If you have an iOS device then you might know about Apple’s own smart home platform, HomeKit.
HomeKit allows you control a range of your smart home devices from your iPhone or iPad with a nice UI that allows you to monitor and access to capabilities of those devices.
We figured that we might round up what we consider to be some of the best devices that are compatible with the HomeKit platform and here they are:
Logitech Circle 2 Security Camera
The Logi Circle 2 is a pretty awesome smart home security camera that we think looks amazing but it’s not just that, the Circle 2 has some great features such as Full HD 1080p recording with a 180-degree glass lens that ensures the footage that it captures is great looking.
It also has various smart home features with smart alerts that allow you to get notified when a person is detected. It also has free access to the last 24-hours of footage or you can upgrade that with more storage.
It also has a 2-way microphone and a time-lapse feature that recaps the most important recorded moments.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is one of the best smart home devices but also one of the best ways to integrate a doorbell in your home.
It allows you to make your doorbell smart and you can even use it to greet visitors even while you are away from home, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro does all of this with interchange face plates, however, it does only work with a hardwired connection.
Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat
If you want to make your thermostat smart than the ecobee3 lite smart thermostat is definitely one of the best ways to do that.
As you can see in the image above, it looks really nice with a sleek and modern touchscreen interface that uses a simple and easy to user interface, with local weather integration, and schedules.
It has also been designed to be easy to install, which is pretty awesome.
Honeywell Lyric T6R Smart Thermostat
The Honeywell Lyric T6R is a pretty awesome smart thermostat that looks fantastic and is pretty small, making it great to be placed on a way or sat on a side table.
With support for SmartThings, Amazon Alexa and HomeKit, you can set the temperature from your iPhone or Amazon Echo, get alerts and set up geofencing, allowing you to set up the heating in a smart manner.
It also has scheduling features and it can be used alongside other smart home products for further features.
The Nanoleaf Aurora is pretty expensive, however, it is one of the best smart home lighting solutions around.
As you can see in the image above, it is a lighting system that consists of a range of triangular panels that can attach to each other and show your selection from the available selection, which consists of 16.7M colours and tunable white options.
It doesn’t require a hub to work and can be expanded as you wish with more panels.
It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and IFTTT.
Logitech Pop Home Switch
The Logitech Pop is a fantastic smart home switch that allows you to control a range of smart devices from any room with an easy to install smart home switch.
With it you can control lights, speakers, power outlets, and many other smart home devices, it has a range of mounting options that allow it to be stuck exactly where you want it and you can customise what it does via the companion iOS and Android app.
You can get a starter kit that includes the hub and 2 Logitech Pop switches today, after that you can add on more switches to control more devices.
Philips Hue Starter Kit
Lighting is an obvious thing to make smart, turning lights on/off is annoying and if you make them smart then you can also get extra capabilities like automation, colour changing, and dimming controls.
One of the best ways to do this is with Philips Hue.
You can get a range of starter kits that will allow you to get started with Philips Hue, there are a range of options available for this depending on what you need, including the White Personal kit, and the White and Ambience Kits.
Netgear Arlo Pro HD Home Security Camera System
The Netgear Arlo Pro was one of the first wire free camera systems but it is still one of the best available and for good reason.
Netgear has made this system to be extremely easy to use and install, it is a wire free system that uses a rechargeable battery that can be charged up quickly and allow you to place the cameras pretty much anywhere. They are also completely waterproof and include magnetic mounts that make it easy to place anywhere.
They also feature two-way audio and can be connected to a base station that makes the cameras more secure with its own private network and it also includes an alarm that you can set off that is extremely loud, oh and you can save your recordings to the cloud for free with 7 day access and it the base station also has a couple of USB ports for saving footage to a USB device.
You can pick it up in a kit with 1, 2, 3 or 4 cameras included.
Yale Keyless Connected Smart Door Lock
The Yale Keyless Connected Smart Door Lock is a great way to secure your home and make it smarter with keyless entry.
With the lock, you can enter your home with the smartphone app, the keycard, keytag or a phone tag. It can be retrofitted to your current system and it is compatible with 60mm nightlatches making it easy to install.
To top that off, it is also battery operated with 4x AA batteries, so there’s no need to get electric to it and it is compatible with SmartThings and other devices.