What is the Apple Home Kit?
The apple home kit is a smart home integration app. It is apple’s framework for home automation and it seeks to streamline the smart home process.
Why is it so significant?
For the longest time people who were interested in smart home integration had to control things like their wifi enabled lights or smart locks all from individual apps. The Home Kit seeks to unify these devices and functions all under one app in a seamless transition.
This also allows you to control your smart home devices with the use of Siri. Every HomeKit-enabled accessory automatically works with Siri once you set it up via its HomeKit-compatible app. Siri is just the unified interface you use to issue voice commands to those smart accessories.
What does Ring have planned for the Apple Home Kit?
We’re excited to bring HomeKit support to Ring later this year, giving our customers an easy, secure and private way to monitor their home via the new Home app in iOS 10. We’re also able to add Siri support which gives customers another great way to interact with their home and Ring. As we get closer to having this available Home Kit Support will be announced at a later date TBD.