HomeKit

Apple has added current Home App issues to an internal list of major issues

In a new post from MacRumors, it has been reported that Apple is now considering the ongoing issues with HomeKit and the Home App within iOS 16.2 and other new Apple operating systems as a “Major Issue.” This comes after numerous reports from users online and from the media in general about the ongoing stability issues and bugs with the new Home app architecture, which was introduced with iOS 16.2 […]

Apple finally explains what to do if users are experiencing issues with HomeKit

Apple has outlined what to do with the recent bugs in the Home app in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, iPadOS 16.2 and more. The new software updates were released last week and many people have reported issues with the Home app ranging from unresponsive devices to being unable to invite any new users. Apple has now shared some official guidance on what to do if you can’t invite users properly. […]

Apple has pulled the new Home Architecture in iOS 16.2

As of yesterday, Apple has seemingly pulled the new and updated Home Architecture that can be found in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, HomePod 16.2 and other recent software versions. These new software versions have only been out for a little over one week and many users online have been reporting issues with HomeKit. Since iOS 16.2 was released, the new and improved Home Architecture was also available, but required every […]

Netatmo debuts new white option for the Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren

A few weeks ago, Netatmo launched a new white version of its Smart Outdoor Camera with Siren device, to make it blend better in more places. Netatmo has had this device on sale for a little while and works natively with a lot of smart home systems, including Amazon Alexa, Hey Google, HomeKit and crucially, HomeKit Secure Video. Netatmo is offering the camera is a new white finish and its […]

Eve launches new Thread compatible Aqua for HomeKit controlled outdoor taps

This week, Eve has announced a brand new version of its Aqua water controller which can be used with HomeKit. The previous version was was released a few years ago and relied on a Bluetooth connection back to a HomeKit hub to function. However, the latest version now uses Thread. Thread is something Eve has been adding to its latest products lately, with the Eve Room, brand new Eve motion […]

Eve introduces new motion sensor, now with Thread support

Eve has recently launched a new updated motion sensor, this time with support for Thread. The Eve Motion Sensor only supports Apple HomeKit and can be used around or outside the home to activate other HomeKit accessories, such as outdoor lighting when you arrive back home. The new model has been designed to withstand water and later this year, the device will work with Matter and Thread. The new second […]

Apple now selling the Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell on its online store

The Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell is now available to purchase direct from Apple, at its physical retail stores and the online website. The doorbell was announced at CES earlier this year in January and supports all of the core HomeKit features for doorbells. At the moment there are not many HomeKit doorbells which support Apple’s ‌HomeKit Secure Video (HSV)‌, so it is good to see another product launched with […]

Eve announces new HomeKit outdoor camera and motorised blinds at CES 2022

Eve has today announced two new products to add to its ever increasing range of HomeKit connected accessories for the smart home. Although it doesn’t feel like it, CES is this week and Eve has announced a new Outdoor Cam and Eve MotionBlinds. The outdoor camera is pictured above and only works with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video system. It is an outdoor camera with integrated floodlight which’ll come on when […]

Ubiquiti is working on supporting Apple Home Keys for UniFi Access

Apple announced iOS 15 this week at its annual WWDC developer conference. We are covering all the new features this week and throughout the summer here on A&T Tech but one section Apple focused on was the Wallet app. Specifcally, Apple is adding support for some physical cards in the app, such as ID cards but now support for Home Keys, which can be used to unlock an NFC enabled […]

Arlo’s wired doorbell now supports HomeKit

Earlier this month, Arlo has updated its own wired video doorbell to support HomeKit, but only at a basic level so now support for HomeKit Secure Video here yet it seems. However without Secure Video, standard HomeKit does allow for viewing of live footage only, as well as integrating with any automations. To get the integration to work, you’ll need the following firmware or newer to be on the basestation: […]