HomeKit: Apple Announces Home Automation for iOS

Apple has announced HomeKit, an app for centrally controlling “smart” home accessories. HomeKit works with well-known manufacturers in this field, in addition to a number of companies with major activity in the US are also well-known companies such as Philips, Netatmo or Withings on the list.


HomeKit is designed to give iOS users the ability to centrally monitor and use their home automation features. Apple wants to provide access to door locks, light and heating control, surveillance cameras, switches and more via HomeKit. The devices can be used individually as well as in groups as a scenario.

HomeKit is expected to be available to end users in the fall with iOS 8.