Apple HomeKit is booming REALLY HARD. Well, that came wrong but what to say, Apple actually made it so much easier for smart home companies to have their products working with HomeKit in the newer versions of iOS, making the list of compatible devices grow faster than ever and this article is purely based on all the best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
That’s a really great thing for us Apple lovers as, unifying our smart home is much easier now with HomeKit and its various compatible devices by our side, by putting your iPhone, iPad as well as Siri in control of everything. That is the reason, there’s a recent surge in the list of best Apple HomeKit devices and this list has been put.
All the tech in the background of your Apple HomeKit is what lets all of your gadgets talk to each other magically, and to control everything from one place, you just need one app; Home, a dedicated app coming in every Apple device meant to do one thing, control your home.
To get you started with everything, we at TheDeviceStore have compiled the best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020 that are compatible with HomeKit, including smart locks, switches, lights, and even smart security cameras.
The Best Apple HomeKit Devices
The Apple TV 4K is much more than just a streaming device for your home. It works seamlessly with Apple HomeKit and can actually perform as a bridge for your smart home, allowing you to control your best Apple HomeKit smart devices whether you are home or not. If you do not have an Apple TV or a Homepod with you, you won’t be able to control your smart home away from your home so having Apple TV 4K is a plus.
With an Apple TV 4K, you can also pre-set automation schedules for your home, like turning all your devices on or off at a given point of time. It should also be noted that an Apple TV 4K (4th-gen) is the only other Apple TV that comes with HomeKit enabled in it. That is why, we have put this one in the list of best Apple Homekit devices of year 2020.
Why would you want blue lighting in your bedroom and maroon in the living room? Because you can, why not? With the help of Philips Hue White Ambience Smart Bulb Starter Kit, sure you can. Colours and brightness of the Phillips Hue can now be controlled within you Apple device with the help of Siri and, if you are an existing Hue user, it is very simple to port all the info needed from your old bridge.
If you are already got Hue at your home, you will need to pick up the new HomeKit Upgrade bridge, otherwise you would have to go for the HomeKit compatible starter kit. Anyhow, this one is one of the best Apple HomeKit devices in our list.
With that you can also add a Light strip, Downlight or even Hue Go to your home. Philips Hue is one of the most trusted smart light provider you can buy into — they just work marvellously. You can work your way around up to 50,000 shades of white in the Phillips Hue app, or just create your own mix of settings within the Home app that comes along with all your other HomeKit Apple devices.
It is important to note that you can get yourself individual lights, but you would need to have a Hue bridge for them to work.
If by any chance, you are looking for smart plugs that you can use outdoors in extreme conditions as well, check our list of best outdoor smart plugs.
The new Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Voice Control is what the company calls it’s fifth-generation model of the same, this new model however offers much more features than its predecessor, the Ecobee 4 did and that is why we have included this in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
Enhanced AI and media support, much more powerful audio components, and dual-band Wi-Fi (5ghz) are just a few of the examples of what this great thermostat has to offer. Add in a user-friendly app, amazing third-party support, and a pretty easy user friendly installation process, and you’ve got something you might want for your house.
There are a number of best smart thermostats that work with Apple HomeKit, including Honeywell’s Lyric Round and the more famous iDevices Thermostat, but the Ecobee is something unique. It comes loaded with a remote room sensor, which the others do not come with. The sensor on the Ecobee can first identify the temperature then can relay the signal back to the main thermostat, which would then adjust the temperature accordingly.
The Ecobee comes with Alexa built-in, allowing voice-controlled adjustment of the temperature. You can also adjust its temperature with Siri by speaking to your iPhone or your iPad. We think that all these features makes this one of the best Apple HomeKit compatible gadgets of year 2020.
The August Smart Lock Pro is probably the best Apple Homekit devices and it has a few reasons for it: It is easy to install, comes with compatibility with a lot of other famous smart home devices, and can be physically augmented with various accessories such as a wireless keypad, which is great, for a lock.
Priced at well over $200, this is a pretty expensive smart lock, but believe us it is the best one out there. This best Smart Lock Pro actually comes in a bundle that includes a smart lock, a wi-fi hub allowing the user to lock and unlock the door from virtually anywhere and a door sensor that is there to indicate whether the door is opened or closed.
