August Home’s Doorbell Cam to Support Apple HomeKit

The smart home device provider’s smart lock already supports HomeKit. The doorbell cam will also support Siri voice commands.

SAN FRANCISCO — August Home, a provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services, announced on Monday that its August Doorbell Cam will support Apple HomeKit via the new Home app in iOS 10. The announcement was made at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) here.

The August Doorbell Cam lets consumers see and speak with visitors at their door from anywhere using a smartphone. Similar to the August Smart Lock, which already supports HomeKit, the Doorbell Cam with HomeKit will also support Siri voice commands.

New HomeKit capabilities will be added to the Doorbell Cam in the late Fall, according to the company, after the new profile is finalized and the product is certified.

“We have been working closely with Apple on HomeKit from its early beginnings and we already have a very successful HomeKit product with our second generation August Smart Lock,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home. “Knowing that HomeKit would evolve, we developed our Doorbell Cam with the Apple HomeKit-compatible MFI chip in the device to be ready to support HomeKit capabilities as soon as Apple included support on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and Apple TV.


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