Abode has announced today that their Iota Gateway is now HomeKit compatible. This means that any Abode devices that use the Iota Gateway will automatically get exposed to HomeKit, and will be controllable via the Home app or any 3rd party HomeKit app. The list of child devices includes the following devices purchased after December 2018;
- Abode Door Sensors
- Abode Occupancy Sensors
- Abode Motion Sensors
If you’re an owner of the Iota, you need to ensure the Abode app is up to date, and from there update the firmware for the gateway, where, in the settings section, you simply follow the onscreen instructions, where a HomeKit code will be generated within the app, and begin the pairing process.
For users of the 1st and 2nd gen gateways, currently they’re not HomeKit compatible, but the company are apparently working to make this compatibility a reality for these older devices too.
For more information about Abode’s new HomeKit integration, go to Abode’s website