The first issue with your proposed setup is that your Mac can't communicate with any HomeKit devices. It's unclear why this is the case, and you would have thought that one Apple platform should be able to talk to the other. But, unfortunately, they can't.
Luckily, the Trådfri hub does support remote control from your Mac (or any device, really). You can ...
Yes, providing the device provides it's own control infrastructure. The model is (roughly):
Device connects to a gateway
Gateway exposes an API which supports a variety of 3rd party systems
Control messages are sent from each system which are unaware of the other systems
The exception to this model might be where a device uses one of your system hubs to ...
Yes, it's perfectly possible.
As and example, I have a set of IKEA Tradfri lights that are controlled by Alexa and Google Assistant at the same time. If I had an Apple device I could add Homekit support at well.
The limiting factor is which of the systems the device manufacturer chooses to support.
You probably need a relay rather than a 'smart light switch'. This is because the light switches frequently rely on leakage through the lamp to power the electronics in the switch. With a fan motor, this might not work as intended. You would also risk some damage in using a dimmer to control the motor.
The key difference with a smart relay is that the ...
I'm including the answer with a link to the official article, since I had a hard time finding it. Hopefully, it will help someone.
The status has indeed changed.
Belkin published this article on May 25 in which they explain that integration to Apple HomeKit is indeed in the foreseeable future: Fall 2017 is supposed to see the introduction of the Wemo Bridge,...
Okay, turns out he found the solution here:
If your commands are not responding, it means there is a disconnect between the app and Apple HomeKit. To resolve this use the following steps:
Go into Settings on your smartphone and select the Wi-Fi, then scroll down to see thermostat name with the last six digits of the MAC ID .
Turn Home Data off.
There are products like the Sonoff range that when flashed with the Tasmota firmware can emulate a Hue Bridge which might work, but this issue implies native HomeKit support is unlikely.
But once you have the controllable device other tools like Home Assistant might allow you to add HomeKit support.
Assuming the driver behaves like any other bulb the trick is to pair the dimmer with the Tradfri Gateway then use the dimmer to add the driver to the gateway.
From the Gateway documentation
ADDING DEVICES TO YOUR GATEWAY
You cannot add light sources directly to your gateway. A TRÅDFRI steering device is needed to add
The phone app should guide you ...
Yes, the gateway definitely needs internet access for Alexa and Google Assistant service integration, not sure if the Homekit support requires it as well.
Also to do the software updates to support new bulbs/sockets/devices.
The phone app should work with only a local network as it uses mDNS for discovery and CoAP over DTLS for communication.
But also ...
The fundamental structure of the LiFX system, and roughly speaking, most of these IoT systems is as follows:
Device <-> Cloud <-> User
The device (the alarm clock) establishes and maintains a connection to a custom server in the cloud, informing the cloud of its state (connected, on/off, time). The cloud presents an API which user applications (eg. ...
You can use the dimmer to added a driver to the app.
Follow the steps in the app with the dimmer already added before doing this:
Take the dimmer over to driver and hold the pairing button down for about 10seconds on the dimmer right next to the driver (driver must be powered on). The red led will like up, do not let go of the pairing button until the red ...
I performed a factory reset on the gateway. I noticed that one wireless dimmer seems to be defective (firmware update stalls and battery is depleted) so I tried joining the driver through the other non-defective wireless dimmer and that effectively did the job.