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Take Control of Apple Home Automation by Josh Centers

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Plan Your HomeKit Home

Now that you have a grasp of how HomeKit works, let’s take a look at the physical side of HomeKit—the devices themselves! And once you have an idea of what’s on the market, we’ll discuss how you might use those devices around your house to solve problems.

Learn the Types of Accessories

There are several types of HomeKit accessories on the market (or coming soon). Here’s a brief survey of what’s out there (you can always find an up-to-date list of products on Apple’s website):

  • Lights: Smart lights cover things such as Wi-Fi-enabled light bulbs, light strips, and other standalone lights. This category also includes gadgets like the Incipio CommandKit light bulb adapter, which goes between a light bulb and a light socket ...

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