Amazon has released a firmware update for the latest Eero mesh routers, which adds support for Apple's HomeKit smart home platform. The Eero 6 range did not have the feature at launch, but its arrival is not a surprise, given that previous generations come with HomeKit integration. It took some time for Amazon to add the feature, but now those who want to upgrade to a WiFi 6 router and The HomeKit capability still has an option to choose from.
HomeKit support for the router means that it can now be managed through the Home application on iPhone, iPad and Mac, as MacRumor note. One of the things users can do with this capability is firewall for each of their smart home HomeKit devices. By doing so, you can ensure that the accessories can only communicate with other devices on the same WiFi network and can only connect to the manufacturers' servers for software updates. In other words, it increases the security of connected devices, protecting sensitive user information that can be stolen by virtual thieves and preventing malicious actors from controlling it.
Technology giants, industry-related groups, lawmakers and government agencies have been looking for ways to improve the security of the Internet of Things in recent years. Many smart devices have poor security measures, and this update gives users a way to protect themselves.
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