Does this make sense for a startup smart home?

Cupertino, September 20, 2023

Currently, we don't have any smart devices other than TVs. There are a few things I would like to accomplish. At least three outdoor cameras — can be wired or wireless. My attic is easy to get into and work on so I can run cables if needed. Smart thermostat. Window and door sensors for all my exterior doors and then every window. 24 in total. Smart lock on the front door. Dynamic lighting in my living room and master bedroom. Eight bulbs and 6-8 normal bulbs will be needed for this. Ideally, since I'm not tech savvy at all, I'd like to have everything just work through the Home app on our iPhones/iPads. What we have landed on so far. Ecobee thermostat, Schlage smart lock and Aqara sensors for windows and doors. I have no idea what cameras and bulbs to get. There are a million different ones that say it works with HomeKit, but then I've read about people adding hubs and bridges, so I'm kind of lost on how to make it work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best selling & Top trending HomeKit product in our shop at this moment

HomeKit.Blog is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Inc. or Apple related subsidiaries.

All images, videos and logos are the copyright of the respective rights holders, and this website does not claim ownership or copyright of the aforementioned.

All information about products mentioned on this site has been collected in good faith. However, the information relating to them, may not be 100% accurate, as we only rely on the information we are able to gather from the companies themselves or the resellers who stock these products, and therefore cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the aforementioned sources, or any subsequent changes that are made that we have not been made aware of.

HomeKit.Blog Is A Participant In The Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, An Affiliate Advertising Program Designed To Provide A Means For Sites To Earn Advertising Fees By Advertising And Linking To Amazon Store (, Or,,, Or

The opinions expressed on this website by our contributors do not necessarily represent the views of the website owners. 

Copyright © 2022 HomeKit Blog
. All rights reserved
United States