HomeKit is an excellent way to implement an offline smart home without needing to get too much into the technical details. With many different technologies on the market, many may wonder if they can work together. Can HomeKit control Alexa? Unfortunately, no. There is no way to control Alexa from any external source as is, only the other way around with Alexa controlling other devices.
HomeKit is an excellent choice when it comes to smart home ecosystems. One of the common issues with anything involving Apple is the cost of using their products. Many HomeKit devices are indeed quite expensive, but that isn't the case for every available product. Here are 5 of the cheapest HomeKit compatible light switches and dimmers you can get!
HomeKit is Apple's smart home ecosystem, and as many competing systems require constant access to an internet connection, it is easy to see why many will assume HomeKit will also need a cloud connection. So does HomeKit work without internet? The short answer: yes! Stick around because we're going to be answering some more common questions about HomeKit.
With big companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple pushing hard into the realm of home automation, many may be wondering what the advantages of such a system are. As there are so many different systems, it would be impossible to list every benefit of every system, so here are 9 advantages of home automation that apply across the board.
The idea behind smart buttons is pretty cool, you have a button that you can place anywhere, and pushing it will communicate with a controller that can make anything happen within your home. The problem is that many of these smart buttons also cost an absolute fortune. So today we're going to build a smart internet button ourselves that will cost less than 10$ to build per unit, and possibly even less if you buy all the required materials in bulk to build a few of them!