HomeKit is part of the Apple universe and bundles smart devices under one interface. The advantage is that HomeKit combines several devices and control centers from the smart home in one app, making control very easy. You can use the corresponding automations to control the different devices in dependence on each other or define your own routines for your smart home. HomeKit is limited to the use of Apple devices, such as the iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. To create automations, you need a device that is permanently active in your home network. This could be the HomePod, Apple TV or an iPad. This device serves as the control center for your HomeKit smart home and must be permanently in this network for remote access. However, without outside control, you can also use a single iPhone. HomeKit also gives you the ability to allow other Apple users to access your smart home. This makes it easy for your visitors to control the lights, so they too can get the feel of a smart home.
Manufacturer
Apple Inc
Apple ist ein Software- sowie Hardwarehersteller aus Cupertino (Bundesstaat Kalifornien). Bekannt ist Apple insbesondere für sein iPhone sowie weitere Produkte, wie beispielsweise das iPad Pro und den Apple TV. Doch auch die Software von Apple erlangte weitläufige Bekanntheit. So gehören beispielsweise die iCloud, Apple One, Apple Arcade und weitere Dienste um Portfolio des US-amerikanischen Unternehmens. Die Leitung des Unternehmens mit insgesamt 147.000 Mitarbeitern (September 2020) obliegt Tim Cook. Für Studenten gibt es im Apple Store auf viele Produkte interessante Rabatte, die unter dem Namen Apple Bildungspreise bekannt sind.
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