I have a simple philosophy when it comes to my smart devices at home. It MUST stay local on my LAN. Nothing is allowed to call home. Because of this, I mainly use the Sonoff smart switches with Tasmota. Well, Tasmota doesn’t have HomeKit support (which I know of). Since my house is full of Amazon Echos, this has never been a problem. To manage all these things centrally, I set up a Home Assistant server on a Raspberry Pi. Home Assistant has an iOS app and that allowed me to use my smart devices. 2 months ago I found out that Home Assistant has Apple HomeKit support. I activated HomeKit support, I scanned the QR code and ALL the Smart Home things in Home Assistant were suddenly available in HomeKit on iPhone and iPad. So if you have a device that you can’t get to work on at HomeKit, see if Home Assistant supports it. If so, then you have a solution.
Home Assistant makes an excellent bridge between HomeKit and devices that don’t support it.
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