Also, this best smart lock is not meant to replace the door’s existing deadbolt, so you still have the option of manually locking your door the fancy old fashion way.
The Smart Lock Pro uses Bluetooth, and a Connect module that acts as a bridge between the lock and your Wi-Fi network. However, if you have a fourth-gen Apple TV placed within the Bluetooth range of your Smart Lock Pro, and you also have it connected to HomeKit, the Apple TV would miraculously also act as that bridge.
Still, even if you do not own Apple Tv 4th Gen), the Connect module is pretty seamless — just plug it into a power outlet and set it up in the app. Doing so will allow any Android users in your home to get remote access to the smart lock from their phones as well, since sadly, HomeKit only works with iOS devices.
The Smart Lock Pro performs its tasks well, and its inbuilt settings are so much flexible that it is very easy to get it to do just what you want it to do. Additionally, the brand’s other products such as the keypad and doorbell cam add to the functionality of the smart lock, and it’s pretty deep integration with other popular smart-home systems, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, makes it the most-connected of all the smart locks we have seen. That is why you are seeing this in our list of best Apple HomeKit smart devices.
Although we wish it came with a built-in alarm, to alert us of a thief, but I guess the company is planning it for their next upgrade! Who knows?
This indoor sensor can help you track things like temperature, air quality and humidity with your phone. After installing the Elgato Eve and placing it in a certain room, you will be able to whip out your iOS device and ask it about specific rooms, for e.g. “Hey Siri, what’s the temperature in the bedroom?” and this device would then let you know about the temperature in your bedroom, isn’t it amazing ?
The idea behind it is that you can place multiple sensors around your whole house and get a better idea of your home’s total environment. And one more thing, with Apple HomeKit enabled, you would not need a bridge for it! One of the most important reason why we kept this in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
The Logitech Circle 2 works pretty much the same way as other smart security cameras would. It can capture images in up to 1080p, send you push notifications and keep a strong backlog of images for up to 24 hours without a subscription needed.
It is also weatherproof, so one can stick it outdoors, as long as it is plugged in. The main advantage of having the addition of Apple HomeKit support is that it is now very much simpler to access this camera, you do not even have to open Logitech’s app now; instead, you will be able to see a live feed right out of your iPhone’s dashboard!! What else you need from one of the best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020?
You will be able to see the live feed by simply saying, “Hey Siri, show me the security camera.” And boom there would your live feed be! You can also set up home automations with your other HomeKit-supported devices, for instance, when the camera detects movement, it can be set to trigger the lights or fan to turn on. There are many more options in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices so scroll further down.
We all know that, the HomePod is the first Siri-enabled smart speaker, but what if you are not in the same room as it, and lets you do not have your iPhone on you either!
What would happen is that, you might not be able to turn a light on/off and that my friend can be frustrating. This particular switch named Logitech POP resolves that. This is one of an essential item in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
After a simple and user-friendly setup process, you can program this little beast to turn on/off lights and also set scenes. No more asking Siri to do it or whipping out your iPhone would be required.
This is one of my favourite Apple HomeKit friendly smart plugs and there is a reason to that. One of the main reasons is that, It features two outlets on it, plus a USB port on the side placed to charge another device, like your phone off it.
Adjacent to both outlets on the device are corresponding buttons that can be physically pressed to turn the outlets on or off, which will come in handy when and if you misplace your iPhone.
The outlet also comes with LED lights built-in, which can effectively turn the outlet into a night light. Definitely one of the best Apple HomeKit smart plug in our list. What do you say?
Nanoleaf Light Panels is a pretty slick modular smart lighting system that one can stick to their walls and windows to make beautiful designs out of it. It comes in a set of triangles that will glow and or flash whatever colours you command it to and, just to top it all off, The Nanoleaf is entirely voice controlled. We totally loved this product and couldn’t stop ourselves from this one in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
One can buy a starter kit and add as much panels as you want in the future. Not a fan of triangles? Well, the Nanoleaf Canvas offers square panelling for people like you, or one can also go for the new hexagon models.
