Wemo Bridges HomeKit Support

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The Wemo home automation portfolio receives HomeKit support through the Wemo Bridge, a device adding control through either Siri or Home app on the iPhone, iPad or Watch.

Wemo Bridge"Wemo is offering this bridge to address the overwhelming request from customers to make currently installed Wemo products work with HomeKit and other HomeKit compatible products," Belkin says. "We're proud to work with Apple to bring together two of the most influential smart home platforms.  Wemo has been providing smart home devices for more than 5 years, and millions of people use Wemo devices every day.  The Wemo Bridge will allow current and future Wemo users to experience the benefits of HomeKit, including Siri integration and interoperability with other HomeKit devices while also leveraging all the Wemo features customers enjoy."

The Wemo Bridge connects to home wifi routers via ethernet cable, and enables HomeKit integration with Wemo smart plugs and light switches. To do so it leverages home router wifi to send HomeKit capabilities from Siri-enabled devices to Wemo home automation products. These include the  Dimmer, Mini Smart Plug, Insight Smart Plug, and Light Switch.

The Bridge should hit the market by Q4 2017.

Go Wemo to Support Apple HomeKit