August Home and Ring, providers of smart door locks and video doorbells, have announced recently at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) that its products, the August Doorbell Cam and Ring Video Doorbell Pro, will support Apple HomeKit via the new Home app in iOS 10.
The August Doorbell Cam and Ring Video Doorbell Pro lets consumers see and speak with visitors at their door from anywhere using a smartphone. The two products can also be monitored and managed via Siri voice commands. New HomeKit capabilities will be added to the doorbell products later this year.
“We have been working closely with Apple on HomeKit from its early beginnings and we already have a very successful HomeKit product with our second generation August Smart Lock,” says Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home. “Knowing that HomeKit would evolve, we developed our Doorbell Cam with the Apple HomeKit-compatible MFI chip in the device to be ready to support HomeKit capabilities as soon as Apple included support on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Adds Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s CEO and chief inventor, “At Ring, our mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods, and integrating new technology like HomeKit and Siri better enable our customers to monitor and protect their homes and neighborhoods.”