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Questions tagged [apple-homekit]

For questions about the Apple HomeKit home automation system, accessories compatible with the system and controllers for the HomeKit framework. This tag may also be used for questions about any HomeKit APIs/development tools.

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HomeKit + KNX / industry standard bridge

I am relatively new to home automation and was wondering what would be the industry standard bridge to make KNX homes work with HomeKit. I am primarily interested in understanding features, cost ...
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Monitor Eufy Homebase from iPhone Apple Home?

I have a Eufy Homebase 2 with 6 EufyCam 2C and a wired doorbell connected. The Homebase is setup as a “room” in Apple HomeKit. The Homebase is Ethernet connected to Xfinity new router, with wifi ...
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Controlling a KNX gateway with Apple HomeKit

Are there any KNX gateways that work with Apple HomeKit? I'm currently using the BAB Technologie EIBPORT V3 and have to speak to it via CUBEVISION 2 which works very poorly. I would love to find a way ...
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Ikea Tradfri Gateway don't connect to a network

I connect my Ikea Tradfri to a router. All three lights are on, but the App can't found the gateway. I use an IP scanner on my Mac, and I can't found Gateway. The app suggested that if I am sure that ...
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Is it possible to implement the HomeKit Accessory Protocol directly on an Arduino or some other microcontroller without the need for a bridge

It seems that all solutions involving homekit make use of a bridge server, so I am confused as to why none of the setups that I can find are implementing homekit directly on the microcontroller. Is ...
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Create Light Switch with HAP-NodeJS, MQTT and fail safe

I'm trying to get into setting up my own home automation. I've already setup HAP-NodeJS & MQTT on a raspberry and I've flashed a esp01 with NodeMCU. What I want to do is create a light switch with ...
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Connect dumb lamp to Hue/Homekit without switch

I would like to connect a dumb lamp to my Hue/Homekit setup. The lamp is powered by G9 LEDs and, as far as I know, there are no G9 smart bulbs. I am also unable to exchange the physical wall switches....
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How would I make a wifi alarm clock? [closed]

I was just wondering how I would create a completely custom wifi alarm clock, what are the things I would need in terms of IoT? I would want to control it via a custom built ios app. I am trying to ...
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Ikea TRÅDFRI gateway

I’m looking into the ikea TRÅDFRI to use with my HomeKit setup but keep reading the gateway requires internet access. What does it need the internet for? Does it need an external service?
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Controlling one device using Alexa and Siri at the same time?

Can I have one device set up with HomeKit and Alexa at the same time e.g. a motion sensor, or a smart plug? I must stress I am asking whether it is possible to set up the device with the two services ...
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Can't connect IKEA TRÅDFRI driver to TRÅDFRI app

I have a 30W TRÅDFRI driver for the kitchen top lights, and I want to control them with a TRÅDFRI dimmer. That works like a charm. What doesn't work, is to add the TRÅDFRI driver to the TRÅDFRI app ...
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Connecting air conditioner to Apple's HomeKit

I'm planning to connect my air conditioner to Apple's HomeKit app. At first I searched for ways to do it, but I couldn't find a solution that would work for that project. As I've found, Apple ...
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Ambient lighting with IKEA Tradfri and Apple HomeKit

I have the IKEA full color spectrum smart bulbs and I'm very happy with them. Technically they are regular zigbee bulbs. Today I control them with homekit, see "Today." What I want is to use the ...
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Ceiling fans - Can I use a smart switch to control a dumb fan?

There are a handful of "smart ceiling fans" available that are really expensive (up to $500). Is there an easy way to just add a smart wall switch with a cheap dumb ceiling fan to get the same ...
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Do Belkin Wemo switches integrate with Apple HomeKit?

In March of 2016, Belkin announced that they would not be supporting Apple HomeKit any time in the near future. This meant that integration was basically impossible across Apple devices. However, ...
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Lyric T5 does not respond to commands via Apple Homekit [closed]

I have a friend who has a Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat which he was controlling from his iPhone via Apple Homekit. Recently, all commands from his phone stopped reaching his device, demonstrating that ...
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