What you need to know
- The abode Smart Security Kit now supports HomeKit.
- A new software update is available for existing users.
- The kit can now be added to the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Smart home company abode has announced that the Smart Security Kit is now compatible with Apple's HomeKit. The kit can now be accessed via the Home app on Apple devices, with HomePod and Apple Watch also in for the ride.
A software update is now going live to add support to existing devices.
This move follows the release of iota, a DIY security solution that we recently reviewed. That also has HomeKit support, with abode seemingly keen to make sure all of its offerings do.
With support for HomeKIt now added to the Smart Security Kit, it can be used in Home app automation whether at home or anywhere else in the world so long as an iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV is also part of the setup.
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