At a recent invite-only event, Apple showed off a handful of smart home products from its HomeKit partners to media reports in order to provide a snapshot of what’s coming to the ecosystem in 2019. According to TechCrunch, these products included smart light switches, door cameras, electrical outlets, and more.
(Belkin’s Upcoming Wemo Light Switch)
Following a software update from Apple last year, a new authentication system allows manufacturers to make their products configurable and controllable via Apple devices, specifically through the Home app and Siri, without requiring to include an MFi chipset.
Below are some of the more interesting smart home products showcased by Apple that will be announced during the CES 2019.
- New Wemo Light Switches from Belkin that start at $39.99 USD, planned for Spring or Summer release.
- A smart light strip and a smart power strip from Eve–read more here.
- A new in-wall smart outlet from ConnectSense, to monitor the power consumption of each outlet.
- New Kwikset Premis touchscreen smart locks
- Mighton to launch Avia smart lock in May; these are by the UK police’s Secured by Design initiative.
- The Nanoleaf Canvas: modular smart lighting system, starting at $248 USD
- Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell and Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitor
Earlier today at CES, Belkin unveiled the world’s first Apple-certified USB-C to Lightning cables, starting at US $24.99.