With the dawn of the Smart Home comes Apple’s leap to the fray. Recently at WWDC 2014, Apple has announced their particular initially Residence Automation Certification initiative called HomeKit. With this specific certification comes official Apple interaction along side APIs for developers to work alongside.
A standard network protocol will be delivered, stated Apple’s Craig Federighi, "there are great applications and devices available, but we believed we could bring some rationality to the." Federighi continued showing a slide with brands of collaborators prepared make use of Apple.
This slip included:
Apple will undoubtedly be working together with hair, lights, doorways, thermostats, digital cameras, switches, and plugs. Within official certification comes Siri integration, the grouping of devices into "scenes", control over individual products, and protected pairing.