quite a while, it looks like today is finally the day. Spotted on the r/HomeKit subreddit, 7 of the company’s devices have appeared on Amazon, and are currently in stock and ready to ship, with Prime shipping as an option. This is a huge boon for HomeKit, … Continue reading Aqara’s HomeKit Compatible Devices Now Available on Amazon