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Take Control of Apple Home Automation by Josh Centers

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Install Advanced Accessories

If you’re just getting started with HomeKit and have simple tastes, feel free to skip this chapter for now, because it deals with installing HomeKit devices that are more complicated than simply plugging in an outlet or screwing in a light bulb—the kind that require tools!

Install a Door and Window Sensor

A door/window sensor is one of the more interesting HomeKit accessories, as it can notify you if a door or window is open or closed, and launch automations accordingly.

The Eve Door & Window is one of the few such accessories that works with HomeKit, so I’m going to use it as an example here. While it isn’t a dangerous or particularly complicated installation, it’s something of a finicky setup.

The Eve Door & Window ...

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