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This week on the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts discuss the first possible sighting of Apple HomeKey, Aqara’s new product line, and round up the best HomeKit-compatible motion sensors.
Apple announced its new HomeKey feature with iOS 15, but we’ve yet to see any products launch with it included. We may have had our first sighting as a still-unannounced lock from Schlage mentions it on its since-removed Home Depot listing.
Since the last episode, Aqara has made several new product announcements such as a ceiling-mounted simulated skylight. Time will tell how many make their way to the U.S.
The lion’s share of the episode was spent on our ongoing series of HomeKit recommendations. This week’s category is motion sensors. Stephen and Andrew walk through the models they’ve tested and why it may be best to wait a bit longer before picking one up.
We discuss several options from major brands like Eve, Fibaro, and Hue and what the difference is between occupancy and motion detectors.