Last year, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or up for pre-order. The certification ensures that these smart home devices have an authentication chip and have undergone rigorous testing to get Apple’s official seal of approval. At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13, the company announced its app, called Home, which rolled out with iOS 10 this week. Home lets you control all your HomeKit-compatible devices through the app or by using your iPhone’s Control Center.
At the WWDC two years ago, Apple announced some big partners for its smart-home platform, including Philips, Haier, and Honeywell. Devices from these manufacturers have slowly trickled out since then. Now, you can ask Siri to turn on your Philips Hue lights or check to see if your August door lock is secure. However, if you want to control these remotely, you’ll need an Apple TV to act as a bridge.
At Apple’s September event this year, Tim Cook said Apple is expecting 100 more compatible devices to be released this year, with more to come in the future. Could we finally see a HomeKit-enabled security camera? Below is a list of all the HomeKit-certified devices — we’ll update it as more come along.
Lutron: Control your lights with its bridges and kits.
Products: Smart Bridge ($80), Caséta Wireless In-Wall Light Dimmer with Remote ($60), Caséta Wireless Plug-In Lamp Dimmer with Remote ($60), Caséta Wireless Smart Lighting In-Wall Dimmer Kit ($185), Caséta Wireless Smart Lighting Plug-in Lamp Dimmer Kit ($190)
Philips Hue: Whether you want colorful or white lights, Philips Hue has lots of lighting options.
Products: Starter kit ($200), Philips Hue Bridge ($60), Extension bulb ($50), Lightstrip Plus ($90), Tap Switch ($50), Hue Go ($80)
iDevices: Plug anything into the company’s indoor or outdoor switch to make the device smart, and control your climate with the thermostat.
Products: iDevices Switch ($50), iDevices Outdoor Switch ($65, and iDevices Thermostat ($150)
Elgato: A variety of Elgato’s Eve sensors will give you all kinds of information about what’s going on inside your home.
Products: Door & Window ($35), Energy ($50), Weather ($48), Room ($75), Thermo ($79)
Other companies that have announced partnerships or future product compatibility at WWDC, CES, IFA, etc…
Canary: Later this year, Canary will release a new version of its home security camera, which will work with HomeKit.
Chamberlain MQ Garage: A smart garage device that lets you close the door from anywhere.
Cree: LED-light-bulb-maker Cree introduced its connected bulb at CES.
D-Link: A new D-Link camera, due out later this year, will be HomeKit compatible.
Friday Smart Lock: This Indiegogo project is a HomeKit-compatible lock, according to the company.
Haier: Apple announced the appliance maker as a partner at WWDC 2014 and already has a compliant smart air conditioner.
Kuna: Once HomeKit gets camera support, Kuna’s outdoor security camera will be one of the first devices of its kind to work with it.
Kwikset: Another company listed as a partner during WWDC 2014, it makes the Kevo, a Bluetooth-compatible smart lock.
Osram Sylvania: Another lighting company that, like Cree, was on the partner list when Apple first announced HomeKit.
Ring: During WWDC 2016, the company announced its video doorbell will soon work with HomeKit.
SkyBell: You can see the Wi-Fi doorbell company’s name on the list of Apple’s partners at the WWDC keynote.
Tado: Its HomeKit-compatible smart thermostat is due out this fall.
Withings: According to Apple’s WWDC 2014 partners list, Withings could bring its baby monitors, scales, and other smart devices to HomeKit.