Philips actually makes a variety of smart lighting accessories compatible with HomeKit. We suggest you start with the Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, as it includes everything you need to connect to the HomeKit. Even if it's inexpensive to get started, once you've invested in a Hue Bridge, the cost of purchasing smart lighting will go down. You can use Siri to turn the lights on and off, and even create funny scenes and powerful automation.
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A smart plug is a less expensive alternative to a smart bulb and offers more versatility. Not only can you plug the light into it, but also the coffee maker, fan, stereo or anything else electrical. Belkin's Wemo Mini is a high-quality HomeKit-compatible smart connector that can be set up in just minutes. This compact plug is small enough to allow two to be installed in the same outlet.
In the US, the law stipulates that every rental has a kind of smoke detector. The Onelink smoke detector connects to your iPhone, and HomeKit alerts you if there's anything in your home, even if you're not there. Two variants are available: one with hard cable and one powered by a replaceable battery. We recommend the latter for tenants, because you can simply set it anywhere, without having to mess with the existing ones installed.
The Logitech Circle View camera is great for home security, thanks to its high-definition video and support for HomeKit Secure Video. HomeKit Secure Video uses your iCloud storage plan to store 10 days of cloud recordings and provides smart notifications that can filter people, vehicles, or animals. The motion sensor built into the room can also be used to trigger other actions in the HomeKit, such as turning on the lights when entering a room.
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August's smart Wi-Fi lock is designed to work with existing hardware, making it look like everything is still original from the outside. While this may require your owner's approval, adding the smart Wi-Fi lock in August will still allow them to access your site without having to obtain a new key. HomeKit support is included in the box, allowing you to set up convenience features, such as automatic unlocking on arrival at home.
This compact and completely wireless sensor from Eve is the key to creating hands-free automation, such as turning on the lights in the house when you enter. Eve Motion uses Bluetooth, connecting directly to the Home hub or iOS device, which means it can be activated in seconds with a quick scan of the association code from the Home app. The best part of this sensor is that it works both indoors and outdoors, which makes it one of the most flexible around.