The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

We round up some of the hottest HomeKit tech
The best Apple HomeKit tech

Apple HomeKit wants to unify your smart home, putting your iPhone, iPad and Siri in control of everything from smart thermostats to connected lightbulbs and more. It's the tech in the background that lets all of your gadgets talk to each other and everything is controlled in one place: Home, a dedicated app that arrived with iOS 10, making it easier than ever to get started.

If you're an existing Apple user who wants to buy into the HomeKit smart home revolution, you'll want to know what works and what doesn't. HomeKit enabled accessories and devices can be sold with a 'Works with Apple HomeKit' badge which helps, others are labelled as a HomeKit edition so always check to make sure you're selecting the correct model.

Essential reading: Apple HomeKit essential guide

Check out our list of the best Apple HomeKit devices – and we'll keep things updated as time goes on...

Logitech Pop Home Switch

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

Smart home control buttons are becoming ever more prevalent. The Logitech Pop Home Switch went live back in August, but it's only recently that HomeKit compatibility was added.

The Pop jumps onboard your smart home's Wi-Fi and scans for compatible devices it can control. You then just configure the scenes you want it to perform - turning down the lights to get ready for bed, opening your smart blinds in the morning and so on.

There's a starter kit which comes with two Pop Home Switches and a hub and you can add on extra Pop buttons too.

Starter kit $99.99, logitech.com | Amazon

D-Link Omna 180

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

Let's kick off with a smart security camera. D-Link's Omna is a 180-degree, 1080p connected cam that has infra-red LEDs for night vision up to 5m and two-way audio.

Once it's hooked up to HomeKit, it gets even smarter, too. So you can set up scenes so that if the Omna 180 detects motion in that room of the house, your smart bulbs will come on automatically. Plus, you can control the camera through Apple's Home app.

$199.99, dlink.com

Philips Hue

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

Why would you want purple lighting in the bedroom and fuschia in the living room? Because you can, of course. Colours and brightness can now be controlled within the Apple ecosystem through Siri and, if you're an existing Hue user, it's simple to port all the info needed from your old bridge.

If you're already got Hue you need to pick up the new HomeKit Upgrade bridge, otherwise go for the HomeKit compatible starter kit. Then you can also add a Lightstrip Plus, Downlight or Hue Go or to the mix.

From $69.99, meethue.com | Amazon

Lutron Caséta

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

This HomeKit-enabled Dimmer Kit lets you chat to Siri to control your smart bulbs or lamps - with the plug-in dimmers.

It's not the most aesthetically pleasing set up, but there's lots of features - from automatic scenes and schedules to geofencing when you leave and enter the house - and the Caséta line works with just about everything: HomeKit, Google Assistant, Nest, Logitech remotes and Honeywell thermostats, so you don't need to worry about locking yourself in with a smart home system.

$189.95, lutron.com | Amazon

Honeywell Lyric Round smart thermostat

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

Honeywell announced the latest version of its smart thermostat in 2016. The new Lyric is identical to previous models but adds HomeKit support - you can set the temperature from your iPhone, get alerts when it needs maintenance and there's geofencing so the Lyric will know when you enter and leave your house.

These can be integrated with other HomeKit devices, such as Honeywell's Lyric smart cameras and security systems plus the smart thermostat is compatible with Samsung's SmartThings and Alexa too. This is your answer if you like the look of Nest but you're sure you want a HomeKit home.

$199, yourhome.honeywell.com | Amazon

Nanoleaf Aurora

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

Nanoleaf Aurora is a modular lighting system that you can stick to your walls and windows to make beautiful designs. It comes as a set of triangles which will glow and/or flash whatever colours you wish and, just to top it all off, it's entirely voice controlled.

Here's where the HomeKit bit comes in: you can use Siri (or Alexa) to control your lights with your voice. Buy a starter kit and add panels as you go. Beaut.

From $199.99, nanoleaf.me | Amazon

Hunter Symphony and Signal ceiling fans

The best Apple HomeKit tech

Hunter's Wi-Fi enabled Symphony and Signal ceiling fans work with Apple HomeKit too.

That means Siri control, as ever, and integration with other HomeKit products including creating scenes for fans and smart bulbs as you move from room to room in your house or get ready for bed.

From $329, hunterfan.com | Amazon

Elgato Eve Home Monitoring

The best Apple HomeKit compatible products for your smart home

Knowing your home isn't just about how to get that toilet flush with the 'knack' to work. Nothing escapes the attention of the Elgato Eve range, which consists of four separate sensors (room, weather, energy, door and window) that will grant you immediate access to your house's humidity levels, air quality, and temperature – and even the air pressure outside.

Elgato's smart, energy monitoring plug and light switch are also be HomeKit compatible though its smart bulbs haven't showed up on the list of devices yet.