Now you might be thinking where does Apple HomeKit comes in picture? Here’s where Apple HomeKit comes: you can use Siri (or Alexa, if you use Android) to control your lights with your voice, plus the included remote can also be used with all Nanoleaf lighting and other HomeKit gadgets.
Each panel can be light up with up to 16.7 million colours, according to Nanoleaf, and with varying intensity of warm and cold light.
It is really a unique and slick lighting fixture that you can build out as you go. Just so you know, you can add up to 30 panels and the starter kit includes nine panels.
Also, Nanoleaf just recently announced a 12-sided remote that can be rolled like a die and whichever way the remote lands, that portion triggers a light configuration or scene that can be communicated with other best Apple HomeKit compatible devices. Isn’t this a unique product and deserves a mention in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices.
Woah, great name for a company, right?
No longer would you need to flip a switch to turn on your fan, as this 54-inch, smart ceiling fan by Hunter works with Apple HomeKit so you can turn it on or off and adjust its speeds via your iPhone’s Home app.
It can also be programmed as part of various scenes with your other beast Apple HomeKit compatible devices. Talking about the fan itself, the hunter comes with a WhisperWind motor for powerful-yet-quiet performance.
Even more impressively, it is reversible, meaning it is able to provide a downdraft or updraft wind depending on the season as well as how you want the room to feel. One of the best contender in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
Another one in the list of best Apple HomeKit devices, The Honeywell Home Lyric T5 is a nice, pretty inexpensive and best Apple HomeKit-compatible thermostat that itself integrates with the Home app so you can set your home’s temperature, tie it into doing automations, and also make it enable geofencing so the Lyric would know when you enter or leave your house.
It can also be integrated with other best HomeKit compatible devices, such as the Honeywell’s Lyric smart cameras as well as security systems, plus the smart thermostat comes compatible with Alexa and Google Home too. Some of the features makes it one of the best Apple HomeKit compatible thermostats in this list.
This is another best Apple HomeKit compatible smart thermostat. Let us welcome, Tado’s Smart Thermostat, whose wireless receiver as well as the Smart Radiator Thermostats all work perfectly with Apple HomeKit. The additional radiator valves in the Tado means the user can set up zones around their house and Tado for a company seem to put a big emphasis on geo-location so that as you come closer to home, its system starts to warm your home up getting it ready for you.
This works really well, but could become a problem if you are working local. The app is clean and pretty easy to understand, the set-up process on it can also control your hot water as well as other things around your home.
Tado is ecosystem friendly, so pretty future-proof too and definitely deserves a mention in the list of best Apple HomeKit devices of year 2020.
If you are one of those who want the outside of their doors to look as tech-savvy as the insides of your home, you might want to consider the Kwikset Premis Contemporary HomeKit smart door lock.
When you look at it you might also tag the Kwikset Premis as probably the best-looking HomeKit compatible smart door lock available currently on the market, the Premis gives the user multiple ways to access their home, it comes with a key, has a touchscreen keypad, an app and HomeKit geofencing.
It also is able to integrate itself with Apple’s Home app to add itself to scenes and automations, also you can control it with your voice and even with your Apple Watch. All these features makes it one of the best Apple HomeKit devices.
Arlo, in past has brought HomeKit integration to several of its security cameras, but if you have the money for it, there is no best smart security camera currently on the market that is better than the Arlo Ultra right now and that is why we thought to put it in our list of best Apple HomeKit devices.
The Arlo Ultra brings 4K recording to your home while being 100% wireless and weatherproof making it safe for outdoor use. The detail in the picture is also truly incredible, coming with great low-light as well as night vision modes to it.
It has Motion as well as sound alerts, two-way audio, local microSD recording all available for free, but other key features like people and animal detection and the much famous smart action areas are all behind a paywall. Not a problem for normal users I would say.
With Apple HomeKit integration, you would be able to see your cameras as well as their live feeds in the Home app itself, as well as would be able to set up strong notifications that can even include video clips.
In the end, I hope the following post will help you in investing the best Apple HomeKit Compatible devices that will be worth your money. We might have missed to include a few interesting best Apple HomeKit compatible products on the list feel free to mention those names in the comment section below. Also, let us know which you decided to chose to pair with your Apple HomeKit. Stat tuned for more best Apple HomeKit devices which we will put in this list.