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Perfect Smart Home Technology to Use With an iPhone or iPad

A Curated Collection of the Best Smart Home Devices

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Smart home devices are getting, well smarter, and much easier to use. With just a few minutes of installation, it’s truly possible to make daily living just a bit easier. That’s something everyone can take advantage of. Here’s a great list of technology that works great with your iPhone and iPad.

Featuring Both Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa Support, the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat is a Smart Choice for iOS Users

The headlining feature of the new thermostat model is support for the popular Amazon Alexa voice service and similar far-field technology found on the Echo line of speakers. Thanks to built-in Alexa, the thermostat is basically an Amazon Echo that also happens to control your home’s heating and air conditioning system. From across the room, you can ask Alexa to change the temperature or access the growing list of skills, which is currently at more than 10,000. Just like the previous model, the Ecobee4 fully supports Apple’s HomeKit protocol so you can interact with the thermostat through Siri or through Apple’s Home app.

ecobee4 Smart Thermostat
ecobee4 Smart Thermostat
  • Features a built-in speaker and microphone that can be used to converse with Amazon's popular Alexa smart assistant.
  • Compatible with HomeKit and can be used in the Home app and Siri.
  • Comes with one remote sensor that can help keep your home more comfortable. Additional sensors are sold separately but definitely worth the investment.
$249.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $249.00

One of the First HomeKit-Enabled Cameras Provides An 180-Degree View of Any Room

Along with keeping an eye out at your home, the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Camera can play nice with other Apple HomeKit devices. Thanks to a motion detector, the camera can be tied in with other products. For example, if the camera detects motion, it can automatically activate a specific scene or other specific devices like smart lights. All video is kept on-site and the camera itself provides clear, HD video to any iOS device.

D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Camera
D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Camera
  • Fully compatible with Apple's HomeKit protocol and can be accessed in the Home app.
  • Doesn't record to the cloud and instead uses a built-in microSDXC slot.
  • Can see up to 16 feet away in complete darkness using night vision technology.
$199.95
available
on Apple
* price at time of publishing was $199.95

First Alert’s Onelink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm is a HomeKit-Enabled Device with a Great Purpose

The first HomeKit-enabled smoke and carbon monoxide alarm/detector, the First Alert Onelink is available in both a hardwired or battery-powered version that are designed to last 10 years without any need to change the battery. The companion app can be used to test the unit and silent nuisance alerts.

First Alert Onelink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm
First Alert Onelink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • Detects both smoke and carbon monoxide.
  • Can used as trigger with HomeKit enabled devices like locks and lights
  • Easy to install and setup.
$99.88
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $99.88

Enable Your Smart Home with a Clock

LaMetric Time tracks time, weather, emails, calendar events, tweets, followers, news, deadlines and any other metric needed for your home or business, and displays them almost in real-time! It works as an always-on display for the whole family by showing notifications from smart home devices and allowing anyone to control them with the click of a button.

LaMetric Time
LaMetric Time
LaMetric Time
  • Always get precise time and show your difference with thousands of clock faces.
  • Track weather, emails, events, tweets, followers, news, deadlines and other metrics in real-time.
  • Get notifications from Netatmo, Alexa. Toggle Philips Hue, WeMo with the click. Works with IFTTT.
  • Wake up to your favorite internet radio stations, stream music to stereo speakers via Bluetooth.
$199.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $199.99

A Versatile Wire or Wireless HD Security Camera

The Canary Flex is an indoor or outdoor, weatherproof, high-definition security camera that can be used wire-free or plugged in. It can also learn and adapt to provide a more intelligent and personalized experience. A number of optional mounts, sold separately, can be used to place the camera pretty much anywhere imaginable.

Canary Flex
Canary Flex
Canary Flex
  • High-definition camera with night vision.
  • Weatherproof for outdoor use.
  • Extended-life rechargeable battery.
  • Wi-Fi enabled and no hubs necessary.
  • 360-degree magnetic swivel base.
$179.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $179.99

Your Smartphone is Now a Smart Key

The August Smart Lock is a great way to make the lock you currently have installed just a little bit smarter. The auto-unlock feature allows you to set up your lock so that when you or someone you trust comes home, the door will simply auto-unlock for them. Nore more fiddling to find your keys. It also provides you with a log of who's come in and who's come as well as the ability to send people a one-time access link to entry your house. It is also compatible with Apple HomeKit so it can be controlled with Siri or the built-in Home app.

August Smart Lock
August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled
August Smart Lock
  • Locks and unlocks your door with your smartphone.
  • Lets you control who has access and when, from anywhere.
  • Knows who enters/exits with 24/7 activity log.
  • Compatible with most standard deadbolts.
$196.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $196.99

Monitor Who's At Your Door No Matter Where You Are

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro has a motion-activated camera, a two-way audio, and brilliant HD video, so you’ll never miss a visitor again. See, hear and speak to whoever is at your door in real time from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Day or night, rain or shine—you’re always home.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Connects to existing doorbell wiring (wiring required), so you never have to charge a battery
  • Get instant alerts when visitors press the button on your doorbell or trigger motion sensors
  • Watch over your home in crystal-clear 1080p HD video
  • Protect your home day or night with infrared night vision
  • Live View enabled: Check-in on your property at any time with video on demand
$249.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $249.00

A Smart, Beautiful Ceiling Fan with HomeKit Integration

The Signal Wifi Ceiling Fan features Wi-Fi as well as HomeKit integration so that you can control it from anywhere using the company's free mobile app. If you need to cool down and you want a state-of-the-art ceiling fan, this is your best bet.

