We may not yet live in the world of the Smart Home, but we’re getting there. Consumers are starting to outfit their homes with connected lights, locks, alarms, cameras, and thermostats. How is all of this stuff going to work together? Apple’s answer is HomeKit. This quick primer will tell you what HomeKit is, how it works, and how it fits into the smart home ecosystem.
What is HomeKit?
First announced as part of iOS 8 in 2014, HomeKit is a software framework for making smart home stuff work with iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch.