HomeKit, which is Apple’s platform for the connected home, was unveiled last summer, is beginning to pick up support from some well-established brands in smart home appliances.
Earlier this week, several vendors brought out some compelling HomeKit certified home automation devices ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). And now, HomeKit is going to get a lot better with support for new types of home automation systems and improved remote management of your home.
Adding on to such, the existing crop of device types for the connected home, HomeKit in iOS 9 will support many more types of sensors to make your connected home smarter, this includes windows shades, carbon monoxide sensors, motion sensors and even dedicated security systems.
In addition, you will be able to access and manage your home through iCloud. It should be mentioned that the current crop of HomeKit appliances can be managed remotely through the Apple TV acting as a HomeKit hub, or via a dedicated HomeKit hub device.