Removal from HomeKit

Cupertino, January 10, 2022

I've been using HomeKit for the past five years, but I've had some issues. I was trying to add some motion detection to some of my homes, but I couldn't change the detection time range. I also wanted to add more starters to one of my switches. I wanted to go through several scenes using a single button. This was not possible using a build in the way. I had to add some virtual switches using Homebridge and also some tricks using Home +. I did this before shortcuts became a thing. If you want to add some L2 isolation (VLANs / GuestNetworks), you need to torture yourself with an mDNS proxy. But that still doesn't work well at all. Everything was extremely slow, not reliable. That's why I decided to move to HomeAssistant. This allows me to continue using Siri and switch between scenes using my HomeKit application.

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