Ontario, Canada based company, Owl have announced HomeKit support for their forthcoming multisensor alarm product, the Owl Wired, which is due to start shipping in late summer of 2021, whilst preorders are available now, via the website.
As per the name, the device is powered by mains electricity, and can use anything between 120 – 430V DC, although in cases of a power outage, it comes with a sealed lithium-ion battery that can keep the device powered for up to three months if necessary.
The Owl Wired connects to your HomeKit Home using 2.4GHz WiFi but also has Bluetooth 4.2 built-in. The company claims that their device will come with “HomeKit support out of the box” alongside support for Amazon, Google and IFTTT, although, as many of our readers have seen before, it’s wise to be cautious of promises that in some cases end up not being fulfilled till much later, if at all.
The Owl Wired comes in two finishes – black and white, with the Black model being U$10 more expensive. The Owl Wired White is currently available for pre-order at U$139.00 (full price $169.00), whilst the Black model is priced at US$149.00 (pre-order), with the full price going up to US$179.00.