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Hubitat integrates Apple Home with Elevation hub
- December 13, 2022
- Steve Rogerson
Smart-home occupiers can bridge hundreds of Z-Wave and Zigbee devices into their Apple Home app using the latest update to Arizona-based Hubitat’s Elevation hub.
The Hubitat Elevation version 2.3.4 update brings a number of enhancements to the home automation hub, including the Apple HomeKit integration. With this integration, the hub can be used as a bridge for lights, switches, sensors and other devices that are not natively HomeKit compatible.
“Integrating the Hubitat Elevation hub with Apple HomeKit opens up a whole new world of possibilities for HomeKit users,” said Pete Borchers, director of marketing at Hubitat. “Now the hundreds of Zigbee and Z-Wave devices that are compatible with the Hubitat Elevation hub can be brought into the Apple Home app and interact with user’s HomeKit connected devices.”
The integration lets Hubitat Elevation hub users bridge Z-Wave and Zigbee devices into Apple HomeKit, control and monitor previously incompatible devices with the Apple Home App, and expand HomeKit automation capabilities with the hub’s built-in apps.
The local integration communicates with the HomeKit hub directly via a home-owner’s network without requiring cloud access. This allows devices and automations to work reliably even when the internet is down.
In addition to the HomeKit integration, the 2.3.4 update adds several compatible devices to the hub, including switches and dimmers from GE Jasco and Enbrighten, a Ring glass break sensor.
The update is available for all Elevation hub owners.
Hubitat was founded in 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to provide home automation that is local, reliable, fast and private. The Elevation home automation hub is in its third generation and comes with a suite of automation apps, customisable dashboards, a mobile app and an active online user community to share ideas and insights.