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Apple’s IoTs - get your house heated with Ecobee3 HomeKit Thermostat

Ecobee announces HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 as the world’s first smart thermostat to support Apple HomeKit. HomeKit makes it easy to come across, group, and command Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories in your place. You can additionally control your HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 using Siri on your iDevices.

HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 becomes available for merely $249 when it goes on sale on July 7, with pre-orders starting on June 23rd.

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Realtek Introduces Ameba & iCOM IoT Solutions with Full Support for Apple HomeKit

Realtek Semiconductor Corp., one of the world’s leading IC providers, today announced its Ameba and iCOM IoT solutions with full support for Apple’s HomeKit. Realtek offers total HomeKit solutions with Ameba (RTL8711 series) and iCOM (RTL8196/8188 series) that can be easily implemented into various IoT platform designs, e.g. smart plug, smart home appliances, home security systems, and smart sensor/lighting devices.

HomeKit offers a set of common protocols making it easier for customers to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri or third-party apps. HomeKit is built on a secure foundation with end-to-end encryption which provides customers a secure connection between their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and HomeKit-enabled accessory.

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HomeKit PowerHouz app from Zysco Company coming soon

Until now, each brand of accessory has its own App and protocol, each needs individual set up and users need to switch from one to the other. In addition accessories of different brands Are often not compatible. PowerHouz solves this problem, allowing users to control their home accessories from on App on their iPhone or iPad.

Designed to match the Apple Homekit protocol, PowerHouz is compatible with all corresponding accessories, such as switches, lights, fans, outlets, garage door openers and thermostats all organized by houses, zones and rooms.

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Insteon Hub Pro and App for iOS 8 HomeKit automation - preorder now!

Homeautomation vendors had to wait 7 years to be part of the iOS ecosystem with Apple’s recent announce of HomeKit. Here’s how Apple describes it to its developers;

HomeKit is a framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. You can enable users to discover HomeKit accessories in their home and configure them, or you can create actions to control those devices. Users can group actions together and trigger them using Siri.

Now enter the development labo of Insteon. Insteon has already over 200 Home-automation products that are controllable via their current Insteon Hub. They’re creating the successor called the Insteon Hub Pro which can be pre-ordered for $150. It’s accompanied by their new Insteon App which you can see in action in the video below.

Apple’s personal voice assistant. With HomeKit, you can create scenarios to direct Siri, such as “Bedtime, Siri,” that would dim the lights, lock the doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat.

Insteon homekit automation hub pro available for preorder, comes with iOS 8 Insteon app

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