Signal Wifi Ceiling Fan
Signal Wifi Ceiling Fan
Signal Wifi Ceiling Fan
  • Includes integrated light kit with Cased White glass.
  • Mounting system allows for standard or angled mounting.
  • 4.5-inch downrod included to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement.
  • Limited lifetime motor warranty.
  • Includes Fan/Light Handheld Remote Control
$349.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $349.00

A Hands-Free Way To Control Your Home

The Amazon Echo Dot is the little brother of the Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled speaker that lets you accomplish an array of tasks from controlling your locks and lights to asking a random question about a game or the weather. It works incredibly well because it has seven microphones and it's perfect if you already have a nice speaker at home because it can connect to it via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm headphone jack. For $50, you can't go wrong.

Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot
Echo Dot
  • A hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more.
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable.
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more.
  • Hears you from across the room with seven far-field microphones.
$49.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $49.99

A HomeKit-Enabled Smart In-Wall Lightning Kit

Controlling lights, shades, and temperature from a mobile device or with Siri’s help has never been easier or more reliable. The Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Bridge allows for setup, control and monitoring from your iPhone, iPad, and even your Apple Watch. It’s also Apple HomeKit-enabled and works with Siri.

Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Kit
Lutron Caseta
Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Kit
  • Works with Siri and Amazon Alexa for voice control.
  • Provides simple and personalized control of your lights, shades, and temperature.
  • Schedule lights to turn on at specific times; enable the time clock feature to automatically adjust lights for fall/spring time changes.
  • Included Smart bridge supports up to 50 devices and works with Alexa, Homekit, Ecobee, Nest, Sonos, and more.
$189.95
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $189.95

A Simple and Hands-Free System for Controlling Your Lights

Controlling lights, shades, and temperature from a mobile device or with Siri’s help has never been easier or more reliable. The Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Bridge allows for setup, control and monitoring from your iPhone, iPad, and even your Apple Watch. It’s also Apple HomeKit-enabled and works with Siri.

Philips Hue White Starter Kit
Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit
Philips Hue White Starter Kit
  • Works with Amazon's Alexa or Apple Siri for voice control.
  • Starter kit includes 2 soft white LED light bulbs and a bridge that wirelessly connects up to 50 lights.
  • The bridge enables you to control your lights from your smart device via the Philips Hue app.
$64.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $64.99

In a Time of Emergency, Count on WearSafe

With WearSafe, your family and friends can always know where you are and provide help in the case of emergency. Battery-driven, WearSafe requires a monthly membership, which costs $5 per month. Each WearSafe comes with a year of service, however.

Wearsafe Tag
Wearsafe Tag
  • Use your iPhone to pair
  • Usable in more than 85 countries and all 50 U.S. states
  • Apple Watch compatible
$60.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $60.00

A Beautiful Outdoor Lamp that Doubles as a Security Camera

Night or day, Kuna’s smart outdoor security camera system detects movement at your door and sends actionable alerts to your iOS device, allowing you to safely take action using Kuna’s lights(s), HD live video feed, two-way intercom, prerecorded deterrent messages, and 100+ decibel siren.

Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera
Kuna Smart Home
Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera
  • Two-way intercom: safely hear and talk to people outside your home anytime.
  • Activity alerts: receive actionable notifications on your mobile device.
  • Outdoor siren: manually deter unwanted visitors with a 100+ decibel siren.
  • DIY easy install: 15 min setup, no wires and no need to replace batteries.
$149.98
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $149.98

Know What's In The Air You Breathe

Do you know what's in the air you're breathing? Truth is, indoor air can be five times more polluted than outside, affecting allergies, asthma, eczema, sleep, and much more. Awair tracks toxins in your air and gives you recommendations to help you keep it clean and safe. Awair gives you the knowledge you need to improve your indoor environment and take control.

Awair
Awair
  • Tracks Toxins and Chemicals, Dust, CO2, Humidity and Temperature
  • Provides actionable insights and personalized tips
  • Made from natural materials, including 100% North American Walnut timber
  • Connects with Nest, Alexa, and IFTTT
  • Works with iPhone iOS and Android
$199.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $199.99

A Smart Lightning Strip to Accent Your Home

LIFX Z is the lightstrip that uses Wi-Fi to create the perfect light for you at any moment. A simple-to-use app allows you to fine tune your lighting experience; control your entire strip or select colors for addressable zones - the choice is yours. While not HomeKit compatible, it can be used with Amazon's Alexa.

LIFX Z LED Lightstrip
LIFX Z Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Strip
LIFX Z LED Lightstrip
  • 2 meters of zoned lighting.
  • Easy setup with no extra hardware required.
  • Can provide millions of colors or different shades of white.
  • Lasts up to 22.8 years.
$79.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $79.99