Apple Announces New HomeKit With Carbon Monoxide Sensor, Motion Detector
Apple is all set to bring the new HomeKit. Announced at the WWDC 2015, this all new Apple HomeKit will support new sensors and will come with a motion detector.
The HomeKit, as reported by CNet, will be an iOS-connected home platform. Craig Federighi, Apple Senior VP of Software Engineering, offered examples of the HomeKit-supported categories. Some of them are automated windows shades, carbon monoxide sensor, motion detector and more.
Companies like Ecobee, Lutron, iHome and Insteon have said they are making products ready to go with the HomeKit, but it would take some months. ZigBee and Z-Wave are the other big named associated with it.
According to 9to5mac, the iOS 9, soon to be launched by Apple, will have Home, an app to manage HomeKit accessories. It is to be noted that several devices that would be compatible to HomeKit are already out in the market.
Philips Hue has announced that it will sync up with the HomeKit. The company has announced that it will have Hue LED, the smart color-changing interface. Last year, when HomeKit was first announced by Apple during the WWDC, Apple also introduced a color-changing smart bulb. The integration was quite expected and it was officially announced in WWDC 2015 on June 8.