In 2015, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or up for pre-order. The MFi 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 debuted with iOS 10. Home lets you control all your HomeKit-compatible devices through the app or by using your iPhone’s Control Center.
At WWDC two years ago, Apple announced major 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 or an iPad to server as an external 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? You’ll find our comprehensive list of all HomeKit-certified devices below — we’ll update it as more products come to market.
Leviton: The Decora Smart line was announced at CES 2017 and is shipping now. I have some of the first examples and will review them shortly. No bridge will be required.
Products: Decora Smart Dimmer ($50), Decora Smart Switch ($45)
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 ($189), Caséta Wireless Smart Lighting Plug-in Lamp Dimmer Kit ($190)
Nanoleaf: Nanoleaf’s energy-efficient LEDs come in a very unique package. The Aurora and Rhythm light panel kits are available now, both support HomeKit and the Rhythm is also sound reactive.
Products: Ivy Starter Kit ($99), Rhythm Starter Kit ($251)
Philips Hue: HomeKit compatible with the 2nd generation bridge. Whether you want colorful or white lights, Philips Hue has lots of lighting options.
Products: White and Color Starter Kit ($200), Philips Hue Bridge ($60), Extension bulb ($50), Lightstrip Plus ($90), Tap Switch ($50), Hue Go ($70)
Honeywell: Get Siri to raise and lower the temperature of your home thanks to a Honeywell thermostat.
Products: Honeywell Lyric ($178), Honeywell Lyric T5 ($150), Honeywell Lyric bundled with Wireless Leak Detector ($278)
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 ($39), Energy ($50), Weather ($48), Room ($79), Thermo ($79)
Fibaro: HomeKit versions of their popular sensors were announced at CES 2017. They can be pre-ordered on Amazon using the links below.
Products: Motion Sensor ($69), Flood Sensor ($69), Door/Window ($59)
First Alert: The first smoke detector to work with HomeKit comes from First Alert.
Products: Onelink Wi-Fi Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector (Hardwired $120, 10-year battery $110), Onelink Environment Monitor for Temperature, Humidity, and Low-Level Carbon Monoxide ($100)
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.
Cree: LED lightbulb maker Cree introduced its connected bulb at CES.
D-Link: A new HomeKit compatible D-Link camera, the OMNA 180, is due out early this year.
Friday Smart Lock: This Indiegogo project is a HomeKit-compatible lock, according to the company.
GE: Its color-changing LEDs will work with HomeKit, according to a May 2015 press release. There have been no updates since.
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.
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 Ring Pro video doorbell will soon work with HomeKit. Slated for early 2017. (Update: As of 7/7/17 this is still in development)
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.