Imagine what it would be like to connect your car to your smart home. You would have gone a couple of steps ahead with home automation. With a connected car, you can control all your HomeKit-compliant accessories at home while driving – the lights, the doors, the thermostats, the switches. With home automation, your home prepares itself to welcome you just the way you like it. Here is how you can connect your car to your HomeKit-enabled smart home.
- Apple HomeKit: You can use any one of these devices to control Apple HomeKit hands free while driving – the Apple TV, an iPad, or an Apple HomePod. Apple requires at least one of these devices to be connected on the same WiFi network to ensure security.
- Apple CarPlay: You need a car stereo that complies with an Apple CarPlay. If your car is not equipped with this feature, you will need a stereo to upgrade. The Pioneer MVH-2400NEX is a favorite car stereo compliant with Apple CarPlay.
- Smart Home Devices: If you buy the Apple HomeKit, you obviously need to buy smart devices that can be integrated with HomeKit like the iDevices Dimmer Switch that controls, monitors, and schedules your home’s lighting; the LiftMaster MyQ Home Bridge that manages your garage door; and the Ecobee 4 smart thermostat. Here is a list of smart home devices compatible with HomeKit you should have in 2018.
- Siri: With your Apple CarPlay and Apple HomeKit installed, it’s time to take Siri seriously. Siri bows to every voice command for HomeKit accessories that are designed to recognize Siri. You can ask Siri to check your garage door with a simple command – “Hey Siri, is my garage door open?”. If the answer is yes all you have to say is, “Hey Siri close my garage door.” You can issue similar commands for lights. Just say “Hey Siri, turn on my living room lights”. Here are top 10 Siri voice commands for home automation.
Inspired from www.connectedcarlife.com