Ezviz is a company that does not currently offer any HomeKit products. However, this is about to change after their annual product launch in China today. During the presentation, Ezviz announced plans to upgrade certain products to be compatible with Matter, Apple HomeKit, and their own EZVIZ Connect platform. One of these products is the A3 Hub, which utilizes Zigbee 3.0. The company intends to make the hub Matter-compatible, allowing their Zigbee kids devices to be exposed to Matter, similar to what Philips Hue and Aqara have done. It's important to note that the A3 Hub is not a Matter controller, so only Ezviz's Zigbee devices can be added to it, including sensors and buttons.
The Ezviz A3 Zigbee Hub functions similarly to the Aqara M2, connecting to your network via an Ethernet port and acting as an alarm when triggered by connected devices, thanks to its built-in speaker. Since the hub will be Matter-compatible, it can also be added to Apple Home, thereby exposing the devices to HomeKit by default if they belong to a supported category. Additionally, Ezviz has announced that their E6 camera will work with HomeKit. Currently, only the C6 variant is available, but the E6 is expected to offer HomeKit compatibility, a 4mp Sony Starlight lens or 4K recording, 360º Pan & Tilt functionality, and 8 GB built-in storage for recordings, among other features. While Ezviz sells products globally, it remains to be seen if these new Matter and HomeKit devices will be available outside of China. Nonetheless, it is intriguing to see Matter integration with a Chinese hub, which has yet to be seen with Aqara's Chinese model M2 hubs. Special thanks to Eric from Wavetech for the tip.
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