Accessory Buying Guide

Last Update: 6 May 2016

Wondering what HomeKit accessories you should buy? Here is an overview of popular HomeKit accessories. If you’re looking for new accessories, which are not listed here, you should look for HomeKit badge on the product packaging. All accessories with this badge will work with the Home app.

Works with Apple HomeKit badge

If you’re one of those people who already invested in Home Automation accessories, which are not compatible with HomeKit, you can use HomeKit bridges to make them compatible. There are two open source projects you might useful: HomeControl and Homebridge.

Outlets

Outlets are used to control the power state of devices–for example to turn on a fan. They are also great to control non-HomeKit light bulbs. Some outlets include an energy meter to provide statistics about energy usage.

Incipio Outlet
Amazon
Koogeek Outlet
Amazon
ConnectSense Smart Outlet
Amazon
Elgato Eve Energy
Amazon
iDevices Switch
Amazon
iDevices Outdoor Switch
Amazon
iHome iSP5 Outlet
Amazon
Elgato Eve Energy (Schuko)
Amazon
Parce One (Schuko)
Parce Shop

Switches

Lutron Caseta
Amazon

Light Bulbs

Depending on the light bulb, you can change the power state (on/off), brightness and color. Also some light bulbs require a hub, which has to be connected to your local network.

Philips Hue White Starter Kit
Amazon
Incipio Lightbulb Adapter
Amazon
Lutron Caseta
Amazon
Nanoleaf Smarter Hub
Amazon

Thermostats

Thermostats are a great start to reduce your heating costs by only heat if somebody is at home. Make sure to choose the thermostat, which is compatible with your existing heating system.

Ecobee 3 Thermostat
Amazon
Lyric Round Thermostat
Amazon
iDevices Thermostat
Requires a common 'C' wire
Amazon
Elgato Eve Thermo
Amazon

Fans

Hunter Signal Ceiling Fan
Amazon

Security Systems

August Smart Lock *
Amazon
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt *
Amazon

Cameras

There are currently no HomeKit-enabled IP cameras available on the market. 🙁

Temperature Sensors

Elgato Eve Room
Amazon
Elgato Eve Weather
Amazon

Smoke Sensors

First Alert OneLink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide
Amazon

Environment Sensor

First Alert Onelink Environment Monitor
Amazon

Contact Sensors

Elgato Eve Door
Amazon

* Doesn’t support the latest Bluetooth HomeKit specification and therefore cannot be used in HomeKit event triggers.


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