Now working with Apple HomeKit

Courtney Muraczewski
04/07/2022 in Technology
After such high demand for Siri voice control, we took your input and went all the way with it – certification with Apple for HomeKit! The real deal gets the seal and we might already be onto our next game changer… Read more about our latest features and join our 10-Minute Feature Demo tomorrow!

Hey Siri…

Change the lighting mood. Lower the blinds. Play a favorite playlist. It’s official, you can now command your smart home to control the same functions that you would on your Touch switch and more. No more getting up when you prefer a slight change in atmosphere.

With the latest HomeKit support, among many integrations in the Loxone Library, your smart home can work with Siri right within the app for iOS, macOS or iPadOS: lighting, shading and more. Simple and fast.

To start using this feature, your Loxone system needs to be running on Config 12.2.12.1 or higher. If you have “Auto Update” activated, the feature will become available automatically.

Voice control is just a small step – it’s now possible to use Function Blocks in the Apple Shortcuts app.

Friday, April 8 @ 12:00 p.m. EST – Join our live 10-Minute Feature Demo to see how Loxone works with HomeKit in our Experience Center.

 

Data security measures

As you may already know, we place high importance on data privacy. So what happens with Siri in the room?

The system still remains secure, of course, to deliver the Loxone way. Communication happens on the local network and for any external access, an iPad or Apple TV or HomePod is required.

For example, if you are on-the-go and need to access your building through HomeKit, your iPhone will communicate with the Home hub within the building through the Cloud – remaining secure through Apple. Then subsequent communication with the Miniserver will take place locally in the network again so your data, as usual, remains within your own walls.

 

Supported functions:
  • Lighting Controller
  • Automatic blinds
  • Skylight blinds
  • Room Ventilation Controller
  • Skylight
  • Garage/gate
  • Intelligent Room Controller
  • Switch
  • Stairwell light switch & multifunction switch
  • Virtual inputs (switch)
  • Audio Player (on/off)
  • Scenes as defined in the app

 

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