Linksys has today announced the much-awaited Apple HomeKit support for its Velop Tri-Band mesh routers, allowing users to manage secure access to their HomeKit-enabled accessories.
The new feature, which is initially being rolled out to a limited number of Velop Tri-Band users in the U.S. and will be made available in Canada and most countries worldwide in the next phase, lets users easily define how each connected accessory is allowed to communicate inside the home and through the internet.
With HomeKit support, Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers can firewall HomeKit accessories, preventing them from communicating with other Wi-Fi devices connected to the home network and untrusted services via the internet.
“At a time where much of the world continues to work, live and learn from home, we’re excited to offer our customers a simple way to enhance the security of their Linksys Velop Tri-Band routers with HomeKit to offer even more robust privacy features within the home,” said Matthew Keasler, senior global product manager, Linksys.
Linksys users can enjoy these added security and privacy features available through HomeKit with a free app update to their Velop Tri-Band mesh routers for iOS and iPadOS.