FIBARO & HomeKit

HomeKit is a new framework for home automation developed by Apple. HomeKit technology provides an easy, secure way to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. HomeKit certification ensures that all accessories will work together flawlessly.

Accessories are HomeKit-enabled products that have an official “Works with Apple HomeKit” badge on their packaging. These accessories are certified by Apple under its MFi Program.

No, that feature is not available at the moment.

No, HomeKit uses different communication protocols. Some of the manufacturers might provide Bridges to enable them to work with HomeKit.

Yes, you can control and ask for status of HomeKit accessories, created rooms and scenes. When you lock your device, some accessories can’t be controlled by Siri commands. For example, you need to unlock your device before you can use Siri to unlock your door.

No, that feature is not available at the moment.

No, that feature is not available at the moment.

FIBARO launched a new Motion, Flood and Door/Window Sensor that use BLE and work with HomeKit. Moreover, we will release a new app that can control the HomeKit accessories. More accessories are coming soon!

No, your iOS device (iOS 9.3 or newer) plays the role of gateway/controller, but Apple TV or iPad (iOS 10 or newer) will enable you to use them remotely through the iCloud.

No, but new app called FIBARO for HomeKit Connected Devices, designed to control HomeKit is available in AppStore.

Yes, you need to set your iPad (iOS 10 or later) or Apple TV (4th generation) as home hub.
For more information see Apple support page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207057

No, but it will extend the Bluetooth range and allow you to use a remote connection through the iCloud. Alternatively, an iPad (iOS 10 or newer) can be used.

Yes, you can control them through Apple TV (4th generation) or other Wi-Fi devices that support tunneling if they are in accessory range.

HomeKit accessories which use BLE are placed on standby to reduce battery usage. First communication when on standby will wake it up and subsequent commands should be performed without delay till next standby.

No, but it is recommended. FIBARO accessories should work with every HomeKit compatible app.

For security reasons the Setup Code is provided only with the product to ensure no authorized person gets hold of it. Please, keep the Setup Codes for your accessories in a safe place or you won’t be able to pair them again after resetting. We cannot recover the HomeKit Setup Code for you.

Use the “Identify” function in your mobile app and the chosen accessory will identify itself by blinking or making a sound (according to its manual).

Yes, every FIBARO product that has “Works with Apple HomeKit” badge on its packaging is certified by Apple under its MFi Program.

Controlling this HomeKit-enabled accessory from FIBARO requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9.3 or newer.

Yes, just add your accessory to favourites and they will be visible in Control Center and Apple Watch.

No, but it is recommended. Every accessory you pair is assigned to your iCloud account and allows you to use it with all your iOS devices.

Every HomeKit-enabled product should have a “Works with Apple HomeKit” badge on its packaging.

Yes, you need to set your iPad (iOS 10 or later) or Apple TV (4th generation) as home hub.
For more information see Apple support page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207057

Yes, we recommend setting your iPad (iOS 10 or later) or Apple TV (4th generation) as home hub.
For more information see Apple support page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207057

Only if you want to control HomeKit accessories via multiple iOS devices or Apple TV using same iCloud account.