Apple quiere que los productos compatibles con HomeKit se hagan en fábricas certificadas
That sentence of ” the car is going to become one more accessory for our smartphone ” falls short of news like this. Now that the number of accessories that can be integrated with IoT is growing at a good pace, the real estate company KB Home has started to enable houses in San José to be sold with the advantage of being prepared to work with HomeKit .
Lutron blinds, Philips Hue light bulbs, Ecobee thermostat, Kwikset lock on the front door… the owner of these houses will even be able to control the fans using his iPhone, Siri or Apple TV. Until now most home automation offers (including KB Home) required the use of several mobile applications to control everything, but HomeKit allows to simplify everything into one .
KB Home can set you up with a HomeKit for about 2500 dollars, but if you buy the whole house that cost is added to the mortgage . The client techie sees it as a very small surcharge compared to the total price of the property, and at the same time the realtor finds an argument to raise its value.
Things like USB connectors for charging devices won’t become obsolete over time (watch out for that USB-C input), but better that than to depend on adapters right now. In Europe there are already real estate agencies like the German WeberHaus that are also interested in doing something like this before the end of the year. Will we see it in Spain, Mexico and other Latin American countries? Let’s see if the construction companies are interested.