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Apple extends HomeKit support to security cameras and routers at WWDC 2019

04 June 2019 0

Apple’s grand scale event, WWDC 2019 is steadily turning out to be a memorable one. Apple has now extended support for HomeKit to more devices. Ever since its launch in 2014, Apple has increased support for its HomeKit. At WWDC 2019, the company announced that HomeKit support has now been extended to home security cameras as well as routers.

However, this idea didn’t germinate in the mind of the company. In fact, it was its users who requested for HomeKit support to be added to home security cameras and routers. The company has developed a new HomeKit Secure Video API which will allow these security cameras to send the recorded video footage to an Apple HomePod for analysis before being uploaded on the cloud. As expected, the footage will be encrypted and stored on iCloud.


With regard to HomeKit support for routers, the first ones to support it will be Linksys, Eero, and Spectrum. Unfortunately, it’s a little too early to tell on how successful this will turn out to be. One thing is for sure, Apple will have to work on improving software support to extend HomeKit to more devices in the near future. This kind of connectivity is definitely a step towards creating a futuristic smart home.

Do you think a smart home could be the buzz for 2019? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section below!


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