From $79.95, elgato.com | Amazon

First Alert ONELINK Wi-Fi

The best Apple HomeKit tech

Nest kind of has the smart smoke and CO detecting market tapped up but don't discard First Alert if you're looking for some automated HomeKit compatibility.

The alarm, which replaces your current wired device (a battery powered version is also available) will alert you with notifications in the event of a smoke or carbon monoxide emergency and the HomeKit integration means you can run tests and alter mood lighting directly from your iPhone.

$119.95, firstalert.com | Amazon

August Smart Lock

The best Apple HomeKit tech

This clever lock uses a Bluetooth connection with your device to open up as you approach. It also works with a key, if your phone runs out of battery. iPhone owners can use Siri to lock and unlock doors using voice commands.

It also works with Apple Watch, so you can use your wrist worn device to lock the door, view your activity log, and receive instant notifications. August has made some pretty big changes on the software front adding a new Access mode offering a list of companies that take care of stuff at home for you while you are away.

From $199, august.com| Amazon

iDevices Outdoor Switch

The best Apple HomeKit tech devices

Your friends might be on top of home automation behind closed doors but what about outside? This is the first rain-tight smart plug to give options for those who want to have Siri-controlled lights this Christmas, or maybe get the outdoor party started while still plating up in the kitchen.

Plug it into the energy sapping 8-foot high Santa in the garden and you'll never have to worry about being bankrupted if you forget to turn him off when you're away from home. The rest of the iDevices HomeKit line-up is rounded out by a smart bulb socket and a smart plug.

$79.95, idevices.com | Amazon




17 Comments

  • JCFord says:

    got excited when I saw the Philips hue lighting bridge listed above at only £49 but the link goes through the to actual price of £149 - dam you typo! :-)

  • p.lamkin says:

    The Bridge is £49. 

    • JCFord says:

      but the Amazon link goes through to the starter kit which is £149. It's not clear.

  • Vacooley says:

    Chamberlain MyQ products are not HomeKit compatible today. 

    • ctp says:

      Thanks for the heads-up. Guess it's still pretty hard to get that garage door opener onto HomeKit ... even though it should really be one of the most interesting applications...

      • ShaLor says:

        Yep, I contacted Chamberlain yesterday and asked when HomeKit compatibility will be coming to their products.  They replied "At this point we do not have a time line when that will be available."

        Does anyone know of a different garage door opener that IS home kit compatible?

        • Slacker says:

          Get yourself a $40 Raspberry Pi and install HomeBridge. The instructions are pretty simple and it works with any of the My Q products, Chamberlain or Lilftmaster.

          Lifemaster will never have a Homekit compatible door opener. That is my personal opinion. They will lie about it coming soon though!

    • phatterry says:

      Thank you for that! 

  • nicknewlin says:

    The Insteon hub linked to on Amazon is NOT HomeKit compatible. The HomeKit version is the Hub Pro, which Amazon currently isn't selling due to customer complaints and issues – it is only available from an online retailer owned by Insteon's parent company.

  • Supernitin says:

    Whithings Home is NOT a Homekit compatible product. 

  • sjensen97219 says:

    Check your facts!  At least two of the products are not HomeKit compatible!  Who wrote this article?  I'm tired of reading articles that are just wrong and even when the errors are pointed out they go uncorrected.   I can write articles about stuff I wish was true, that would be sure to get a lot of reads.  If I did my job this way I would get fired.

  • jasleinstein says:

    anyone know how scheduling works with these devices? For example if I want the iDevices switch to turn on my yard lights everyday at sunset what device remembers the schedule? Can HomeKit on Apple TV bridge act as a scheduler? One would not want to depend on a iPhone/Pad app to be available 24 x 7 to runs lights and things AND if one is traveling away from the house, it would be crazy to think the iPhone app could reliably connect back to the home to turn on the lights. Any one know? thanks

    • EricCantu says:

      you can set either your appletv or an iPad to be the home hub so that all scheduled automations go on without a hitch whether your phone is off or if you're out of town. Appletv is recommended because the hub needs to remain always on and always connected to the home wifi network. All automations work through the hub and you are able to check the status and make changes from wherever you are through your iPhone for example. It's really great. 

  • LogicallyHank says:

    Why do you have the MyQ listed? It is not Homekit compatible and likely will never be without an additional hub. Their official PR has indicated this as well.

  • Phreak says:

    Don't forget the Lutron Caseta line, it's also HomeKit compatible.. Been using it for almost 8 months and works pretty flawless.. Adding switches little at a time..

  • aclarke says:

    The Ecobee is NOT US-only.  You mention in your article that the company's Canadian, and the products are certainly available here in Canada.  I'm not sure about this, but I expect they've never been US-only.  I know I've had mine for a little over a year and it's exceeded my expectations.

  • Lukas says:

    hi I need help I'm looking for roof windows blinds which are compatible with HomeKit or with amazon Echo. Could someone help me please

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