This also enables voice control with Apple’s Siri.
Current Miniserver / Go required, not supported by Gen 1. variants!
The Miniserver requires at least version 18.104.22.168 and an internet connection for the initial setup.
In the project properties of Loxone Config auto update must be activated.
The Loxone App must be updated to the latest version.
Select “Apple HomeKit” and follow the setup wizard in the app.
A setup code is generated, which is needed in the next step.
The button “Share HomeKit setup code” creates a PDF file with a QR code.
Scan the QR code or enter the setup code manually.
In the next step, you can specify a user whose functions HomeKit will have access to.
All supported objects in the programming can be added to Apple Home.
Afterwards the added functions are ready for use.
In the Loxone App settings the added functions can be edited.
After a successful configuration, an Internet connection is no longer mandatory on the Miniserver.
The previously selected functions can be operated in the Apple Home app.
Example with Siri Speech Recognition:
With “Hey Siri, turn on the light relaxing in the living room” the lighting mood relaxing is activated. Siri gives the feedback “OK, the relaxing is on.”
And with “Hey Siri, turn off the light relaxing in the living room” the mood is switched off again.
Control Functions Remotely
Apple Home functions can be controlled remotely with additional Apple devices and iCloud.
The following functions are supported by HomeKit:
Automatic Shading, Automatic Shading Integrated and Roof Window Shading
Room Ventilation Controller
Intelligent Room Controller
Audio Player (On/Off)
Stairwell Light – and Comfort Switch
Virtual Input as a Switch