A video posted by 9to5Mac showcases a home that’s entirely HomeKit enabled. The complex, known as Brookfield Residential is the first to offer a home that’s completely HomeKit enabled as a standard feature.
In the video COO and President, Adrian Foley talks about why they chose Apple’s HomeKit over other platforms when deciding to build its homes. Citing security and privacy, the Foley explains that it was an important reason for picking Apple’s HomeKit.
The video then goes on to demonstrate a variety of different scenes, showcasing things like saying “Good Morning” and having all the blinds roll up or saying “TV Time” and having the lights dim and the blinds roll down. It’s actually pretty cool and makes you want to make your Home smart.
To me, this is what sets Apple’s HomeKit apart. While it doesn’t have the most support for products, it does seem to offer the best support. It also, as Foley said, is the most secure and when you’re dealing with your home, I would argue that security is one of the most important things to consider. Plus with something like a HomePod, you really won’t need your phone to enable all these features.
Check out the video and let us know what you think. If you could choose a platform, which would you choose?