According to a new report, smart home builders in the United States are increasingly favoring accessories for the connected home that work with the Alexa assistant than the smart gadgets compatible with Apple’s HomeKit framework.
In our third entry to our HomeKit automation series, we explore a simple way to create a door lock status light. While the status light could represent many things, I use it as a way to be sure all my doors are closed and locked.
One of my favorite HomeKit application has been to create custom lighting solutions for my fish tanks. I came up with two different ways of accomplishing what I wanted through HomeKit. The first is a simpler, cheaper, and easier method. The second is more in-depth and costly, but has much more control.
Homecam so far has been the only app that allows you to view multiple HomeKit camera live streams at once. It just got a major update on the Apple TV with many new features, including the ability to view all your camera feeds, which is really cool if you want to turn your TV into a monitoring system.
The Home app gives all your HomeKit accessories a default icon whenever you add them. Did you know, there are other icons you can choose from? In this post, we show you how to change device icons in the Home app.
Sometimes, certain accessories are easier to control when grouped together. In this guide, we take a look at the different grouping methods for accessories. This is especially helpful in lights or fixtures that utilize multiple bulbs.