1. Garrixson404's Avatar
    A really REALLY noob question..but i just wanted a humane explanation of this
    03-15-2016 12:08 AM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    Here it is a simple as I can put it.


    • HomeKit is Apple's framework for home automation
    • It is already available via select smart accessories
    • Allows all your smart accessories to talk to each other
    • Makes it easier for you to simultaneously control them
    • You use Siri voice commands to control accessories
    03-15-2016 12:20 AM
  3. Garrixson404's Avatar
    Wow..so im guessing I have to buy all other new items for my home to start this up?
    03-15-2016 12:49 AM
  4. mavsguy842's Avatar
    It really depends which smart home devices you have. If you recently bought a Philips Hue starter kit, or an August Smart Lock, for example, you're already good to go. There are special "works with HomeKit"-type logos on boxes of products that are compatible with HomeKit. A big part of HomeKit is hardening the security of these home automation systems with end-to-end encryption; that's why some of your existing hardware isn't compatible.
    03-16-2016 11:56 AM
  5. adamjustice's Avatar
    Don't worry it's not a noob question at all. HomeKit is still very new and Apple hadn't shared a lot of information on it. Here is a video I made explaining it:

    Search YouTube for ConnectSense and what is HomeKit (sorry I can't post links yet since I am new to iMore)

    We are make a HomeKit plug so I have been working for it for over a year now. Please let me know if you have other questions, I am happy to answer!
    03-22-2016 06:22 PM

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