Apple announced HomeKit at the WWDC 2014, featuring a centralized home automation controller, integrated into one or multiple devices.
HomeKit will automatically dim your lights, lock your doors and lower the heater.
Apple’s new system, available with the upcoming iOS 8, will tern your iPhone into a remote for your smart home.
HomeKit delivers a common protocol, secure pairing and the ability to easily control individual or groups of devices throughout the house including integration with Siri®. For example, you can tell Siri you are “going to bed” and it could dim the lights, lock your doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat.
“We are excited to be part of the next step in making home automation a reality, in a safe and integrated way,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO, Philips Lighting. “HomeKit will allow us to further enhance the Philips Hue lighting experience by making it simpler to securely pair devices throughout the house and control them using Siri.”