There have been some exciting developments in the Apple Home and Matter universe again this week. Companies such as Nuki, Aqara and Signify have introduced new products and released interesting updates. From new door locks and exciting cameras to app optimizations and Black Friday offers – let’s take a look at the highlights.
Nuki Introduces Smart Lock Pro 4 with Matter Integration and Keypad Pro 2
This week, Nuki presented the latest generation of its popular door lock, the Nuki Smart Lock Pro 4. With Matter integration and an improved battery life of up to 6 months, it offers seamless integration into all major smart home platforms.
The optional Keypad Pro 2 enables convenient door opening via PIN or fingerprint, but does not have Apple Home Key. The special feature: The keypad can be installed flush in the door or wall. As part of the upcoming Black Friday, Tink has a bundle consisting of Nuki Smart Lock Pro 4, Keypad 2.0 and door sensor on offer.
Aqara Launches New HomeKit Secure Video Camera
A new HomeKit Secure Video camera from Aqara, the Camera E1, has been available since this week. As the camera does not function as a Zigbee hub, it is slightly cheaper than the previous models. Setup is effortless thanks to the MagicPair function and offers quick integration into the Wi-Fi, even supporting Wi-Fi 6. With 2K recording quality, 360° panning and people detection, the camera delivers sharp images and a wide range of functions.
With an affordable price, numerous functions and the integration of the manufacturer’s own scenes in Apple Home, the Aqara Camera E1 offers excellent value for money and is now available on Amazon.
HomeDevices Now Available in German
HomeDevices, the comprehensive source of knowledge for everything to do with Apple Home, is now fully available in German. With the release of version 4.2, users can use all of the app’s content in German.
The free app offers devices, news, offers and courses, including tips on troubleshooting and optimizing HomeKit.
Controller for HomeKit: Update Streamlines Automations and Black Friday Deal
Controller for HomeKit has released an update to version 6.4 that makes it much easier to create automations. Users can now choose from a list of common triggers and start setting them up straight away.
In line with this, the Black Friday offer is already active and offers the Pro version at a reduced price of €9.99 for the first year, which corresponds to a saving of 66%. The offer can be redeemed through this link.
Signify Enables Apple Home Support for Hue Secure Contact Sensor
This week, Signify released a firmware update (version 1961076030) for the new Hue Secure contact sensor that enables HomeKit integration.
This update makes the sensor compatible with Apple Home and allows seamless integration into the smart home. However, the Philips Hue Bridge is required. The contact sensor is available in black or white and costs 39.99 euros individually or 69.99 euros as a twin pack.
Onvis Prepares App for New Sensor
The SMS2, which will support Thread, is expected to be launched at the end of December. The new model was originally due to be released in March. The predecessor is currently available for €22.49 via Amazon.
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