Many may not be aware of the BTicino MyHome system, but If you’re one of those people to have it, the good news is that it’ll be HomeKit compatible soon, thanks to a new product by Freedompro, called Easykon for MyHome. the BTicino MyHome system is one of the early smart home solutions that goes back since for over 20 years, but with the new Easykon for MyHome offering, which is essentially a “…DIN rail “Bridge” device for private use that connects BTicino MyHome systems with Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa.” according to the company’s site.
Amazingly, any BTicino system since the year 2000 will be compatible and able to be upgraded, which is unheard of in terms of tech these days. Freedompro claims that their product is easy to install, with only the use of an ethernet cable connected to the MyHome gateway, which will then find all compatible accessories and set them up in minutes.
The list of accessories includes lighting, switches, window coverings, thermostats and outlets. The company state that their ‘bridge’ is already certified to work with Apple HomeKit, as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and will be backed up by their free cloud service, which stores your account and home profile, although this is only necessary for users who only utilise Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
the listed price for the new EasyKon for MyHome bridge will be €499.00 plus VAT, although if you already have the BTicino system in place, it could be a fair investment to get your legacy products working with any newer smart home devices you might have accrued.
More info can be found at Freedompro‘s website
Credit to Daniel Feodoroff for the find.