Smart home accessories get more and more popular by the day. With Apple becoming increasingly dedicated to smart homes and HomeKit, new devices keep coming out to support it. HomeKit allows smart home devices to integrate directly with iOS so you can control them with the Home app, through Siri, or with Control Center. This also enables notifications for certain devices like security cameras. Many HomeKit-enabled accessories are set to come out this year in 2017, and some already debuted. Here are our picks for the best ones so far.
The Withings Home is a two-in-one indoor security camera plus a baby monitor. It initially launched in 2015 but is now officially getting HomeKit support so it can work seamlessly with all your Apple devices. The camera shoots in 1080p HD, includes 12x zoom and even night vision. You should be able to view a live stream of the security camera from your iPhone or iPad plus record video. The built-in baby monitor allows you to hear your baby and even talk with it from afar. The Withings Home is available and retailing for $199.95.
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The Netatmo Smart Smoke Alarm will soon be a HomeKit-equipped utility. The alarm can notify you even if you’re miles away from your home if there is a smoke hazard. Yet even if you burn toast and it sets the alarm off, you can silence it right from your iPhone too. The Smart Smoke Alarm also sends you a notification for when the battery needs to be replaced, but since it includes a 10-year battery, that’s not likely to happen very often in your lifetime. The alarm isn’t available just yet but you can sign up through Netatmo to get a notification when it is.
The Netatmo Indoor Security Siren is the second product in Netatmo’s lineup getting HomeKit support later this year. It works in conjunction with the Welcome Camera to recognize unfamiliar faces. If there is an intruder in your home, the Security Siren will notify you and give you the ability to sound the siren. It’s a 110dB piercing sound that should hopefully deter any intruder. Pricing and availability are still unknown, but once again you can sign up for email updates.
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